Jan 4-5, 2020 – PCMA Convening Leaders ’20 Hackathon
San Francisco, CA – Sat Jan 4 (5-7pm) reception & team formation); Sun Jan 5 (9am-3pm) Let’s Hack!
Donna is teaming up once again with the amazing Jamie Murdock to facilitate the PCMA Hackathon, where brilliant minds come together, form teams, and work together to solve event industry challenges. This event culminates with a Shark-like pitch session to judges who will select the winning team. If you’re looking to connect with peers and engage in a one-of-a-kind incredible experience, this is it! Click here for details.
Jan 6, 2020 – What’s Next? Piloting Your Next Career Move
San Francisco, CA at Convening Leaders ’20 (3:30pm – 4:30pm)
Donna’s teaming up with Jeff Tidwell, Founder of Next For Me, to lead an interactive discussion where we explore big shifts happening for careers today. Lifelong learning, curiosity, and constant honing are key to pilot a journey that’s both rewarding and meaningful. Side hustles, work sabbaticals and generational blending are just a few of the career catalyst trends we’ll explore. Click here for more info.
Jan 9, 2020 – Startups After 50
San Francisco, CA at Copper HQ
Join Next for Me along with the San Francisco Tech Council, Donna Kastner of Retirepreneur, and Nancy Branka of Startup Decoder for “Startups After 50,” a practical and inspiring discussion for people exploring entrepreneurial and startup opportunities in the next chapter of their careers.
Jan 11, 2020 – New Year, New Career!
Stark Library – Canton OH (11am – 1:30pm)
Too young to be done? In this workshop, we’ll explore where needs for freelance talent are strongest, as well as more altruistic endeavors you might explore. Whether you’re looking to earn extra income (B2B or B2C) or apply your talents to make a difference for others, our mission is to help you get a jump start on thinking and planning for this next exciting life stage.
Past Event Highlights:
Nov 6, 2019 – The Bridge: Fostering Richer Dialogue Across the Generations
Dayton OH – 6-8pm
This past summer, 40 brilliant minds gathered in Dayton for a fascinating exchange about bridging the generations. Be it in the workplace or the community, there’s more that unites us than divides us. When the generations come together to solve a problem or support a cause, amazing outcomes follow. Joe Morgan and I will facilitate Part 2 on Nov 6th (6-8pm) at The 804 in downtown Dayton. Click here for details.
August 13, 2019 Too Young to Be Done: What’s Next for Me? (HUDSON)
Jeff Tidwell, Founder of Next For Me (HQ in San Francisco) will team up with Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur, to host this evening workshop (6-8pm) at the Hudson Library. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
August 14, 2019 Too Young to Be Done: What’s Next for Me? (COLUMBUS)
Jeff Tidwell, Founder of Next For Me (HQ in San Francisco) will team up with Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur, to host this evening workshop (6-8pm) at Serendipity Labs/Short North location. Registration site goes live in mid June. Questions? Contact email@example.com
August 15, 2019 Too Young to Be Done: What’s Next for Me? (DAYTON)
Jeff Tidwell, Founder of Next For Me (HQ in San Francisco) will team up with Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur, to host this evening workshop (6-8pm) at The Entrepreneurs Center in Dayton. Registration site goes live in mid June. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
June 24-25, 2019: Hacking Homelessness – co-facilitating a hackathon in LA that tackles a huge social issue. This is happening within the context of a larger conference for event professionals. Questions? Contact email@example.com
June 5, 2019: The Bridge: Fostering Richer Dialogue Across the Generations
Donna’s teaming up with Joe Morgan to host this breakfast brainstorming session where we’re gathering 40 brilliant minds in Dayton, OH to explore inter-generational collaboration as a business performance catalyst. Particularly good for those leading HR/Training/Workforce initiatives. Click here for more info.
Apr 13, 2019: Retirepreneur Brainstorm Chat. On the 2nd Saturday of each month, we’ll be at the Hudson Library from 10-11am to host more interactive meet-ups where you can pose questions and get advice from your peers. Chats are scheduled for Feb 9, March 9, April 13, May 11. This is part of a larger Entrepreneurship Series, sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. No registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
November 17, 2018 – Retirement Reinvented: Designing Your Best Career Chapter Yet
Lakeland Community College (9am – 11:45am)
October 25. 2018 – Retirement Reinvented: Designing a Magnificent Encore Career
University of Dayton (6:30pm – 8:00pm). PS: If you’re in Dayton OH, be sure to check out Next Chapter Collaborative (a local group that’s feeding this community).
June 9-10, 2018: Hackathons Deconstructed: Designing Richer & More Rewarding Event Innovation Experiences
Hackathon for Event Organizers at the HIMSS Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland.
Donna co-facilitated this two-day workshop with Jamie Murdock, VP Sales at Experient,
Book Donna to Speak at Your Event
For the past decade, Donna Kastner has designed and delivered dozens of high-engagement workshops where participants can stretch, learn, collaborate, and discover new ideas, often from peers. She’s adept at tapping the wisdom of the crowd to spark richer peer-to-peer exchanges and her workshops consistently earn rave reviews.
Is there a segment at your conference that’s pondering a future segue from full-time job to part-time consulting gig? The path to an exciting encore career is still a bit fuzzy in spots, but as Donna shares insights and stories, your crowd will get clarity on solutions to a number of challenges, including:
- Choosing Your Specialty & Conducting Market Research
- Getting Clients (aka Sales & Marketing)
- Powering Up Your Network & Referral Channel
- Navigating Money Matters, the Healthcare Maze and an assortment of other issues
- Encore Harmony – Balancing Work & Leisure Pursuits
Intrigued? Contact Donna at email@example.com and tell her more about your audience and she’ll get back to you with a few options.
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