EP – 73 Purposeful Work and Job Crafting

Our conversation with Rebecca Fraser-Thill

In this week’s conversation, Rebecca Fraser-Thill joins us to talk about career choices for grandfathers and anyone in their middle years. Rebecca and I review some of the myths and old perceptions of changing jobs once you hit your late 40s and older.

I bring up how the old model was finding a position or organization that you tolerated and hopefully enjoyed and then riding that job out to retirement.

With today’s information economy, the reduction in time spent at an organization or job may be a bit shocking.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the length of time depends on age and position, but for employees aged 55 to 64, the average time on the job is 9.9 years. Workers in management, professional, and related occupations had the highest median tenure of 4.9 years.

There is no doubt that as we get older, we tend to stay where we are for more extended periods for various reasons. HOWEVER, fear of not finding work that ignites our passion and purpose should not stop us from moving to another organization or a new career.

If changing organizations or career paths is not for you, check out Rebecca’s guide on JOB CRAFTING (located on Rebecca’s website). Rebecca talks about job crafting, what it is, and how to execute it successfully. Rebecca also discusses the success that many of her clients have had with working with their managers and organizations to reframe their clients’ type of work.

Be sure to check out Rebecca’s website for great resources and insights about creating fulfilling work. Rebecca also has excellent tips for engaging in coaching while transitioning to another organization or career.

If you connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or Twitter, be sure to let her know that you found her through our conversation.

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Click HERE to visit Rebecca’s website.

Click HERE to read (or listen) to Rebecca’s article, “Easing New Job Blues While Working Remotely.

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My Grandpa’s Grandpa

When it is time for bed, Charlie’s grandpa tucks Charlie in. Charlie asks his grandpa many questions about his grandpa’s grandpa. Charlie’s grandpa shares a magical moment as he introduces Charlie to his great-grandpa through fun memories.


This is my children’s book, created to entertain and inspire conversations about other family members that the children may not have had the opportunity to meet.



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