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  1. The Over 50s are Assets in the Workplace NOT Liabilities

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have been a long term campaigner for addressing ageism in the workplace. I was really pleased to be asked to contribute an article to People Management magazine ( the HR Professionals official publication) explaining how women over 50 are affected by ageism in the recruitment process. This illustrates that the HR profession has taken note and that it is being taken seriously.  As the population ages so does the workforce – it is a major problem facing most of the major economies and needs to be addressed. In fact the country needs us to work.  In 2025 it is  forecast that there will be 13.5 million vacancies – with only 7 million young people leaving school/college and entering...
  2. Protect Your Business From These Worst-Case Scenarios

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    Many women over 50 are choosing to set up their own businesses. Statistics show that businesses set up by the over 50s have a far greater success rate than those of their younger counterparts. Experience does have an advantage when it comes to being an entrepreneur ! When putting together a business plan , it is imperative to factor in contingencies for the things that could go wrong, and the best time to do this is when things are going well and you can look at the options with a clear head. Here are some of the common scenarios you may want to address: Protect your business from data loss Something that is always going to be very important for any business is ...
  3. How to Start a Career in Coaching

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      If you are at a crossroads when it comes to retirement and making sure that you are able to afford what you want to do after you give up work, you create new opportunities. Many professionals leaving the corporate world are looking for a more rewarding and more flexible career, and set up their coaching business. To succeed you have to be focussed, due to the competitive nature of the market. Below you will find a few tips on how to get started and build a profitable business model. Build On Your Experience The good news is that you can help other people overcome the same problems you managed to deal with during your professional or personal life. Your main selling point as a coach should be your...
  4. Becoming Self-Employed To Support Your Retirement

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    Some people take to retirement like a duck to water, but others like to keep their options open to be able to stay active and boost their income. Going freelance or becoming self-employed in your older age can be an excellent way to make some additional money, while getting to choose your hours and working days to suit you. For many people, a self-employed role can be a great way to balance retirement while still wanting to make some money, with several different roles available to you. Find out more about becoming self-employed to support your retirement below. Look out for community roles You’d be surprised at the number of roles that people undertake in the community...
  5. Midlife MOT: Views on the ILCs EXTEND report looking at the implications of an ageing workforce

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Interesting to read the  ILC’s Extend report today, looking at the implications of policy and pension reforms on an ageing workforce. The findings of the research demonstrated a need for to encourage working in later life, this is beyond the changes in state pension age. It states measures are needed to address health and wellbeing at work, to tackle age discrimination in the workplace and to support those juggling working and caring. Workplaces should be encouraged and supported so health promotion should be a priority. Job and retirement flexibility should also be incorporated. These are all issues we considered when developing the Midlife MOT programme. In the UK there is a strategy and target to increase the number of workers aged 50-69 by 12% by 2022. The ILC’s...
  6. New Career over 50: 5 Reasons to become a Life Coach

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice Being a life coach is a highly rewarding vocation in which you can help others realise their strengths, values and achieve their goals and reach their dreams. Today, Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice, shares 5 reasons to become a life coach. 5 Reasons to become a life coach over 50 You like helping and being around people – this is pretty much a prerequisite of the job – liking people and wanting to help them further themselves. Life coaching suits those with a sociable, practical and calm nature who prefer the company of others to their own solitude. You’re good at listening – some people are natural listeners with an empathetic nature. They find it easy to listen to other people’s dilemmas and issues,...
  7. 5 Ways to Empower other Women

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice For years, women have been pitted against one another,often encouraged to be catty and cold to each other. But today, women are changing their attitudes to each other and beginning to form a sisterhood, realising there is so much more that can be done to empower one another and create collective success. Top Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice, knows the importance of creating positive, long-lasting relationship. So, for International Women’s Day, she’s sharing 5 ways to empower other women. 5 Ways to Empower Other Women Just do it – other women are your sisters. We must stand together. Cultivate the idea that women aren’t actually in competition. We are a united force on the same side and it’s time to stand tall together. Don’t...
  8. Mum and daughter launch new business together at the ages of 53 and 25,  ‘doing what we love’.

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    How Amanda and Emily Thompson’s health problems inspired a new career. Amanda’s story “After years of suffering from joint swelling and immobility, in 2013 I was diagnosed by a Rheumatologist as having Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He prescribed extremely powerful drugs that could have serious side-effects.   I asked the Rheumatologist if I could try a more natural approach.  However, he was very unsupportive and said that going down the natural route wouldn’t work.  He suggested that if I didn’t take the medication my condition would continue to deteriorate to where I could possibly end up in a wheelchair. “I cried.  I told him I...
  9. Business over 50: Networking for introverts

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Susan Cain sums up lots of great things around introversion in her book, Quiet, and her Ted talk is brilliant to watch (https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts). She shares just how challenging it can be for introverts to have the energy to go out and network – even citing a University Professor who is brilliant at delivering an annual lecture and follow up questions with the audience but finds the idea of a lunch with everyone before his talk just too much to take on so politely declines this. It is also worth noting ‘networking’ isn’t just about going to an event and striking up conversations with strangers – networking permeates all areas of our lives and when done right it can be life enhancing and...
  10. The Pros and Cons of working with your life partner 

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Couplepreneurs are emerging as an economic segment that is somewhat unknown, undiscovered, undervalued and unrecognised. I hope to change that and normalise the idea of embarking on running a business with your life partner rather than have people look at me in disbelief when I tell them that couples are doing this. Couplepreneurs  – a global community for couple owned businesses to meet, share and inspire their stories and come together to support and be supported through the trusted advisor network within the community – intends busting open the myths around couples living and working together. It’s definitely an emotive subject so what are the real benefits and challenges of working with your life partner? You are ‘All In’ and...
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