Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio

Dorian Mintzer

A top retirement podcast and longevity planning podcast. Dr. Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., Board Certified Coach, and Certified Professional Retirement Coach, guides you on how to revolutionize all aspects of your retirement transition. This podcast will teach you how to retire with joy and confidence, ready to live the fullest in the second half of your life. In this podcast,

Dr. Mintzer interviews a wide variety of experts in various areas of retirement and longevity planning, spanning the topics of money, purpose, meaning, lifestyle, identity, and health. Our goal is to help you make the most of this next stage of your life. The concept of retirement is changing. It isn’t just an age OR a financial number. It's finding a balance between living well today and feeling confident about your retirement transition years, and gaining more freedom to pursue the life you want.

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What's Next? Meaningful Midlife Job Transition with Dorian Mintzer and Kerry Hannon
5d ago
What's Next? Meaningful Midlife Job Transition with Dorian Mintzer and Kerry Hannon
Whether you're seeking something traditional or more flexible, Kerry will offer tips and resources for finding work that will support you intellectually, financially, and spiritually and create a second act that matters.Join career expert Kerry Hannon, a recognized authority on career and workplace issues, for an interactive session on how to craft a meaningful second (or third!) act. Learn where the opportunities are to make a living and a difference. Many older people continue to work - some out of choice, some out of necessity. Unlike many of our parents, most don't have pensions to fall back on to fund not working for a decade or more. Find out how to prepare for today's digital marketplace.About Kerry Hannon:Kerry Hannon is a workplace futurist and a leading strategist on career management, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV, podcast, and radio commentator and sought-after keynote speaker at conferences.Kerry is the bestselling and award-winning author of 14 books, including In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work and Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life, a number one bestseller on Amazon and selected by the Washington Post for its Book-of-the-Month Club. Kerry is currently a senior columnist and on-air expert at Yahoo Finance. She was previously an expert columnist, opinion writer, and regular contributor to the New York Times, MarketWatch, and Forbes, as well as the PBS website NextAvenue.org personal finance and entrepreneur expert. She has also worked as a writer, columnist, and editor for USA Today, US News & World Report, and Money magazine and as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal. Kerry lives in Washington, DC, and Boston, Virginia, with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador retriever, Elmore "Elly." Get in touch with Kerry Hannon:Visit Kerry's website: https://kerryhannon.com/ Buy Kerry's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/whatsnext What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Think We Know How We Think? Think Again! with Dorian Mintzer and Jan Cullinane
Mar 26 2024
Think We Know How We Think? Think Again! with Dorian Mintzer and Jan Cullinane
What are the unknown forces that shape how we think? Join Jan in this "edutaining" discussion about why our thinking is often "predictably irrational." We'll explore the cutting-edge area of behavioral economics, discover the secrets of our decision-making, and learn how to apply them to our everyday lives, including retirement.Jan will include a discussion of:AnchorsLoss AversionHyperchoiceFuture DiscountingFramingStatus Quo BiasHedonic AdaptationConfirmation BiasOverconfidence BiasAbout Jan Cullinane:Jan Cullinane is a recognized expert on holistic retirement. Her books include two previous editions of the best-selling The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, the award-winning The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement, and Retire Happy. She is the Healthy Living columnist for ideal-LIVING magazine and a contributor to Everybody Has a Book Inside of Them and The Weekend Book Proposal.Jan has given numerous presentations about retirement. Her clients include AARP, The Smithsonian, In-N-Out Burger, Wells Fargo Advisors, and the U.S. Federal Government, among others. She is frequently interviewed for print and online media and has appeared on national and local TV and radio shows.Her educational credentials include a B.S. and an M.Ed. from the University of Maryland and an ABD from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She lives in Palm Coast, Florida, with her husband Roger, has three married children, and five adorable grandchildren. She sincerely believes these years are the best years if you're prepared. And she can speak backward fluently!Get in touch with Jan Cullinane:Visit Jan's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-cullinane-31a9544/ Buy Jan's books: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/single and  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/newretireDownload Jan's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/cullinanehandout What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Retirement Reboot: Commonsense Financial Strategies for Getting Back on Track with Dorian Mintzer and Mark Miller
Mar 12 2024
Retirement Reboot: Commonsense Financial Strategies for Getting Back on Track with Dorian Mintzer and Mark Miller
For millions of Americans, the COVID shock has brought retirement saving to an abrupt halt, and now it's time to get back on track. Even before the pandemic, a large share of households by Americans over age 50 faced the threat that their living standards would decline sharply in retirement. In the wake of COVID-19, these numbers will surely worsen.In this program, you'll discover practical strategies for Americans to improve their retirement prospects.About Mark Miller:Mark Miller is a journalist, author, and podcaster who is a nationally recognized expert on trends in retirement and aging. His writing offers a holistic view of retirement security, including healthcare and Medicare, Social Security, retirement investing, midlife careers, and housing. He also writes frequently about retirement-related public policy issues, including reform of Social Security, Medicare, and workplace retirement plans.Mark's work appears in Reuters, The New York Times, Morningstar, and WealthManagement.com. He also publishes a free Substack newsletter and podcast on retirement.Mark's latest book is Retirement Reboot: Common Sense Strategies for Getting Back on Track.Mark is the former editor of Crain's Chicago Business and Sunday editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.Get in touch with Mark Miller:Visit Mark's website: https://retirementrevised.com/   Buy Mark's Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/retirereboot What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Passing the Torch: Critical Conversations with Your Adult Children with Dorian Mintzer and Bob Mauterstock
