Choosing Purpose . . . at Every Age

Finding work with purpose is trending these days. I spend most of my time thinking about those who want it in their encore careers, but it’s exactly what young people want, and they don’t want to wait to find it. They are determined to grab it from the very start of...

How to Swap Ageism for Age Pride

Ashton Applewhite is on a mission to dismantle ageism: both the discrimination we face and the kind we inflict on ourselves when we internalize negative myths and stereotypes. Sexism and racism no longer get a pass, she points out; isn’t it high time to make...

Why is Good Mentoring Like a Souffle?

Chris Farrell coined the term “Unretirement” with his book of the same title – and he’s spent the past several years profiling people shaking up their encore years in all kinds of ways. This fall, Farrell launched a podcast to bring these stories to life. (I’m...

Living Encore in Stages: A Q&A With Rita Foley

I’ve been following Rita Foley’s career for years — from when she was juggling the corporate life with a board role at Pro Mujer (a Purpose Prize honoree doing groundbreaking microfinance working in Latin America) through her work around popularizing...