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Portfolio Careers: Diversify Your Risk and Income

When Full Time No Longer “Works” : Alternative Options in Midlife

Best Employer Practices to Prepare for the Aging Boom

January 30, 2014 Conference sponsored by AARP & Central Bethany Development in conjunction with Washington County Chamber of Commerce Partnership and Vision Action Network. Keynote Speaker: Robert Romasco, National Board President, AARP. Location: Tigard, Oregon.)  As a career coach for … Continue reading

Help! I Yearn, But Don’t Know What For…

In a recent AARP Magazine article, Jane Pauley says “I often hear people describe a yearning–a little voice that says there’s ‘something more.’ Unfortunately the little voice doesn’t necessarily say what that is.” DANG! … Continue reading

Frustration to Inspiration: Diane Dempcy Took a Career Leap

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations. Your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.”  (Patanjali) One of … Continue reading

Annual Career Checkup-2013: An Appointment with “Dr. Laura”

You get an annual checkup for your body;…now it’s time for one ON YOUR CAREER! Is your career “healthy”? How can you know without assessing for “career cancer”, or “job jitters”? Start by asking yourself these questions:   Does it … Continue reading

How to Launch an Encore Career: Laura Schlafly at End of Life University

2013 End-of-Life University Speakers on Tools and Inspiration for Peace of Mind. In this Virtual Interview Series Laura Schlafly, Career Coach, speaks on the topic of How to Launch an Encore Career in midlife. You will learn how Boomers are … Continue reading

Inspirational Encore Career Success and Quotations Books from Laura Schlafly

“Inspirational Quotes from Laura” – is my weekly sharing around meaningful quotations that magically come me. They are the wisdom of others from ancient to modern times. I feel inspired to comment about their effect on me, then I share … Continue reading

How to Navigate Uncertainty in Your Career

Book Review: The Time between Dreams. How to Navigate Uncertainty in Your Life and Work by Carol A. Vecchio. Change happens. Some look the other way and deny it. Others embrace change and its new opportunities, adventures, and horizons. However … Continue reading

Portfolio Worker? You Need 4 Types of Support to Succeed

As the saying goes “no man/woman is an island” and this is particularly true for job seekers and budding solo-preneurs. Your confidence and your financial well-being are on the line. Family and friends are fine for initial support, but … Continue reading

“ROADMAP to Success” gets great feedback

The book “ROADMAP to Success” in which I am honored to be a co-author with lead authors Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard, along with other successful people, IS NOW AVAILABLE!   Be the first to read Laura’s new … Continue reading

Diversify Your Risk and Income with a Portfolio Career

More people are patching together a livelihood from a variety of sources. Job security no longer comes from an employer, but from your marketable and transferable skills. They’re creating their own portfolio career, which, according to Penelope Trunk, … Continue reading

4 Reasons Solopreneurship is Perfect for Baby Boomers

This week I have invited, Jackie B. Peterson to be my guest as a blogger on an increasingly popular topic for Baby Boomers who are looking for an Encore Career: Having their own business as a solopreneur. Jackie B. … Continue reading

Over 50 and Open to Alternative Models of Employment? Become an Adjunct or On-Call Professional!

In previous posts I’ve encouraged job seekers over 50 years old to open their eyes and minds to other options for generating income than traditional employment. Consider other opportunities such as adjunct or on-call work. Why Should I … Continue reading

Encore Career Choices with Laura Schlafly on Solo Pro Radio

Better, Smarter, Richer co-host Jackie B. Peterson talks with Encore Career Coach, Laura Schlafly, who helps boomers deciding where to go next when they’re in the middle of a tough transition. Laura knows how to successfully navigate … Continue reading

Ten Tips for Senior Entrepreneurs

The growth of people 50+ starting up businesses is growing at an astounding  rate, as you’ll see in this PBS Newshour video segment aired April 22, 2013. Since 1996 the percentage of business owners who are seniors/boomers has grown from … Continue reading

How to Change Fields without Losing Your Identity

(Originally posted in the Mac’s List Blog on March 13, 2013) What is one of the most common questions people in midlife ask themselves about an encore career  with a social purpose? Marci Alboher, author of “The … Continue reading

Marci Alboher’s “The Encore Career Handbook” is a Winner

Watch and listen to Marci Alboher talk about her dynamic new book on Encore Careers, and then read beyond to my comments. I’ve been waiting for 1.5 years for Marci Alboher’s book to emerge from her “writing cave”, as she … Continue reading

How I Found My Encore Career in Portland, Oregon

Though it had been a heady and lucrative 10 years in this role, I made the decision to look for something different, and to move west. Portland suited my desire to live in a more peaceful, smaller city and be … Continue reading

Laid Off After 50: How Oregon Women Can (And Why They Should) Switch to Nonprofits

NOTE:  This post was originally published Dec. 2, 2012 on the Mac’s List blog .  Losing your job in your 50’s and early 60’s can be painful financially and emotionally, but many Oregon women in this age group that I … Continue reading

Encore Careers – Navigating the Oregon Job Search After 50

NOTE:  This is a repost of my article, originally published Nov. 2, 2012 on the Mac’s List blog  It has become a well known fact that work at an older age is now increasingly … Continue reading