Feb 27 2024
Passing the Torch: Critical Conversations with Your Adult Children with Dorian Mintzer and Bob Mauterstock
Talking to your adult children about all the issues you will face as you get older is often very difficult. This episode will give you a practical and empathetic approach to working with your children to discuss and plan all the decisions you will have to make. Bob will lay out the steps to prepare and hold a family meeting to open the lines of communication. He will address such critical areas as legal issues that can impact the family, end-of-life planning, health care planning, and passing on a legacy to the next generation. About Bob Mauterstock:Bob Mauterstock is an accomplished speaker, author, and sought-after authority on the financial concerns of baby boomers and their adult children. For over 35 years, Bob has helped families achieve a worry-free, comfortable retirement. He has inspired baby boomers and their adult children to give each other the gift of communication and preserve their legacy for future generations.He set up his first registered investment advisory firm in 1982 (Financial Action Plans, Inc.) and began doing financial planning for clients. In 1987, he became a Certified Financial Planner specializing in retirement income planning, long-term care planning, investment management, and legacy planning and worked with hundreds of families throughout New England. After selling his practice in 2009 and officially retiring as a financial planner, Bob began to focus his energy on coaching financial advisers to learn the skills to advise their clients on eldercare issues. He has been quoted in several publications and appeared on several radio programs. In addition, he has spoken to groups of financial advisors and their clients throughout the country. Bob has also authored four books, Can We Talk? The Financial Guide for Baby Boomers Assisting Their Elderly Parents, Passing the Torch, Critical Conversations with Your Adult Children, Financial Advisor Safeguard Volume 1: How to Protect Yourself, Your Practice and Your Aging Clients Who Have Diminished Mental Capacity, and Caring for Your Elderly Parents: Timely Tips for Baby Boomers.Bob received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a master's from UCONN. After graduating from Princeton, he served in the US Navy for over 4 years as a pilot in Helicopter Support Squadron 4. He holds the CFP®, ChFC, and CLTC designations. Get in touch with Bob Mauterstock:Visit the Bob’s Website: https://plan4lifenow.com/ Download Bob’s Handouts:Digital Estate Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/digtialestateHow to Hold a Successful Family Meeting Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/familymeetingLifefolio Handout: https://giftofcommunication.com/lifefolio-system/ Buy Bob’s Books: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/torch and https://revolutionizeretirement.com/safeguard Website Mentioned During Interview: https://theconversationproject.org/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Your Retirement Quest with Dorian Mintzer and Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector
Feb 13 2024
Your Retirement Quest with Dorian Mintzer and Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector
Baby Boomers look forward to retirement with a healthy dose of excitement and anxiety. They tend to be unprepared for the realities of retirement--neither do they anticipate the challenges nor have they planned sufficiently to take full advantage of the opportunities. In addition, many Boomers have perceptions of retirement that are, in essence, myths. Your Retirement Quest helps prospective and current retirees understand and address the challenges, recognize and debunk the myths, and set the stage for developing a holistic life plan that increases the odds of a fulfilling retirement.In this episode, you'll discover:Challenges of RetirementMyths about retirement10 key elements to a fulfilling retirementAnd more!About Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector:Keith Lawrence has been a student of success for over 40 years, learning about how individuals, teams, and companies achieve their full potential. During his 32-year career at the Procter & Gamble Company, he traveled over three million miles to over 100 companies on his quest. Since "graduating" from P&G in 2009, he has consulted extensively, published several articles, spoken at numerous conferences, and sat on several boards and advisory councils. Keith catalyzes the book Your Retirement Quest and is one of the country's few certified retirement coaches. His wife, Sue, and he live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and enjoy spending time with their family, which is quickly growing with the arrival of grandchildren. He aggressively pursues his bucket list, strengthening his well-being and giving back to others to improve the world.Alan Spector retired from a 33-year career with the Procter & Gamble Company in 2002 as Director of Worldwide Quality Assurance, having begun "practicing retirement" five years before. In retirement, Al pursues two of the passions of his youth: baseball and books. He continues to play baseball at age 70 and has coached his grandson's team. Al has written and published several books, including Your Retirement Quest, and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He also consults extensively for companies and non-profits, works out daily, is an active community volunteer, leads a mentoring program at the high school from which he graduated, has sat on several boards, and is an active blogger. Al and his wife, Ann, live in St. Louis, travel widely, and enjoy their four grandchildren.Get in touch with Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector:Visit Keith and Alan’s Website: https://yourretirementquest.com/ Download Keith and Alan’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/retirequestassessmentBuy Keith and Alan’s Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/spector What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Music for an Ageless Mind with Dorian Mintzer and Lynne and Joshua Berrett
