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1 April 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Skills  Helping Charities  Mentoring  Retirement  pre-retirement  social media  CV  entrepreneurs  Tech

7 tips to write a profile for mentoring/non-executive director roles!

Thanks to the dozens of people who have signed up to be mentors to entrepreneurs and leaders – of any sector – in these challenging times (if you want to know more – go to www.next-up.com and click on the 500 mentors popup).

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27 March 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  pre-retirement  Volunteering  entrepreneurs

500 mentors – what is it and tips for writing your mentoring profile in COVID-19 times

500 mentors was launched at great speed, with the support of Leeds City Council, to help entrepreneurs and leaders (of any sector) in COVID-19 times.

You can join the site free with this link - you just need to complete your profile, say if you want to mentor others or be mentored and then make connections. More details on all this below.

Initially with a Yorkshire focus, Leeds CC have agreed you can be from anywhere in the UK.

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26 March 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Networking  Mentoring  Retirement  blogging

10 tips for using the 500 mentors platform

Our thanks to so many people who are supporting and signing up to our 500 senior people to mentor Yorkshire entrepreneurs and leaders campaign which was launched yesterday.

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26 March 2020 By Guest writer Gareth Healey

Unretirement  Skills  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  entrepreneurs

10 tips for mentoring in COVID-19 times

Next-Up has just launched their 500 mentors initiative with the support of Leeds City Council. I think it is a great idea - we’ll all need to help each other like never before both during and in the wake of COVID-19.

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25 March 2020 By Next-Up

Networking  Skills  Helping Charities  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  Retirement Planning  professional firms  Volunteering  entrepreneurs

Hundreds of Yorkshire business people being called out of retirement

It is not only doctors and nurses who are being called out of retirement to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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25 February 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  entrepreneurs  HRdirectors  HR

The goal for HR directors – an elegant exit for directors?

I had a thought provoking – and sad – conversation with an HR director of a professional firm recently. We are doing a workshop for partners to help them think about their future – unretirement, if you like. Like many firms they are starting to help partners some years ahead, not just in the last year as they are about to leave.

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20 February 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Networking  Skills  Helping Charities  Purpose  Retirement  Retirement Planning

What next in unretirement? Could the answer be… in your own company?!

I had an interesting session with a director of a global corporate the other day. When we were exploring what she might do next, I asked her various questions including, ‘Are you interested in helping women into leadership positions?’

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26 November 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Skills  Mentoring  Boredom in Retirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  coaching  entrepreneurs

The reality check of retirement – a must-read for anyone 50+ thinking about retirement

On a scale of one to ten, how much have you thought about retirement? If you have at all, is it a sort of fantasy world of travelling and relaxing? Or a move into a portfolio of interesting roles? Or playing golf and walking with friends most days?

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18 November 2019 By Next-Up

Events  Video  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  entrepreneurs  Tech

Professionals help tech entrepreneurs focus

Next-Up organised an inspirational workshop for partners coming up to retirement. Part of this was mentoring tech entrepreneurs – hear this next generation say how it helped them. And what did the partners think?  One said, “Our country is in safe hands with these young people” and another said “I am going to help this entrepreneur – I can learn more from her than I will be able to help.”

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