Geauga County


The Federated Family Life Center
16349 Chillicothe Rd
Bainbridge, OH 44023


Standard Weekly Programming Schedule

  • 8:00-9:15 a.m. Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
    This weekly speaker series addresses all areas of the age 50+ career transition. (Open to non-members; request $5 per session)  See topics for the February Speaker Series HERE.
    • Coffee and Networking start at 7:30 a.m.


  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
    One or more of six ECAP programs, comprised of eight, two-hour sessions to be completed over four weeks, will run concurrently during this time. ECAPs will repeat throughout the year.

ECAPS include:

  • Charting a New Course
    Apply business model thinking to develop a pathway to a new career. Resource: Business Model You, by Tim Clark.
  • 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.
  • Exploring Self-employment
    Learn everything you need to know to work for yourself. Resource: The Freelancer's Bible, by Sara Horowitz.
  • Winning Clients  (Launching February 2019)
    Learn six steps to getting unlimited clients and achieving financial freedom. Resource: The Irresistible Consultant's Guide to Winning Clients, by David A. Fields
  • Principled Negotiation  (Launching March 2019)
    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
  • Preparing for the Age 50+ Job Search  (Launching May 2019)
    Learn skills and tactics to overcome obstacles faced by older job seekers.
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m. Legacy Writers – Blog Your Way To A Book
    Learn how to blog and use blogging to write and publish a book.
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Self-employment Brain Trust 
    Hone professional skills and share client challenges.
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. Wealth Builder's Brain Trust
    Develop a deeper knowledge of great money management.
  • 8:00-9:30 a.m. One-on-one Coaching and Goal-setting (by appointment)
    • Coffee and networking start at 7:30 a.m.
  • 8:00-9:30 a.m. Job Search Discussion Group
    Learn the best tips for the age 50+ job search.
    • Coffee and networking start at 7:30 a.m.


  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
    • 2nd weekly session  (Starting October 25th)

CLICK HERE for our Program Schedule PDF


  • The Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series (8:00-9:15 a.m.) is open to everyone. We request a $5.00 free-will donation from non-member attendees, paid at the door.
  • A $40 Monthly Membership grants access to all regular weekly programs and advanced programs, PLUS the “Encore NEO Playbook Binder” to help set goals, track progress, and retain valuable program notes. Members may need to purchase books for some programs and pay additional fees for advanced programs.