It’s harder to stand still than to walk. Art galleries and museums are so tiring because of the standing, occasional walking, then more standing. Standing is not resting – when … Continue reading Standing still is harder than stepping forward
Laura specialises in mid-life career change: • Working with individuals as they reconsider the final chapters of their working lives • Working with HR Professionals as they figure out how to re-engage this growing population • Working with researchers to bring the most useful insight to organisations and individuals
It’s hard to move let alone dance with your feet stuck in the mud. You could do an upper body jig but it’s really not the same. More flapping than … Continue reading Feeling stuck – but want to dance?
We have experienced pivots before (when we left education or got our own home), but in mid-life we typically have several pivots going on at once, and in different directions. … Continue reading Mid-life – the pivotal period in our lives
It is a well kept secret that most people feel lost at some point during their mid-life. Me included. Being 45 or 50 and admitting you don’t know what you … Continue reading Being lost can be scary – but better than marching in the wrong direction
Planned succession – Helping older workers think about transitions avoids the risk of unplanned departures and reduces the risk of poor knowledge transfer. Institutional memory – Older workers often have … Continue reading Investing on older workers reduces business risk
Mid-lifers are no strangers to big questions. But answering them can still be challenging. Developmental psychologists have long argued that mid-life is a natural time for questioning and transition. For … Continue reading Have I achieved enough? Who am I now? Is there more to life? Can I stand doing this for another 15-20 years?
Main untapped source of labour – By 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 50. Employer plans suggest 13.5 million job vacancies in the next ten … Continue reading Older workers are opportunity creators
Did you know that L&D investment in older workers is less than 50% of that for younger workers? The business case, however, is compelling that investing in older workers can … Continue reading Investing in older workers makes financial sense
There are also many myths about older workers that need to be challenged – here are a few with some fascinating facts: Myth: Some believe that older workers are more … Continue reading Older workers – challenging myths with fascinating facts
This week my research was published in a respected Coaching Research journal – the culmination of over 2 years work for my Masters. And here it is … https://doi.org/10.24384/8s09-x110 I … Continue reading Is the adventure the journey or getting to the destination? I discovered my own answer this week …
The productivity gap is a major issue for UK Plc and investing in mid-lifers is a crucial part of the answer. According to BITC, older workers are vital to the … Continue reading Investing in mid-lifers means increased productivity. Here are the facts …