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 …
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?
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?