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Digital Fluency for Success in Work and Encores

Twice in one week.  It’s delightful seeing Lisa in person again.  Last week, her husband’s birthday celebration brought us together.  This week she and I are participating in Encore Connect: Your Roadmap to What’s Next.  Encore Connect is a three-hour interactive session for midlife and older adults to discover, retool, and connect to their next career step.  We have been volunteering for many months to help Bevan Rogel, Encore Tampa Bay CEO, reach out to groups to make them aware of this learning opportunity.  Read more

BYOD (+SD) to Freelance When and Where You Want

Educated self-starters with digital skills and tools can freelance, earn income, and network to learn to stay ahead of the crowd.

My husband had an outpatient surgical procedure recently. He received excellent care, everything went the way it was supposed to, and he was discharged within the estimated time. What interested me (beyond his quick recovery) is that two of the three RNs who cared for him are contract workers. These professional freelancers projected the same caring attitudes and skill set as the employee nurses. The freelancers were open and friendly making them very approachable; I asked them about their work arrangements. Read more