Jan 23 2024
Music for an Ageless Mind with Dorian Mintzer and Lynne and Joshua Berrett
Music is a whole-brain food. It can nourish an ageless mind, one that is flexible and growing. People who enjoy listening to music have direct access to all the major ingredients for keeping their brains fit. By its very nature, music has a powerful effect on the brain, body, and spirit. Music that you choose to listen to can play a role in helping you develop a consistent lifestyle that supports brain health and overall well-being.Researchers are finding that more than medications, specific lifestyle choices can make a real difference in optimizing brain functions and minimizing the risk of dementia.Music can stimulate both hemispheres of the brain when people are guided to listen with close attention and focus on complex music of many kinds. Learning to do this introduces novelty and challenges the brain, stimulating the growth of new neurons.Music also affects our brains from the limbic system outward to the neocortex. It can help us eat and sleep better. In a May 2013 article in Scientific American, Let's Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music, it is referred to as "a type of legal performance-enhancing drug" enhancing the effect of exercise. It plays many other roles in keeping the brain awake and alive.Join Joshua and Lynne and discover your own recipe for brain fitness that can work for you consistently and evolve with changes in your life over time.About Lynne and Joshua Berrett:Joshua Berrett, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Music, musicologist, jazz and classical music studies author, and violinist in area music groups. His retirement career's purpose is to teach an appreciation of many types of music and their tangible benefits to people's brain health and lives through lifelong learning classes in person, by phone, and online. He relishes helping students of all ages expand their horizons and improve their well-being through music. He has recently been appointed to the Lifelong Learning Committee of the American Society on Aging.Lynne Berrett, MA, LCSW, is a life coach and a co-leader of the MentorCoach Alliance for Positive Psychology. She is a certified Total Brain Health coach. She has taught writing and literature in higher education, been a special counselor for at-risk college students, and a psychotherapist in private practice for adults and couples for over 30 years. She is deeply interested in literature, music, and dance's role in improving people's brains and lives, especially as they age. Their blog, The Ageless Mind Project, reflects Lynne's training in Positive Psychology as well as their joint contact with current neuroscience researchers about lifestyles that support brain fitness.Get in touch with Lynne and Joshua Berrett:Visit the Berretts’ Website: https://www.agelessmindproject.org/ Download the Berretts’ Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/barrett  What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Travel as a Mirror and Map: How Travel Changes and Orients Us with Dorian Mintzer and Kendall Dudley
Jan 9 2024
Travel as a Mirror and Map: How Travel Changes and Orients Us with Dorian Mintzer and Kendall Dudley
Travel awakens our senses and makes life vivid! In contrast to our daily lives, where habits and familiarity blunt our awareness, travel heightens our senses and makes us pay attention to new surroundings. If we are willing to look closely, we may see what has been hiding in plain sight: our emerging self!Our culture softens our edges by offering us comfort and security in trade for experimentation and purposeful risk-taking. Worse, we can believe the time for self-rediscovery or dramatic change is past, belonging only to those younger than us. Intentional travel, whether by armchair, hydrofoil, or caravan, demands active listening to the life around us and our inner response to it. What do you make of the fact that your hotel was overbooked, served only cold food, and was so noisy you couldn't sleep? Did those things impede your learning from the moment, or did they accentuate your appreciation of hospitality under duress, the delicious subtlety of Spanish tortilla, and the resurgence of your interest in meditation?Travel presents us with unpredictable, offbeat situations for which we need to improvise. In so doing, we are reacquainted with aspects of ourselves forgotten, misremembered, or rarely noticed. If we can look without initial judgment at our responses, we may see the learning inherent in those moments. Such learning can suggest a new synthesis of interests and skills or the stirring of insight into how our lives may be shifting.Lastly, travel can happen at home by using fresh eyes to see our days, by recording what we experience in journals, and by creating a process of inquiry that leads us to reflect on more life in a manner that extracts from our life story, the materials with which to create a move vivid future. About Kendall Dudley:Kendall Dudley has been a career and life design consultant in private practice for over 25 years. He presents at academic and professional settings, including Harvard, Lesley, and Tufts Universities, the National Career Development Association's annual conferences, the Life Planning Network, and Pendle Hill. He's also the recipient of several arts grants for his work on issues of war and peace in the Middle East. He's also traveled to 36 countries and lived in 5 of them.For over 20 years, he has run two businesses, LIFEWORKS Career & Life Design and Concord Avenue Writing Center. He has also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer, economist, project manager, photographer, staff writer, and teacher.Get in touch with Kendall Dudley:Visit Kendall’s  Website: https://www.lifeworkscareers.com/ Download Kendall’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/dudleyhandout Buy the book mentioned in the interview: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/obrien What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Working in Wonderland with Dorian Mintzer and Carleen MacKay
