Stepping Out…Moving Forward

Starting on the path toward purpose in your life

At midlife, all of us face the challenge of figuring out what’s next. As we enter a new phase of life, how can we pave the way for the adventures and conquer the uncertainties? If you would like to make a rewarding discovery of yourself in 2015, Stepping Out…Moving Forward is exactly what you are looking for. This three-session workshop will provide you with tools and guidance as you move toward purposeful life and work. Our learning will be based on two proven resources: StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath and Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life by Richard Leider and David Shapiro.

Session 1 
Letting go: It’s the way to move forward
Living “the good life”
Finding my place:  Where in the world is home?
Examining my relationships

Session 2
Focusing on what I have to offer: StrengthsFinder assessment

Session 3
Identifying my purpose: How can I serve others?
Leaving my legacy
Creating my personal vision: Summary


Connie Dawson is a public speaker and educator with an emphasis on life change strConnie Dawson--editedategies. After losing her husband to cancer seven years ago, Connie was left to raise two teenage sons on her own. Now they’re in college, and she’s started a new career. Her background includes educating at the elementary and technical college levels, consulting, volunteering in a variety of capacities at her church, and as an advisory council member for Widow Might, an organization that helps those who lose their loved ones to move forward.


Norm Plasch--editedNorm Plasch has been providing guidance to midlife audiences for the past 15 years, with the goal of giving participants a message of hope.



Thursdays, April 9, 16 and 23, 2015 
6:30–8:30 PM
Café, Inc.
4940 W. 77th St
Edina, MN 55435

We are sorry this session has been cancelled. Please watch for future learning sessions with SHIFT.

Please plan to purchase these books before the first session:

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