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Nancy K. Schlossberg

Author, Speaker, Motivator & Life Transition Guru

Transitions Through Life is the Internet home of Professor Emerita Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg.  As a professor of counseling, she has studied life transitions of all kinds. Nancy’s mission is to help people cope creatively with the ups and downs of life.  She writes self-help books on coping with transitions, lectures at speaking engagements and conferences worldwide, and runs workshops on managing change.  Her website offers corporate, special interest, community groups, and individuals information, materials, conferences, and workshops on life transitions and similar topics.

Nancy K. Schlossberg spent most of her career as a professor of counseling psychology.  She taught at Howard University, Wayne State, and 26 years at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Nancy K. Schlossberg is the author of nine books. She is co-president of TransitionWorks, a consulting firm; professor emerita at the College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park; and served as president of the National Career Development Association. She has been honored for her work by the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. A frequent guest on radio and TV, Dr. Schlossberg’s work was showcased on page one of USA Today, and quoted in the New York Times, the St. Petersburg Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer. She and her book, Retire Smart, Retire Happy, were the focus of a 90-minute PBS special, “Retire Smart, Retire Happy.” Her new book, Revitalizing Retirement develops more fully the importance of paying attention to one’s psychological portfolio. Her second edition of Overwhemed: Coping with Life’s Ups and Downs has been translated in Japanese and is used widely in training.

Retire Smart Retire Happy by Nancy K SchlossbergHere are some endorsements her books have recieved.  Endorsements for Retire Smart, Retire Happy:  Gail Sheehy, journalist and author – “Finally, a book to help people turn the inevitable traqnsition of retirement into another opportunity for growth and adventure.”  Helen Thomas, Columnist, Hearst Newspapers, former White House Correspondent for United Press International – “Retire Smart, Retire Happy is a wonderful book–it is reality about retirement with the bark off.  Those who think they will live happily ever after when they leave their jobs may be disappointed.  But the author shows many have found a way to fulfill their lives afterward.”  George Kourpias, President, Alliance for Retired Americans, AFL-CIO – “This book is a roadmap to a successful retirement.  It is a must read.  Endorsements for Revitalizing Retirement:  Marc Freedman, Author, Encore:  Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life – “Nancy Schlossberg is one of America’s most thoughtful chroniclers of the changing nature of retirement and an invaluable guide to making the most of the period stretching beyond the middle years.  Revitalizing Retirement:  Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, and Purpose is a wonderful book, packed with essential insights, compelling stories, and a road map to genuine fulfillment.  It is essential reading.”  Gene D. Cohen, MD, PhD, Director, Center on Aging, Health and Humanities, The George Washington University, Washington, DC – “Revitalizing Retirement:  Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, and Revitalize Retirement by Nancy K SchlossbergPurpose by retirement expert Dr. Nancy Schlossberg is insightful, accessible, and highly useful for the public, professionals, and program planners alike.  Concepts like the Psychological Portfolio, reflecting a depth of understanding and wisdom, take you on a positive journey in relation to personal identity, purpose, and relationships.  This book is not about making the best of, but creating the best in retirement.”

For more information on Nancy please visit her bio and full biography pages.  Information about her books are located on the books page and are available for purchase at Amazon.com (direct links are provided).   If you would like to schedule a speaking engagement please visit Nancy’s speaking engagement page or contact her directly at Nancyks4@gmail.com or www.linkedin.com/in/nancykschlossberg.  Individuals can become part of her community via the blog or tips area of the website and are welcome to contribute their experiences.

Photos by Peg Palmer.

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