Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century. Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered. Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career.
Rebroadcast of Thriving at 50+: How to Reinvent and Rebrand Yourself #312
32:30Description: In this episode, I am rebroadcasting one of the most popular episodes from 2020. This is episode 181 Thriving at 50+: How to Reinvent and Rebrand Yourself. I spoke with Wendy Marx in this episode, who is the author of Thriving at 50+: The 7 Principles to Reinvent and Rebrand Yourself. I spoke with Wendy at the very beginning of the pandemic but I think what she had to say is even more relevant today than it was then. Let me read you her bio: Wendy Marx is a marketing and branding authority sought after for her ability to turn virtually unknown people into brands of distinction. As founder and president of Thriving at 50 Plus, her proprietary coaching program is designed to help Baby Boomers discover their point of differentiation, then rebrand and retool themselves while finding more purpose and meaning in life toward a more rewarding “Second Act.” Drawing on Wendy’s over 30 year’s experience in marketing, journalism, public relations, and counseling— her programs provide a unique mix of marketing and PR savvy blended with psychological wisdom. She will take you from a stage of uncertainty to assuredness, confidence, and success. She is the author of Thriving at 50+: The 7 Principles to Reinvent and Rebrand Yourself. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
The Power of Stretching: Mental, Emotional, and Physical Fitness #311
20:10In this episode, I want to discuss how I have utilized The Power of Stretching: mental, emotional, and physical fitness. Yes, I know that sounds a little out there. What I have been experiencing, though, has happened somewhat by chance. It has stretched me in so many ways. As a 66-year-old guy, I have not expected to feel this way. If you are a first-time listener, my wife and I moved to Ajijic, Mexico in 2018. Ajijic is a village on Lake Chapala, and is roughly an hour drive from Guadalajara. Guadalajara is Mexico’s 2nd largest city. Since the first of the year, my wife and I received our Jalisco Mexican driver’s licenses. This required that we take a 10-question test, which was in English, and pass a parallel parking test. My wife and I have been married for 42 years but this set off so many emotional triggers and I want to discuss how my wife and I handled them very differently. Secondly, besides continuing to learn to speak and understand Spanish, I started to work with ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that has gone viral. It is pretty incredible, and I used it in assisting with the format and flow of this episode. This is expanding me intellectually. Lastly, I rode just over 3000 miles on my road bicycle in 2022. I set a goal of 4000 miles for 2023. I am not a driven athlete. I like to work hard and love the feeling of accomplishment but if I must do it alone… well I probably would not be in the condition I am in today. I want to discuss how I have done this and how I keep progressing in my health journey. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
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Kickstart Your Business @50+ with Solène Oudet and Blissen #310
26:05Description: In this episode, I am speaking with Solène Oudet from Blisson.io and she runs the Kickstart Your Business at 50+ bootcamp. I learned about what Solène was doing from Vicki Soll, who is a former community member and was on the podcast in Episode 260. Vicki is now one of Solène’s instructional designers and instructors. Solène Oudet is one of several people I have found that are running entrepreneurial bootcamps for the 50+ audience around the US. As you will hear some of these are coaching or consulting businesses, others are brick and mortar restaurants, others are building online market places and a lot more. Solène is a fascinating person with a fascinating background. Let me read you her bio: Solène is the founder of Blissen, a social enterprise on a mission to help older adults (50+), especially women and people of color, find economic independence and purpose through entrepreneurship. Their flagship program, Kickstart Your Business @50+, is a 10-week cohort-based training program that guides participants through the steps of launching a viable business. Currently funded by San Francisco's Office of Economic & Workforce Development, their program helped 67 older adults launch their own small business last year. Before Blissen, Solène worked for 8+ years in the tech industry as a product manager at Google and co-founder of a B2B startup backed by Y Combinator. She recently decided to make a career change to tackle a societal challenge she deeply cares about: financial insecurity and social isolation among older adults. I think you will find that Solène has a heart of gold and is working to make the world a better place. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
Applying The Hero's Journey Model in Everyday Life with David Lee #309
47:55Description: In this episode, I am speaking with David Lee from Soul Satisfying Work and we are going to discuss how to Apply the Hero’s Journey Model to your everyday life. I think you will find this is a quite thought-provoking episode. David is a colleague of Scott Woodard who was on the podcast with his wife Camille in episode 305 when they told their story of becoming ex-pats in Mexico. David reached out to me via LinkedIn after that episode had been published. David had been a guest on a variety of podcasts lately and I asked him to pitch me a podcast episode idea. His pitch was the following: How to Use the Hero's Journey model as a tool for navigating this chapter and bringing more thoughtfulness/intentionality, wisdom, and fascination to life. I remember David Whyte saying how John Keats said poetry made all of life more interesting. I've found that applying the Hero's Journey to everyday life makes everyday life more fascinating as well as how we view our journey as an earthling. We did not have a plan for how the discussion would go ahead of time. I like to let these discussions flow organically and I edit them down. It turned out to be one of the most thought-provoking discussions I have had in a long time. The interview lasted close to 50 minutes which I edited down to a little over 40 minutes. So, the episode is a little longer than usual, but I would encourage you to listen to the entire episode. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
Rebroadcast of “How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile” with Brenda Bernstein #308
41:12escription: In this episode, I am speaking with Brenda Bernstein who is the author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn® Profile ...and 18 Mistakes to Avoid. This is a rebroadcast of episode 160 from January 2020, which was right before the beginning of the pandemic. This is one of the most downloaded episodes of all time for this podcast. I thought now would be a good time to rebroadcast it as the topics Brenda discusses are timeless. Read her bio: Brenda Bernstein, award-winning Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Master Resume Writer, and accomplished editor and LinkedIn trainer, holds an English degree from Yale University and a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. Her signature presentations on How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile have been attended by thousands of job seekers and other professionals seeking to establish a professional image on LinkedIn. Over her 15 years as Senior Editor at The Essay Expert, Brenda has coached hundreds of professionals and companies to write resumes, essays, and other materials that result in sought-after job interviews, admission to top schools, and measurable business success. She has written three highly-acclaimed books: How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, How to Write a WINNING Resume, and How to Write a STELLAR Executive Resume. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here