Jan 2 2024
Working in Wonderland with Dorian Mintzer and Carleen MacKay
The 21st-century world of work is as unlike the 20th-century world of jobs as the modern drone is to the horse and buggy of great-grandfather's day. Suppose you coach clients in career or life planning. In that case, if you are a psychologist or sociologist helping people navigate this very different world of work, or if you are wondering about your job situation, this episode is for you!Hard facts underscore this episode and make the case that how we work (and will work) has forever structurally changed. Ideas for you to incorporate into your practice or life will be presented. Come and be part of the call and discover resources and knowledge about the changes you may encounter along the highway of 21st-century work for boomers.About Carleen MacKay:Carleen MacKay is a multi-generational emergent workforce expert with particular emphasis on boomers. She has authored or co-authored four books on work/boomers and is a contributor to the Life Planning Network's book, Live Smart After 50.Carleen has been a national keynoter in multiple media and Director of Mature Workforce Initiatives for Career Partners International, the talent management company with the largest global footprint. She has also been a product/service developer for nationwide clients from New York to Hawaii!Get in touch with Carleen MacKay:Buy Carleen's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/mackaybook Download Carleen's handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/mackayWhat to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Honoring the Art of Our Lives with Dorian Mintzer and Alan O’Hare
Dec 19 2023
Honoring the Art of Our Lives with Dorian Mintzer and Alan O’Hare
What are you doing with your life's stories?We reach a time in our lives during the third stage when we still envision what we seek to accomplish or discover, but more of our lives are devoted to reflections on the journey that has brought us to this point. In this interview, Alan C. O'Hare discusses his journey as a community psychologist, university educator, actor, playwright, and director, all woven together in his calling and artistry as a "Seanchai/storyteller." These skills are also integrated into being a "curator" who highlights moments from a person's life that can be honored through the art of a story, a journal, a performance piece, music, dance, or visual art form. His model can also be adapted to the life journey of a family, clan, community, or culture.About Alan O’Hare:Alan C. O'Hare is a community psychologist, university educator, actor, playwright, and director. He's both a Celtic storyteller and a Seanchai storyteller. Alan has an incredible history at the Centre for Community Counseling and Education.  He was the director of the Girls Center in Walpole, Mass.He's done consultation in addition to training, instructional design, organizational development work, educational media, as well as community development work. He is a gifted playwright and has both acted and written many plays.Get in touch with Alan O’Hare:Email Alan:  bridges95@aol.comDownload Alan’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/oharehandout Buy Alan’s Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/lovemary Watch It Takes a Village Video: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/takesvillage What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Exploring Spiritual Opportunities in the Second Half of Life with Dorian Mintzer and Bob Weber
Dec 12 2023
Exploring Spiritual Opportunities in the Second Half of Life with Dorian Mintzer and Bob Weber
In 1976, when he was forty-four years old, Henri Nouwen co-authored a book entitled Aging: The Fulfillment of Life. One of Nouwen's colleagues who worked in the field of gerontology extolled the book as the best he had read on aging. Nouwen responded, "I know nothing about aging." Because he was only forty-four at the time his answer was probably correct. But if you are a baby boomer, someone born between 1946 and 1964, you now know something about aging!In 1968 we baby boomers first started graduating from college. We were, are, and will continue to be people asking questions, people questing for the truth and the meaning of life just as they were during their college years and the social, political, and institutional upheavals of the 1960s. Now we face a new round of upheavals and new questions occasioned by our aging. For example,Are you wondering what is to come as you notice changes in your physical health?Are you nearing the end of your career and beginning to ask yourself "Who am I, really?" and "What next?"Are your priorities changing as you experience the loss of family, friends, and peers?At the same time:Are you experiencing greater freedom to live as your responsibilities and demands subside?Are you looking forward to creating a new life thanks to the wisdom of your lived experience?Are the questions of life's meaning and purpose becoming more important?We cannot dodge the realities or the questions these upheavals of aging provoke and evoke. If we try to evade them, there are just too many reminders that we are aging. There is no denying the reality that we are aging and that we have lived more years of our lives than remain to be lived.What can we do and how can we live fully in the face of such profound and sometimes frightening realities? We can re-envision our aging and seek the opportunities for growth that aging holds for us.In this program, we will focus on the spiritual dimension of our life's journey. We will explore some of the spiritual opportunities and paths that are present in our aging.About Bob Weber:Recipient of the American Society on Aging's 2014 Religion, Spirituality, and Aging Award, Robert L. Weber, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Psychology, part-time at Harvard Medical School and a former Jesuit. He also serves as a Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Psychiatry faculty member. Bob has had a long-standing interest in the integration of psychology and spirituality. This interest is born of his profession as a clinical psychologist and his lifelong commitment to personal spiritual development as both a lay Catholic and former Jesuit. He has been working to integrate a third dimension, aging. At his private practice, located in Cambridge, MA, he conducts psycho-spiritual issues groups. Bob also leads seminars, days of reflection, and retreats in a variety of settings that integrate aging, spirituality, and mental health. Get in touch with Bob Weber:Buy Bob’s Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/spirituality Download Bob’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/weberhandout What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Getting Caregivers to Accept Help with Dorian Mintzer and Viki Kind
