- Your Extraordinary Life After Retirement
Barbara L. Pagano, Ed.D., Despite graduate degrees in human behavior and many successful crossings onto new life stages (I even pre-planned a very successful mid-life crisis for myself in my mid-forties), everything about “retirement”– the word we most use for a pivot time in life at 65 – didn’t fit me.
If there was a yellow brick road to happiness and joy, I wanted to be on it. But where was that road and who was I going to be now?
It shouldn’t have been so hard, but it was. I became a consummate learner of the current literature on aging, retirement, un-retirement, productive longevity, wellbeing and happiness.
Discovering that work identity is an extraordinarily strong component of who we are and that productivity equals better health according to the latest research on longevity and wellbeing was a watershed.
Working until 85 – not 65 – is the “new retirement” for me and millions of others. Volunteering, traveling just to travel, and not earning money – it doesn’t work for me and it doesn’t work for millions of others.
Together, we can be voices of new ways of living in the second half of life. All of my findings, research, interviews, tools, how to overcome the challenges plus new ideas about how to invent a post-midlife lifestyle of work and freedom that works for you are on TheInventiveLifePost50.com.
My previous career paths have all been about teaching and facilitating change in others.
My first company, Executive Pathways, focused on excellence in leadership and performance. Having coached over 3500 executives to higher levels of success, the speaking platform wooed me to share that information with large audiences – immensely enjoyable and sometimes daunting! You better have something smart to say to a group of successful CEOs and entrepreneurs or they will beat you with invisible sticks for wasting their time!
Keynotes became even more exciting and profitable when my daughter joined me on the platform following the launch of the groundbreaking book we co-authored, THE TRANSPARENCY EDGE: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business, chosen by Fast Company magazine as a “Book of the Month.” The book has been among Bookscan’s list of 50 best-selling new business books in America and hit #7 on Barnes and Noble’s list of bestselling business ethics books.
Living longer changes everything – the workplace, retirement, careers, finances, marriage, family and lifestyles. Barbara’s presentations educate, inspire and present practical, new frameworks to navigate unclear futures.
Information on aging isn’t just for boomers. An upcoming presentation, Your Extraordinary Life: How Will You Live It?, designed for a group of entrepreneurs in their 20’s and 30’s.
Customized to fit your objectives with high content and her engaging delivery, Barbara adds excitement and energy to:
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A program on how transparent leadership builds credibility. Backed by exclusive research of thousands of executives from Fortune 500 companies and includes compelling case studies from some of America’s most successful executives.
Books by Barbara L. Pagano, Ed.S.