A unique online event 
presented by Third Act Quest:

 

"The Gifts of Your Third Act"

 

Interact with inspiring experts & connect with others 50+ for a transformative experience. 

 

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Join us for any or all four evenings:
9/28, 29, 30 & 10/1 at 7 pm ET.

Connect with other like-minded people 50+ to live forward, embrace your "third act" and reimagine how you'll age.

Interact 1-on-1 with experts: leaders, authors and entrepreneurs for 1 or all 4 inspirational evenings.

One-of-a Kind, interactive experience with "All-Access" registration, or watch-only on Facebook for Free.  

Four Evenings:  Sept. 28, 29, 30 & Oct. 1

7:00 - 9:00 pm ET

Breakout Experiences

After each evening's presentation and speaker-led discussion, you'll take part in a 45-minute breakout learning experience when you upgrade to "All-Access".

1-on-1 with experts

Like going to a Ted Talk and being invited on stage to talk with the speaker;  "All-Access" gives you the opportunity to engage with the speakers, not simply ask questions.

Own the Recordings

With "All-Access", you can watch on-demand! Our experts have a lot to share, you'll want to watch again (and if you can't make it, we've got you covered)

"The Gifts of Your Third Act" is... 

UNIQUE


Now, more than ever, we're craving human connection & experiences around subjects that are meaningful.

Our event series is born out this need.

This event series will positively change your feelings and beliefs about aging.

We've carefully curated inspiring topics and engaging experiences.  It'll be quite different. 

Typical events created for people 50+ which tend to be more informational and less-than-inspiring.

This event series is unique:

  • More inspiring topics.  Instead of presentations about financial planning for retirement, long-term care options, or products and tips to "stay young", the topics will excite you to embrace aging.
  • Highly interactive.  You'll participate in talking circle type discussions -- not just type in questions to a chat box or listen to pre-recorded talks.
  • Unusual virtual Breakouts.  A range of fascinating learning experiences around wellness and personal growth.
LIVE.  ENGAGING.  ENERGIZING.  CONNECTING.  TRANSFORMATIVE. 

Event Highlights

- 20 Experts

- 8 Unique Breakout Experiences

- 4 Inspiring Evenings

 

1st Night:  "Still Kicking:  Confronting Ageism and Ableism in the Wake of Covid"

Adapting to (not dreading) your body's natural changes as you age.

__________

2nd Night:  "Encore Careers - Stories of Reinvention in your 50's and BEYOND."

Reinvention stories that will inspire you to explore changes in your career and  life.

__________

3rd Night:  "Resilience for the Ages"

Building your resilience muscle to cope with change and challenge to embrace aging.

__________

Final Night:  "Intergenerational Alchemy & Mutual Mentorship"

Connecting across the generation-gap to optimize relationships with your adult children, in the workplace and the community.

 

Explore the Schedule and learn about our Speakers and Breakout Experiences below...

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What Are The "All Access" Breakout Experiences?

 

Our generation is responsible for many developments in business, art, fitness and personal development.

We've invited a group of passionate experts to share one-of-a-kind virtual learning experience with you.  

Two different experiences to choose from each night! 

 

- A photography experience about self-image and "how you want to be seen"

- A writing journey to tell your pandemic story

- A unique fitness program combining yoga, stretching & isometrics.

- A meditation practice to pivot your thinking for more positivity and creativity.

- A discussion to demystify CBD;  understand its uses and benefits.

- An enlightening process to eliminate barriers holding you back & harness your genius.

- An affirming exploration of your "three core questions" to help affirm or unearth your life's purpose.

- A deep breathing experience; techniques to enhance immunity and reduce anxiety

Don't Miss this Transformative Event Series

4 Evenings:  9/28, 29, 30 & 10/1 @ 7:00 pm ET 

All-Access

$79

  • Watch and interact with speakers and attendees in the ZOOM Meeting.  
  • Be a part of discussions - like being invited to the stage after a TED Talk
  • Take part in unique breakout sessions each night.
  • Get Videos of the program presentations, even if you're unable to attend.
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Free

$0

  • Watch-only and interact with speakers and the other attendees on Facebook Live.
  • Be a part of discussions - like being invited to the stage after a TED Talk
  • Take part in unique breakout sessions each night.
  • Get Videos of the program presentations, even if you're unable to attend.
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Event Speakers

Ashton Applewhite

Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. An internationally recognized expert on ageism, she speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement against discrimination on the basis of age.

