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Your Last Big Gig – Finding The Beginning of Your Yellow Brick Road

You have decided to rethink your last big gig – to challenge yourself to design a new professional experience that balances all of your experience and achievements with a desire to create a truly amazing opportunity that will meet all of your needs – financial, intellectual, emotional, giving back beyond yourself – however you define…

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Is Your Story Getting In The Way Of Designing Your Best Last Big Gig?

In addition to fifteen minutes of fame, each of us has a story; a well-crafted, carefully edited story that shapes how we see the world and the opportunities that we can see and believe in.  And this story is something that we begin writing and drafting as a small child, carefully integrating our interpretation of…

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Dr. Ruth and Geraldine Ferraro – Two Last Big Gig Stars!

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to learn more about the lives of two incredible women, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Geraldine Ferraro.  As is possible in New York City, I spent the afternoon at the theater, seeing Debra Jo Rupp (of The 70’s Show) portray the famous sex therapist in Becoming Dr. Ruth.  And, later…

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Is Your Last Big Gig Hidden In The Confusion Of Too Many Great Ideas?

As I go around talking to women about the possibilities of their Last Big Gig, I have noticed a common challenge that many of them experience as they think about it – they have too many ideas!  Not surprising, I guess, when you think about smart, experienced, successful women contemplating creating amazing Last Big Gigs. …

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Your Last Big Gig – To Infinity and Beyond!

It has come to my attention from friends of a certain age and younger, that some of them are having problems with the “last” in Last Big Gig.  “Doesn’t it sound a bit depressing?” they ask me.  “Don’t you think some people will be turned off by focusing on the end of their careers?” they…

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On The Way To My Last Big Professional Gig…

Dr. Seuss is one of my inspirations for pursuing my Last Big Gig.  His book, Oh the Places You’ll Go, is a standard birthday gift for key milestone birthdays, offering lots of wisdom and inspiration. Congratulations! This is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head.…

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Have You Been Thinking About Your Last Big Gig?

Being a woman of a certain age (yes, old enough not to be specific), I have been thinking a lot about how I want to craft my last big professional gig.  It has been a productive 35 years (Yale School of Management reunion 2 weeks ago), both professionally and personally; lots of success (as well…

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Welcome to Your Last Big Gig!

Welcome.  If you have arrived here, you may be wondering what this is all about.  And for clarity purposes – this has nothing to do with the size of your computer’s memory or how much stuff you can store digitally! I am a woman of a certain age, thinking about how to design and craft…

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