Our Community & Programs
Every member of Executives Over 50 is part of a group of 10 to 12 like-minded souls. We carefully curate these groups to ensure the members derive as much value from the experience as possible and forge meaningful, long-term relationships.
Facilitated by a professional coach with members often geographically dispersed, groups meet online for 1 1/2 hours/every week. There are opportunities to meet face-to-face as well.
The members of your group will help you define your goals and hold you accountable for achieving them while challenging and supporting you.
Executives Over 50 offers additional programs and a large network of experts and specialists to help you with your career, business, health, wellness, and personal financial situation.
The Benefits of MembershipThese are some of the reasons why members want to be part of Executive Over 50:
- A safe and supportive environment from a group of like-minded souls.
- Opportunity to tap into networks that members have built over decades.
- Access to diverse opinions, experience, and knowledge.
- Professionally facilitated forum for brainstorming and finding solutions to the challenges members face.
- A chance to momentarily escape the four walls of our lives.
“Ageism in the Workplace” (A LinkedIn Live Event)
In April 2023, John Furth talked with two HR experts about their careers and lives as 60-something-year-olds. In this video clip, they address the points:
- Ageism is the one form of discrimination that affects everyone. It is most apparent at the beginning and the end of our careers. Beliefs about age are so insidious that we often don’t realize how much we internalize these associations and sabotage ourselves and our potential.
- While age-related declines in physical, emotional, and mental abilities may impact the options available to us, we need to be able to recognize and act on new and unexpected opportunities.
Older Executives Make Better EmployeesStudies have found that older employees and executives:
- Are more likely to engage in proactive behaviors at work, such as seeking out new challenges and opportunities for learning and development.
- Tend to perform better than younger workers in jobs that require experience, problem-solving, and social skills.
- Are most focused and productive from the age of 50 to 80.
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Recording of a LinkedIn Live event from May 12, 2022
Be Your Own Hero!
As an employee, you strike a bargain with your employer. You’re paid, offered opportunities to grow personally and professionally, and be part of something bigger than yourself. In exchange, you are expected to keep less-than-desirable character traits under wraps and become the person they want you to be.
When I went independent at the age of 54, I discovered I had unwittingly struck another bargain: While I was free to make my own decisions and run my business the way I wanted to, I also suffered through financial worries, doubts, and, worse of all, the nagging feeling that I was failing and making poor choices.
I also had extended moments of the kind of loneliness that forces you to confront yourself, your weaknesses, and your demons. I eventually (re-)learned and accepted who I was – warts and all. I now celebrate that person and his accomplishments every day.
And I’ve learned an important lesson that I try to pass on as much as possible: It’s not what you do that defines your life, but it’s who you are… and only you can make that happen!