Upcoming Events and Status Updates on the 
Encore NEO Agenda!!!
May 10, 2019
Incredible New ECAP Starting June 3rd!    
(limited to 25 participants)
Charting a New Course with Business Model You:
How to Design a Breakthrough Career!
Replace career confusion with career confidence, whether you want to improve in your current position, change jobs, or start your own enterprise.

** YES--this is for traditional job-seekers as well! **
A Personal Business Model  is the logic by which you present your skills and abilities to the marketplace (as in potential employers)  in exchange for fair compensation.
Encore NEO is excited to partner with Tim Clark, author of  Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career,  to offer an amazing in-depth journey focused on reinventing your career to adapt to a changing world. This program will run Monday and Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for eight sessions throughout June. 
Participants will receive access to the 37 components of Tim Clark's online learning program: Redesign Your Career with a new Personal Business Model (a $50 value.)
Recommended Resource: We highly recommended that you purchase the accompanying book, Business Model You, by Tim Clark--we will be using this book throughout the program.
Please REGISTER HERE for the Charting a New Course with Business Model You ECAP starting June 3rd!
(This program is available to Encore NEO members only. Please see the Membership Registration link below for more information.)
Exciting Upcoming Event !

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.

This Week's Drive-Time Podcast!
This week's recommended podcast is from: 
Susan Tynan's experience in the ephemeral e-market of LivingSocial made her want to start a business that she could touch and feel. After being charged $1600 to frame four posters at her local framing store, she decided to create a mail-order framing company that offers fewer designs at lower prices. Framebridge is now five years old and still feeling growing pains, but is slowly reshaping the rules of a rigid industry. 

Enjoy, learn, be amazed, and be inspired!

  •  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. 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.
    • 4:00-5:30 p.m. Encore Career Mastery Group
    • 6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRE Group
  • Thursday
    • 8:30-9:45 a.m. Job Search Discussion Group 
      • Coffee and Networking at 8:00 a.m.
    • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
      • Second of Two Weekly Sessions 
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).
  • The Encore NEO Playbook Binder to help you set goals, track progress and retain valuable program notes.
MONDAY, May 13th: 
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
This Week:
Connect! Engage! Inspire!
How can the library possibly help me with my career transition?  You'll be amazed at what you can get for free through the Geauga County Public Library!!!
Katy Farrell is going to tell us all about it.
Come participate in the conversation! 
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 May topics here. 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
ECAP: Preparing for the Age 50+ Job Search
(Encore Career Accelerator Program, 2-hour sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. over four to five weeks.)
This Week :
Session 5:  My assets! What qualifies me?
  and,  Resumes and Cover Letters for the Age 50+ Seeker
WEDNESDAY, May 15th:
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 )

4:00-5:30 p.m.
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
Design Thinking. Lean Startup. Agile.
First, we'll check in on each other's progress. 
Then, we'll talk about how some of the most current startup concepts apply to our own practices and/or employment.
( 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.
FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) 
This is an ongoing study and peer-support group that seeks to develop financial strategies to get as quickly as possible to a place where work is optional.
               (Podcast - 49:17 minutes)
The Mad Fientist says, "Cal's books (Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, etc.) have been incredibly helpful to me over the years so it was great to talk to him about how his writing applies to financial independence and early retirement."
Listen to this podcast ahead of time and we'll discuss our insights!
Join in and share your stories!

Note : T his group is open to all members of the public regardless of age, and at no charge. The group meets on site at the Newbury Station Library Branch. 
Encore NEO members have access to additional resources as well as a SLACK Channel to enable remote online participation at the weekly sessions and private conversations with other members between sessions.
Join in and help build the FIRE!
THURSDAY, May 16th :
8:30-9:45 a.m.
(Coffee and Networking at 8:00 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.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
ECAP: Preparing for the Age 50+ Job Search 
(Encore Career Accelerator Program, 2-hour sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. over four to five weeks.)

This Week:
Session 6: Networking and Informational Interviewing
  • Where and how?
  • What's the right way to do Informational Interviews?
  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.
  • Friday, May 17th - Full Design Team Meeting, (8:30-10:30 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
  • Friday, June 21st - Encore NEO Board Meeting, (8:30-11:30 a.m.), Newbury Station Branch 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 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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