Re-think Retirement - a Next-Up Podcast
Andy Briggs is passionate about employers really thinking about age diversity.  How should they do this?

Andy Briggs is passionate about employers really thinking about age diversity. How should they do this?

March 30, 2022

Andy Briggs, group chief executive of the Phoenix Group and the UK Government’s Business Champion for the Ageing Society, describes his role as helping people secure a life of possibilities.  Very much in line with how Next-Up thinks!  We wanted to get an employer perspective on the issues of retirement to understand wider thinking.

 

African dance was the road to happiness – Genny Jones qualified as a teacher of African dance, shortly after her 60th birthday

African dance was the road to happiness – Genny Jones qualified as a teacher of African dance, shortly after her 60th birthday

March 15, 2022

Genny Jones wears many hats. She is a qualified account, accountancy teacher, life coach and qualified as a teacher of African dance, shortly after her 60th birthday. She also runs her own group with Gingerbread, the charity for single parents, to help herself and others.

How a bereavement ended up in finding purpose – Dr Julie Wilson helped to co-found a business with her daughter in unretirement

How a bereavement ended up in finding purpose – Dr Julie Wilson helped to co-found a business with her daughter in unretirement

February 8, 2022

When Dr Julie Wilson’s mother-in-law died, she and her daughter realised something had to be done about end-of-life administration. She had been planning a packed retirement, travelling the world in a camper van.  But instead she agreed to start Settld with her daughter, Vicky Wilson. Together they have created a simple, secure online service that notifies all companies of a loved one’s death in one go and keeps users updated on account progress in a central place. 

Why start a business in your 60s? Dorthy Miller shares lessons learned from launching Prime Women

Why start a business in your 60s? Dorthy Miller shares lessons learned from launching Prime Women

December 9, 2021

Dorthy Miller Shore launched Prime Women – an online magazine for women over 50 to fill a market gap. Why didn’t she just put her feet up?  Hear her lessons and inspiring story.   

She says that to be successful in unretirement you need to be willing to learn new things and be curious.

Briege Leahy sold her business – then what?

Briege Leahy sold her business – then what?

November 5, 2021

Hear how she created a completely new role and now making a real difference to entrepreneurs

Where do you start with reinventing yourself after 20 years at Accenture? Les Bayne shares his secrets

Where do you start with reinventing yourself after 20 years at Accenture? Les Bayne shares his secrets

October 20, 2021

What’s the secret to reinventing yourself after a long corporate career? For Les Bayne dog walks, a few bottles of wine and spreadsheets, got him started. Now he is focused on helping Scottish companies grow, and Scotland reach its full potential, working with eight start-ups and chairing The Data Lab, innovation centre. Listen to hear about getting the balance right work and pleasure.

Abandoning unretirement to lead the vaccine supply chain – Ian McCubbin CBE

Abandoning unretirement to lead the vaccine supply chain – Ian McCubbin CBE

September 23, 2021

As the country faced the COVID crisis, Ian McCubbin abandoned his unretirement life to develop supply chains for the Oxford University and Imperial College vaccines. What was it like taking on that responsibility again?  And who helped him to do this?

 

A great example of reinventing yourself, Maxine Room CBE used her career in further education and diversity expertise to create a business, mentor individuals and find roles.

A great example of reinventing yourself, Maxine Room CBE used her career in further education and diversity expertise to create a business, mentor individuals and find roles.

September 3, 2021

A great example of reinventing yourself, Maxine Room CBE used her career in further education and diversity expertise to create a business, mentor individuals and find roles. Find out how you can use one aspect of your experience to create a new personal brand – and new opportunities.

“Retirement” is morally wrong says Pat Chapman-Pincher as she launches her latest venture, Defy Expectations

“Retirement” is morally wrong says Pat Chapman-Pincher as she launches her latest venture, Defy Expectations

April 21, 2021

Pat has had an interesting career, spanning from starting, building and selling tech businesses to having a non-exec portfolio career to creating a new business called Defy Expectations.
Like many things in Pat's life, things just happened, she didn't plan much. The pandemic has made us aware that we need to do things differently. With Defy Expectations she wants to disrupt the world of coaching and to encourage more great leaders through every level of any organisation.

After 20 years working at Ashridge Business School, Julie Gray decided to start her own business

After 20 years working at Ashridge Business School, Julie Gray decided to start her own business

March 31, 2021

Six years ago Corporate Faculty was founded by Julie Gray to help companies develop their leaders – to deliver business results. This is mostly through bespoke executive education programmes for senior management.  Julie couldn't see herself as completely retired and playing golf every day, she wanted to use her experience, skills and wide network and so Corporate Faculty was born. 

Jullie says "Helping people in their development makes me feel useful and alive"

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