Igniting Your Second Act

Career Resilience

Igniting Your Second Act
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Join us for an engaging fireside chat on the art of mastering the "second act" of life. In this session, we will discuss innovative approaches to retiring well, showcasing how young seniors can be healthy, savvy and actively engaged in meaningful projects as “Reternees” while helping companies benefit from their collective wisdom and experience. 

Our discussion will centre around the concept of flexible retirement - a departure from the traditional notion of complete withdrawal from the workforce. Retirement is not an endpoint but rather a new beginning. Let us explore how we can adopt different mindsets and strategies to #RedefineRetirement. 

About The Courage Chapter and its founders

The Courage Chapter's mission is to help create a healthier ageing society, in mind, body and spirit. Studies have shown that happiness and health levels increase when people engage in purposeful work that leverages their experience and feel like they are valued members of society. In today's world where the cost of living is rising exponentially and people are living longer lives, companies will also have to acknowledge that an ageing workforce is inescapable. 

Through working with companies and developing new employment models, young seniors can continue to contribute to the community, giving them a refreshed purpose and the freedom to pursue more interests. 

Read more about TCC: www.thecouragechapter.com


Kai Ning Lim

Co-founder, The Courage Chapter

Kai Ning is a passionate social entrepreneur - introspective as a kid, she had always felt deeply for people who suffered from inequality. As an adult, she learnt to turn her observations of the inequity in the world into actionable and practical solutions. She co-founded The Courage Chapter to change the negative narrative around ageing and help people exercise their choice to work. 

Prior to starting The Courage Chapter, she built her HR expertise for 5 years in Unilever and has been running a social enterprise, CareerSocius, to help youth improve their career prospects since 2017. In living life, she strives to be compassionate, courageous and connected.


Jesslyn Yim

Co-founder, The Courage Chapter

Jesslyn is a strong believer in fostering a sense of belonging and support for all, especially those often overlooked. With a background in HR, focusing on compensation and benefits in the tech and startup world, Jesslyn brings in the data and research to the mission! She wonders where older workers fit in society as they transition into “retirement” and advocates for a dignified and purposeful continuation. The name “The Courage Chapter” reflects Jesslyn’s belief in the courage needed (for her) and others to challenge the norms to redefine personal and societal narratives to embrace and celebrate the beauty of every life stage! 


Yen-Lu Chow

Founding Executive Chairman WholeTree Foundation; Over-The-Rainbow; Asia Institute of Mentoring | Founding Partner Fatfish MediaLab | Executive Mentor YSI SEA | Founder of the Deep Human Movement

Yen-Lu’s career spans nearly 40 years in the tech, media, venture capital, and more recently social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. A former Apple Distinguished Technologist, he is a successful entrepreneur with multiple tech start-ups and an active angel investor, spending many years mentoring and advising entrepreneurs, young businesses and serving on government panels on innovation. He served as a director of Business Angel Network SEA, executive mentor and adjunct professor to NUS Enterprise, mentor to INSEAD, numerous panels on entrepreneurship and innovation internationally, including IDA / SPRING, A*STAR, NRF, GMIC, NUS StartUp@Singapore, NUS Social Venture Competition, NTU Idea Inc, Thailand National Business Plan Competition, CrowdSourcing Week, etc. 

In a fast-paced world where the only constant is change, he believes there is an urgent need for each of us to draw on our strengths and creative potential as human beings, to connect with our higher self and our deeper purpose to contribute towards humanity in a positive and impactful way. He enjoys building ecosystems and mobilizing the community to create positive social change. As an early pioneer in the application of AI, he also has a strong base in the tech space. With the launch of his family foundation and other social impact initiatives, Yen-Lu devotes his time serving both society and the nation in his various capacities.

He is on a life mission to help bring about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, more just, and sustainable world.

About Asia Institute of Mentoring

Asia Institute of Mentoring (AIM) is a non-profit volunteer based organization with a mission to bring mentoring to the spotlight in Asia, raise the quality of mentors and the standard of mentoring, bringing mentoring to all facets of society to impact millions of lives. 

We are committed to create an Asia-based people-powered mentoring movement to move people … to learn, to share, to give forward, to transform, to harness the deep human potential, and create social impact – bringing about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, just and sustainable world for all.

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Date & Time

February 24, 2024

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Asia/Singapore

Asia Institute of Mentoring (AIM) Ltd

+65 9628 9766

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