The Center for Mid-Life Reinvention provides assistance, resources , education and an experience for those who are in mid-life and have begun asking deeper questions about their life.

Baby boomers are at the leading edge of generations of people that will be benefiting from a much longer lifespan. Baby boomers are turning 70 at the rate of 10,000 a day. 250 years ago life expectancy in the US was barely 36 years and the median age a mere 16.  Indeed at the beginning of the 20th century life expectancy was about 47 and today around 80.

Due to increased  longevity, aging takes on a new dimension through medical advances, healthier lifestyles, and a longer runway to work and also to continue to contribute to society. Facing a longer lifespan  may be prompting those in mid-life to ask probing questions such as “Is that all there is?” or  “What’s next for me?”. The answers to these questions often requires the creation of pragmatic pathways for a reinvention to a lifestyle of choice.

Over the course of my life, I have reinvented and rewired  myself several times. Two such reinvention examples that I have personally experienced are as follows.

First I reinvented myself when as I approacehed age 50 and in the prone of my mid-life, Arthur Andersen (a global professional services firm) collapsed in 2002 and I had lost my partner capital, my colleagues  and my career at the firm. A second midlife event was when my daughter tragically died from cancer at age 27. Her untimely passing deepened my own soul searching and a further reinvention, to seek purpose and passion.

For over 40 years I have counseled, mentored or coached clients, associates, family and  friends. I invested in myself by undertaking a masters and doctorate degrees in Human Development and Professional Coaching.My doctoral dissertation focused on mid- life .

Midlife has a special meaning to me and is  thus the focal point for the Center for Mid-Life Reinvention, because midlife matters!

Dr Andrew S Kane OBE

 

 

“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson