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The People Dividend Podcast

Jun 7, 2022

“That career you want, that unretirement career, second career, sustainable career over 50 is already inside you,” encourages John Tarnoff, Career Transition Coach. John joins Mike Horne in conversation to talk about midlife career transitions and finding purpose in a new career later in life. 

Many people are held back by the limiting belief that once they reach a certain age, they can no longer have a fulfilling career. Through coaching exercises, John helps his clients realize their potential and defy ageist stereotypes. Mostly it comes down to engaging the imagination and helping clients gain the confidence to believe and trust in themselves. We are living longer, and by midlife many people experience a mindset shift that encourages them to look for more profound meaning. This meaning can often be found in a new career.

Tune into this week’s episode of the Authentic Change Podcast to learn more about defying ageism in the workforce and the potential for finding a meaningful new career at age 50 and beyond. 


“We’re living longer. We still want to work. We’re a generation that is very motivated by work, and get a lot of meaning and purpose out of that. What are we going to do? So I came up with a prescription, a kind of a self responsible prescription for how people can go about evading the ageist workforce and the broken recruiting and hiring system and sustaining and prolonging their careers.” (5:22-5:53 | John)

“That career you want, that unretirement career, second career, sustainable career over 50 is already inside you. On some deep level, we already know what it is that we want to do. That thing we do best, which is the thing that is most useful. But on the other side of it, getting back to the question of baggage, in order to create that career, in order to create that future, we have to reconcile the past.” (13:02-13:32 | John)

“Getting out of our heads and back into our hearts is where I see a lot of the work.” (18:42-18:49 | John)


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