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Dr. George Schofield will discuss How Do I Get There from Here When The Old Rules No Longer Apply? Schofield’s book explores how to tackle aging in an era when people regularly live into their 90’s and beyond. What’s required, writes Schofield, is an incremental approach to planning—and now is the time to start. This is not a book about how to be happy in retirement or age with dignity. This is a book about navigating the New Normal, which demands conscious engagement, diverse interests, updated expertise and skills, health in longevity, and the ability to adapt regularly. This book helps you plot your direction. The first step is to acknowledge where you are—reviewing your assets, both the tangible (e.g. finances, health, relationships) and intangible (e.g. unfulfilled ambitions and new intentions). Then self-reflective questions and exercises walk you through imagining your future, identifying skills you’ll need, and preparing for inevitable twists and turns along the way. George Schofield has a special interest how a 50-year-old gets to be a fabulous 90-year-old in our turbulent and unpredictable New Normal. As both an organizational and a developmental psychologist, he has new insights into what will be required. As an author/speaker/consultant, he has developed important platforms and content from which individuals, couples, and businesses can learn and succeed in the face of longevity and discontinuous change. Seldom one to proceed in an endlessly straight line or stay inside one box, Schofield has had the good fortune across his career to have been a VP at the Bank of America in San Francisco, a Regional Services Director at Right Management – a multinational consulting company, CEO/Entrepreneur at The Clarity Group, LLC, and, concurrently, a widely-published journalist including the Huffington Post, the New York Times, nextavenue.com (PBS), ABC, Forbes, MSN, and Fox Business News. As a member of our After 50 tribe, he is especially proud of his strong reputation for walking his talk.