Boomers in the Workforce and Why We Need a Mindset Change
I am Jim Peacock with Peak-Careers Consulting. We provide professional development for career practitioners ranging from the Facilitating Career Development (FCD) class for national certification, to online discussion-based seminars on a variety of career topics, workshops, and a newsletter. I also provide career coaching for individuals. Learn more at www.Peak-Careers.com. This interview is a follow up to my blog on the same topic. Check it out here. I have invited in two experts in the field to give their tips on working with companies looking for ways to engage people in their 50’s+ and also working with mid-life career changers.
GEOFF PEARMAN is the Managing Director of Partners in Change a Trans-Tasman organisational and workforce development consultancy. Over the past 5.5 years Geoff has worked with over 90 companies in Australia and NZ ranging in size from 34,000 employees to owner operators to assist them address the challenges and opportunities of age and work. He is also the founder of Senior Entrepreneurs New Zealand having gone into business for the first time himself at the age of 61. He is sought after as a speaker and commentator on age and work. His first book Doing It Differently – life and work after 50 was published in 2016. Geoff has qualifications in the sociology of organisational change, social work and learning and development. His skills have been developed through leadership roles in the university, government and human services sectors. Geoffs career has seen him working in both New Zealand and Australia. Learn more http://partnersinchange.co.nz/
MARC MILLER is the founder of Career Pivot, which helps those in the 2nd Half of Life design careers that they can grow into for the next 30 years. Marc authored the book Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life published in April 2017. Marc was recently honored to be on the NextAvenue.org list of the top 50 Influencers in Aging for 2017. Learn more about Marc and Career Pivot by visiting the Career Pivot Blog or follow Marc on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Learn more at https://careerpivot.com/