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Connections: Discussing midlife career shifts

Feb 7, 2020

Have you ever considered a midlife career shift? According to the Atlantic Monthly, switching careers in your 40s, 50s, or 60s can be beneficial for cognition, well-being, and even longevity. But, it may also come with challenges: how to enter a new industry; how to adapt to unfamiliar technology or resources; or how to get out of your comfort zone.

This hour, we sit down with two people who had had successful career reboots. They share their stories, and we hear from a career coach who shares her expertise. In studio:

  • Mike Johansson, former journalist who began a new career as a lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Norma Holland, former journalist who began a new career at a digital marketing company called Digital Hyve
  • Kathleen Pringle, premier career management strategist and coach at the Kathleen Pringle Group