Dr. Cynthia, influential life coach, founder and CEO of Refire Don't Retire, has two unique qualities that no other mentor can top.
After training as a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator and earning a doctorate in leadership from Columbia University, she followed her passion into the education world.
After a 30-year career in public education, she took the leap to exit her position as an assistant high school principal to take early retirement and “refire” and reinvent herself.
One of Cynthia's top strengths is creativity. When she was an assistant high school principal, there was little room for her creativity, her unique gifts, her values, and her personality. She felt stifled and became increasingly disenchanted with her position, hence her decision for early retirement.
When she walked out with her last graduating class, she felt that she too had graduated. It was one of those moments when the clouds part and total clarity arises. She knew that she was meant for something more. She knew she was meant to make a great impact during her next chapter. She did not know exactly what that would look like.
Her calling became evident. She read an article called “Why So Few?” about the lack of women in the fields of science, and a light bulb went off. She decided to join the movement to help close the gender gap in the sciences. She found her purpose and passion and realized that all of her previous training as a teacher, counselor, and administrator had prepared her for her for this calling. So she started to focus her energies, skills, and experience to develop her non-profit, Saturday Academy, Inc., to focus on girls to help them ignite a spark for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). She impacts the lives of over 500 girls annually.
It's no coincidence that her message is "Re-fire! Don’t Retire."
In pursuing her own encore career, she noticed that many of her acquaintances shared how lost, stuck, and bored they felt with their lives and wondered how she managed to stay so alive and vibrant. This concern brought her to her second calling: to help retired women figure out how to answer their own calling to pursue an encore career. She became passionate about helping these women discover how they can unlock their personal treasure chests of experience, skills, and wisdom to re-fire and re-ignite their next chapter so that they too can feel more alive and vibrant and have no regrets at the end of life.
Clients consider Dr. Cynthia to be their go-to expert to help them figure out how to use their skills and expertise to create an encore career and take their dreams off the back burner and make them a reality.
Today, she gets to share her gifts, her skills through helping retired women use their second act to create encore careers that make them come alive to live vibrant happy, meaningful and purposeful lives.And guess what? If you’re reading this right now, She can help you find your encore career too!
Emmy-award-winning journalist Jane Pauley now hosts AARP's "Your Life Calling" on NBC's TODAY show. In this video, she talks about the myth of reinvention, the best way to get started on your encore, and the potential of an encore movement for the greater good.
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