More about Ashton:
TED talk: Let’s End Ageism
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
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Lisa Arnold

Lisa's a portrait photographer, located in Keene New Hampshire. She incorporates a unique and powerful approach to working with each client by first talking about how they want to be "seen" and how they dream of being photographed. Like life itself, it's her process that is as wonderful as the results.  Podcast host: Podcast: "How Do you Want to be Seen?" with stories of women sharing their businesses and their responses to that intriguing question.

More about Lisa:
Portrait Photography Website 
Podcast 

Pedro Caceres

American global business executive, currently working as Executive Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain at Petmate Corporation. Previous executive positions at Hasbro, and Newell Rubbermaid. Author of “The Thundering Voice” on Corporate Social Responsibility and “Operational Success” on business transformation.  He believes that knowledge is the ultimate currency and Education is the ultimate equalizer. His community involvement includes Enlight Abilities (vice-chairman) for the inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa, and being a member of the board of advisors of the department of Information Systems and Operations Management at University of Texas at Arlington.  

More about Pedro:
LinkedIn 
Lumen Fidei 
Website 
Blog

Betsy Small-Campbell

Betsy is a teacher, counselor and writer who has worked as a cross-cultural counselor and special educator with marginalized populations around the world, most recently with immigrant survivors of domestic violence. Betsy served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone (1984-1987). She is the former Executive Director of War Child, USA. Her book in progress, Before Before, explores life in the diamond district of Sierra Leone and why it speaks to our current cultural and political moment.

More about Betsy:
LinkedIn
Article

Janna Champagne 

Janna is a founding member of Cannabis Nurses Network, serves on CNN's Speaker's Bureau, and was also awarded Leader of Nursing and Outstanding Author for Cannabis Nurses Media.   

Janna is one of the pioneers in cannabis and CBD therapy and considers this approach to be a powerful, natural alternative to pharmaceuticals. Her clinical experience with thousands of patients has given her invaluable insight into how to formulate products for maximum effectiveness. The result is a unique collection of products from Verdania Fields that achieve outstanding  therapeutic outcomes.

More about Janna:

LinkedIn

Deborah Dugan 

Featured in Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” and named by ELLE as one of the “Top Women to Help Change the World," Deborah Dugan is a strategic visionary, innovator and entrepreneur currently serving as Co-Chair of The Moth, an award-winning storytelling organization, and as Board Member of Girl Effect, a non-profit organization with the goal of ending poverty globally. Deborah’s expertise led her to preside as the first female CEO of the Recording Academy, serve as Executive Director & CEO of (RED), as well as oversee as President of Disney Publishing Worldwide. Deborah received PTTOW’s “Nelson Mandela’s Change-makers Award” (at (RED)) and is a Tribeca Disruptor Awards Fellow and Legacy Lab Honors “Re-founders of the Year” recipient. 

More about Deborah:
LinkedIn

John Geraghty 

John's mission is to awaken, inspire and equip leaders to envision, pursue, and celebrate living lives of joy and impact. With nearly 40 years of experience in the fields of physical, psychological and neurobiological optimization, John now focuses his energy on engaging 45-65 year old business owners and executives to age powerfully, brilliantly, and joyfully.  John is the author of Prism of Perspective, the developer of Mastering Life, and the creator of Fitness Presence, all of which are synergistically designed to help his tribe members comprehensively enhance their lives.  

More about John:
Website
Fitness Presence

Nina Lesser-Goldsmith

Nina is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner (with her mother Katy) of Healthy Living Market and Café, overseeing all operational aspects of Healthy Living including store management and Human Resources. A trained Chef, she brings a unique foodie’s perspective to the way Healthy Living talks about and celebrates food. Nina is a member of the 2017 class of Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Stars.  

More about Nina:

Website

Steven Goldstein 

Steve Goldstein is the founder and President of Engaged Leadership Advisors LLC who works closely with leaders to learn how to drive change and innovation in their organizations.  He is a director of several companies, frequent speaker and the author of Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami?  Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement.  Previously, he has been CEO of several large companies, partner in a major consulting firm and an investor in start-ups. 

