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