Upcoming Events and Status Updates on the 
Encore NEO Agenda!!!
February 16, 2019
Drive-Time Podcasts!
We realize some folks have to drive quite a distance to get to our programming location. We're honored that you are willing to make the effort and want to see if we can make that time more valuable for you. So, we are introducing a new offering--podcasts that you can listen to on your way to and from Encore NEO (or any other time for that matter).
Someday soon we'll be creating our own podcasts. Until then, we're offering up  selections from two super resources: NPR: The Hidden Brain and How I Built This with Guy Raz.
All you have to do is click on the recommended link below to get to the podcast. You can then copy the URL and email it to your mobile device to listen to it from your phone while you drive. You can also just subscribe to those two podcasts on your phone.
If you have bluetooth in your car, you're set to go. If not, you may want to get a portable speaker to put in your car. If you're stumped and can't get it all to work, let us know and we'll help you through it. ( Please, please, please don't fiddle with this stuff while you are driving. Get it going before you get going!)
This week's recommended podcast is from How I Built This with Guy Raz...
(39 minutes)
"In 1986 - after failing at a number of business ideas--Murrell opened a tiny burger joint in Northern Virginia with his four sons."
Enjoy, learn, be amazed, and be inspired!

HAPPENING NOW!  You can still join in!
Winning Clients ECAP - Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., February 11th through March 7th 
Independent work offers the kind of freedom and flexibility we crave at our stage in life. If we approach it "right side up," it can provide financial rewards that lead to financial security. But get it wrong, and it will be a chronic struggle. 
This ECAP offers six straight-forward steps to getting unlimited clients and achieving Financial Freedom.
Required Resource: The Irresistible Consultant's GUIDE TO WINNING CLIENTS, by David A. Fields
Cost: Available to members only at no additional fee except for the cost of the book.
See more details in the program schedule below.

  •  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. Self Employment Brain Trust
    • 6:00-7:30 p.m. Wealth Builder's Brain Trust
  • 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, February 18th
8:00-9:15 a.m.
Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
( This series is open to everyone - members and vistors.)

This Week:
If It's Not a Hell Yes, It's a No!
What's really essential? How do we decide? How do we say NO to the things that steal away our valuable time, energy, and attention?
This peek into the New York Times best selling book Essentialism, by Greg McKeown will raise the importance of our choices and give us some concrete tips  for maintaining control of our lives!
Join us and bring your own ideas to contribute to the discussion.
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 February topics here 

9:30-11:30 a.m.  
Winning Clients ECAP
(Encore Career Accelerator Program--eight, 2-hour sessions on Mondays and Thursdays over four weeks.)

Session (#3 of eight) :
STEP 2: Maximize Impact, continued...
Chapters 5, 6, & 7 
(pages 39-64 in Winning Clients)
  • The Right Problem
  • The Right Solution
  • The Fishing Line
  • Bonus Materials
    • Fishing for Problems in Other Consulting Firms
    • The Problemeter Worksheet
Required Resource: The Irresistible Consultant's Guide to Winning Clients, by David A. Fields
Cost: Available to members only at no additional fee except for the cost of the book.
WEDNESDAY, February 20th:

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Legacy Writers:
Blog Your Way to a Book!   
This year-long adventure will  teach you the skills of blogging and associated social media;  help you to clarify your area of expertise and build your brand in the marketplace;  give you 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, esta blish you as a published author.

This week
Meeting on line with SLACK
  • Vivian Publishes this week!
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Self-employment Brain Trust
Up your game and stand out from others in your field with more professional approaches with your clients. And, protect yourself from costly mistakes. 
Format : This is an ongoing brain-trust group made up of those who have prioritized self-employment as their primary revenue stream. Members of this group will study more advanced materials and consult to each other around specific issues they encounter in their freelancing practices. 
This week:
The Consumption Chain Applied
This week we'll do an overview of the consumption chain and apply the third and forth links to our own practices.
Selection: Why does a customer pick one solution over another?
Order: What must a customer do to buy from you?
Join us and contribute your insights to help make us all successful! That's how a Braint Trust works!!

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wealth Building Brain Trust
This Week:
What are we doing with our money? ...with our lives?!
There is a movement underway that is taking a serious new look at those questions. They are questions that matter deeply to us as we craft our Encore careers. 
Many people are getting it wrong, see:  Mr. Money Mustache. We are intent on getti ng it RIGHT!
Get in on the discussion and offer your thoughts and experiences.
THURSDAY, February 21st :
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 handle on our own. Thursday mornings offer you 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 each participant shares where he or she stands with his or her job search/career adventure. 
What successes have they achieved? What challenges do they face? What will help move them forward?
The group then offers supportive and encouraging feedback with specific ideas to help each participant overcome his or her unique challenges! Join us to share the details of your journey and to 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.
Winning Clients ECAP

Session (#4 of eight)
Step 3: Build Visibility
Chapters 8-10
(pages 65-90 in Winning Clients)
  • Building Visibility
  • Writing
  • Speaking
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.   
  • Friday, March 15th - Full Design Team Meeting (8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.), Federated Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306), Chagrin Falls (Bainbridge Twp.), Ohio 44023
  • Friday, April 19th, Encore NEO Board Meeting (8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.), The Newbury Public Library Station, 14775 Auburn Road, Newbury Twp, Ohio 44065
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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