Dec 5 2023
Getting Caregivers to Accept Help with Dorian Mintzer and Viki Kind
So often, family caregivers are overwhelmed, but they won't ask for or accept help. Discover tools and communication strategies to help caregivers get past their barriers and begin to ask for and accept help. The goal is to ensure that caregivers are supported so that the person they care for is also safe and secure. The other outcome of ensuring the caregiver is supported is that they can make better future decisions because they come from a place of strength instead of weakness.In this program, you’ll discover:Viki's 4-Step Process for getting caregivers to ask for help.What is care-grieving, and how it may limit the caregiver's ability to ask for helpHow to help someone who is in denial or is overwhelmed by guilt to keep their balance through their caregiving journeyAbout Viki Kind:Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, professional speaker, and hospice volunteer. Her award-winning book, The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can't, guides families and professionals who are making decisions for those who have lost capacity. Viki is known as "The People's Bioethicist" because she is a rare individual who bridges two worlds: the health care professional and the family struggling to make the right decision. She is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association and has been a caregiver to six family members for many years.Get in touch with Viki Kind:Buy Viki's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/kindbook Visit Vicki's website: http://kindethics.com/ Access Viki's handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/kindethics What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
The Caring Collaborative with Dorian Mintzer and Betsy Werley
Nov 28 2023
The Caring Collaborative with Dorian Mintzer and Betsy Werley
In an era where we're living longer, families are far away, and we want to stay independent, self-help programs like the Caring Collaborative fill a gaping hole, whether you live in the suburbs or a city.The Transition Network's Caring Collaborative program channels the goodwill of our community into practical help with health issues. Grocery shopping, sharing medical experiences, an escort to your rehab session, a note-taker during a doctor's visit - they're all on the Caring Collaborative's menu of ways participants can support each other. You'll learn about TTN's program - and how you can bring its benefits into small and large groups in your life.In this episode, you will discover:About The Transition Network's Caring Collaborative program, which taps into our community to transform goodwill into practical helpHow to import Caring Collaborative activities into your own large or small groupsSuccess factors in launching a CC programAbout Betsy Werley:Betsy Werley, former Executive Director (2005-2013) of The Transition Network, is proud to be an "encore career" role model. She joined TTN in 2005 after spending 26 years in the for-profit sector, first as a corporate lawyer and then leading business projects at JPMorgan Chase. Her volunteer service as President of the Financial Women's Association was the catalyst for her decision to pursue a nonprofit job. She has also served as Director of Network Expansion for Encore. Org from 2013-2020 and is currently a freelance liaison to the Pass It On Network. Betsy is a regular speaker on transitioning to the nonprofit sector and career transitions in general. Her transition story is featured in What's Next? How to Follow Your Passions to a Fantastic and Fulfilling New Career, by Kerry Hannon, AARP's Job expert; and The Big Shift by Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org.Get in touch with Betsy Werley:Visit The Caring Collaborative Website: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/caringcollab Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bwerley/ Download Betsy's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/werley Buy Book Betsy Recommended: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/womendontretire What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
What Do You Know About The Cards You've Been Dealt? with Dorian Mintzer and Andrea Gallagher
Nov 21 2023
What Do You Know About The Cards You've Been Dealt? with Dorian Mintzer and Andrea Gallagher
In her professional world, Andrea has seen her share of conversations between seniors, service providers, and family caregivers. In particular, when caring for an older adult, she sees how difficult it can be for others to really know what would bring that person joy and satisfaction.Getting to the bottom of what is important to an individual's feeling of independence, happiness, and well-being is often obscured by how we go about those conversations. Where family caregivers may lack training, even professional service providers frequently enter into a dialogue that makes a senior feel embarrassed, disempowered ..or even worse, uninvolved in their own care.Building on her years of nonprofit experience with seniors and their family caregivers, her own experience being cared for, and her understanding of what it means to be vital at any age - Andrea developed THE CARDS I'VE BEEN DEALT™.THE CARDS I'VE BEEN DEALT™ uses a simple card game to gently shape the dialogue between families, care networks - and the individuals they support - to uncover what is truly important to the person. The Cards prompt players to express their wishes and goals in a way that invites conversation among all parties.The goal is to use the three sets of cards to create a Life Plan that uncovers a path to joy and satisfaction in everyday living.Join Andrea and Dorian to learn more about this innovative process that is being used in case management, in hospice care, and with adult children caring for an aging parent.About Andrea Gallagher:Andrea Gallagher, CSA®, is a for-profit