Speaking Engagements

Nancy K. Schlossberg speaks to corporate, special interest, and community groups throughout the United States.  If you are interested in having her speak at your conference or event please email her at Nancyks4@gmail.com.



Acceptance speech for the 2016 Teachers College Distinguished Alumni Award:

February 22, 2016: Keynote speaker at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program for Executive Nurse Fellows – Transitions through life:  An ever changing kaleidoscope

September 22, 2015: Department of Defense, Transition Research Forum Monthly Teleconference – Schlossberg Transition Theory

June 1, 2015:  Hear Nancy on Marketplace.org (click on the play button on the webpage) – How it feels and how to pay for it

Mar 15, 2015: Nancy on CBS morning news - Baby-boomer engineer reinvents his retirement

August 2, 2012: Plenary Speaker, American Psychological Association 2012 Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, “I don’t need your old rockin chair” — New Adventures in Retirement.

April 28, 2012: University of Maryland, “Aging with Panache: Our Love Hate Relationship with Aging”

February 13, 2012: Southern Methodist University, “Speaking about my work on transitions”

October 12-13, 2011: American Psychological Association, Video taping, “Counseling for retirement”

October 2011: University of Maryland speech to major donors of the University, “Aging with Panache”

Fall 2011: Baptist Homes and Providence Point Retirement Communities, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, “Speaking about transitions”

August 7, 2011: Concluding speaker at annual conference, American Association of Medical Faculties,  “You can make a difference”

June 1, 2011: Beef Extension Specialist, Rapid City, South Dakota, “Working with Beef Ranchers around retirement issues.”

March 11, 2011: Suncoast Cosmos Club, “Aging with Panache”

March 9, 2011: Whispering Sands Condominium, “Aging with Panache”

January 2011: Women’s Resource Center, “When Life Doesn’t Follow the Script”

May 13th, 2010: “2010 Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals”, sponsored by the University of Maryland.

March 24, 2010: Interviewed by the Digital Executive Producer for LIN Television, Austin KXAN.KXAM.KNVA, “Retirement, How to Survive and Thrive.

February 24, 2010: Appeared on ABC Radio Australia (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Segment on Retirement.

“Life’s Transitions” joint meeting of Smith and Wellesley club luncheon, Sarasota Florida

You can see more clips from a recent lecture by visiting my YouTube page.

“Volunteering–Your Path to Mattering”, Community Group, Sarasota County

“It’s Never too Late to Revitalize Your Life,”  Perian Springs, an adult education center, Sarasota, Florida

“Managing Transitions: What’s Next for Teens Leaving Foster Care”, Annual Luncheon, Children’s Guardian Fund, Sarasota, Florida

“Aging with Panache:  Strengthening Your Psychological Portfolio”, The Ivy League Club of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Florida

“Managing Transitions,” for the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization in St. Louis, Missouri

“Thinking About Retirement”, speech to the Palisades and Foxhall communities in Washington, DC
Missed the event? Check out the video coverage for retirement tips and audience Q & A

“Revitalizing Your Life,” Washington, DC Rotary Club

“Your Psychological Portfolio,” Cosmos Club

Book Signing, “Revitalizing Retirement:  Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, Purpose”, Politics and Prose, Washington DC

“Rebalancing Your Portfolio,”  Sage Financial Group, Bethesda, Maryland


4 Responses to “Speaking Engagements”
  1. admin says:

    John W. Powell, Jr. ’77, Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR (Retired), Director of Admissions:
    Re: Transition Theory

    Dr. Schlossberg,

    Thank you for your quick reply to my request for information about “transition theory”. Your attached summary & blog will be a big assist in preparing our presentation. It is a pleasure to be able to communicate directly with one of the theorists that we are studying.

    In reflection I now realize that I have been unknowingly exposed to your model on several occasions. Having served in the military for a number of years I have experienced my share of transitions with events, both unexpected and anticipated, as well as numerous non-events. Looking back, I can see that somewhere along the line some of those responsible for assisting in these evolutions had some training or education in many of the steps you present. Although not actually labeled as such, I can recall the use of the 4 S’s (situation, self, support & strategy). There was a even a direct use of the phrase “moving in, moving through, and moving on” in relation to dealing with transition. The counselor
    actually used a military analogy in his explanation: moving in = locating the enemy; moving through = attacking through the objective; and moving on = consolidating victory.

    In our class discussions, we have yet to discover a situation in which your theory & model will not apply. Just this week I found using the model instrumental in counseling a staff member that is dealing with a number of issues. Using the model, I was able to assist him as he determined his situation, the decisions he faced, and the support & strategies available, which led to decisions on a course of action.

    I thank you for the clarity and simplicity in the understanding of your concepts and for taking the time to respond.

  2. admin says:

    Colette Robicheau

    Director or Conference Programming
    National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization

    Nancy Schlossberg’s workshop Taking the Mystery Out of Change was both enlightening and entertaining. The audience attending for our national conference in Los Angeles appreciated her witty delivery as well as her comprehensive transition model.

  3. admin says:

    Recently, Senior Editor Heather Dunhill of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune wrote after my speech to the Guardian Fund, “She channeled a bit of Carol Burnett as she provided tips for living”. That really tickled me. I like to makes speeches that include humor and substance. Thank you for the compliment Heather.

  4. admin says:

    Janice Zarro, Executive Director, The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County

    “Dr. Nancy Schlossberg educates, entertains and energizes her audience. She combines her keen intellect and insights on retirement with down to earth real life stories to which any woman or man can easily identify. She enables her audience to recognize and understand that retirement is another beginning and not the end of life’s journey.”

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