Op-ed article in Philadelphia Inquirer 4/9/17

Take a look at “Repurpose Your Life” – an article featuring Yosaif’s work, published in the Philadelphia Inquirer 4/9/17.

The article introduces a new way to use the term “repurpose.” Rather than repurposing things, it’s about repurposing our skills, strengths and accumulated wisdom in an encore career, where we can make both a difference and earn a paycheck.

May & June 2017 Programs

“A New Chance to Make a Difference: Designing Your Encore Career” – a course offered through Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Philadelphia, PA.

Two sessions: 5/3 and 5/10 @ 7-8:30 PM. Cost: $34 + $5 registration fee. Register online: http://mtairylearningtree.org/about-us/registration-policies/ or by phone at 215-843-6333. Prior courses have been sold out, so early registration is suggested.


“Looking for Your Encore Career?” – A presentation moderated by Yosaif August, sponsored by Weaver’s Way, Northwest Village Network, and the Rotary Club of Chestnut Hill.

Sunday, June 4th from 3-5 PM, at the Weaver’s Way Garage, 500 block Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Free. Yosaif will facilitate a panel of very dynamic local encore careerists: Betsy Teutsch, writer; Ellen Frankel, editor, writer and lyricist; and Herb Levine, writer, teacher, poet and community activist. In addition to sharing his own encore journey, Yosaif will introduce the concepts and tools of the “design thinking” as reflected in the NYTimes best-seller Designing Your Life, by Stanford professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.