Part of
Navigating Transitions

Reframing Retirement


5 Days
Start Date
Nov 6, 2023
Led by
Kari Cardinale
Jeff Hamaoui
Chip Conley
Christine Sperber

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.

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What is Reframing Retirement?

Maybe you’re in your 40s or into your 70s and have just resigned from a demanding job, pivoted, were downsized, sold a company or became an empty nester, and the idea of “retiring” is just not appealing. This 5-day course is the ultimate roadmap for living with intention.
Imagine a life with more...
It’s your time to dive into what matters most and explore what’s next.
Explore your “time affluence” and what gets you out of bed in the morning.
Get ready for the best years of your life, not more “living for the weekend”.

“Thought-provoking conversations, practical guided reflections and heartwarming inspirations that have stirred me to purposeful action as I begin the next stage of life.”

Burns A. Cheadle
Ontario, Canada

“It’s a warm sunny beachfront feeling even in the digital space.”

Avivah Wittenberg Cox
London, United Kingdom

"This program helped me look at my purpose and live with more clarity."

Tom Verghese
Perth, Australia

How does it work?

This 5-day sprint-style course is for curious people who are feeling a little burned out, confused, stressed, bored, overwhelmed or maybe just darn excited to figure out what‘s next. We get it. Maybe you are agonizing over who you are now without the “thing” you used to do every day. Let’s figure it out together.
  • 90-minute video lessons every day
  • 3 live online events with breakout conversations
  • Exclusive reflection tools, assessments and resources
  • Access to a private social platform to connect with others
  • Bonus materials for a deeper dive
  • Lifetime access to course materials

Is this workshop right for me?

While financial advice can be found anywhere, rarely are we prepared for the emotional, social and psychological impacts of retirement. This course is for anyone exploring and expanding their horizons in relationship to life post career.
  • You have retired or are just thinking about it
  • You just sold a company
  • You just had a major career pivot
  • You became an empty nester
  • You are “retirement curious”

Core Faculty

Kari Cardinale

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.

Jeff Hamaoui

MEA co-founder and poetic Chief Education Officer Jeff Hamaoui is a gentle and empathic facilitator, business innovation veteran, and community builder who’s taught sustainability courses at Wharton, Berkeley, and Stanford.

Chip Conley

Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and the co-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.

Christine Sperber

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.

Multi-Generational Panel

Simon Chan
Simon Chan
Founder/CEO of Adapt with Intent Inc., Longevity & Work Strategist, Speaker
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David Rich
David Rich
Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Director, Teamshares Former Owner Program
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Colleen Drummond
Colleen Drummond
Strategic Innovation Executive, Advisor, Mentor, Retired KPMG Partner
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Scott McLagan
Scott McLagan
Emeritus Professor, University of Denver, Partner, Intergistic Solutions
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Barbara Kreisman
Barbara Kreisman
Associate Dean & Professor Emerita, University of Denver & Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
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Guest Experts

Aaron Taylor
NFL Pro Player, Sports Commentator, Entrepreneur
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Lina Taylor
Two-time Olympian, Scientist, Entrepreneur, Executive Coach
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Robert Laura
Retirement Pioneer, Innovator, Disruptor
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Ken Dychtwald
Founder/CEO Age Wave, Gerontologist
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Mo Fathelbab
Keynote and TEDx Speaker, bestselling author
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Marc Freedman
CoGenerate founder and Civic Ventures founder and CEO
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Federico Peña
Former Secretary of Transportation, Former Secretary of Energy, Former Mayor of Denver
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Silvia Neira
Vice President, Global Initiative on Ageing (GIA)
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Bruce Feiler
New York Times bestselling author, Life is in the Transitions, TV host
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Richard Leider
International bestselling author and coach
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Joanne Lipman
Journalist, Speaker, Bestselling Author
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Jeremy Bloom
Founder of Wish of a Lifetime, two-time Olympian
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Alden Mills
Former Three-time Navy SEAL Platoon Commander, CEO Perfect Fitness
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Barbara Waxman
MS, MA Gerontologist, author of Middlescence, executive coach
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Seth Streeter
Founder, Mission Wealth, TEDx speaker, wealth advisor
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Brian Van Weele
Vice President, Chief Philanthropic Officer at Buck Institute for Research on Aging
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Katie Connor
Executive Director of the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University
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Thomas Schreier
Founding Director, Inspired Leadership Initiative, University of Notre Dame
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Surya Kolluri
Consultant, Head of TIAA Institute
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A. J. Wasserstein
Professor, Yale School of Management, private investor
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Teddi Dean
MEA Director, Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga
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Lee Johnson
Ranch Manager, MEA's Rising Circle Ranch
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In this 5-day workshop, you’ll explore a new Reframing Retirement topic everyday. Daily content plus three live online 90-minute events starting at 8am or 4pm PT.

Day 1
Who am I now?
Our mindset and identity shift.
Live Event Nov 6 at 8am or 4pm PT
Day 2
Success Scripts
Our perspectives that keep us stuck or help us grow.
Day 3
How to Flourish
Our priorities in health, relationships & community.
Live Event at Nov 8 at 8am or 4pm PT
Day 4
What Is My Reason?
Our connection to meaning or a new calling.
Day 5
Designing My Regeneration Journey
Your roadmap to reset and reignite your future.
Live Event Nov 10 at 8am or 4pm PT

This program will help you:

  • Identify the roadmap of this transition
  • Five yourself the time for powerful self reflection
  • Explore strategies to flourish at this stage
  • Design a regeneration journey

"What a transformational course! So much thoughtfulness went into the content and resources. I felt such welcome and deep connection. You've made a tremendous impact and I'm so grateful."

Yasmine Nguyen
Texas, USA
Introductory Pricing
A 20% discount for a single seat, originally $495



Price For Two
Take this course with a partner or a friend



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What You Get
  • Lifetime access
  • Bonus tools and resources
  • Expert faculty
  • Social & community learning
Lets do this together.
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