Upcoming Events and Status Updates on the 
Encore NEO Agenda!!!
April 12, 2019
Exciting Updates!!!
We're Moving to a New Location!
Encore NEO has partnered with the Geauga County Public Library and starting  Monday, April 22nd all regularly scheduled Encore NEO Programming will be hosted at the Newbury Station Library, 14775 Auburn Rd, Newbury Township, OH 44065.

Encore 50+ Expo at Geauga County Public Library
Friday, May 31st, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.--Encore NEO and The Geauga County Public Library will host an Expo for all things related to later-life careers and lifestyles at the Newbury Station Branch.

Legacy Writers Write Again!
Wednesday, June 5th--Legacy Writers will begin another session of " Blogging Your Way to a Book." The first group has blazed the trail and participants have already self-published three books. In this next go-around the group will learn how to podcast!

And, New Programs are on the Way!
Encore Career Mastery Group
(A Peer Learning and Advisory Group)
No stopping allowed! Maybe you found a job--full- or part-time. Maybe you're independent and got your first client or two. Maybe you're starting a business. This is no time to relax. This group will help you manage the challenges and  take your Encore Career to the next level. Become a Master at what you do!

FIRE Group
(Financial Independence, Retire Early 'or Eventually')
There is a hack for every single one of life's major expenses. The FIRE movement is about maximizing your savings rate by making smart spending decisions and investing the savings. The goal is to accumulate assets that produce enough passive income to provide for your living expenses. At that point you no longer need to work for money, you can let your money work for you. FIRE promotes a lifestyle that provides financial independence, flexibility, and balance.

The Legacy Toastmasters Group
Still on the drawing board--we want to launch our very own Toastmasters Group by the end of 2019. Let's us know if you are interested. Contact  EncoreNEO50@gmail.com    
This Week's Drive-Time Podcast!
This week's recommended podcast is from Guy Raz: How I Built This
In the 1970s, Roxanne Quimby was trying to live a simpler life - one that rejected the pursuit of material comforts. She moved to Maine, built a cabin in the woods, and lived off the grid. By the mid-80s, she met a recluse beekeeper named Burt Shavitz and offered to help him tend to his bees. As partners, Roxanne and Burt soon began selling their "Pure Maine Honey" at local markets, which evolved into candles made out of beeswax, and eventually lip balm and skin care products. Today Burt's Bees can be found in nearly every grocery store and drugstore around the U.S.

Enjoy, learn, be amazed, and be inspired!

  •  Mondays 
    • 8:00-9:15 a.m. Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
      • Coffee and Networking at 7:30 a.m.
    • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
      • First of Two Weekly Sessions
  • Wednesdays  
    • 2:00-3:30 p.m. Legacy Writers - Blog Your Way to a Book.
    • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Encore Career Mastery Group
    • 6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRE Group
  • Thursdays
    • 8:00-9:30 a.m. One-on-One Coaching and Goal Setting
      • Coffee and Networking at 7:30 a.m.
    • 8:00-9:30 a.m. Job Search Discussion Group 
      • Coffee and Networking at 7:30 a.m.
    • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
      • Second of Two Weekly Sessions
Encore NEO offers a monthly $40 membership for access to all of our programming
For detailed information and online membership registration, click here.
Important Note:
The "Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series" program is open to non-members, with a free-will donation of $5. 
Exploring Starting a New Business
What is it like to be an Entrepreneur?
Those interested in exploring the option of starting a new business may get one-on -one support by contacting:
Dale Stefancic at (440) 463-7095 or dale@dalestefancic.com
MONDAY, April 15th: 
8:00-9:15 a.m.
Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
(This series is open to everyone - members and visitors.)
This Week:
Body Aches, Fatigue, Nervousness, Sleep Disturbances--Oh My! 
Technology and adrenal fatigue--what's the connection? Why should we care? And, what do we do about it?
Annette Scavone is going to help us understand all of it! 
7:30-8:00 a.m.   Coffee and Networking
8:00-9:15 a.m.   Speaker and Discussion
9:15-9:30 a.m.   Coffee, donuts, and networking
*See all upcoming March topics here 

9:30-11:30 a.m.  
Principled Negotiation and Influence Skills ECAP  
(Encore Career Accelerator Program, 2-hour sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. over four to five weeks.)
This Week :
Session 4: Dovetailing Shared and Differing Interests to Expand the Pie
  • My Case--Review and Development
  • Dovetailing Shared and Differing Interests to Expand the Pie
  • Independent Standards
Recommended Resource: Getting to Yes, Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton
WEDNESDAY, April 17th:
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Legacy Writers:
Blog Your Way to a Book!
New Group Starts June 5th! 
Always wanted to write a book but didn't know how? This year-long Blog Your Way to a Book Group is the way to get it done--easy!
It will teach you blogging and associated social media skills; help you clarify your area of expertise and build your brand in the marketplace; provide real-time feedback from your target market; teach you how to use blogging as a revenue channel; teach you how to write a book; and establish you as a published author.
The new group starts on June 5th at the Geauga County Newbury Station Branch Library.  Contact Tim Lybarger if you are interested in joining. Email  EncoreNEO50@gmail.com )