and nonprofit corporate leader and change agent. Applying her twenty-five years of executive leadership and transformation experience, Andrea is innovating the senior and caregiver services world today.Ten years ago, Andrea and her husband Peter "adopted" elderly neighbors and acted as caregivers for the couple as well as financial, legal, and medical powers of attorney. After their passing, Andrea became attracted to the idea that life planning could make inevitable life transitions much easier for individuals and their families. Since then, Andrea has dedicated her professional life to understanding the best practices to assist others in a positive aging experience.Andrea is a Certified Senior Advisor®, Past President of the Life Planning Network, President of Senior Concerns, Life Transitions Chair, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Annual International Positive Aging Conferences, and editor and co-author of LIVE SMART AFTER 50! The Experts' Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times, creator of THE CARDS I'VE BEEN DEALT™, and seminar and workshop leader under RethinkingYourFuture™.Get in touch with Andrea Gallagher:Buy Andrea's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/livesmart Visit Andrea's Websites: https://www.thecardsivebeendealt.com/ and https://rethinkingyourfuture.com/ Download Andrea's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/gallagherhandout What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
New Road-No Rules for Work, Love, and Play in the Bonus Decades with Dorian Mintzer and Abigail Trafford
Nov 14 2023
New Road-No Rules for Work, Love, and Play in the Bonus Decades with Dorian Mintzer and Abigail Trafford
The kids are grown, the mortgage is paid, and the career is topping out. Does this mean immediate settlement into old age? Absolutely not! Thanks to the longevity revolution of recent decades, today's 55-75-year-olds are living and working longer and healthier than ever before. This generation is the first to experience the period of personal renaissance between middle and old age, "My Time." It is a whole new developmental stage in the life cycle during which 50-somethings reinvent themselves as inspiring students, artists, travelers, friends, lovers, and so much more.Longevity is imposing a "new normal" of love and intimacy that has radical implications for the definition of marriage, including committed relationships between legally married and those who are not, as well as the formerly married. It includes all the members of our intimate circle, a network of people we cannot imagine our lives without -friends, adult children, siblings, and even old flames.In this episode, you'll discover:The Second Adolescence: How "My Time" is a sort of second adolescence during which My Timers break away from middle adulthood, just as teenagers break away from childhood.The importance of experimentation during "My Time," whether going back to school, going on trips, taking a new assignment, or exploring new relationships.Why recovering friendships and cementing relationships from the past is a huge trend in "My Time."How "My Timers" have gained enough strength from life empowerment to give truly of themselves to others, and why "Giving Back" is important during "My Time."How sexuality, romance, and falling in love - in and out of marriage -is possible during "My Time" as "My Timers" rewrite the rules of what makes a relationship flourish.How to deal with difficulties of love in later life: incorporating past relationships into new ones, dealing with a partner's illness, "retired spouse syndrome," sexual turmoil, and divorce.About Abigail Trafford:Abigail Trafford - author, journalist, and public speaker - focuses on the new life cycle stage after midlife but before traditional old age. Her book, My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades after 50, chronicles the social revolution of living longer, healthier lives. In her Washington Post column entitled My Time, she explores the potential of this new stage for both individuals and society. She has been a commentator on health and social issues for Washington Post Radio, host of an online health talk program, and syndicated columnist with Universal Press syndicate. She gave a keynote address at the White House Conference on Aging in 2005.Trafford has a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She received a journalism fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1982 and 2002 and was a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford University, in 2007. She lives in Washington, D.C. and Vinalhaven, ME. Get in touch with Abigail Trafford:Buy Abigail's Books: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/trafford Visit Abigail's Website: https://www.abigailtrafford.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Imagine, Then Do It! with Dorian Mintzer and Julie Shifman
Nov 7 2023
Imagine, Then Do It! with Dorian Mintzer and Julie Shifman
Julie's message challenges women to open their minds to the endless possibilities that can result in a fulfilling next act. She begins by permitting them to dream again, as Julie finds that too many women have buried their dreams in some dark closet. Sometimes, that means rediscovering old dreams that have gone dormant over the years; sometimes, it means imagining new ones. But her message doesn't end with the Imagining. She also provides practical advice on how to Do It and begin the journey towards fulfilling those dreams.As Julie says, "Imagining without the doing is just daydreaming." Using her personal story, interspersed with the stories of the many remarkable women she has interviewed, she challenges women to take a personal inventory and walk away with a renewed sense of purpose. Although Julie's work is geared toward women, please listen to the episode-whether you're a woman or man - and you'll find ideas about this next stage of life.About Julie ShifmanJulie is a non-profit leader, inspirational speaker, and author. She started her career as a professional ballet dancer and then became a successful lawyer in New York City and Cincinnati. Before becoming the Executive Director of Last Mile, which she co-founded with Tom Fernandez, Julie served as the Executive Director of Adopt A Class. In April 2023, Julie stepped aside as Executive Director, and Eileen Budo became the Chief Executive Officer of Last Mile. Now, Julie serves as the Vice President of External Relations