My name is Mark O'Keefe and I'm living proof that you can be happier, healthier and wealthier in your 50s than you were in your 40s and even your 30s.
If it happened to me after losing my job in the last Recession, it can happen to you in these challenging times filled with opportunity.
Take it from me. It's arduous and downright lonely trying to make that journey up the mountain alone. You are apt to give up. You need a guide. That's where I come in.
I help men over 50 become more authentic, creative and productive with their God-given strengths.
I do this as a trained leadership coach, award-winning journalist and public speaker who has journeyed "the road less traveled" to success and can help you do the same.
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My BHAG (Big, Harry, Ambitious Goal) is to build a global community of Christian men in their 50s and beyond encouraging each other to be all we can be in the prime of our lives.
We're not "over the hill." We're charging new mountains!
For those who want to go deeper, faster, with more accountability, I provide one-on-one coaching. Click the red button to schedule a no-pressure inquiry call.
My story: from Fired to Fired UP
They called it a reorganization. Unfortunately, I was the only one reorganized.
I was fired at age 50.
How bad was it? Newsweek ran an iconic cover image that year of a man wearing a dark suit, unable to move, face in the sand, under the headline, "Beached White Male."
I was among the 56% of people forced out of a job after age 50, according to analysis of a government study of 20,000 Americans. According to that same study, the chance of recovering your annual income after getting shown the door is only 10%.
I beat the odds. I bounced back. I got fired UP after 50.
Helping people like you is my passion Now it's time to give back to people like you.
I am trained and credentialed through American University's executive coaching program. But my greatest qualification is graduation from "The School of Hard Knocks."
I'm now a vice president at a Washington, D.C. area nonprofit. Helping men over 50 take charge of their futures is my side gig, ministry, mission and passion.
Fired UP After 50 is the website of leadership coach, award-winning journalist and public speaker Mark O'Keefe. My mission is to help maximize the God-given strengths of men 50 and above to fire UP in the prime of their lives.