A few months ago, Jackie sat down for a conversation with Nancy Collamer–an expert when it comes to second-act careers. She coaches clients around the country to help them design their second act careers; speaks to audiences about career reinvention, second acts, and semi-retirement careers; and writes and writes and writes. Not only does she put out a weekly column about careers and volunteering for the new PBS website, NextAvenue.org (which appears on Forbes.com as well), but she also write for several other sites including Job-Hunt.org and AARP.com, and has recently published her book: Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement.
Earlier in the summer, Nancy and Jackie discussed what it means to draw on our lifetime of expertise, repurpose our skills, use online businesses, and incorporate multiple income streams to create the kind of “retirement” we want. And this month, as we get ready to launch our new program for encore entrepreneurs at the Portland Community College Small Business Development Center, we thought it would be the perfect time to revisit this discussion and offer all of you another chance to listen in!