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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

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As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

The Age of Authenticity with Bob Gordon

  • Mon, January 21, 2008
  • 9:45 AM - 11:29 AM
  • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Bob Gordon

The Age of Authenticity

In his own experience and that of his middle-aged clients, professional coach Bob Gordon has observed that the 40s and 50s are the "get real" decades. For many people in mid-life, it becomes less and less possible to be what you are not. Further, this is when the mental and physical consequences of operating from a less that fully authentic stance begin to show up.

So what do we do when we wake up in the middle of a career (or non-career) that that isn't about who we truly are? Bob and participants will explore some of the answers to this question.


Robert (Bob) Gordon, M.S. has over 30 years of experience in a variety of leadership and professional development roles. He has provided coaching, consulting and training to support the development of leaders--on the front line, in the middle, and in the senior executive ranks of the Federal government. He directed training and workforce development offices at three Federal agencies, winning a number of awards for his work there.

Bob is now a professional life, career, and couples coach with Comprehensive Coaching Associates and the Still Point Mind and Body wellness center and a visiting senior consultant with Transformation Strategies, Inc., where he serves private and public sector clients in the areas of leadership development, organizational change, coaching and training.

Bob has an MS in Organization Development from American University and is completing an MA in Applied Healing Arts at Tai Sophia Institute.

Before and during his organizational and coaching career, Robert has also been an actor, comic, musician, published humorist, screenwriter, local television producer, and loss/bereavement counselor. He enjoys drawing upon these varied experiences to coach individuals at all levels through life and career transitions.

He received his coaching training from Corporate Coach U International and his couples coaching training from Imago Relationships International.

Robert is the father of four children who range from infancy to adulthood. The three youngest are homeschooled by his wife, Robyn. He finds that the study of Asian philosophy and the practice of meditation and qigong are of no small help in navigating the waters of midlife parenthood.

Bob Gordon
301 221-1861

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

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40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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