Join our community of people over age 50 who connect, learn, and support each other as they craft new careers around the things that inspire them.


All programs are FREE and open to all.

This weekly discussion addresses all areas of the age 50+ career transition.

Every Monday (Holidays Excepted)

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Bainbridge Branch, Geauga County Public Library
17222 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

This is a peer-to-peer mentoring group that helps members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. The concept was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill in his book The Law of Success and described in more detail in his 1937 book Think and Grow Rich.

Contact Tim Lybarger at for more information.

The Money Mastermind Group focuses on:

  • exploring great resources to learn how to effectively manage money,
  • sharing insights and tips about making and saving money, and
  • reporting and getting feedback on individual progress - successes and challenges!

Contact Tim Lybarger at for more information.

This paid internship program connects workers age 50+ with a select group of age-friendly employers to gain work experience and test new career options.  LEARN MORE.

Transitioning a career is hard to navigate by yourself. Contact us to schedule a one-one-one meeting to set attainable goals and develop a plan to achieve those goals.

Email Tim Lybarger at for an appointment.

Review your personal business model and develop new career strategies using the Business Model You framework. If you don't have a personal business model yet, we'll help you build one.

Each ECAP is comprised of weekly 90-minute sessions over eight to ten weeks.  Offerings repeat throughout the year.

  • Charting a New Course with Business Model You
    Apply business model thinking to develop a pathway to a new career. Resource: Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career by Tim Clark in collaboration with Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur.
  • Exploring Self-employment
    Learn everything you need to know to work for yourself. Resource: The Freelancer's Bible by Sara Horowitz.
  • Building a Story Brand
    Learn how to apply Donald Miller's simple seven-part framework to clarify your message and transform how the marketplace sees you, your products and services.  Resource: Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller.
  • Winning Clients
    Learn six steps to getting unlimited clients and achieving financial freedom. Resource: The Irresistible Consultant's Guide to Winning Clients by David A. Fields.
  • Getting to Financial Independence
    Learn how to save, invest, and earn your way to financial independence. Resource: The Simple Path to Wealth by J.L. Collins. 
  • Principled Negotiation
    Learn how to get what you want while, at the same time, improving relationships with your employer and/or clients. Resource: Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury.

Learn how to blog and use blogging to write and publish a book.

Email Tim Lybarger at for more information.


While the designers and facilitators have used their best efforts in developing the Encore NEO programs and materials, they make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of their components and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a specific purpose.  The strategies contained in these materials and services are illustrative in nature and may not be suitable for all participants.  Encore NEO does not provide legal or accounting advice and the materials provided are not intended to be construed as such.  All participants should consult with professionals of their choice.  None of the principles or employees of Encore NEO shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages.  Your registration for membership signifies agreement with this policy.