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...

Growing your Encore, from “Grit to Great”

Human beings are hard-wired for altruism, say “Grit to Great” authors Robin Koval and Linda Kaplan Thaler. Learn how you can use grit — guts, resilience, initiative and tenacity — to build a great encore career in this Q&A.

Seven Storytelling Tips from a Meeting Named Frank

A few weeks ago, I attended “frank 2015,” a gathering for folks who use storytelling and other forms of communications for social change. The event is named for the late Frank Karel, a revered communications leader at the Robert Wood Johnson and Rockefeller...

Own Your Age: The Answer to Age Discrimination?

  I was delighted to be the “encore” voice during a recent panel discussion at The New America Foundation on aging and the new face of retirement. Carol Hymowitz of Bloomberg News moderated, and the discussion was lively and provocative. (The hook for the panel...

The Upside of Aging: Interview with Paul Irving

I’m delighted to share this interview I did with Paul Irving about his new book, The Upside of Aging. I got to know Paul through his role as an Encore.org board member, where he is a shining example of “living and leading encore.” Reading this...