For those who would like to work with an ongoing group in a slightly more relaxed structure, Saturday SHIFT-In provides that extra boost of encouragement to achieve your goals. Are you looking for your “tribe”? Come join us, won’t you?
Saturdays from 8:30 am-10 am Central U.S. time
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Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting Registration and Links are sent out each week to the registration list above.
Suggested Donation: $5.00 per drop-in session, payable at registration.
Catherine Mullinax-Jones. In my years with SHIFT I have had the privilege of working with all of these exceptional people who come to SHIFT, all wrestling with similarities in the issues we are dealing with, health, health costs, children in college and launching, aging parents who are growing more dependent, and managing their own wealth for “retirement”. That is the outside stuff. Midlifers have all gone through amazing gains, loses and transitions.
On the inside these are people that are vibrant, brilliant, and creative that are searching for the next, or completely new opportunities. They bring a depth of experience to the task. Sometimes the depth is a well to be climbed out of, others it is a well in which to plumb the depths for treasure, frequently both at the same time. The courage I witness every day is astounding. The word “retirement” is not the goal. It is the thing that you can choose to take, and then there is the open vista of possibilities. If anything, the endless options are what is overwhelming. I bristle at the saying that 60 is the new 40. It is not. 60 is the new 60, and the 70 is the new 70, and 80 is the new 80. We are not passive participants.
I believe that “once curious…always curious”. And we, with our wisdom-highlighted hair, are focusing our curiosity on the world around us, showing up as we are, and making change for good! Catherine has a long and varied career, earned a degree in Architecture and is a certified Life Coach.
Norm Plasch. Norm has been has been actively involved with SHIFT for the past six years. He has provided guidance to mid-life audiences as an inspiring facilitator and presenter for the past 15 years. His blend of real life examples and humor help provide the audience with a message of hope.Norm and his wife, Roxanne, live in Lakeville, Minnesota. They have two married adult children and four granddaughters. Norm’s professional experience includes his position as Project Manager Development Program Manager with the Minnesota Department of Transportation where he has been employed for 33 years and he is a former Director with the Lakeville Public Schools Board of Education.
Micheal Betting. Mike said he was attracted to the concept of SHIFT after being told about it by one of the co-founders, Jan Hively. He has a background working with the younger end of the age spectrum for 30 years. His experience with groups and personal development motivated him to support the small-group energy of the Saturday morning sessions. He sees how the stories of life-experiences, listening to others’ ideas and insights has helped him grow as a person. The groups’ participants have found meaning in their transitions in astounding ways and seeing those successes keeps him committed to seeing SHIFT-In available to others in the Twin Cities communities.
We’ll see you on Saturday mornings!