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Monday Morning Speaker: Bob Gordon
The Age of Authenticity
In his own experience and that of his middle-aged clients, professional
coach Bob Gordon has observed that the 40s and 50s are the "get real"
decades. For many people in mid-life, it becomes less and less possible
to be what you are not. Further, this is when the mental and physical
consequences of operating from a less that fully authentic stance begin
to show up.
So what do we do when we wake up in the middle of a
career (or non-career) that that isn't about who we truly are? Bob and
participants will explore some of the answers to this question.
Robert (Bob) Gordon, M.S. has over 30 years of experience in a variety
of leadership and professional development roles. He has provided
coaching, consulting and training to support the development of
leaders--on the front line, in the middle, and in the senior executive
ranks of the Federal government. He directed training and workforce
development offices at three Federal agencies, winning a number of
awards for his work there.
Bob is now a professional life, career, and couples coach with
Comprehensive Coaching Associates and the Still Point Mind and Body
wellness center and a visiting senior consultant with Transformation
Strategies, Inc., where he serves private and public sector clients in
the areas of leadership development, organizational change, coaching
Bob has an MS in Organization Development from American University and
is completing an MA in Applied Healing Arts at Tai Sophia Institute.
Before and during his organizational and coaching career, Robert has
also been an actor, comic, musician, published humorist, screenwriter,
local television producer, and loss/bereavement counselor. He enjoys
drawing upon these varied experiences to coach individuals at all
levels through life and career transitions.
He received his coaching training from Corporate Coach U International
and his couples coaching training from Imago Relationships
Robert is the father of four children who range
from infancy to adulthood. The three youngest are homeschooled by his
wife, Robyn. He finds that the study of Asian philosophy and the
practice of meditation and qigong are of no small help in navigating
the waters of midlife parenthood.
Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.Attire is business casual,
recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to
contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this
important networking meeting.
Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036
near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit
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