3rd Annual

Retirement Coaches Association Conference

September 25-26 2019, Weber's Inn - Ann Arbor, MI Register Now

Conference Speakers for 2019!

Richard Eisenberg is Managing Editor of Next Avenue, the PBS website for people 50+, where he is also editor of the Money and Work & Purpose channels and a frequent blogger. He was formerly Executive Editor of Money magazine and is the author of How to Avoid a Midlife Financial Crisis and The Money Book of Personal Finance. He lives in Westfield, N.J..

Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue

Allan A. Goldstein, (M.Sc., M.Ed., D.G.A, C.R.C. ) has enjoyed successful careers as a film director, screenwriter, educational specialist, newspaper columnist, and public speaker. He has most recently segued into the role of lead retirement coach at NextStep969 which offers both RCA certified retirement coaching techniques as well as referral services for a network of related health and counseling professionals in and around Long Beach, California. Allan bases his retirement coaching on the foundational principles of Positive Psychology, the RCA certification program, and the most current peer reviewed research in the field. Allan also writes a twice monthly newspaper column, FULL SPEED AHEAD, which tackles critical retirement issues and is read by over 155,000 people. Allan’s life motto, “The Journey is the Destination” guides him in helping his clients design a retirement lifestyle that’s positive, fulfilling, and engaging. He can be contacted at NextStep969@gmail.com.

Allan Goldstein, Director

Robert Laura is a is a pioneer of “The New Retirement” which includes planning for both the financial and non-financial aspects. He is also a best-selling author and nationally syndicated columnist for Forbes.com and Financial Advisor Magazine. His work has reached millions of readers through five books, twelve guides, and over 500 articles. In addition to his own writings, he frequently appears in major business media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, MarketWatch, Investor's Business Daily, Yahoo! Finance, TheStreet.com, and more. Robert is the founder of the Wealth & Wellness Group, the RetirementProject.org and Certified Retirement Coach Designation. He holds several designations including Certified Kingdom Advisor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, Certified Mutual Fund Counselor, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, and Certified Professional Retirement Coach.

Robert Laura, CPRC, AAMS, CMFC

Dorian Mintzer, Ph.D. is an experienced therapist; retirement transition, relationship, money and executive coach; consultant; writer; speaker and teacher. Her expertise in adult development, holistic life planning and positive psychology, combined with her life experiences, have led to her passion helping individuals and couples embrace their “bonus years." She is founder of two free virtual communities: The Boomers and Beyond Special Interest Group and The 4th Tuesday Revolutionize your Retirement Interview with Expert’s Series. Dori is co-author of The Couples Retirement Puzzle and co-producer of the Career Playbook: Second Half Plays eBook. She has been featured in the NY Times, WS Journal, USA Today, The Today Show and has done a TedX presentation. Her website is www.revolutionizeretirement.com.

Dorian Mintzer, PhD.

Liz Haas, LMSW, is a Psychiatric Social Worker at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital in the Substance Abuse and Primary Care Substance Abuse Clinics where she practices group and individual therapy focusing on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Sex Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, CBT for Insomnia, and CBT for Chronic Pain. Research on CBT for Chronic Pain has resulted in coauthoring the journal article "Treating chronic pain in Veterans presenting to addictions treatment program" (Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 2009).

Liz Haas, LMSW

Dr. Gill is a corporate trainer specializing in health and wellness seminars and workshops. She is best known for her pre-retirement workshops which help prepare people for the emotional transition from work to retirement. When she is not facilitating seminars, she teaches in the faculty of management at the John Molson School of Business and the Goodman Institute for Investment Management at Concordia University.Gillian has facilitated programs for organizations such as Bell Canada, Air Canada, Investors Group, Combined Jewish Appeal, Federal Express, Novartis, the RCMP, Telus and Exxon Mobil. She also works with private enterprise, universities, hospitals and entrepreneurs. Her website is RewireToRetire.com

Gillian Leithman, PhD.

Beau Henderson is the Bestselling Author of several books including The RichLife: Ten Investments for True Wealth, The Roadmap to a RichLife, The 5 Thieves That Will Steal Your RichLife, The RichLife Stewardship Principle and Masterful Communication For Success With Business and Life with Dr. Bill Lampton. He holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia as well as the designations of Retirement Income Certified Planner, National Social Security Advisor, Certified Long-Term Care, Master Certified Success Coach and Certified Master Behavioral Analyst, in addition to his role as CEO of The RichLife Advisors. As a media contributor, Beau’s message of the RichLife has been featured in media outlets including The Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, and MarketWatch.

Beau Henderson

Bob Foley focuses on Retirement Coaching (non-financial) today as his way of giving back. Bob has had many life experiences both Corporate and Entrepreneurial in nature. Starting with his Social Work degree and then 32 years of HR experience combined with 10 years as a President/CEO of two different organizations followed by three entrepreneurial journeys in an attempt to find his new non-corporate identity. With Coaching Certifications in Leadership Development, Franchise Development, Employee Assessments and Retirement Coaching the depth of Bob’s knowledge and experiential footprint rewards his clients with great perspectives to best plan out their retirement years. You can learn more about him at www.legacytransitions.org or www.bobfoley.org.

Bob Foley CPRC, SHRM

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, recent recipient of the “2018 Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue, is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. She has developed a niche specialty working with “Solo Agers,” people who have no children or who are aging alone. Dr. Geber is a regular contributor to Forbes.com on the topics of aging and retirement and her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers was recently selected as a 2018 “best book on aging well” by the WSJ. She believes Solo Agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning.

Sara Zeff-Geber, PhD., CRC

Anja Sassenberg-DeGeorgia is a Certified Life Coach and Meditation Teacher who works with clients in the U.S. and Europe. A dynamic speaker, she has taught over one hundred workshops on topics that empower people to live bigger and better lives. Her book, On The Edge of Something Bigger: Empowering Steps for Retirees Who Want More Meaning, Fulfillment and Fun, will be released in August 2019. Anja is a member of the International Coach Federation, Retirement Coaches Association, International Association of Meditation Instructors, and National Speaker Association. Wildly passionate about helping others create amazing and fulfilling lives, Anja believes all challenges and transitions are always huge opportunities!

Anja Sassenberg-DeGeorgia

Paul Long is an award-winning producer, director, writer and former television newsman. Over the past 30 years he has created and produced almost every type of video for marketing, PR and internal communications for small and global companies as well as two documentaries. He has also produced major events. Paul is now focusing on his next endeavor called ProBoomers which provides information, insights, ideas and tools for Boomers who are reimagining retirement.

Paul Long

Tim joined ILI in July of 2019 as Candidate Development, Program Director. Tim has worked for Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and Annual Giving in prior roles at the University. Tim has many connections to Notre Dame. He received a B.B.A. in Marketing and a B.S. in Mathematics from ND. He also graduated from the M.B.A. program as well. Tim’s brother, Steve, works for Notre Dame’s ACE Program and his brother Dan is a Holy Cross priest. Tim grew up in Philadelphia, PA and he and his wife, Erin, now live in Granger, IN with their four kids: Finn, Maeve, Isla and Owen. Tim is an avid baseball fan, enjoys playing board games with his kids and barbecuing.

Tim Ponisciak

Joanne Giardini-Russell is a Medicare guru and owner of Boomer Health group where she has a terrific team of six advisors that counsel individuals and groups regarding Medicare all day/every day across the U.S. We partner with financial advisors, CPAs, group benefits folks, Human Resources departments, credit unions and companies — all with our goal of guiding those that need Medicare into the proper products at the proper time.

Joanne Giardini-Russell