FREE Programs

Join us for our FREE weekly Monday Morning Life/Career Development Discussion Series. We’ll introduce you to Encore NEO and how we can help you.

Every Monday Morning (Holidays excepted)

9:30-11:30 a.m. 

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

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Email Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com to learn more.

Encore NEO Programs

 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

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

Join Encore NEO's LinkedIn Group HERE.

*A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help 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.

Participation involves a commitment to meet for up to 1-1/2 hours every week or two weeks at a day and time agreed upon by group members.

Email Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com to learn more.

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!

Email Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com to learn more.

One-on-one coaching is available to Encore NEO members.

Email Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com 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.

This program is available to Encore NEO members.

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 StoryBrand: 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.

These programs are available to Encore NEO members.

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

This program is available to Encore NEO members.

Legacy Writers Go Public!

Beginning in January 2018, Encore NEO Legacy Writers began "Blog Your Way to a Book" under the tutelage of Patrick Culliton at the Geauga County Public Library.

Over the course of the project, they supported each other, set up their blogs, and shared their expertise and insights on topics for which they have much passion.

We invite you to take a look at their work below.  Follow those blogs that resonate with you and feel free to offer your comments. Then pass the link along to others!

Personal Sustainability, authored by Dave Cowen

Creek Runs Through It, authored by John Wagner

Aim High Life, authored by Vivian Miller

HR Compliance Guy, authored by Dave Waldorf

The Legacy Career, authored by Tim Lybarger

We plan to launch our very own Toastmasters Group.

Email us at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com if you are interested.

NEW Program!  Encore NEO Encoreship® Program


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