Maryland-based encore leader Monica Schaeffer PhD brings longevity economy expertise to her research, speaking and consulting projects. This summer, she was named a member of Senior Leadership Montgomery County, a program that engages people 55+ to learn about county issues and become change agents. A growing number of locations including Western Connecticut, Naples FL and Louisville have launched senior leadership programs to benefit from older adults’ work and life experience, complementing the mid-career leadership programs offered in most major cities.

Monica has provided her expertise on boards and commissions including the Maryland Workforce Development Board taskforce on Workforce Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Montgomery County’s Commission on Aging  and its Employment Domain Work Group for the World Health Organization/AARP Age-Friendly County Initiative. She was a member of the Maryland Baby Boomers Initiative Council during its six year term.

Monica recently founded Livelyhood Consultancy to equip individuals and organizations with tools to thrive in the 21st century’s longevity economy. She also presents workshops on designing individual paths for long-term wellbeing, on legacy letters and socially-purposed encore transitions. Most recently, Monica worked with the Alliance for Workplace Excellence to develop criteria for a new age-friendly employers award launching this year.

Contact Monica here.

Published: August 22, 2018