More About Steven:
Website 
Book

 

Kip Hollister 

Kip Hollister opened the doors of Hollister Staffing 32 years ago and has grown the company into one of New England’s premier recruiting and staffing firms. Her passion to create a business culture that thrives through engagement led to the launch of Hollister Institute in 2015, which works to support individuals and teams through customized programming designed to enhance productivity by building conscious cultures. She also recently launched a podcast, Well Being Walks, where she walks with community leaders in nature to explore a different kind of leadership and living a soulful life that matters.

More about Kip:
Full Bio 
Website
LinkedIn
Podcast

Wendy Laduke 

Over the course of her career as a leader in education technology, Wendy’s focus has been on driving significant growth and shareholder value.  Wendy created organic growth through the development of new products and services and has also spearheaded several acquisitions to create immediate topline growth and effectively integrate people, products and customers. Over the past 5 years, leading up to co-founding Verdania Fields, she has helped innovative start-ups in a wide range of new markets. 

More about Wendy:
Website 
LinkedIn

Katy Lesser

Katy is the Founder and Co-Owner of Healthy Living Market and Café, a family owned and operated Natural Foods Supermarket chain with locations in Vermont and New York. Katy is a pioneer in the Natural Foods industry, helping catapult the natural sector of grocery into the spotlight since 1986. She likes to say that she and the industry grew up together! Katy was the 2009 Vermont recipient of SBA Small Business Person of the Year. 

More about Katy:

Website

Pamela Moffat 

Pamela spent much of her career at top creative agencies in NY and LA where her clients were Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. As a communication and branding expert, Pamela has helped shape some of the world’s most admired brands including GE, Unilever, Mars and TAG Heuer. Pamela’s recent work has focused on complex, specialized start-ups, leading up to co-founding Verdania Fields in early 2020. 

More about Pamela:
Website 
LinkedIn

Rebecca Reynolds Moore 

Rebecca Reynolds Moore is an entrepreneur, mentor, and advocate for women business owners, with a special focus on advising female founders in their fifties and beyond. After launching her own venture-backed startup MuseumShop.com, raising a family, and working for several start-ups, she founded InANutshell Consulting to dedicate her time to guiding mid-century women to harness their ingenuity and reinvent themselves through entrepreneurship.

More about Rebecca: 
Website 
Facebook 
Twitter
Instagram

Kerry Moynihan 

Kerry D. Moynihan has been a leading executive search consultant for over 35 years.  His experience spans serving clients on six continents, literally from sneakers to semiconductors, and specializes in working with private equity funds at the Board, CEO, and CFO level. A dual USA/EU citizen, he has degrees from the University of Virginia in English literature and the Wharton School in Finance.  He has been a published author on topics ranging from executive compensation and corporate governance to healthcare.

More about Kerry:
LinkedIn 
Website

Diana Dunbar-Place - Third Act Quest Founder & Producer of this Event

Diana's 35-year professional career includes: a decade in Boston with a leading international advertising agency; ten years with America Online (AOL-Time Warner) in the exciting early days of the internet that culminated in a role as senior vice president and; three entirely different entrepreneurial ventures.  In 2019, the coinciding emotional challenges of a cancer treatment, turning 60 and becoming an empty-nester, inspired Diana to start Third Act Quest to support, inspire and connect people as they create their “third act”.

More about Diana:
Website 
"Live Forward" online program
LinkedIn
Instagram
Facebook

Scott Powell 

Scott Powell works with veterans experiencing homelessness at Changing Homelessness, Inc. In this role, Scott assists veterans in finding and maintaining stable housing and sustainable income in order to achieve self-sufficiency. Outside of work, he practices meditation and works with other men to help develop inner lives of integrity, congruence, and compassion.

More about Scott:
LinkedIn

Ted Powell 

Ted Powell is a leadership and organizational development consultant with the firm, Stop At Nothing, Inc. His helps improve interpersonal relationships, cultural dynamics and overall performance of teams and organizations. He also speaks on how to cope with stress during challenging life experiences, to groups and through his widely-watched TEDx talk published in 2015.