Wise Decisions: How to Make Better Choices with Sheila Ohlsson and Jim Loehr #307
48:40Description: In this episode, I am speaking with Sheila Ohlsson and James Loehr who are the authors of Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The approach they take in training our brains so that we make better decisions is both easy to understand and easy to apply. Read their bios: JIM LOEHR, the co-author of WISE DECISIONS, is a world-renowned performance psychologist, Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of eighteen books including The Only Way to Win. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. Dr. Loehr is well known for his work with top-flight athletes and Olympians. He holds a master's and doctorate in psychology, serves on several scientific boards, is a full member of the American Psychological Association, and has been inducted into three Halls of Fame. You can learn more at: www.jim-loehr.com/ SHEILA OHLSSON, the co-author of WISE DECISIONS, is a behavioral geneticist. She is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth at Tufts University, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A former professional tennis player, she earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, obtained a Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and held an investment career as a Portfolio Manager. She then earned a doctorate in Behavioral Genetics from the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London. You can learn more at: www.sheilaohlssonwalker.com/ This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
How Volunteering was Disrupted by the Pandemic with Beth Steinhorn #306
35:32Description: In this episode, I am speaking with Beth Steinhorn, co-author and editor of the book Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World. She is also the President of VQ Volunteer Strategies. I was introduced to Beth when she presented to Encore Network on the topic Rethinking Volunteerism: Transforming Disruption to Impact, where she discussed how the volunteer world was disrupted by the pandemic. Volunteering is a great way to find an encore career and I thought this would be a great topic. Read Beth’s bio: As President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, Beth partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement and is co-editor of the new book, Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World. She provides consulting and training to organizations across the US and Canada including supporting dozens of organizations to become certified Service Enterprises. Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director with education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager, and anthropologist. She draws upon her anthropology experience still, helping organizations through the culture shift process – from viewing volunteer management as a program to embracing engagement as a strategy to fulfill a mission. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
The Woodard's Journey to Becoming Delighted Expats in Mexico #305
39:14Description: In this episode, I am speaking with my fellow expats and good friends Camille and Scott Woodard. They have lived in Mexico for over a year, and I wanted you to hear the story of their journey in becoming expats. Camille is retired but Scott continues to work as a career coach. They took a slightly different approach than my wife and I did in becoming an expat. Camille and Scott mention needing to get an RFC #. The current president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as A.M.L.O. or AMLO for short, vowed to reform the immigration and tax systems when he was elected in 2018. The RFC # is the equivalent of a Social Security #. Early in 2022, the federal government required everyone to have an RFC # including foreign residents and that was to be complete by July of 2022. That was extended to the end of 2022 and many of us still do not have them because it requires making an appointment at an SAT office to apply. SAT is the equivalent of the IRS. It is still difficult to get one of those appointments. You will hear Scott say that there always seems to be one additional step that needs to be done for every process in dealing with the government. You just have to be patient. I want to tell you we recorded this interview in person at Camille and Scott’s home. This is the first in-person interview I have done since 2019. I used my H4nPro portable recorder and tried to be a bit more sophisticated than I needed to be. Well, it did not work as well as I would have liked, and I had to do a lot of work in post-processing to improve the quality. You will hear a couple of trucks pass in the background. Their home has very high ceilings and like almost all Mexican homes a lot of hard surfaces, i.e., concrete walls and tile floors. This is not optimal for audio recording but you will be able to easily understand both Camille and Scott. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
A Passionate Encore Career Teaching All Kinds of People to Sew #304
23:47Description: In this episode, I am speaking Linda Sivilich. Linda was a GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+ winner. Linda has a real interesting story where she became disabled from her job in the airline industry and now has a successful and more importantly fulfilling business teaching people to sew. I think you will be able to hear the joy in her voice as she tells her story. This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind. I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up. Linda worked for a major airline for 35 years and loved her job. However, in her mid-50s she lost eyesight in one of her eyes and was forced to retire. She has been teaching people for 20 years, but it was the GetSetUp that changed her course. Read the About Us section from the GetSetUp website: GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Older adults have incredible knowledge to share and new mountains (literally and figuratively) to climb, but until now they haven’t had their place to pursue their passions and continue creating, growing, and giving back. Linda entered the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+ last year and was selected as a winner and received a small grant to fund her business. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.
2023 Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd with John Tarnoff #303
36:57Description: In this episode, I am speaking with my good friend John Tarnoff. This will be our third annual Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd. This has historically been one of the most popular episodes of the year as John and I have a frank discussion about what we think the year will look like. This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind. I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up. I have had John on the podcast many times before including the following: Episode 251 - 2022 Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd Episode 232 - How to Adopt a Career Mindset in the 2nd Half of Life Episode 208 - d2021 Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd Episode 154 - John Tarnoff Teaches How to Work for a Millennial Episode 120 - Boomer Reinvention Revisited Episode 19 - Boomer Reinvention John is now a career coach but spent much of his career in the entertainment business. He was fired from 39% of his jobs so he has experienced adversity. He is now focused on 2nd Act Careers and is the cohost with Kerry Hannon of the Second Act Show. For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.