Submitted by Barry Scott
Q: What was your primary career and what did you love about it?
A: Leading a company primarily engaged in marketing and selling. I loved enabling people with talent to develop and build careers and self worth. I also loved satisfying customers.
Q: When you retired, did you feel ‘finished’ or, for you, was there still something left to do?
A: I do not consider myself retired. I have plenty left to do and this must be aligned with my talent in engaging people to do better for themselves through coaching and counseling.
Q: What inspires you and why?
A: Successful people who I have nurtured along their path.
Q: How does your unique set of experiences make a difference for the community in your work now?
A: I volunteer at a Community Center which has as a part of its mission, assisting people who have lost their jobs. We help develop resumes, prepare them for interviews and try and guide them to finding the next job.
Q: What’s your advice for boomers who are about to launch their own “second act”?
A: Find something that will stimulate you in a passionate way. That way you will give it your all and will enjoy what you are doing.