More about Ted: 
Full Bio 
TED Talk 
Website  
LinkedIn

Sam Taylor  

After battling muscle pain and sports injuries for years, Sam Taylor turned to breathwork as healing medicine for his body. Not only did he find breathwork opened his body, but it supercharged his meditation practice. His training influences include Yandara Yoga, Wim Hof, Michael Bijker, Atul Krsna, and many hours of his own exploration and practice. He built a website, New Moon Yoga, to offer free inspiration and instruction about breathwork.

More about Sam:
Website

Gina Vild 

Co-author of The Two Most Important Days How to Find your Purpose and Live a Happier Healthier Life. Her second book will be on the topic of resilience. She most recently served as Associate Dean and Chief Communications Officer at Harvard Medical School, and she has held leadership roles in health care and government and today consults on brand leadership and crisis management. She blogs for Psychology Today.

More about Gina:

Book
LinkedIn
Facebook
Article

Event Schedule

Monday, September 28th, 2020

7:00pm ET - 7:30pm ET

Still Kicking: Confronting Ageism and Ableism In The Wake of Covid

with Ashton Applewhite, distinguished author, speaker, anti-ageism activist


It doesn’t take much head-scratching to realize that much of our apprehension about growing older is actually about how our minds and bodies will change. Scratch some more and we uncover the corporate and political forces that feed and profit from these fears.

In her new talk, Ashton Applewhite urges us to keep scratching, dismantle the dread, and push back! To live is to age, and we age well not by avoiding incapacity but by adapting to it—a powerful, enriching, lifelong process that unites us all. 

7:30pm ET - 8:00pm ET

Live Discussion with Ashton Applewhite


 

8:15pm ET - 9:00pm ET

Breakout "Experiences"

("All Access" pass holders participate in their choice of session.)

Option 1:

Fitness Presence

Executive Coach and fitness expert, John Geraghty, will share his unique Fitness Presence program -a new type of fitness program that can do in just 12 minutes a day - that will stay with you for decades.  You will love this energizing experience.


Option 2:

Your Pandemic Story - a "live" group writing experience with gifted writer, Betsy Small-Campbell.

Putting pen to paper in this strange and uncomfortable moment in history may help you discover new aspects of your own story and find the thread to reimagine your future.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

7:00pm ET - 7:45pm ET

Encore Careers - Stories of Reinvention in your 50's and BEYOND.

A Panel discussion led by Kerry Moynihan, a distinguished executive search professional and three transformational leaders.

More about the speakers:

  • Pedro Caceres - Transformational Leader in Operations / Supply Chain / Digital Technology & Business Analytics
  • Deborah Dugan - Co-Chair Board of The Moth, former CEO at (RED)
  • Steven Goldstein Founder & President, Engaged Leadership Advisors, Speaker, Author, former Chairman & CEO American Express Bank
  • Kerry Moynihan - Partner, Global Executive Search at Boyden     

There’s a growing trend for those in midlife and beyond to leave well-paid jobs for work that is more in line with their passions and more socially worthwhile.  This is our time for career reinvention, living our purpose and finding ways to serve in the post-Pandemic world.  

This inspiring conversation will feature panelists’ stories of reinvention to shape their purpose-driven “third act” careers and lives.

 

7:45pm ET - 8:15pm ET

Live Discussion with the speakers


 

8:15pm ET - 9:00pm ET

 Breakout "Experiences"

("All Access" pass holders participate in their choice of session.)

Option 1:

Living Forward 

"What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver

Third Act Quest founder, Diana Dunbar Place will guide you in a discussion about your "three core questions";  your "why",  to help affirm or unearth your life’s purpose.  For those who are 50+, we know that it's challenges like we're experiencing in 2020 that give us strength and clarity.  It's time to reimagine your "third act" full of joy and meaning.

Option 2: 

Harness Your Genius and Eliminate Barriers Holding you Back

With Rebecca Reynolds-Moore, mentor and business consultant for female founders.

Are you experiencing a disconnect between the vision you have for your life and where you are today?  If so, there’s a good chance you’re holding onto some long-held false beliefs that are keeping you stuck in a persona that no longer serves you.  In this session,  we’ll identify and crack open one of our limiting beliefs to learn how to release our resistance to enjoying positive growth. 

