According to the Office of National Statistics, ‘mid-lifers’ are the fastest growing population but, in practice, investment for most businesses is heavily skewed to those in early career. Older workers … Continue reading Mid-lifers are the answer – so why don’t businesses invest in them?
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
During mid-life career change (or reinvention), a fascinating interplay emerges between fear and confidence – one that is both dynamic and frequently changing. Fascinating because the relationship appears not to … Continue reading Dancing with fear and confidence
The honest answer is – we never truly are. Maybe a better question is – how do I know I am ready enough? The idea of ‘systemic readiness’ In my … Continue reading Am I ready for a mid-life career reinvention?
When it comes to career change, like many other life changes, being prepared to ‘end’ is as important as being ready and open to a new beginning. In his well … Continue reading Letting go to enable career change – endings come first
In my research and practice, the role of dissatisfaction is very intriguing. People frequently describe a slow building of dissatisfaction over time or a spike triggered by a particular event … Continue reading Sufficient dissatisfaction as a precursor for reinvention
By mid-life we are far from blank pages and mid life career change is not just about deciding to do something different or to become something or someone new – … Continue reading Midlife career coach needs to be an unbiased, challenging supporter
When I was conducting my recent research into mid-life / late career reinvention, I thought long and hard about the terminology I used – it’s vital to be clear about … Continue reading Career reinvention – what does it really mean?
Economists are reporting that the ‘100 year life’ is already upon us, bringing a whole range of challenges and opportunities resulting from longer working lives (Gratton and Scott, 2016). Additionally, … Continue reading Mid life / later careers – ignored long enough
During mid-life career change (or reinvention), a fascinating interplay emerges between fear and confidence – one that is both dynamic and frequently changing. Fascinating because the relationship appears not to … Continue reading Fear and confidence affect pace during career change – like gears