In This Issue
Rather Apropos
Eureka! Success!
From Sea to Shining Sea
Upcoming Events
Informational Interviews
From the Editor
Feature: Don’t Miss the Brilliance
Shift Buzz

Rather Apropos
soup_kitchen_volunteers.jpg How volunteerism can help you in your transition.

This month’s success story embraces the
spirit ownership.

From Sea to Shining Sea 
Learn what other mid-lifers from around the nation are talking about.

Upcoming Events
True North Group Workshops;

Jay McManus for more info.[]



Three sessions of SHIFT’s Fall 2013 Facilitator Roundtable:

What Does It Take To Be a Facilitator? 



10/17, 10/31, 11/14
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.




Danish American Center
3030 West River Parkway South
Minneapolis, MN 55406



Informational Interviews:
5 Things You Need to Know


1. Ask for them. These are connections to opportunities.

2. Immediately thank the interviewer for taking out the time to speak to you, and offer to buy the coffee if it’s a coffee meeting.

3. Do some research about the company and the person before hand.

4. Try to keep it 30 minutes or under.

5. Ask for other connections.


Join Us


Navigating Midlife Transitions


Welcome to the new edition of the Shift Online Magazine, “Sage”.
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From the Editor

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the October 2013 edition of the Shift Online magazine, as indeed Shift is making a shift. I am your new editor and this edition of the Shift is the first edition to don the new moniker Sage.

Don’t Miss the Brilliance: Appreciating Autumn 

There are two ways to look at autumn. It can be viewed as an austere reminder of the impending and seemingly never ending Minnesota winter. It can also be viewed as a shimmering kaleidoscope, a spirited conversation, if you will, on what it took to get there. Untethered by the summer wind and rain that ripped less resilient trees from their foundation exposing their roots, it’s a boisterous clamoring that wistfully recalls April budding, cool morning dew and the scorching August sun. It’s a brilliant recollection that we are privy to, if we are willing to listen. It’s a life time of experience… a colorful testimony of survival. It’s spectacular show that intensifies with each passing day.  Read full article.

Shift Buzz

Shift is making buzz…

Below is a link to a great program on Minnesota Public Radio where SHiFT was mentioned. Check it out!

Left: Shift Executive Director, David Alley.


Quote of the Month 

“The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life… the new career arc.”

–Rosabeth Moss Kanter



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