Public Speaking

Public Speaking


I’ve done speaking engagements and interviews on retirement and aging all over the U.S. and around the world. If you’d like to book me for a program or event, please get in touch here.

My book, Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation, was featured on the Thom Hartmann radio program, in U.S. News and World Report, CBS Radio, Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes.com, PBS NextAvenue.org, MakeItBetter.net, Live From the Heartland radio show, syndicated columnist Lenore Skenazy, Where2Now.net and podcasts including Jazzed About Work, Second Act Stories, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Speaking engagements to discuss the book included the National Institute on Retirement Security, Encore.org and the American Society on Aging, City Lit Books, Bookends & Beginnings, H.O.M.E and Northwestern University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

I’m a frequent guest on radio and television to discuss Social Security, Medicare and retirement income. Appearances include CNN, WTTW-TV Chicago, WFLD-TV Chicago, Morninsgtar.com, Reuters TV, Facebook Live with Jean Chatzky, The Diane Rehm Show, Thom Hartman, Jill on Money, CSPAN Washington Journal and Minnesota Public Radio and The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow 

Other public speaking appearances include the 2024 Harkin Retirement Security Symposium, the National Academy of Social Insurance, the Business Forum on Aging, the World Aging & Generations Congress 2009 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, the Silver Market Phenomenon conference in Tokyo, the Positive Aging Conference, the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, and the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit.

Drop me a note to inquire about booking me for an interview, or to speak at your organization’s event.

Public Speaking