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Richard Leider
Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?

Richard Leider will help you discover how to experience aging through inspiring stories, real-world practices, and provocative questions designed to help you navigate the path from adulthood to elderhood with choice, curiosity, and courage.

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Elizabeth White
Are You Faking Normal?

Elizabeth White, author of Fifty-five, Unemployed, and Faking Normal, teaches how Resilience Circles can be helpful during challenging times. Get to the realness about aging when in a financial crisis. Are you pretending to be ok?

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Dr. Angela Goepferd
Gender Expression and Sexual Identity

Dr. Angela Goepferd, MD, specializes in gender expression and sexual identity. Learn the appropriate terminology to communicate about gender and sexual identity, sexual preference, understanding with pronouns and gender evolution.

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Justin Michael Williams
Linda Grubbs
We Rise Together: Creating Space to Hear Each Other

Stay Woke author Justin Michael Williams and MEA’s DEI Advisor, alum Linda Grubbs, discuss the difference between listening and hearing, how to ask high quality questions and listen to the wisdom within.

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Ben Pundole
Why do we travel? And how has Covid changed things?

Hospitality veteran and founder of AHotelLife.com, Ben Pundole discusses the future of travel. Where have we been and where are we going? What does travel teach us? And what are the new travel trends?

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Blake Mycoskie
Toms and Madefor Founder shares his sharing philosophy.

“The more you give, the more you live.” Philanthropic entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie tells stories of how he stumbled into every one of his businesses, from making sure kids have shoes to wellness for all.

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Mark Nepo
A leading poet on how creativity can impact your life.

“To walk quietly until the miracle of everything speaks is poetry, whether we write it down or not.” Poet Mark Nepo is the author of 12 books including the #1 NYT bestseller, The Book of Awakening.

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Eduardo Briceño
Got a fixed mindset? Find out how to shift it and grow.

Eduardo Briceño’s TED talks have been watched 6 million times. As the founder of Mindset Works, he’s devoted to enabling a more learning-oriented world and is masterful at helping people to shift!

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Ken Page
Hope for those seeking to find a healthy, lasting love.

Author of Deeper Dating, psychotherapist Ken Page invites you to discover your deepest intimacy gifts. Learn the Inner Mentor Process, a joyful and empowering practice to tap into your own intimacy-wisdom.

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Tom McCook
Get to know your body anew with MEA’s Pilates master.

Center of Balance founder and director, Tom McCook is a gifted movement specialist who will get you back into your midlife body. Get up and move with intention and learn to connect body, mind and spirit.

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Lynne Twist
Reframe your money relationship, change your life.

Author of The Soul of Money, Lynne Twist offers a deeper understanding of currency. Explore the 3 toxic myths of a scarcity mindset, cracking the mindset of “not enoughness,” and Sufficiency vs Abundance.

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Daniel Friedland
Lessons from our favorite MD on how to lead with heart.

Author of Leading Well from Within, “Dr. Danny” offers concrete strategies to address the leadership challenges created by the pandemic. Discover how to become a more conscious leader in times of stress.

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Kerry Hannon
Marci Alboher
Encore! Is now the right time to plan your next act?

NYT columnist Kerry Hannon and Encore.org leader Marci Alboher offer 4 Steps on how to seize the opportunity through a setback, how to reset, redirect, and recharge, and the importance of collaboration.

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Janis Nakano Spivack
How to manage change in our hyper-connected world.

Crush. founder Janis Nakano Spivack’s rapid-reset methodology taps your authentic intelligence so your choices are better suited for what works for you, rather than what people tell you you should do.

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Barbara Waxman
Renowned gerontologist shares the keys to Middlescence.

Author Barb Waxman teaches the 5 Essential Elements to Thriving: how to harness your energy, cultivate it and activate yourself, identify where you’re falling short, and the microsteps towards thriving.

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Dacher Keltner
Rediscover Awe with Greater Good Science Center founder.

UC Berkeley’s Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. shows how Awe can help you overcome anxiety and stress, where and how to look for awe, and how to notice more awe-inspiring things around you in your everyday life.

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Stacy Peralta
Skate legend, entrepreneur and filmmaker takes on fear.

Stacy Peralta shows us how to move forward in the face of distraction and uncertainty, roll with failure, find the energy to begin again, and asks, “what’s the one and only thing that belongs to you?”

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Jeff Hamaoui
Viewing the pandemic through a growth mindset lens.

MEA co-founder Jeff Hamaoui looks at mindsets in the time of Coronavirus, offers 10 Top Tips during these uncertain times, and asks, “Is this a time to 'Bunker and Build' or to ‘Innovate and Meditate?’”

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Blake Mycoskie
Steve Granville
Hoffman Institute & MEA Presents: Community Conversations with Blake Mycoskie & Chip Conley

Join us for our second 90-minute Community Conversations where we will welcome MEA CEO and co-founder Chip Conley and Blake Mycoskie, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Founder of TOMS, who will discuss a wide range of topics, including what it means to be a curious student of life, mentorship, philanthropy, legacy, and the Purpose Portfolio. Their conversation will be followed up with a facilitated experience led by Steve Granville, leadership consultant and entrepreneur, and Kari Cardinale of MEA. And, of course, we’ll have plenty of time for questions.

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Chip’s midlife memoir, Flatline on the Faultline

Written in a gooey liminal time, on his 50th birthday, this reflection tells the intimate story of Chip’s midlife challenges. Audiobook narrated by Chip.

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