The Newsletter

Separating the signals from the noise with curated industry trends plus practical, minus-the-hype, talk about the future of work so you can make smart decisions about your career. We comb through trade journals, news, podcasts, and research studies so you don't have to — because really, who has the time?

The Podcast

A weekly show exploring how we can navigate the future of work, make smart career moves, and thrive in a changing world. Lou Blaser dives into real people stories and presents actionable strategies for Gen Xers and Younger Boomers who want to continue making their dent in this fast-paced, ever-evolving world of work.


“Lou has created an invaluable resource for anyone who has ever contemplated a career move. Her guests provide relevant, real-life experiences and insight into how to approach and most importantly, how to actually make such a move.” ★★★★★ iTunes Review

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Hello. My name is Lou Blaser.

I'm the editor/curator of Second Breaks (the newsletter) and the host of the podcast with the same name. I figured out a way to channel my curiousity, love of research, and reading obsession into something that's helpful to other people. Hah!

Some things you should know: I believe that growing and thriving in our work extends beyond "a certain age". I am pro-unretirement. And my personal mission is to help create the kind of world where this isn't only possible, but is easy for folks like us!

I hope you'll join me by signing up to Second Breaks.