All programs will be hosted online with Zoom until we feel it is safe to resume our in-person programming.


During this phase of the Covid 19 crisis, all programs will be open to all at no cost, though we would welcome $5.00 free-will donation to help support our administrative expenses.
If you wish to join an online meeting, please see our Weekly Update and click on the Zoom link below the specific program you wish to attend.
See Encore NEO Weekly Update HERE.
Please send an email to Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Regular Meeting Location (All in-person meetings are suspended at this time.)

The Church of the Western Reserve
30500 Fairmount Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124


Encore NEO Programs

Monday Morning Career Transition Topic and Job Search Discussion – Mondays, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

This weekly disucssion addresses all areas of the age 50+ career transition. Log in at 8:20 a.m.
See topics for December HERE.

Encore Mastermind* Groups

*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. There is no fee to join, but donations are encouraged.

If you are interested in participating or just want to learn more, please email Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com.

The Encore Design Lab with Business Model You - Thursdays, 8:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. - On Hold for now

This is a working session for participants to apply the Charting a New Course with Business Model You framework to review their personal business models and develop new career strategies. If you don't yet have a personal business model, we'll help you build one.

“Encore Career Accelerator Programs (ECAPS)” – Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - On Hold for now

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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
    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

One-on-One Coaching and Goal-Setting – (by appointment)

Advanced Programs  (may require additional fees) - On Hold for now

  • Legacy Writers: Blog Your Way to a Book
    Learn how to blog and use blogging to write and publish a book.
  • Becoming a Public Speaker through Toastmasters  (Launching soon!)
    We plan to launch our very own Toastmasters Group - let us know if you are interested. Contact us at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com.

COMING SOON!  Encoreship(TM)

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

Standard Weekly Programming Schedule

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday Morning Career Transition Topic and Job Search Discussion
    • Sign on at 8:20 a.m.
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Encore Mastermind Group #1
    • Group meets every other Tuesday
  • 8:30-10:30 a.m. The Encore Design Lab with Business Model You - Weekly Work Session
    • Sign on at 8:20 a.m.
    • On Hold for now
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
    • On Hold for now
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Money Mastermind Group
    • Group meets every Friday

Program Fees and Membership Information

During this phase of COVID-19, all programs are open to all at no cost, though we would welcome $5.00 free-will donation to help support our administrative expenses.

Our $40 Monthly Membership entitles you 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.

Register for Membership Here

CLICK HERE for our Program Schedule PDF.