AgelessInAmerica was developed by Carleen MacKay and Brad Taft, nationally recognized career management consultants and co-author of books, articles, newsletters and multi-media training materials.
Widely known across the nation, on stage, in print and by America's smallest to largest firms and the maturing population themselves, Brad and Carleen inspire individuals and organizational leaders to understand and utilize the competitive advantages an experienced workforce offers the American workplace..
"THE VOICE OF THE MATURE WORKFORCE"
Across the nation, on stage and in the media, Carleen’s established
reputation is that of one of a very few experts in the U.S. whose work life is
specialized in all aspects of developing products and services for the maturing
workforce and the employers who hire or engage them.
She is a practitioner, not an academic, and is highly experienced with
organizational change practices, especially in the face of the need to adjust
quickly to the challenges our nation faces.
Carleen conceptualized, researched, developed and authored or co-authored three books:
Plan “B” for Boomers was written under a grant obtained by the San Diego Workforce
Partnership and funded by the State of California and the Employment Development
Department. Its premise is that if people wish to continue to earn, they must continued
to learn. Boom or Bust!: New Career Strategies in a New America was the first career
management guide published exclusively for Boomers. It is considered the premiere book f
or people who seek to create and follow a strategic plan for managing their mature work lives. Return of the Boomers addresses the economic storm we are continuing to experience and why leaders need the mature workforce in order to sustain America’s competitive future.
Carleen’s current work is principally focused on developing proprietary products for leaders and their staffs in both the private and public sectors. She presents keynote speeches and develops and delivers training programs to Learning & Development staffs and to the coaches who must then adjust their coaching methodologies to target the unique needs of a maturing workforce. For example, Ageless in America’s “Myth Cards” were written to ensure that the many biases and myths about hiring or engaging mature workers were dispelled with solid facts.
Active clients served include: AARP/California as their Workforce Policy Advisor; the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging, The San Diego Workforce Coalition, and Career Partners International.
is a Career Management Specialist, Author and Public Speaker
emphasizing the changing workforce and workplace.
His passion for changing workforce issues has lead him to be a
nationally recognized advocate for the value that all individuals,
regardless of age, bring to the workplace and the need for
change in the workplace for the benefit of these employees
and their organizations. He has over 25 years experience in the
employment and career consulting fields.
Brad's early career was in executive recruiting with firms including Korn/Ferry International. He then moved to the outplacement industry, where in addition to founding two of his own companies he held senior level consulting, management and marketing positions with three national firms: Lee Hecht Harrison, Right Management and Spherion. He currently leads his own career consulting firm, Taft Resource Group, and is licensed by the State of Arizona Industrial Commission to provide career coaching to individuals.
He is the Workforce Policy Advisor for AARP Arizona and is on the City of Phoenix Workforce Connection Board. An accomplished public speaker and writer on career and organizational issues, he is the co-author of Boom or Bust! and Return of the Boomers, has written numerous articles and has been quoted in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, Money, Los Angeles Times, Arizona Republic and the Employment Law Letter.
Brad received a B.A. in communications and a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He holds the highest designations in the human resources and career management fields, Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) and Career Management Fellow (CMF).
AARP, various contributors, such as Gail Albright, Mae Mendelson and Rick Moody add to
Phil Newbold, co-author of Return of the Boomers, is a Director of Consulting and Risk Management for a Big 5 Public Accounting firm and a well-known speaker on the social, economic and personal impacts of the rapidly aging American workforce. Phil has held seats on publicly and privately held boards of directors. Phil is a published author and periodic speaker at local and national events on a variety of risk related topics. To reach Phil, click on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Radu, founder, Northern California Life Planning Network, a sub-group of the National Organization - go to: http://www.lifeplanningnetwork.org/ The Life Planning Network (LPN) is a community of professionals from diverse fields who share a commitment to providing a broad spectrum of life planning services and resources for the “3rd age.” Mary’s expertise is that of a Life Coach and Philanthropy Consultant to the non-profit and for-profit arenas. To reach Mary, click on Mary@PathmakerCoaching.com.
Gary Moss of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, is part of a nationwide leadership team that seeks to encourage and teach mature workers to continue to earn. He drove the effort to obtain the funds to publish Carleen’s latest book. The ebook, Plan “B” for Boomers is available for free: Click Here to Download.. Their One-Stop Career Centers located across the county of this 8th largest city in the U.S. uses this book to supplement their excellent services on behalf of the mature workforce. To reach Gary, click on email@example.com.
Gerry Crispin is Chief Navigator of CareerXroads, an international consulting practice that works closely with many of the world’s most competitive corporations to better understand and adopt cutting-edge, recruiting technology solutions to their staffing strategy and process. He has an extensive background in recruitment advertising and human resource management, is co-author of CareerXroads, the definitive guide to job and career management Internet sites, and is in great demand for keynote speeches on Best Recruiting Practices at conferences around the world. Gerry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.