Planning your Encore

Planning the Encore

Humans are living longer – the average lifespan is around 30 years longer than it was a century ago. Moving into your 50s and 60s can raise questions such as what now or what next? How to make the most of these extra years?

The ‘encore career’ is a new phenomenon originating with the baby boomers, who are reinventing the concept of a retirement. It’s a second career in the second half of life. For some it’s about a need to keep earning in an era of insecure work and dwindling pensions. For others it is about finding a new meaning in life after getting off the treadmill. As life gets shorter, the need for meaning grows and this can be challenging when you quit the rat-race.

The Encore workshop explores how to find a sense of purpose for later life. Your strengths are the toolkit that you can draw on to move forward in a positive direction, whether that’s as an encore career, pursuing a passion or contributing to the greater good.

This is a one-day course or half-day workshop available for organisations and communities. After attending this course you will:

  • Have a better understanding of the ‘encore years’
  • Get to know your personal strengths better
  • Explore your source of meaning in later life
  • Discover a purpose in life via your strengths
  • Plan your ‘encore’.

The ‘encore’ movement has grown in the US with organisations such as encore.org devoted to helping people make a living and a difference in the second half of life.

Find out how the over-50s are changing patterns of working life. 

As someone who is living their encore, I can honestly say that it is the most rewarding part of my working life so far, bringing together all the strengths and skills I have developed over a career of some 30 years.