Upcoming Events and Status Updates on the 
Encore NEO Agenda!!!
March 8, 2019
Drive-Time Podcasts!
This week's recommended podcast is from NPR: The Hidden Brain
July 30, 2018
(23:17 minutes)
Why do you work? Popular wisdom says your answer depends on what your job is. But psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski at Yale University finds it may have more to do with how we think  about our work.
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. 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, March 11th
8:00-9:15 a.m.
Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
( This series is open to everyone - members and vistors.)

This Week:
Password Management--How To Do It!
Presented by Azmat Khan
So, how do you manage your passwords? Are you at risk for hacking? How do you protect yourself?
Azmat knows, and he's going to share his tips at this session! Join us and get your answers to this "pain-in-the-neck" task.
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.  
Winning Clients ECAP
(Encore Career Accelerator Program, 2-hour sessions on Mondays and Thursdays over four to five weeks.)
Session #9 :
STEP 5: Become The Obvious Choice
Chapters 18-19
(pages 167-192 in Winning Clients)
  • Discovering Context--Part 1
  • A Roadmap of the Context Discussion
  • Discovering Context--Part 2
  • Risks, Concerns, Value, & Parameters
  • Bonus Materials
    • 25 Questions that Uncover Higher Value Projects
    • 37 Common Sources of Value
    • The Value Discussion Questions
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, March 13th:

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 online with SLACK
4:30-6:00 p.m.
ONLINE - Self-employment Brain Trust
( 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).
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:
Success Team Round Robin:
Each person gets time for a deep-dive update to share:
  • Accomplishments to date,
  • Obstacles,
  • Ideas generated from the group to overcome those obstacles, and
  • Commitments for the coming week.
Join us and contribute your insights to help make us all successful! That's how a Brain Trust works!!

6:00-7:30 p.m.
ONLINE - Wealth Building Brain Trust

( 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).
This Week:
Building the FIRE
Financial Independence Retire Early (or Eventually)
See... FIRE Movement
Financial Independence is reaching the place where you no longer need to work to support your living needs and chosen lifestyle.
How do we get there? That's what this group is about.
This week's session is focused on reporting on our research about the FIRE Movement and taking what we learn to design our own effort.
Get in on the discussion and offer your thoughts and experiences.
THURSDAY, March 14th :
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.

T o 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 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 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 #10
Step 6: Propose, Negotiate & Close
Chapters 20 & 21
(pages 193-212 in Winning Clients)
  • Setting Up the Close
  • Creating a Perfect Proposal
  • Bonus Material
    • The Perfect Proposal Template
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 44022
  • Friday, April 26th - Board Meeting (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Location TBD
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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