Why you should “Follow Your Dream” (blog I wrote for SHARE)

Encore Entrepreneurs: Your Time is Now Read a blog I wrote for SHARE (Senior Health and Resource Experts). By Jackie B. Peterson Recently I teamed up with SHARE, or Senior Health and Resource Experts.  Visit their WEBSITE. Here is a blog post I wrote for them:  Follow Your Dream Owning your own business can be Read More …

Encore Success: Heidi Krause’s Truth and Trust Consulting get better with Jackie’s input

Name of Business: Truth and Trust, by Heidi Krause Years in business: 20 + years in Leadership and Consulting roles How did the business come about? Working in various leadership roles for the past 20 years, I have observed the power of truth and trust when building strong congruent organizations.  I assist organizations in building a Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs: What is Mary Gallinger’s new healing approach? It’s a gentle technique. Jackie B. provides support

Mary Gallinger is an Otho-Bionomy practitioner, a gentle technique that releases tension and naturally realigns the body. Jackie B provides business support.  Mary Gallinger’s new healing approach is launching.  She’s excited to start! Name of Business: Mary Gallinger Licensed Practitioner LLC Mary has many years in business: she has worked in the medical field for Read More …

Career Counselor Vicki Lind: Solo Business as a Career Option

Career counseling is Vicki Lind’s third career.  Her book, Finding a Job Worth Having, guides clients through their own career transitions in a seven session process to discover their top values, skills, and interests. We talk with her about how she herself became a career counselor  and how her coaching may helps those considering self-employment. Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs: Michelle De Lude’s hypnosis practice fulfills a dream

Want to start an encore career but a little scared?  Michelle De Lude started Destinations Hypnosis. She’s glad she did! Michelle’s journey of re-inventing, re-visioning, and re-creating:  “I worked for a hypnosis clinic from 2007 to 2017 when they closed their doors.”  She is passionate about hypnosis and, according to her clients, she is good Read More …

How are Age-Friendly Communities formed? Portland State University’s Institute On Aging’s plays a key role. Research Associate Dr. Alan DeLaTorre explains.

Dre Ageism in an on-going issue many older people face.  However, many studies prove common conceptions about older people wrong.  Dr. Alan DeLaTorre, Research Associate at Portland State University, focuses on how age-friendly actions and policies are shaped. Portland, Oregon is recognized as an early adopter for age-friendly practices. These are practices that aim to Read More …

Encore Entrepreneur Story: Patrick Myers wanted more hands-on work. He’s opening CURVE CNC to do that.

Looking for a different way use his love of design, Patrick Myers set up his own shop and loves it! Name of Business: Curve CNC Years in Business: The plan is to be open this December. What your business does:  CURVE CNC is a startup service business focused on producing CNC router-cut materials for hire. Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Not wanting to retire, Suzanne VanSlyke found a fullfilling second act helping seniors.

Suzanne VanSlyke saw a need to help seniors.  She realizes that starting a second career is exciting, creative and stimulating.  And working with Jackie is “dynamic.”   Name of Business: Support for Seniors in Transition How long is business:  April 1, 2018. What business your business do?  Case management, patient advocacy, crisis management. Can you elaborate? Read More …

Encore Entrepreneur Stories: Miyoko Fuse uses Feng Shui for Healthy Home for Healthy Aging business

Miyoko Fuse combines her interest in gerontology and Feng-Shui to create positive home environments. Business name: Home-Esteem What the business does: Home environment design with Feng-Shui considerations. Her specialization is helping older adults stay in their homes as they age.  She wrote a book titled Healthy Home for Healthy Aging. Origin Story: Thirteen years ago Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs Stories: James Pedersen’s response to retirement crisis with his small firm Investra

James (Jim) Pedersen decided to take action with the retirement crisis when he experienced life changing events.  The result of that action was Investra when he was 37. What the business does: Jim helps people with retirement.  Most people will not have enough money by the time they would generally be ready to retire.  “My Read More …