Log in

    Follow us on:

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Finding New Purpose and Significance in Work and Career During Retirement Planning ~ with Vinod Jain

  • Mon, December 20, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
  • 66


Registration is closed

Finding New Purpose and Significance in Work and Career During Retirement Planning

Are you a career professional approaching retirement and seeking new work and career direction that is beyond the standard definition of success? Are you seeking new processional opportunities that offer more "significance" in life, that is in alignment with your higher self, and that serves your communities and families? If you answer “yes” to any of those questions, this may be the right presentation for you.

While people think about going in a new direction, they find it hard to define and own a new direction; find it difficult to take on a new identity and focus; face doubts and fears along the way. Through an interactive dialogue, Dr. Jain will discuss the following:

  • Looking at career and work options as part of retirement planning
  • Identifying options
  • Finding allies and mentors
  • Taking initial steps to carve out a new niche
  • Managing expectations, risks, and other challenges
  • Living life with significance, joy, and optimism


    Dr. Vinod Jain is a Technology and Management Consultant and a Leadership and Personal Development Coach. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and a Certification in Leadership and Organizational Well- Being. He lives in Herndon, Virginia. Over the last 30 years or so, he has successfully changed multiple careers, moving from being a laboratory scientist, to a science writer, and to a technology and management consultant. He often speaks to organizations on topics related to personal resiliency, leadership presence, and managing career transitions and personal transformations. As a professional coach, he helps individuals in recognizing their own talents and capacity toward finding solutions to difficult challenges in work and life. He lives in Herndon, Virginia.

    As a kid, he grew up in a small and poor village in Northern India. Later he moved to New Delhi with his family where he completed his high-school and college education. In 1982, he found an opportunity to come to the United States to do a Ph.D. in Chemistry on a full scholarship. Over the years, he obtained his US citizenship, got married, and pursued different careers. After facing numerous challenges in his life’s journey, he is now able to harness his experiences to guide others with an empathetic and intuitive voice that can see and find the best in people.

    The 40Plus Monday Morning Speaker Series is sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). FCEDA's Talent Initiative Program provides great resources to connect our 40Plus members to hiring companies, agencies and non-profits across Northern Virginia through


    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    By joining the Zoom session, you are consenting to be recorded. Recordings of 40Plus Zoom sessions may be used for promotional purposes.