Retirement is one of the most highly sought-after phases of life but also one of the most challenging and least understood. Reframing the narrative requires a plan including wellness, community and purpose.
Kari Cardinale is MEA's Senior Vice President of Digital and developed all of our online programs. She is an expert in the longevity industry, a social entrepreneur, expert facilitator, and developer of “digital intimacy” tools to build meaningful connections and global communities.
Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and the founder and CEO of MEA. His two most recent books, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age, are the foundation for MEA’s curriculum.
MEA co-founder and fearless Chief Experience Officer (CXO), Christine Sperber has been a pro athlete, hotelier, producer, writer, and restaurateur. She’s passionate about service and caring for people, dogs, and the planet.
Using accelerated learning strategies, the materials in this online workshop are designed to flow like an “in-person” workshop to help maximize your learning and retention, offer you time to reflect in the moment for greater clarity, and provide inspirational stories to motivate you to take action. Each module contains about two hours of content to enjoy on your own time.
This program will help you:
Is something shifting in your life? Do you want it to? Are you struggling to figure out “what’s next” in your career, vocation or calling? Do new tools, resources, structure and accountability call to you as well as inspiration and connection within a supportive community? Then MEA Online is for you. MEA Online attracts an intergenerational and multicultural student body, which makes for a rich exchange of life experience. Most of our students are between ages 40 and 65 but we've had students as young as 30 and as old as 88. There is no age requirement or professional experience required to take this course.
MEA's online workshops are rigorous educational programs that feature sophisticated insights into exploring a more purposeful path to your career, vocation or calling with our core faculty and leading educators, scientists, researchers, speakers, authors, athletes, and activists.
We understand there is a lot to choose from online. MEA's online workshops are not a “one-and-done” course where you’re left to flounder on your own. We’ve developed tools and practices that translate beautifully online using our proprietary “digital intimacy” principles.
Learn in your preferred style: watch videos, listen podcast style, or read transcripts. Our learning materials are balanced with mindfulness, reflection tools, poetry, and inspirational stories from folks just like you. And, our live events bring the community together for networking, connection, and insights.
Absolutely! You can choose how you want to learn. You can watch the videos at home, or listen to the audio lesson podcast style. Love to read “old school” style to highlight, underline and take notes? We’ve got you covered with written transcripts. Our live events are high energy and offered at two time slots to accommodate a global audience and most working schedules.
MEA online workshops offer a unique immersion experience with expert leadership and guidance on creating a more purposeful “What’s Next.” You will explore themes to better understand yourself, your history, and your future. You will develop new language and tools to understand where you are in your journey, and set micro-commitments to make small changes over time that lead to big changes in positive directions.
You can access MEA online workshops using a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or mobile phone, You will also have the opportunity to join video conference calls. We offer tech support via email through our course platform.