We're Kerry Hannon and John Tarnoff and on The Second Act Show podcast we talk what happens when we're all living longer and have zero interest in slowing down.
There's too much left to do, to imagine, to build, and to invent.
Kerry Hannon is a national keynote speaker, a recognized expert content specialist, and thought leader on career management, entrepreneurship, work transitions, personal finance, and retirement. She is a tireless advocate for helping women manage their wealth and build money confidence for financial security.
John Tarnoff is an executive and career transition coach, speaker, and author who supports mid and late-career professionals in defining, planning, and achieving more meaningful and sustainable careers. He is the author of the best-selling Boomer Reinvention: How to Create your Dream Career Over 50 and has been named a Top Influencer in Aging by PBS/NextAvenue.
Join us as we chronicle the many adventures, prescriptions, pitfalls, lessons, good times and bad times (you know we've had our share...) on the path to...
The Second Act.
Second-Act Show #20 - Paul Irving: Has EVERYTHING Changed About Aging?
Paul Irving is almost synonymous with the positive aging movement. As founding Chair of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, Paul was and continues to be at the forefront of the conversation about the role and the value of the aging population. He is the author/editor of "The Upside of Aging," a must-read book that lays out the opportunities and breakthroughs that have developed over the past few decades and changed the way we think about aging. On our broadcast, we talk with Paul about the need to address the "age bubble" happening around the world as the average population ages (as we're seeing dramatically in Asia) and focus on revamping our workforce culture around an intergenerational approach.
Second Act Show #19 - Mike Drak: How to Avoid "Retirement Shock"
Mike Drak's latest challenge was to train and run an Ironman! Check out our interview to find out how he did. We also cover a number of other inspiring stories and lessons from his recent life journey. In this new identity, Mike has become a recognized advocate for proactive lifestyles in the second half of life. After 36 years as a commercial banker in Toronto, Mike Drak retired 8 years ago to what he describes as "retirement shock." In response, he pivoted to a new calling as an advocate, author, and speaker. He is a regular contributor to the news site Booming Encore, and is the author of two books: Victory Lap Retirement and Retirement Heaven or Hell: Which Will You Choose?
Second Act Show # 18 - Beverly Jones: Finding Your Happy at Work
Beverly Jones is a serial career reinventor. A corporate executive, lawyer, and university leader who is now an entrepreneur and executive coach, she is an author and podcaster specializing in career transitions. Her focus is on creating a thriving career and a rewarding life. In our conversation, Bev shares some great insights on how to use an incremental approach to changing our career - and our mindset around that career. She also shares some of the pillars of her book, "Find Your Happy at Work," and recommends focusing on people, purpose, and process as a way of developing positivity, kindness, clear goals, and fulfillment.
Check out her podcast, "Jazzed About Work," at: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/524588388/jazzed-about-work
Second-Act Show #17 - Tom Matt: Ignite Your Refirement Zone
Feeling like you're running out of steam? Succumbing to a mid-life career crisis and not sure how to get your mojo back?
That's where our guest Tom Matt comes in. An author, broadcaster, and serial reinventor, Tom has been leading the charge from his home base in Michigan to help people "refire" vs retire and find the inspiration and energy to step into their second acts.
In our conversation, Tom shares his story of personal transformation and what he has learned from the past nine seasons hosting his own successful radio show, and as a faculty member at Michigan State. Successful "refirement" requires a certain amount of mindset shifting and a lot of self-love. For Tom, Choice + Challenge = Change. Now is a great time of our lives to fulfill that equation.
Second-Act Show #16 - Mark Anthony Dyson: Advocating for Job Seekers Over 50
Job seekers often feel under-valued and under-represented in their quest for a viable and sustainable job - especially when it comes to transitioning into their second-act career.
Mark Anthony Dyson, "the voice of the job-seeker," is exactly the kind of advocate and guide that job seekers need.
He uses practical strategies sprinkled with empathy to clarify their career paths according to their values, lifestyles, and skills He equips them with the insights and strategies to ensure meaningful, long-term careers.
In this episode, Mark encourages job seekers to adopt a growth mindset and think about their career for the long term - not simply in terms of landing their next job. He believes we should think of ourselves more as consultants and less as employees, and present ourselves as specific solution providers to solve employer problems.
Make sure to follow his two LinkedIn live streams:
#JobSeekerNation on Wednesdays at 1 PM ET"The Modern Job Search Checklist" on Fridays at 1 PM ET
And his podcast: The Voice of Job Seekers
Second-Act Show #15 - Lawrence Kosick: Building a Learning Community for Older Adults By Older Adults
On this episode of The Second Act Show, we talk with social entrepreneur Lawrence Kosick, President and Co-Founder of GetSetup.io, a learning community where older adults train older adults on a wide range of topics from technology to the arts to health, nutrition, and, of course, our favorite, careers.
Lawrence shares how he started the platform, where it's headed, and how it supports older workers in finding jobs and sustaining their careers over 50. We also talk about how older subscribers are using the platform and the importance of the user interface and optimizing the user experience.