 

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

7:00pm ET - 7:45pm ET

Resilience for the Ages

with Gina Vild, best-selling author, health care and government leader and consultant


"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan 

Resilience is a state of being that enables us to withstand life's inevitable turmoil and to flourish!  When the proverbial barn burns down, why do some weep and others say "Now I can see the stars?"

In this interactive discussion, you will learn how to build your resilience muscle by making choices that will buttress you during difficult times. Through ancient wisdom, learned behaviors and examples of many who have overcome seemingly insurmountable difficulties, you will be guided to thrive.

Gina will invite discussion with participants by asking them to share their own stories of resilience and resources they rely on to cope with change and embrace aging.

 

7:45pm ET - 8:15pm ET

Live Discussion with Gina Vild


 

8:15pm ET - 9:00pm ET

Breakout "Experiences"

("All Access" pass holders participate in their choice of session)

Option 1: 

CBD 101: Can it Really help - A story of reinvention

with Co-Founders of Verdania Fields, Pamela Moffat and Wendy LaDuke.  Product developer/medical expert, Janna Champagne, RN

Two women in their 60’s, took a risk and launched Verdania Fields in the midst of the pandemic.  They began their journey as CBD skeptics and are now on a mission to demystify its use.  They created pure, natural remedies to address issues we all face as we age; like anxiety and sleeplessness.  Janna Champagne, a cannabis and CBD expert,  will answer your questions and provide you with a medical perspective on what to look for and what to avoid with CBD. Wendy and Pamela will tell you how they reinvented themselves in their 60's and let them to provide the highest quality CBD and serve as a trusted source of information for women.


Option 2: 

“How Do You Want to be Seen?"

Portrait photographer & podcast host Lisa Arnold's session will be part conversation and part “before and after” selfie photography activity. "In a world training us to be constantly concerned about our looks we seldom think about how we want to be seen. And yet, how we’re “seen,  who we are,  is at the heart of how we show up in the world. It impacts your business, your family, your community, and of course, as is true with all personal growth, it impacts how you feel and see yourself.”

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

7:00pm ET - 7:45pm ET

Intergenerational Alchemy & Mutual Mentorship

with Leadership consultant, [email protected] managing director, speaker Ted Powell

Panelists: Ted's son, Scott Powell, homelessness advocate and mother/daughter leadership team, Katy Lesser and Nina Lesser-Goldsmith of Healthy Living Market & Cafe


Overcoming intergenerational barriers to inspire creativity, wisdom-sharing and healthy relationships: Scott Powell, a 25-year old “millennial” and Ted Powell, his 61-year old “baby boomer” father share stories and insights regarding their relationship journey from the “parent-child” to the “peer to peer” dynamic.

Using self-awareness techniques, while keeping their respective egos in check, Ted and Scott had to navigate some stormy waters to reach a point where Scott confidently challenges Dad’s age-related blind spots and Dad deftly dispenses lifelong learnings and wisdom without hubris, most of the time.

And when they mess it up, they know how to clean it up. Join us for an entertaining and interactive discussion that will help you transform your most important intergenerational relationships, whether they be family, work or community-based.


 

7:45pm ET - 8:15pm ET

Live Discussion with the speakers

"All-Access" pass holders have the opportunity to have one-on-one interaction (not just type in questions) with the speaker on Zoom, free attendees can watch-only live on Facebook.


 

8:15pm ET - 9:00pm ET

Breakout "Experiences"

("All Access" pass holders participate in their choice of session, Free attendees can watch Option 1 only)

Option 1: 

Igniting Your Highest Potential, with Kip Hollister, founder of the Hollister Institute and Hollister Staffing

Understanding the our inner dialogue is foundational to our growth.   We tend to run by negative thinking which creates our reality.  In this session we will take a deeper dive into this concept and use a simple tool to help you identify and become more aware of your negative thinking patterns.  We will also help you develop ways to shift and pivot your thinking to allow for more innovation, creativity, and positivity. Meditation is a doorway to quieting our negative thought patterns, so Kip will end the session with a brief guided meditation.


Option 2:  

Deep Breathing, Mindful Breathing.

Sam Taylor, of New Moon Yoga, will guide us in a meditation mix of traditional breath-work exercises that will settle your body and mind. Learn to breathe deeply and properly with yogic breathing. Better breathing results in stronger immunity to illness, better muscle function, and reduced anxiety.    

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