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HOW TO CHANGE CAREERS AFTER 40

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

free

 

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About This Event
Do you feel called to do something more with your life…but are not sure what? Do you want to change careers and feel stuck on what the next steps are? Do you worry about being “too old,” or facing ageism in the job market? Do you find yourself torn between sticking with what you do now (and invested years and money to build) and wishing you could start over?

Remember being in your twenties and thinking people in their forties were “old” or had it all figured out, or must be completely settled? Now you are in your 40s, 50s, 60s or older, and you find that you still want to be creatively challenged, do work you love and make a difference.

In fact, often getting older increases your desire to contribute: as you achieve the goals you had earlier in life, discover what is most meaningful to you, or come face to face with the fact that after years of toil you are still unhappy in your current role, changing careers at 40 or later can be one of the most powerful and rewarding things you do.

How can you pursue a career change – especially if you are not sure what you want to do – at midlife or later? Career changers in their forties, fifties and sixties have some of the same challenges as their younger counterparts, but also additional needs including dealing with societal attitudes towards aging. But older career changers often also have more resources, starting with an expanded network, more work experience and resilience.

Why It Matters

As life expectancy increases, it makes sense to do something you love well into old age. This might mean changing careers later in life – whether by choice or because work conditions change. More and more people are choosing to change careers at 40 or later, will you join the movement?

Takeaways
How to find a fulfilling career that WORKS FOR YOU
Learn from SUCCESSFUL CAREER CHANGERS who changed careers at 40 or later
CHALLENGES and ADVANTAGES of changing careers at 40 or later
How to FIND what to pursue next
What changing careers is REALLY like – no fluff!
MONEY and changing careers
What SUCCESS looks like – and how to choose what success is for YOU
How to leverage previous EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE in a new career
Expand your NETWORK
INTERACTIVE activity to unlock YOUR career transformation
and more!

About the Speakers
Erin Urban, LSSBB, CPDC
Career Growth & Professional Development Coach,
Urban Professional Performance Solutions, LLC

Peggy Osbourn, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Counselor, Coach and Consultant,
PegO Works

Kimberly Smith-Rao
Recruiting Consultant, Senior Recruiter, Life & Career Coach, Master Resume Writer,
Encompass Coaching & Professional Services

Experienced Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Professional. Self-motivated and results oriented, committed to meeting business objectives. Creates a positive candidate and client experience through strong interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and the use of industry and company best practices. Experienced in: full cycle strategic recruiting, team building, management, and development. Dependable, with a proven history of achieving success in fast paced, performance driven environments. Life-long learner that brings a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and high level of professionalism to existing team dynamics.

Anna McKay – MAcc, ACC
Founder,
Parents Pivot

Learn more about THRIVE and Parents Pivot here: https://www.parentspivot.com/group-coaching.

Yvonne Harris SPHR SHRM-SCP
HR & Consultant Engagement Leader (Sogeti is a part of the Capgemini Group),
Sogeti

A strategic and collaborative human resources executive with a successful background in recruiting, diversity & inclusion, performance management, total rewards, change management, organizational development, succession planning, employee relations, and training and development. Establishes strong relationships with business partners, clients, and team members.

 

Details

Date:
January 22
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
free
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Houston/events/267871287/

Venue

GA Houston
1301 Fannin St, Floor 21
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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