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BoomerWorks Bootcamp: Helping Boomers Freelance in the Gig Economy
Shira Harrington / BoomerWorks
Apr 24 - Tuesday
7:00 PM
9:00 PM


BoomerWorks.org Presents

Course 1 - THE BIG SHIFT

April 24, 2018 - 7pm - 9pm

Making the shift from full-time to freelance work is as much about shifting your mindset as your skillset. In this session, we’ll help you understand the new “gig economy” while emotionally navigating the world of self-employment. Learn to embrace the possibilities of unlimited streams of income!

Peer Networking Meetup

May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Join us for this facilitated peer sharing event where you’ll connect with other Boomers and start implementing what you learned from the previous session. Afterwards, join the regularly scheduled CNM meeting which begins at 7:45pm.

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Upcoming Courses:


Course 2 - Looking Inside Yourself - May 8, 2018

Your career has been assortment of skills developed over decades of work. So how exactly can you repurpose those abilities into short-term gig opportunities? Using the Passiontivity and “ing vs. er” exercises, we’ll help you figure out how to monetize your talents and visualize making a living doing what you love.

Peer Networking Meetup - May 15th

Join us for this facilitated peer sharing event where you’ll connect with other Boomers and start implementing what you learned from the previous session. Afterwards, join the regularly scheduled CNM meeting which begins at 7:45pm.


Course 3 - Connecting to the Market - May 29, 2018

Whether you’re exploring freelance “gig” opportunities or creating a small business, your ability to showcase your value to employers will set you apart from the competition. Every employer has urgent problems that need to be solved “yesterday.” We’ll help you figure out where you can make the best impact, then create a stand-out brand so you can generate a steady stream of leads.

Peer Networking Meetup - June 5th

Join us for this facilitated peer sharing event where you’ll connect with other Boomers and start implementing what you learned from the previous session. Afterwards, join the regularly scheduled CNM meeting which begins at 7:45pm.


Course 4 - Engaging Your Customer - June 12, 2018

Now that you have a live prospect in front of you, how do you keep from getting tongue tied? By building a trusted relationship rather than simply "selling your services." We’ll help you engage your prospect in a meaningful dialogue, negotiate a fee that reflects your ability to deliver immediate value, and manage expectations throughout the engagement.

Peer Networking Meetup - June 19th

Join us for this facilitated peer sharing event where you’ll connect with other Boomers and start implementing what you learned from the previous session. Afterwards, join the regularly scheduled CNM meeting which begins at 7:45pm.


Course 5 - Creating Your Business Infrastructure - June 26, 2018

In order to keep those client engagements flowing, you'll need to “keep the lights on” with a strong infrastructure. We’ll help create a strong business plan, choose the right legal entity, handle your finances, select the best technology, and balance your time between delivering the work and generating new business.

Peer Networking Meetup - July 10th

Join us for this facilitated peer sharing event where you’ll connect with other Boomers and start implementing what you learned from the previous session. Afterwards, join the regularly scheduled CNM meeting which begins at 7:45pm.


Course 6 - Presenting Your Business Plan - July 17, 2018

Now that you have the building blocks in place to start securing new freelance clients, it’s time to get some feedback! This session will allow you to share your business plan with your peers in a safe setting, so you can launch your gig venture with confidence.



About Shira Harrington:

Shira Harrington is the Organizer of BoomerWorks Bootcamp: Helping Boomers Freelance in the Gig Economy

Executive Recruiting | Career Coaching | Small Business Branding | Generational Diversity

Shira Harrington is a Gen-Xer who has spent the last 20+ years helping employers and job seekers connect with purpose. She has done this through executive recruiting, career coaching, and generational diversity keynoting. Through a divine epiphany in December 2013, she was suddenly, and overwhelmingly, moved to tears by the plight facing long-term unemployed Boomers, some of whom were her coaching clients. She knew something had to be done to change the face of their job search and help them recareer into the more age-friendly freelance "gig" economy. Today, BoomerWorks promotes education and community building among the 55+ cohort so that each individual can contribute meaningfully to the workforce and experience financial freedom in their next phase of life.


McLean Bible Church - Career Network Ministry
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, Virginia 22182


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