Encore Career Accelerator Program

“Encore Career Accelerator Programs (ECAPS)” 

Each ECAP consists of weekly 2-hour sessions on Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. over eight to ten weeks.
Building a Story Brand – NEW PROGRAM - Started Thursday, January 9, 2020
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.
Required Resource: Building a Story Brand: Clarifying Your Message So Customers Will Listen, by Donald Miller
Charting a New Course
Lost a job, retired and bored, or just off course with your current job? This program will help you develop a pathway to a new career
Required Resource: Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career, by Tim Clark in collaboration with Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
Getting to Financial Independence
Learn how to save, invest, and earn your way to true retirement. At the point of financial independence, you don’t have to work again.
Required Resource: The Simple Path to Wealth, by JL Collins
Exploring Self-employment
Independent work may be the most viable pathway to financial security. This program shows you everything you need to know to work for yourself.
Required Resource: The Freelancer’s Bible, by Sara Horowitz
Winning Clients
Independent work offers the kind of freedom and flexibility we crave at our stage in life—if we approach it the right way. This ECAP offers six straight-forward steps to getting unlimited clients and achieving financial freedom. Required Resource: The Irresistible Consultant's Guide to Winning Clients, by David A. Fields
Principled Negotiation
This ECAP provides the process, steps, and skills developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project to help you get what you want while, at the same time, improving the quality of relationships with your employer and/or clients.
Required Resource: Getting To Yes, by Roger Fisher and William Ury
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Church of the Western Reserve
30500 Fairmount Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Program Fees:
You may observe any of our onsite programs at no cost.
Encore NEO members ($40/month) are entitled to:
  • Full participation during all programs,
  • Access to program materials,
  • Access to the secure Members Only section of the Encore NEO website. and  
  • The Encore NEO Playbook Binder to help you set goals, track progress and retain valuable program notes.


Encore NEO works with age 50+ women and men who are seeking to achieve financial security, and to develop purpose and meaning in their later years.