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Introduction PART 1 The Disappearing Point On The Horizon Reigniting Passion Preparing For An Encore And Plurality PART II Multiple Questions, Multiple Choices The Business Connection Giving Back - Foundations, Volunteering & Mentoring Pursuing Your Passions It's All In The Family Business As Usual The Business Of People The Boys And The Girls, East And West Seeing The Connections The Broadest Of Futures Road Map Conclusion Our Interviewees Helpful Websites Notes Additional Sources About The Authors

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Dona Roche-Tarry is Managing Partner of the European Board Practice for CTPartners. She has over 10 years of experience in talent advisory services and has successfully completed assignments for Non Executive Directors, Chairmen, CEOs, C-suite and Managing Directors across Europe and the United States. Dona has assisted large public multinationals and high growth emerging companies to strategically structure their boards and leadership teams. She is a certified executive coach and advises senior executives across industry sectors. Prior to CTPartners, Dona was with Heidrick and Struggles as Managing Partner, Barclays Plc. as Director of Human Resources in the Commercial Bank reporting to the CEO and in her earlier career was General Manager at British Telecom. She has a Bachelor of Science from University of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and was a Trustee of The Work Foundation.

Dale Roche-Lebrec is a Freelance Writer, Editor and Translator. She spent 15 years working for France Innovation Scientifique et Transfert, the technology transfer affiliate of the CNRS, the largest French scientific research institute, where she negotiated patent licenses, performed industrial partner searches and was Director of Operations. Prior to this Dale was Managing Editor for the Journal of Hepatology and was an editor and translator for various other scientific journals, websites and books. She transitioned out of her full-time career in 2007 and today is pursuing the plural lifestyle described in What's Next? Dale has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Connecticut a Master's Degree from University of Paris VII in Linguistics and a Diplome d'etudes Approfondies from the University Paris VII in Literature


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'The authors' ability to connect with these executives on a personal level and capture the nuances associated with transitioning out of a life of power, influence and large staffs is captivating. The surplus message that there is more than one career in us is inspiring!' Amy Acker, former Avaya Vice President Executive Staffing and leadership Development

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'What's Next? clarified my nebulous notions on how I could start taking steps towards organizing my activities for a new chapter. I approach work differently now, with one eye on the future, keeping my ears open to possibilities, and taking a creative approach to defining this uncharted territory. A research project in itself! A must read for all professionals.' Richard Moreau, MD, Director of Research at the French NIH (Inserm), Centre de Recherche Biomedicale Bichat-Beaujon CRB3, Clichy/Paris; University Paris 7

Diderot, Paris; Consultant in Hepatology, Hopital Beaujon, APHP, Paris. Associate Editor Journal of Hepatology

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