Submitted by Roger Sandeen

Q:  What was your primary career and what did you love about it?

A:  I was a CPA and ultimately a CFO for most of my career. I really loved the management and leadership components of my career. I enjoyed helping others maximize their skills and capabilities. I still mentor and coach a number of former colleagues.

Q:  When you retired, did you feel ‘finished’ or, for you, was there still something left to do?

A:  When I retired, I knew I had more to give. Besides mentoring and coaching, I do volunteer work with the Salvation Army and other non-profits that work with veterans. Additionally, I am marketing and selling a profit improvement consulting process and helping others start or grow a new business.

Q:  What inspires you and why?

A:  I am motivated to give or help others because I was helped by others during my successful career.

Q:  How does your unique set of experiences make a difference for the community in your work now?

A:  I am very flexible and open to try anything. I like to challenge the status quo and change things for the better.

Q:  What’s your advice for boomers who are about to launch their own “second act”?

A:  Be open to anything or pursue something you have never done before but would like to do.