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March 19, 2015

Cathy Allen and Women Corporate Directors Conference

Reboot Partner Cathy Allen organized a recent conference in El Paso for Women Corporate Directors where she is on the national board.  In our book The Retirement Boom, we write about corporate boards in as part of reinventing into new work.  In this clip from KFox News, Cathy highlights the fact that there is a proven correlation between corporate boards with a gender diversity and more economic success!

Check out the video here: Cathy Allen on KFox

April 17, 2013

Reboot Recommends – Tales from a Family Adventurer

Author and Family Adventurer Charles R. Scott was an Intel executive who took two sabbaticals. The first time he went back to Intel, and the second time he left to become a writer and is now a public speaker on sabbaticals with kids.

imagesHe is the author of the recent book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure across Japan.  In the book and in his talks, he shares entertaining and sometimes harrowing stories from the adventurous family endurance challenges he has taken with his two young children across Japan, Iceland, and Western Europe.  He offers encouragement and tools to the audience to come up with their own adventures, unshackle themselves from sedentary living, too much stress, self-imposed limits, and anything else that gets in the way of pursuing a healthy, meaningful life.

You can check out video excerpts from his talks given at:

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March 4, 2013

Reboot March Newsletter – Reboot Travel

Welcome to March, the beginnings of spring!  Here’s a special note from Co-Author Rita Foley about how she used a recent travel trip to Reboot…

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There is nothing like a mini Reboot Break to feed the soul.  I have recently returned from two weeks in Brazil that met so many of the criteria we here at Reboot Partners espouse.

How my trip was turned into a Reboot Break:

  • My travel mate was one of my closest friends who has never been to Brazil so I had the pleasure of seeing her big smile and eyes open with amazement around every corner.
  • I reconnected with old friends in our destination – I first worked with Mark in 1999, he and his partner Roberto are like brothers to me. We loved seeing Brazil through their eyes but our favorite times were just relaxing and being with them.
  • We disconnected – We both told our workplaces that we were unable to work those two weeks and for the most part stayed away from technology. Except my camera – you’ll see a few shots below.
  • We had a central base – Our base was Ipanema, where we loved walking around as locals, through farmer markets, parks, beaches, and yes, we did hit some of the trendy local restaurants too!
  • Rita Travel Blog Pic2 We had adventures – We took a two-day trip to beautiful and stunning Iguacu Falls(1.7 miles of falls), the Bird Sanctuary and Iguacu Dam – an engineering feet that provides 75% of all of Uruguay’s electricity and 17% of Brazil’s needs.
  • We got to interact with the culture in a meaningful way – The second week, I attended two conferences – with friends I get to see once a year from all over the world. The panels in the morning were diverse and stimulating and the afternoons were left free for relaxing or sightseeing. My favorite afternoon was when one of the attendees, a senior executive from Coca Cola, arranged for some of us to go to a favela (slum) where Coke is working in conjunction with the community setting up the recycling of materials that they then turn into folk art. We also visited a leadership after-school program for kids 15 to 25. We asked them what they hopes and aspirations were and they shot right back asking us what ours were. They wanted to know if we had slums like theirs in the US and if it were safe to come and visit our country one day. They were great kids; we got into the most fascinating discussions for about 45 minutes but it could have gone on for 5 more hours.

It was a perfect Reboot break.  We disconnected from work and technology, which in turn cleared our minds to see and learn all sorts of new things. That and reconnecting with friends refueled our creativity and spirits as we headed back home.  As always, we would love to hear from you – how are you using travel this spring to Reboot?

February 5, 2012

Reboot Your Life Webinar – “Turning Downtime into Your Time”

Check out Co-Authors Jaye Smith and Rita Foley’s presentation as part of the Webinar Series 360° of Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, a free webinar series that brings design, innovation, and purpose to your life and career.  

Jaye and Rita describe the unexpected yet simple formula for turning downtime into your time and how to get focused on what’s important and move towards living a more fulfilling and rich life.

Reboot Webinar – Turning Downtime into Your Time



December 2, 2011

Co-Author Cathy Allen on “This Week in the Boardroom”

Watch co-author Cathy Allen on This Week in the Boardroom speaking about monitoring complex risk companies, one of her many areas of financial expertise.

Congrats Cathy!