at Last Mile. Before that, Julie founded the company Act Three, an organization that helped women define their next stage of life. She also authored the book Act Three: Create the Life You Want and spoke on this topic at women's events around the country.Julie's formal training includes a B.A. from North Central College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado, and a Masters in Tax Law from New York University.Julie is the mother of four sons and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Steve, are actively involved in the Cincinnati community. Julie served as the Chairperson of the Board of Talbert House (the largest social service agency in Southern Ohio). She was the creator of CincyInNYC, the Chair of the Tax Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and a board member of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati (serving on the Executive committee). She currently serves as a trustee emeritus for the Cincinnati Ballet Company.Get in touch with Julie Shifman:Visit Julie's website: https://lastmilefood.org (Note: the site mentioned in the interview is no longer active)Buy Julie's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/shifman What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Deciding Not to Retire or to Un-Retire with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Elizabeth Fideler
Oct 31 2023
Deciding Not to Retire or to Un-Retire with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Elizabeth Fideler
We're surrounded by examples of women working well past the traditional retirement age. In fact, the fastest-growing segment of the workforce is women aged sixty-five and older. In today's challenging economy, men over the traditional retirement age are the second-fastest growing group of workers (just behind older women). In this episode, we'll explore:Why older women and men are staying on the job past conventional retirement ageWhat's driving this trend; gender differencesWorking late by choice or necessity; advantages and disadvantagesTraditional role models, expectations; loss of identityWhat does "older" mean; age stereotypingGiving back--mentoring, volunteeringAbout Elizabeth Fideler:Elizabeth F. Fideler earned her administration, planning, and social policy doctorate from Harvard University. She is a founding member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, at Boston College. With a background in classroom teaching, senior management positions at non-profit organizations, and education research, she successfully redirected her research and writing skills to address the extended work-life phenomenon. She is the author of several books, the most recent being Aging, Work, and Retirement.  Get in touch with Elizabeth Fideler:Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-fideler-95566832/ Purchase Elizabeth's books,  Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job, https://revolutionizeretirement.com/menwork  and Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job, https://revolutionizeretirement.com/womenwork What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
Ten Essential Questions to Ask About Money and Lifestyle with Dorian Mintzer and Holly P. Thomas
Oct 24 2023
Ten Essential Questions to Ask About Money and Lifestyle with Dorian Mintzer and Holly P. Thomas
Lifestyle and money intersect at almost every turn, and they are the things that make us happy. Holly P. Thomas - behavioral economist, personal CFO, and author of The Mindful Money Mentality: How to Find Balance in Your Financial Future- will explore ten essential questions about whether money and lifestyle choices can make us happy and keep us happy.During this episode, you will:Gain greater insight into the relationship between lifestyle and money;Learn strategies for mapping our lifestyle goals to our money goals;Walk away with the basic pillars of a plan to take charge of your life and your money now and through retirement;Learn how to get help if you need it.About Holly P. Thomas (now Holly Donaldson):Holly Thomas has been a featured speaker on behavioral finance, economics, and the banking system in diverse venues, from college classes to large groups of business owners. She has developed instruction courses at the university level and as CE for CPAs.In 2006, based on her experience gained over 20 years as a corporate and private banker, Holly concluded that small business owners and successful executives often have substantial unmet needs for integrated personal and business financial plans. Holly has built her practice around providing these clients with sophisticated financial planning and access to professionals who implement this integration.Holly has enjoyed volunteering as an Advisory Board member of the Tampa Independent Business Alliance and Junior Achievement, chairing the local United Way's Audit Committee, and speaking on behalf of LifePath Hospice. Holly is a 2001 Leadership Tampa graduate and was chair of the NAPFA Leadership Development Committee and NAPFA South Regional Board.Get in touch with Holly P. Thomas (now Holly Donaldson):Visit Holly's website: https://www.hollydonaldsonfinancialplanner.com/ Buy Holly's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/thomas What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
The New Retirement: Create a Life You Don't Need a Vacation From with Dorian Mintzer and Jan Cullinane
Oct 17 2023
The New Retirement: Create a Life You Don't Need a Vacation From with Dorian Mintzer and Jan Cullinane
Ten thousand people are turning 65 daily, and by 2030, all Boomers will be at least 65. Are you ready for retirement? Here are some things to consider: "Fun" Retirement Vocabulary wordsImportance of 6,570Reflections about relocationWorking in Retirement (and the five Ps)Money and Your Brain (behavioral economics)Purpose and ValuesRetiree RegretsSumming it up:  Secrets for a Successful RetirementShed your skin/molt!About Jan Cullinane:Jan Cullinane is a recognized expert on holistic retirement. Her books include two previous editions of the best-selling The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, the award-winning The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement, and Retire Happy. She is the Healthy Living columnist for ideal-LIVING magazine and a contributor to Everybody Has a Book Inside of Them and The Weekend Book Proposal.Jan has given numerous presentations about retirement. Her clients include AARP, The Smithsonian, In-N-Out Burger, Wells Fargo Advisors, and the U.S. Federal Government, among others. She is frequently interviewed for print and online media and has appeared on national and local TV and radio shows.Her educational credentials include a B.S. and an M.Ed. from the University of Maryland and an ABD from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She lives in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband Roger, has three married children, five adorable grandchildren, and sincerely believes these years are the best years if you're prepared. And she can speak backward fluently!Get in touch with Jan Cullinane:Visit Jan's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-cullinane-31a9544/ Buy Jan's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/newretire What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
