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Jim Krefft


James H. Krefft, Ph.D: Author and Consultant, Board of Directors (President), Centennial, CO contact:

For more than 15 years Jim has consulted globally with Fortune 500 companies in implementing large-scale organizational change. Before becoming a consultant, he plied Second Age careers as a university instructor, an Army officer, a technical writer and editor, and a corporate Human Resources executive.

Jim and his wife Lynn, whose Second Age career was bank officer and mom, have two children, both enrolled at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. The eldest of ten and a native of New Orleans, Jim whips up beignets from scratch and relishes wolfing them down with café au lait while he plows through a crossword puzzle. He has a B.A. in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Notre Dame Seminary College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Tulane University.

With Bill Sadler, Jim has co-written Changing Course: Negotiating Life After 50 a follow-up to Bill’s groundbreaking The Third Age (2000). Jim also co-authored Powerhouse Partners: A Blueprint for Building Organizational Culture for Breakaway Results (Davies-Black, 2004). His great American novel, Short, is in its eighth revision.

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William Idol: Consultant and Coach, Director of Process Design and Board of Directors, Warren, VT & Granity, NZ. Contact:

Since 1976 , Bill has helped thousands of executives, managers and professionals understand the emotional dimension of leadership. His clients have included Aetna, AT&T, Corning, Exxon, GE, IBM, Mobil and Volkswagen AG. His proven creative learning techniques provide the training foundation for The Center’s work.

Bill was educated at Yale, Northwestern and the University of Massachusetts. In 1969, he was awarded a Ford Fellowship to study leadership. He used this support to apprentice with many early pioneers in humanistic and creative psychologies. He taught psychology at the University of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy University and The Evergreen State College.

Since retiring from corporate consulting, Bill spends half the year Vermont and the other half in New Zealand, his wife's homeland. His work with CTAL and Third Age has opened up whole new vistas on "the afternoon of life," and he delights in helping others see, explore and enjoy these possibilities that come with true maturity.

Bill Sadler


William Sadler, Ph.D: Author, Director of Research, Oakland, CA. Contact:

Bill and his wife Sallie and are experimenting - so far successfully - with a bi-coastal life style - at their new home on the Maine coast 5 months and then returning to their home in the Oakland hills. They sail as often as possible in the East, ski as often as possible in the West, and enjoy spending time with the kids and grandchildren on both coasts.

Bill has been immersed in higher education for the past 40 years in ten different institutions –– as professor, department chair (three times), and senior administrator. He was tenured at Bloomfield College, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Chapman University, recognized for outstanding teaching in Who's Who of American Teachers, and for the past 12 years has been Professor of Sociology and Business at Holy Name University. His focus now is on leadership and organizational development.

As an author, Bill has published a couple dozen articles and 4 books. The last, The Third Age, has led to the foundation of CTAL. Twenty years of research on third age growth is the foundation of the next book Bill has written with Jim Krefft and it is titled: Changing Course: Negotiating Life After 50 They are also collaborating on workshops to promote professional and personal renewal.

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