Purpose Prize Winners Make Headlines

Here are some of the highlights of the media coverage of this year’s Purpose Prize winners: The Wall Street Journal’s, a “‘Genius’ Awards for Retirees” features Ed Nicholson and Vicki Thomas’ programs for veterans. Next Avenue focuses on Ysabel Duron,...

Teach For America: Not Just for Twentysomethings

If you thought Teach for America (TFA) was just for high achieving twenty-somethings, think again. In case you’ve never heard of TFA, it’s an organization that trains teachers for a two-year commitment in the country’s most underserved schools. The...

Act 2: A better you or better yet, a better world

Last Friday I was asked to go on the Today show to talk about second acts. Which got me thinking. The standard notion is that it starts with an itch for something better — a better job, a better spouse, a better face, a better...

Encore Careers: A Solution to Hard Times?

As I tour the country, introducing people to The Encore Career Handbook, folks everywhere are telling me they’re worried about the still-sputtering economy. If you’re in the job market, finding work can seem daunting, and a little scary. But I’ve...