Jane Genova

My Favorite Saying: Disaster taught me so much. I couldn’t ignore the lessons.~ Jane Genova

I’m a coach, book author, and lecturer on careers, specializing in transitions. When I was 58, I restarted my professional life. That was in 2003.  Since then I have I have mutated into one of those renaissance folks who keeps multiple lines of work going.

My talk on professional shifts, at the New York State Bar Association, has been published in Vital Speeches Of The Day. My latest book Over-50: How We Keep Working has helped thousands of people realize that exciting careers don’t depend on your age. I am currently the news blogger at AOL. I also write four other blogs: Jane GenovaLaw and MoreCareer TransitionsOver-50.

Like most Baby Boomer women, I resisted being single but single it has been all of my life.  Today I am grateful the universe was looking out for me on that end.  The significant others in my life are four-footed.  At this juncture, I can honestly tell you that that “Age” is treating me well.

I hope you will enjoy my posts.

Happy 2013 .. On Your Terms

The 2012 Holiday Season for this Single Girlfriends is […]

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Baby Boomers: New Families?

Once Randy dies, that’s it.  No more pets.” That’s what […]

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Change or Die: My Job Hunt

I’m an optimist. That should explain why, around my 66t […]

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My Breast

My age – on the other side of 50 My family history – br […]

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Failure + Girlfriends = New Directions at Age 66

The meme of our time is failure.  In fact, the folks at […]

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That Gratitude List: Item #1 is becoming a writer

Here it is the holiday season. And no one over-40 gets […]

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That Second Half of Life: No one said it was going to be this way

This is awful.  That’s what I thought to myself every f […]

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Plan B: Turning this-isn’t-working into that-could-work

Who hasn’t surrendered to the reality that the or […]

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Wedding = Universal Symbol of Hope

Shakespeare’s comedies frequently end in weddings, the […]

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Gloria at 77

At age 77, Gloria Steinem is having a renaissance in th […]

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Marriage The Institution

Perhaps we single girlfriends here in the U.S. should s […]

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“Singlism” by Bella DePaulo – The plight of the 40% of adults

Singism by Bella DePaulo could be the sophisticated Unc […]

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I Almost Married My Father Three Times [that’s why I never married]

There’s a platitude which, like most platitudes, turns […]

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My Life Will Be Different From My Mother’s

During the 20th century, it was a common goal of determ […]

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Royal Weddings: The Agony And The Ecstasy

Royal weddings can be for the single woman what Christm […]

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Invisible

“Old age takes everyone by surprise, and no one really […]

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Did We Become Nuns, After All?

It was part of the whole enchilada of growing up Roman […]

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Lonely: A Professional Plus?

Back in high school, guidance counselors and teachers h […]

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Post Great Recession: Our Mothers, Ourselves

There was nothing my mother loved more than scanning th […]

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Single: Addressing the Professional Stigma

The single state, at least for women, is a mixed bag pr […]

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Power Couples: That wasn’t possible for single women

At one time, to constitute a Power Couple, like the Cli […]

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While Fun, The Drama Does Drain

I can cut onions and talk,” was how Kelley Connors, hea […]

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Single (For Girlfriends) Usually Means Self-Supporting: The Implications

Since I have always been single, I have no idea what th […]

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Starting Over, Over and Over

The shock for me – and now for more and more of us – wa […]

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