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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.

The Second-Act Show Kerry Hannon & John Tarnoff

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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 #15 - Lawrence Kosick: Building a Learning Community for Older Adults By Older Adults

    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.

    • 32 min
    Second Act Show #14 - Andy Levine: Sharing Second-Act Stories

    Second Act Show #14 - Andy Levine: Sharing Second-Act Stories

    From an investment banker turned public school teacher, to a telephone repairman now designing and making shoes, to a Peace Corps volunteer in their 60s, to a nurse who is now a truck driver, Andy Levine has seen and chronicled just about every conceivable take on the second-act career. At a time when more and more people are waking up to the fact that they're not "done" in their 50s and 60s, Andy's podcast "Second Act Stories" (that he co-hosts with Scott Merritt) is a treasure trove of information and a valuable resource for anyone looking to create their own second-act career playbook.


    In our Second-Act Show conversation, Andy discusses some of the patterns he has observed, and the success strategies and tactics he has collected from his many guests over the dozens and dozens of episodes in his archive.


    Check out the show wherever you listent to podcasts, or at https://www.secondactstories.org/.

    • 31 min
    Second-Act Show #13 - Mona Mourshed: Calling Out Hiring Manager Hypocrisy

    Second-Act Show #13 - Mona Mourshed: Calling Out Hiring Manager Hypocrisy

    Join us as we talk with Dr. Mona Mourshed, the founding CEO of Generation.org, a non-profit dedicated to improving education, training, and employment for marginalized workers of all ages.


    Mona has decades of experience as a leader in the education and workforce space. She previously founded and led McKinsey & Company’s global education practice, and led McKinsey’s global social responsibility agenda.


    She is the author of numerous widely-cited studies and reports aimed at the education sector, including a study last year that found a high degree of hypocrisy and insincerity amongst hiring managers faced with hiring older workers. We're going to get into the weeds and learn more about what older workers can do to ensure they get a fair shake when they apply for a position.


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    • 30 min
    Second-Act show #12 - Justin Smith: Planning for a Career "Victory Lap"

    Second-Act show #12 - Justin Smith: Planning for a Career "Victory Lap"

    Another way of looking at your second-act career is to think of it as what financial planner Justin Smith calls a "Victory Lap."


    After establishing your expertise and building a career, you're at (or should be at) the point where you can acknowledge your value and put it to optimal use. It's no longer about striving to get to the top. Now it's about sharing that expertise, delivering that value, and paying it forward as a mentor and a guide.


    In this week's Second-Act Show, we'll explore the concept of the Victory Lap and look at ways older workers can define as their second-act careers as opportunities to celebrate their achievements and leave lasting legacies.

    • 32 min
    Second-Act Show #11 - Tim Driver: How to Create More Age-Friendly Employers

    Second-Act Show #11 - Tim Driver: How to Create More Age-Friendly Employers

    On this episode of the Second-Act Show, we interview Tim Driver, the founder of Age Friendly Ventures. Tim is a social entrepreneur who revolutionized the career space by being the first to understand the economic imperative of second-act careers. He launched Retirementjobs.com and Mature Caregivers to address the needs and ambitions of older workers and founded the Age Friendly Institute to recognize employers who welcome older workers and promote the idea of a multigenerational workforce. Tim has a long track record of supporting workplace empowerment and transparency, having previously worked at Salary.com and AOL. Tim has appeared in numerous national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, NPR, and CNN. He also served as Employment Committee Co-Chair for Massachusetts Governor Baker’s Council to Address Aging.

    • 35 min
    Second-Act Show #10 - Guadalupe Hirt & Barbara Brooks: Empowering Second Act Women

    Second-Act Show #10 - Guadalupe Hirt & Barbara Brooks: Empowering Second Act Women

    Built by and for women 40 and beyond, Second Act Women (https://secondactwomen.com/) is an IRL and virtual club for women 40 & 50+ that provides access to professional and self-development courses and workshops led by industry experts, resources, and on-demand content. It's a network of women entering middlescence with vigor. Founded to counter the ageist bias waged against females 40 & 50+ in corporate, business ownership, and in society, SecondActWomen gives women the opportunity and the community to ReThink, ReTool and ReBoot in order to design their future on their terms.


    We talked with Second Act Women co-founders Barbara Brooks and Guadalupe Hirt, two marketing and PR professionals with decades of experience between them. They'll share how Second Act Women came together, the programs they're running, and their plans for the future. We'll also talk about what they're learning about their own second acts.


    A 29-year marketing and public relations specialist, Barbara launched her award-winning career in the shopping center industry where she oversaw regional and super-regional malls and downtown districts like Trolley Square in Salt Lake City, Sundance Square in Fort Worth, and Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. In 2001, she began an eight-year career in broadcasting where she worked as a senior sales and business development representative at iHeart Radio, CBS Radio, and Gannett before returning to shopping centers where she marketed Denver’s own Park Meadows Retail Resort.


    A 26-year public relations professional turned four-time entrepreneur and social justice advocate, Guadalupe now champions women’s issues and is helping break down female ageist bias that lingers in corporate America and society. Most recently, she worked as an associate producer on a short-subject documentary that explored the intersection of culture, identity, and belonging from the lens of first-generation American-born Latinos. During this time, she also co-authored a cultural workbook that helps middle school and high school teachers bring this important conversation into the classroom.

    • 32 min