Living the Patina Lifestyle

Living the Patina Lifestyle – it can be an exciting, enriching, and sometimes complicated time in our lives.  We offer webinars, programs and more to help you in your personal journey.

Recommended Books

Career 180s

By Mike Harris

Regardless of when the inspiration strikes—or lingers and grows—pivoting from a long, successful career into a complete unknown takes guts. Career 180s are the stories of the brave professionals who changed course after years of success to pursue totally new ventures. No two paths are the same, but every great career 180 story has significant obstacles, learning opportunities, and moments to inspire us all.

Visit the Career 180s Website

After Further Review

By Joe Sweeney

Joe Sweeney was used to going a mile a minute. A successful sports agent and entrepreneur, he believed that if he didn’t act fast, life would pass him by.

It took slowing down to show Sweeney the truth. It didn’t matter how fast he was going or how successful he became. He needed to decide what he really wanted from life. Putting aside distractions and diversions, Sweeney committed himself to a more purposeful existence, and now, he wants to help you do the same.

In this inspirational guide, Sweeney teaches you how to:

  • stop and reflect on your life,
  • form a game plan for your future,
  • see the big picture,
  • find the wisdom in others,
  • ask the right questions,
  • discover the life you were meant to live, and
  • realize that life has an expiration date.


Catchafire’s mission is to provide talented individuals with meaningful pro bono experiences in order to build capacity for social good organizations.

Your skills are valuable. Unfortunately, many nonprofits can’t pay for professional services such as organizational strategy, change management, project management, and more. This type of work is essential to building operational effectiveness, but it is often left on the to-do list while the nonprofit focuses on its critical mission work.

That’s where you come in. By volunteering for a project, or even just getting on a phone call to provide advice, you are giving so much more than your time. You are supporting organizational growth that enables nonprofits to have a greater social good impact.



Explore projects and questions posted by nonprofits based on your skills and causes you are passionate about.


Submit your application and resume to let the nonprofit know you are interested.


When you and the organization decide it’s a good fit, start working together!




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