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Observations and commentary on aging, caregiving, and the complex journey through the second half of life.

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David Solie

David Solie

Author, How To Say It To Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders

David Solie is a gifted speaker whose keynote and breakout presentations on communication between generations have won critical acclaim from audiences throughout the United States and Canada.

His compelling stories, unique insights, humor, compassion, and inspirational delivery have made him a favorite of financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, senior service professionals, planned giving specialists, caregivers, and general audiences.

 

Speech Topics

Adrift in the Tsunami
Boomers Arriving at 65
(Audience: Financial Advisors, Attorneys, CPAs, Senior Service Professionals, Planned Giving Specialists, Caregivers, and Trust Officers)

The boomers are landing on the shore of late age at a rate of 12,000 a day. While turning 65 is officially classified as “young-old,” there is little doubt this is a quantum shift in the boomer lifecycle. As important, this involuntary transition is not just leaving behind middle age bodies; it is also about leaving behind middle age psychology. The developmental tasks of fifty-something are being replaced by the tasks of seventy-something. Adding to the complexity is the persistent turbulence of post-meltdown world. Now what?

This new presentation by David Solie offers a breakthrough perspective of the developmental dilemma that boomers are facing as they turn 65. Based on his research on the psychology of the second half of life, this program offers both advisors and their boomer clients critical insights and much needed navigational strategies to successfully negotiate this involuntary transition.

Unlocking the Communication Code of Aging Parents
Practical Communication Strategies for Working with Older Adults
(Audience: General Population)

David Solie is a nationally recognized geriatric communication expert who offers proven, practical solutions for adult children struggling with the problems of aging parents in a 24/7 world. His moving and inspiring presentation on the Unlocking the Communication Code of Aging Parents has led to dramatic and heartfelt changes for countless attendees and their families.

Unlocking the Communication Code of Senior Clients
Practical Communication Strategies for Working with Older Clients
(Audience: Financial Advisors, Attorneys, CPAs, Senior Service Professionals,
Planned Giving Specialists, Caregivers, and Trust Officers)

David Solie is a nationally recognized geriatric communication expert who offers proven, practical solutions for professionals working with older clients in a 24/7 world. His moving and inspiring presentation on how to “unlock the communication code of senior clients” has led to dramatic and heartfelt changes for countless professionals, older clients and their families.

Unlocking The Communication Code of Baby Boomers
Practical Communication Strategies for Working with Middle Age Adults
(Audience: Financial Advisors, Attorneys, CPAs, Senior Service Professionals, Planned Giving Specialists, and Trust Officers)

What do professional advisors need to know about the psychological developmental tasks of baby boomers in order to build and sustain successful relationships with this important clientele? How will the knowledge of the “secret mission” of baby boomers better prepare professional advisors to position their products and services as “middle-age friendly?”

When Are They Going To Grow Up?
Practical Communication Strategies for Working with Emerging Adults
(Audience: Parents, Financial Advisors, Attorneys, CPAs, Senior Service Professionals,
Planned Giving Specialists, and Trust Officers)

This presentation examines a provocative new stage of development called “emerging adulthood.” Unique to industrialized societies, emerging adulthood is not merely generational (i.e. Generation X, Y, Z), but represents a significant and permanent shift in the maturation process from adolescence to full adulthood. The presentation offers new insights into why the road to adulthood has become so long and frustrating for today’s youth. Using stories and practical examples, David Solie demonstrates how these insights can be used to improve communication and collaboration with emerging adults as they “crossover” from education to the workplace.

Against All Odds
Five Strategies for Preserving Quality of Life in a 24/7 World
(Audience: General Population)

This presentation looks at the “clear and present danger” to quality of life posed by the 24/7 lifestyle of the twenty-first century. Through research and stories, David Solie offers unique and compelling insights into the physical, psychological, and spiritual price we all pay trying to navigate a seemingly unending flow of complex, urgent, and unpredictable information and transactions. Refusing to accept this 24/7 invasion of information and tasks as our destiny, he offers five strategies he has discovered that can improve our chances of reversing this trend and preserve quality of life. Rejecting quick fixes, David Solie maps out practical game plan to systematically checkmate this invasion and restore balance in our lives. Audiences throughout the United States and Canada have been enthralled and transformed by his his fast paced, poignant, and humorous approach to the epidemic of “too much information,” an approach that combines the best of traditional and non-traditional medicine into a new, heart-based vision for preserving what matters the most in our lives.

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