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Encore NEO Agenda!!!
January 16, 2020
"There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change ."
- Jan Ashford  
This Week's Drive-Time Podcast!    
This week's recommended podcast is from: 
Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists-and the movements they built.

January 6, 2020 
Before it became fashionable to start a tech company in your dorm room, Michael Dell did exactly that. In 1983, he began selling upgrade kits for PC's out of his dorm at UT Austin. A few months later he dropped out of school to focus full time on the PC business. At age of 27, he became the youngest CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. Today, Dell has sold roughly 700 million computers. PLUS in our post-script "How You Built That," we check back with Vanessa and Casey White, who turned their grandfather's pierogi recipe into Jaju Pierogi, hand-made Polish dumplings that are sold across the Northeast.

Enjoy, learn, be amazed, and be inspired! Most of all--look for the characteristics that lead to success!

  •  Mondays 
    • 8:30-9:45 a.m. Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
      • Coffee and Networking at 8:00 a.m.
    • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Job Search Discussion Group
  • Wednesdays  
    • 4:00-5:30 p.m. Encore NEO Volunteer Corps
  • Thursdays
    • 8:30-9:45 a.m. Charting a New Course with Business Model You--Weekly Work Session 
      • Coffee and Networking at 8:00 a.m.
    • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP) 
You may observe any of our onsite programs at no cost.
Our $40 monthy membership entitles you to:
  • Full participation during all programs,
  • access to program materials,
  • access to the Members Only section of the Encore NEO website (www.EncoreNeo.org), and
  • the Encore NEO Playbook Binder to help you set goals, track progress and retain valuable program notes.
MONDAY, January 20th: 
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
We're no good to anyone if we don't take care of ourselves. Be proactive! Learn how to stay sharp -- always!
This will be a group sharing session. A handout will be provided with some important tips, but bring your own ideas and experiences to share!
8:00-8:30 a.m.   Coffee and Networking
8:30-9:45 a.m.   Speaker and Discussion
9:45-10:00 a.m.   Coffee, treats, and networking
See all upcoming January topics here. 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.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.
WEDNESDAY, January 22nd:
4:00-5:30 p.m
Encore NEO Volunteer Corps
Working together to build Encore NEO's future
  • Topic: Planning next month's Speaker Series topics
THURSDAY, January 23rd :
8:30-9:45 a.m.
(Coffee and Networking at 8:00 a.m.)
Charting a New Course with Business Model You-
Weekly Work Session
This is an ongoing work session in which participants apply the personal business model framework to help each other reinvent their careers and develop strategies to interact with potential employers.
If you do not yet have a personal career model, we'll help you build one!

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
ECAP: Building a Story Brand (Session 3 of 8)
(Encore Career Accelerator Program, 2-hour sessions on Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. over eight weeks.)
Clarify your message so that potential employers, customers and clients will listen!
Learn how to apply Donald Miller's simple seven-part framework to transform how the the marketplace sees you, your products and services. 
This week:
Building A Story Brand
(Pages 45-84)
Chapter 4: A Character
Chapter 5: Has a Problem
Chapter 6: And Meets a Guide
     One-on-One Coaching and Goal-Setting 
Available by Appointment
Transitioning a career at any age is a challenge that is tough to navigate by yourself. Contact us to schedule 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. 
Registration is required only where indicated. You may just show up and join us for all other programs!  
All programs are hosted at:
Geauga County Public Library Newbury Station Branch
14775 Auburn Road 
Newbury Township, Ohio 44065
If you have trouble finding us, call Tim Lybarger's cell,  802-760-8344.
  • January 17, Board Meeting (Board Members Only) (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), Newbury Station Library 
  • February 21, Board Meeting (Board Members Only) ( 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), Newbury Station Library
Learn more about Encore NEO and its programs at www.encoreneo.org.

For detailed information and online membership registration click here.
If you have any questions or an interest in participating with any of the Encore NEO Volunteer Corps 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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