New Location starting April 22, 2019

In partnership with Geauga County Public Library, all regularly scheduled programs take place at:

Geauga County Public Library Newbury Station Branch
14775 Auburn Rd
Newbury Township, OH 44065


Encore NEO Programs

Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series – Mondays, 8:30-9:45 a.m.

This weekly speaker series addresses all areas of the age 50+ career transition. Coffee and networking start at 8:00 a.m. Open to everyone.
See topics for the June Speaker Series HERE.

Six “Encore Career Accelerator Programs (ECAPS)” – Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Each ECAP is comprised of eight to ten, two-hour sessions over four or five weeks.  Offerings repeat throughout the year.

  • Charting a New Course  (New group starts June 3, 2019)
    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
    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 Ury
  • Preparing for the Age 50+ Job Search  (Launching April 29, 2019)
    Learn skills and tactics to overcome obstacles faced by older job seekers.

Three Weekly Brain Trust Groups – higher-level peer groups

  • Job Search Discussion Group – Thursdays, 8:30-9:45 a.m.
    Learn the best tips for the age 50+ job search.
  • Encore Career Mastery Group – Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m. (Online with SLACK)
    Hone professional skills and share client and/or employer challenges.
  • FIRE Group (Financial Independence Retire Early 'Or Eventually) – Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Maximize your savings, make smart spending decisions, and learn how to accumulate assets that provide for financial independence.

This group is open to all members of the public regardless of age at no charge. Encore NEO Members have access to additional resources as well as a SLACK Channel to enable remote online participation at the weekly sessions and private conversations with other members between sessions.


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

Advanced Programs  (may require additional fees)

  • Legacy Writers: Blog Your Way to a Book - Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (New group starts June 5, 2019)
    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 by the end of 2019. Let us know if you are interested. Contact us at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com.

Standard Weekly Programming Schedule

  • 8:30-9:45 a.m. Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
    • Coffee and Networking start at 8:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
    • 1st weekly session
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m. Legacy Writers – Blog Your Way To A Book (New group starts June 5, 2019)
  • 4:00-5:30 p.m. Encore Career Mastery Group (Online on SLACK)
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRE Group (Financial Independence Retire Early 'Or Eventually)
  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. Job Search Discussion Group
    • Coffee and networking start at 8:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
    • 2nd weekly session

Program Fees and Membership Information

You may observe any of our onsite programs at no cost.

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. (Launching in May, 2019), 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.