Introduction

The Third Age (roughly from age 50 to 75) is an emerging life stage made possible by the 30+ year life bonus afforded by our extended longevity. It is a period rich in possibilities and potential not truly available to previous generations, and for most it may be the longest phase of life. Its hallmark is personal fulfillment and self actualization. However, it is often difficult to see its opportunities, since as we leave our Second Age - where worldly achievement defined us - we may feel less powerful or important.

  • Who are we now without the roles that have defined us – parent of school-age children, business executive, career person, etc?
  • What are our goals and markers of success as we look beyond income, status, and position and start considering, "Is that all there is? What else is there for me?"
  • How can our lives feel as successful in the future, especially as we recall images of aging that defined previous generations? "How can I create the life I want?"

Program

Making the transition to one's Third Age is important and challenging work. That's why we designed our innovative and proprietary program,"Coaching for Third Age Thriving". Our program offers you - experienced coaches and other professionals - the opportunity to meet the needs of the dramatically growing over-50 population and provide a rewarding experience for your clients through a detailed, step-by-step coaching process. We provide:

  • Extensive research- and experience-based lessons
  • Creative techniques
  • Challenging questions/exercises
  • Access to our extensive online Guidebook, "Coaching for Third Age Thriving! A Grower’s Guide for Renewal and Response-Ability after 50."
  • Significant experience utilizing online class materials and course concepts
  • Ongoing support

Our objective is to provide the training, tools and techniques to help your clients make the powerful decisions that lead them successfully to their Third Age roles and support them in building a rich and rewarding Third Age for themselves and all those around them.

Here's what Richard Leider, best selling author of "The Power of Purpose" and "Repacking Your Bags" has to say about "Coaching for Third Age Thriving! A Grower's Guide..."

"The desire to grow is nothing less than the love of existence--a purpose for being here and a deep desire to fully explore life. Growth is at the root of everything that makes us feel vital. Yet, sometimes we do stop growing. Few coaches are as clear and profound in their guidance as Nancy and Melita. They are master gardeners of the growth soil. If you want to feel vital in your third age, study this book. It is a must read for anyone who is willing to ask the question, "Where do I grow from here?"

Overview of Course Content

Preliminary online reading and self assessment

Theme 1 – Life Long Development

  • Research on Aging
  • The Third Age
  • Journey of Transformation

Theme 2 – Expanding Self-Awareness/Rethinking Identity

  • Changing Negative Images of Aging
  • Creating Positive Third Age Identity
  • Redefining Success

Theme 3 – Living in Paradox

  • Mindful Reflection and Risk-taking
  • Realistic Optimism
  • Freedom and Intimacy

Theme 4 – Deepening Your Spirit/Soul Work

  • Care for Self and Others
  • Reviewing Your Spiritual Journey
  • Practices for Spiritual Growth

Theme 5 –Working Your Retirement

  • Work and Play
  • Third Age Careers

Theme 6– Putting it All Together

  • Re-Visioning one's path
  • Commitments

Licensing

Licensing is offered as an ongoing license – without additional fees – to all who complete the training program and are approved by the course facilitators. Licensees will be authorized, per the terms of the License Agreement, to use the "Third Age" logo and information in their marketing materials and websites. Click here to see an excerpt of the license agreement.

More Information

Coaches and Professionals may avail themselves of this online course in one of two ways.

Individual One-On-One  Small Group

Individually One-On-One

First, an individual coach or professional may opt for a high level personalized training experience, taught one-on-one by either Nancy or Melita. This personalized course is offered in three different levels:

Coaching for Third Age Thriving: Individual Bronze

$725

  1. 8 weeks of session work including 5/90 minute calls with facilitator.
  2. Unlimited access to online materials for personal use during the session (you'll actually get 9 weeks access).
  3. Limited license to use 10% of the materials for marketing.
  4. 10% commission for sales of the Client Program.

Coaching for Third Age Thriving: Individual Silver

$835

  1. 8 weeks of session work including 5/90 minute calls with facilitator.
  2. Unlimited access to online materials for personal use during the session (you'll actually get 9 weeks access).
  3. Limited license to use 10% of the materials for marketing.
  4. 10% commission for sales of the Client Program.
  5. Two additional 60 minute one-on-one calls.

Coaching for Third Age Thriving: Individual Gold

$865

  1. 8 weeks of session work including 5/90 minute calls with facilitator.
  2. Unlimited access to online materials for personal use during the session (you'll actually get 9 weeks access).
  3. Limited license to use 10% of the materials for marketing.
  4. 10% commission for sales of the Client Program.
  5. Three additional 60 minute one-on-one calls.

Small Group

Alternatively, you may sign up to join a small group of like-minded coaches and professionals and enjoy a group learning environment. Group courses are offered on a regular schedule and in three different levels of engagement:

Coaching for Third Age Thriving: Group Bronze

$525

  1. 8 weeks of session work including 5/90 minute calls with facilitator.
  2. Unlimited access to online materials for personal use during the session (you'll actually get 9 weeks access).
  3. Limited license to use 10% of the materials for marketing.
  4. 10% commission for sales of the Client Program.

Coaching for Third Age Thriving: Group Silver

$635

  1. 8 weeks of session work including 5/90 minute calls with facilitator.
  2. Unlimited access to online materials for personal use during the session (you'll actually get 9 weeks access).
  3. Limited license to use 10% of the materials for marketing.
  4. 10% commission for sales of the Client Program.
  5. Two additional 60 minute one-on-one calls.

Coaching for Third Age Thriving: Group Gold

$665

  1. 8 weeks of session work including 5/90 minute calls with facilitator.
  2. Unlimited access to online materials for personal use during the session (you'll actually get 9 weeks access).
  3. Limited license to use 10% of the materials for marketing.
  4. 10% commission for sales of the Client Program.
  5. Three additional 60 minute one-on-one calls.