The goal of New Encores is to help people to discover, shape, and launch "what's next" in their lives. This could be navigating a challenging transition point in life, creating a new second act (some call it an "encore career"), or doing something personally meaningful that reflects the values and purposes of the second half of life.
We need the time and space away from our busy lives to do this work, to sprout new ideas, to renew and become revitalized, and to persist in creating what we want, A supportive group, class, or guided individual work can help you be more effective and intentional in pursuing your goals or navigating change.
With longer life expectancy than any previous generation, individuals today will find new opportunities and challenges over a longer lifespan. How will you choose to approach the next stage of your life? You have an opportunity to try something new, to pursue a passion, to rekindle an interest, to make a contribution... and to find a more satisfying, fulfilling life.
About me: I've had a long interest in adult learning and development, particularly in how people change and manage significant life transitions. Every stage of my life has been an opportunity to study and learn about life from different perspectives. In my master's degree, (M.Ed., University of Washington), I focused on adult and higher education because I was fascinated by the transformative years of young adulthood.. As I encountered non-traditional students and working adult students, I began to focus on the career issues and took post-graduate coursework in career development and assessment methods. For 30 years, I've enjoyed working as an academic and career counselor in higher education helping young people find their way in the world. Over the years, my interests have expanded to cover everything that I encountered professionally and personally, such as identity, cognitive, and moral development; adult learning and motivation; career choice, job search, and career development; personality, communication, and relationships; work/life balance, happiness studies, and now, healthful aging, and the unique issues, opportunities, and challenges of the second half of life. I have a driving interest in helping people navigate change and life transitions. I believe in living life with curiosity, courage, imagination, and hope!
I am a licensed Immunity to Change facilitator and coach. Developed by Harvard faculty Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, Immunity to Change (TM) is an innovative approach to personal development and transformative change. I am also a certified Dependable Strengths Articulation Program (TM) facilitator, and use strength-based approaches in all my work with individuals and groups.For more information on my background, please visit my LinkedIn profile. Mariko Navin, M.Ed.
"You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are." --Yogi Bhaja
"Make a meaningful life out of an ordinary one." - Peter Drucker