4:30-6:00 p.m.
ONLINE - Encore Career Mastery Group
Up your game and stand out from others in your field with more professional approaches with your clients and/or employer. And, protect yourself from costly mistakes. 
This week
Lessons From Business Model You 
We'll first check in on each other's progress. Then, Tim's going to share what he learned at the Business Model You certification in San Francisco last week, especially as it relates to our own career goals.
( Note : this is a member-only group that meets online with SLACK . If you are a member and wish to participate, send an email to  EncoreNEO50@gmail.com  and we will forward you an invitation to join the SLACK Channel).
Format : This is an ongoing peer learning and advisory group made up of those who recognize the financial and security benefits of continuously improving the quality of their work as well as the effectiveness of their interactions with clients and/or traditional employers. Members of this group study more advanced materials and consult to each other around the specific issues they encounter. 
6:00-7:30 p.m.
ONLINE - FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)
Note: T his is a member-only group that meets online with SLACK. If you are a member and wish to participate, send an email to  EncoreNEO50@gmail.com  and we will forward you an invitation to join the SLACK Channel).
This Week:
The FIRE Flyer
We'll be working up a flyer for the new FIRE launch at the Geauga County Public Library Newbury Station Branch on April 24th, and of course, we'll share any money savings tips we've picked up over the past two weeks!
Join in and help build the FIRE!
THURSDAY, April 18th :
8:00-9:30 a.m.
(Coffee and Networking at 7:30 a.m.)
One-on-One Coaching and Goal-Setting
(By appointment)
Transitioning a career at any age is a challenge that is tough to navigate by yourself. Thursday mornings offer a time to meet one-on-one with someone who will help you set some attainable goals and put together a plan to achieve those goals.
To set up an appointment, email Tim Lybarger at
EncoreNEO50@gmail.com , or call 440-533-1002 x 3. 
8:00-9:30 a.m.
(Coffee and Networking at 7:30 a.m.)
Job Search Discussion Group
This powerful and highly interactive session begins with a round-robin, in-depth conversation in which participants share where they stand in their individual job search/career journeys. 
What successes have they achieved? What challenges do they face? What will help move them forward?
The group then offers supportive feedback with specific ideas to help participants overcome their unique challenges! Join us to share the details of your journey and offer your valuable insights and ideas. 
*We highly recommend the website Nifty50s for great tips on the age 50 + job search process.

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Principled Negotiation and Influence Skills ECAP
This Week:
Session 5: Two Big Sources of Power
  • Independent Standards (continued)
  • Apply to My Case
The Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series (8:00-9:15 a.m.) is open to non-members. We request a $5.00 free-will donation from non-member attendees, paid at the door.
Access to the full programming schedule is available to members at a $40/month fee. Members may need to purchase books for some programs and pay additional fees for advanced programs.
Registration is required only where indicated. You may just show up and join us for all other programs!  
All current Encore NEO programs are located at:
The Federated Family Life Center
16349 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306)
Chagrin Falls (Bainbridge Twp.) 
Ohio 44023
  • Important note: Google Maps is not always accurate in its directions to this location.  Instead, you can map yourself to 16381 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls 44023 (St. John Funeral Home).  The Federated Family Life Center is adjacent to that address and on the north side.  There is good signage.
  • If you have trouble finding us, call my cell, 802-760-8344.   
  • Thursday, April 18th - Wisdom Collaborative Focus Group, Lakeland Community College.
  • Monday, April 22nd - Programming Shifts to Geauga County Newbury Station Branch Library, 14775 Auburn Rd, Newbury Township, OH 44065.
  • Friday, April 26th - Board Meeting (12:30-3:30 p.m.) Newbury Station Branch Library
  • Friday, May 17th - Full Design Team Meeting, (8:00-10:00 a.m.) Newbury Station Branch Library
  • Friday, May 31st - Encore NEO & Geauga County Public Library Age 50+ Career Expo, (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.), Newbury Station Branch Library
Learn more about Encore NEO and its programs at www.encoreneo.org.
If you have any questions or an interest in participating with any of the Encore NEO Design Team Initiatives, please feel free to contact me directly - Tim Lybarger, 802-760-8344 (cell).
My sincerest regards,
Tim Lybarger
Executive Director, Encore NEO
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