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Career Coach

Amy Logan, director of public relations at the Coaches Training Institute, sees those over 50 as ideal candidates for jobs as career coaches. “Some of the most successful life and executive coaches are over 50 and have already had other careers from which they draw business experience,” she says. “Their age works to their advantage because they are more likely to be perceived as wise and trustworthy, essential qualities for a coach.”

It can be time-consuming to gather all the necessary credentials to become a career coach, but Logan believes people over 50 are well-suited to that particular challenge. “They don't seem to expect it to happen overnight and are more willing to invest in the best coach training and certification programs,” she says

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