From Inception to Retirement: How I Help Elders to Record their Memoirs with Dorian Mintzer and Mary O'Brien Tyrrell
Oct 10 2023
From Inception to Retirement: How I Help Elders to Record their Memoirs with Dorian Mintzer and Mary O'Brien Tyrrell
In this episode, Mary O'Brien Tyrrell will describe the satisfactions and challenges of a new type of business: helping older clients capture their life stories in published memoirs that become cherished family heirlooms. Based on the author's long firsthand experience working with elders as a memoirist and gerontological nurse, Tyrrell will offer a wealth of interesting stories and invaluable advice on working with elders, conducting interviews, composing memoirs, and creating and maintaining a successful memoir business with minimal financial investment.In this episode, you will discover:Acting on an idea that came from natureA home business model for interviewing elders about their life storySeveral failed marketing models for this businessA cost-effective process for tracking marketing strategiesMajor elements in a marketing packageAbout Mary O'Brien Tyrrell:With the goal of designing a progressive model to honor elders, in 1994, Mary O'Brien Tyrrell founded Memoirs, Inc. and has assisted hundreds of older individuals in publishing a life story in limited-edition hardcover books that are distributed at a family book-signing party. The company has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, VFW Magazine, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report. Mary has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Health in Community Health Information. A Vietnam veteran, since then, she has specialized in gerontology. She is past president of the International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review and provides a 4-day continuing education intensive training as a memoirist/personal historian at Bridgewater State University Cape Cod. Get in touch with Mary O'Brien Tyrrell:Buy Mary’s Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/tyrrell Read Mary’s Article in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review https://revolutionizeretirement.com/tyrrellarticle What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
The Art of Creative Caregiving with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Greg Finch
Oct 3 2023
The Art of Creative Caregiving with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Greg Finch
Listeners will learn about the National Center for Creative Aging and how every individual can flourish through creative aging. Note: The agency mentioned in this interview closed in 2017. Whether in or approaching retirement, participants will discover that approaching the possibilities and potential of aging equips us with resilience and a remarkable capacity for vitality in the world.Participants will:Learn about a remarkable paradigm shift in aging that is embracing creativity as a vital factor that fosters life satisfaction, contributes to improved health, and enriches connection and resilienceExplore the concept of flourishing through creativityLearn ways creativity can be introduced in daily living to stimulate positive physical, mental, emotional, and social impactLearn about resources to bring creativity into the caregiving process for adults as they ageDiscover resources of the National Center for Creative Aging to embrace creative aging throughout your lifespanAbout Dr. Greg Finch:For more than 20 years - as organizational strategist, medical school and university educator, and ICF ACC certified coach – Greg Finch has skillfully equipped executive leaders across high-impact organizations to powerfully shift and align their greatest strengths to confidently navigate the dynamic opportunities and ever-evolving challenges of optimal leadership, life, and enterprise. As a catalyst, guide, pragmatist, coach, educator, and accountability partner, Greg crafts judgment-free zones - brimming with compassion and humor - where clients discover and then forge their strengths and potential into remarkable impact. From C-Suite and Senior Executives to high-potential, Mid-Career, and Succession Candidates - Greg's clients continue to advance and flourish as leaders and change agents within demanding national and international environments.Dr. Finch's expertise in psychosocial behavior, racial and gender equity, somatic and aesthetic practice, and multicultural communication accelerates learning and application across multiple contexts. With university adjunct appointments to The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, The George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, and The Georgetown University School of Theology, Greg brings evidence-based rigor, vibrant curiosity, and experienced pragmatism to each and every client, project, and organization.Having lived on both coasts - with stops in between including Washington DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Princeton, and Harpers Ferry - Greg continues to cycle, Zumba, yoga, kayak, chorus, write, and photograph his way around this great big world from his home base in the sky above Baltimore's Inner Harbor.Get in touch with Dr. Greg Finch:Visit Greg's website: https://www.wildgeeseamongus.com/home. The agency mentioned in this interview closed in 2017.Download Greg’s handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/creativecaregiving Download program slides: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/finchslides What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts.Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.