About the Authors of Shifting Gears to Your Life & Work After Retirement

Carolee Duckworth spent her long career working to empower people to become their own more complete and fulfilled selves. To this end, she co-created the Common Cause Award winning “Center for Re-employment Services,” serving displaced workers, displaced homemakers, and 55+ career changers, stimulating their mental capabilities to prepare them to select and enter new careers.

Carolee also designed and redesigned courses and programs for Technical Colleges and industries in order to empower and increase critical thinking and technology-use skills and confidence. She created and launched College Online (www.College-Online.com) to increase access for students of all ages and life situations, enabling them to enhance their skills and advance their careers “any time, any place, any person, any pace.”

Since she “shifted gears” herself, Carolee has focused on writing articles, courses and books to empower individuals of all ages to reach for their dreams.

Marie Langworthy, after retiring from 25 years as an educator and administrator, spent a few years supervising student teachers and teaching basic technology skills to the adult community. She continues to enjoy her retirement career as author and editor, and has co-authored two titles (with Carolee Duckworth), Shifting Gears to Your Life & Work After Retirement, and Shifting Gears to Your Career Working Online. She is currently working on a series (with Carolee Duckworth): Changing Careers at 40, Changing Careers at 50 and Changing Careers at 60. She specializes in writing copy for website designer/developers and owners.

Marie is active with Soroptimists International, a volunteer organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Her leisure pursuits are travel, the theatre, fishing, binging on movies and tv series, and attempting to improve her skill at solving crossword puzzles!