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    Dec
    2017

    Let’s Hear from an Expert: Jeanne Safer, Author of Beyond Motherhood: Choosing a Life Without Children

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    In your speaking and writing, you often tackle taboo topics. What drew you to write about women who choose not to have children?
    Personal experience. It took me 5 years to make the decision not to have children myself, and I wanted to use the insights I gained to help others through this essential decision process. My most important insight: I realized I didn’t WANT to have a child; I WANTED to want to have a child.

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    Dec
    2017

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Kathy McDonald, Adult Learner Advocate

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    You’ve been in the field of adult learning for the last 17 years. Why is learning important, especially as we age?
    Labor economists predict that by 2025, 60% of all jobs in the US will require some form of postsecondary credential, and most jobs will be disrupted by technology. Look at Panera: They have a bank of tablets to order from now; soon they will need someone to maintain that technology rather than simply take your order at the counter.

    For many of us who are mid-career, we may have developed an expertise over years of working, and yet most fields are constantly changing. For instance, the marketing field has mainly moved to digital, so if you only deal in printed media, you will find your skills are less valued over time.

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    Nov
    2017

    Let’s Hear from an Expert: Robin Fisher Roffer, Author of Your No Fear Career

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    What was your motivation for writing your newest book, Your No Fear Career?
    I wrote this book when my marriage to my business partner was falling apart. I was facing a totally new reality of being a single parent to our teenage daughter and running the company on my own. It felt like everything was changing at once and fear started to take hold of me. In response, I culled together all of the tools I’d honed over the years to navigate this overwhelming and utterly terrifying transition. In the end, I created Your No Fear Career as a guide for myself.

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