Act3 - The Art of Growing Older

Are You Walking Into The Future Backwards?

The baby boom generation who invented teenagers, sex and youth culture – are now entering Act3.

The stage of life we used to call retirement. Except retirement is dead.

We’re living so much longer – 20 or more years longer than our grandparents – with better health and higher expectations. Old age just isn’t old age anymore. No one is going quietly.

This New Old Age means lycra-clad 70/80 year-olds are leaving ordinary cyclists for dead on the hills. People are starting businesses and new careers in their 60s.

There are proposals in Japan to raise the retirement age to 75. The reality is, we have a whole extra adult life to look forward to.

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act”, said Truman Capote

About the author

Judy and Adrian Reith are professional coaches and writers, covering life, parenting and executive coaching.

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Why We Like It

This isn’t a diet book, a pensions book, a green book, a dating book — it’s a book where you’ll find tools to re-connect yourself to yourself – to make significant change for the better in a stage of life that humans have never before experienced.

Judy and Adrian Reith are professional coaches and writers, covering life, parenting and executive coaching.

They facilitate Act3 events and coach individuals to prepare for a life well-lived.

Together they have 3 adult children who have left home. Returned. Left home. Returned…

Australian born Judy has been a parenting expert for nearly 20 years. Her publications include 7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must Know, Be a Great Mum and Transform Living with Teenagers.

She draws on her professional training in child development, counselling and parent education to help thousands of parents, some of whom are also entering Act3. At 57, she loves nothing more than having friends and family round with plenty of good food and drink. She runs it off with the dog while she still can.

Since 2006 Adrian has specialised in executive and leadership coaching and facilitation. He qualified as a coach after an award-winning first career as a writer / director in advertising – a world where youth is idolised.

He is a published author, has recently built an eco-house, survived cycling Land’s End to John o’Groats… holds a Senior Railcard and is 62.

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