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Faced with large numbers of soon-to-retire employees? Turnover among high-potentials? Talk to us about solutions that engage your employees, reduce your risk and protect your revenue. 


If you’re successful but not satisfied, in the midst of a traditional career, or want to unretire, we can help you decide what’s next. You have more options than you think.


Challenge Factory is the North American leader in developing and implementing creative and practical solutions for the aging workforce. Tap into our latest ideas and news about the exciting things we’re doing. 

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Challenge Factory challenges old career thinking

Challenge Factory’s fresh thinking, unique processes and tools—and our passion—have led to assignments with some of Canada’s largest organizations. 

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January 2015

Diffusing the power of the "Yeah, but..."

Jan, 23 2015 4:04 PM
Lisa Taylor

“Yeah, buts” are limiting. They are statements and feelings that stop us in our tracks. They often present an obstacle so compelling that it feels impossible to overcome. Without further challenge, these “yeah, buts” have the power to become truth.

Whether they are or are not true is irrelevant to you achieving your goal.  They are a distraction.

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Hating Retirement? Stop wasting your time

Jan, 11 2015 12:58 PM
Lisa Taylor

What we do defines who we are for most of our life. When we are in transition the impact on identity is profound and if new meaningful pursuits don’t emerge, if time becomes focused strictly on personal care activities one’s ability to feel part of the broader world is lessened.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Monday, February 09, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Career Exploration Group Program Start Date

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Capitalize on the Aging Workforce - Executive Briefing

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Multi-Generational Complexities of Family Business Succession

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  –
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Atlantic Canada HR Summit 2015


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About Challenge Factory: Innovative workforce transformation, talent management and coaching solutions

Challenge Factory is Canada’s leader in workforce transformation solutions that address changing demographics. We are research and analytics based, apply new thinking to programs we offer individual clients and develop innovative, practical solutions for organizations.
Our approach identifies longevity as a catalyst for change. As Boomers shift career patterns, there are implications for Gen X and Gen Y employees. Our clients are trailblazers in today’s Talent Revolution, capitalizing on new opportunities while minimizing workforce risk and cost. Our Legacy Careers® Toolkit includes consulting, training and coaching programs for employees, managers and leadership teams. We are always available to discuss your specific needs.


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