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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.


Ready for your next step? We're here to help. Explore, plan and transition with confidence - at any age.

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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 North America's largest organizations. 

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March 2015

What season describes your career? Are you stuck in an endless winter?

Mar, 24 2015 12:43 PM
Lisa Taylor

What season is your career in? Is your work life in an endless winter?  "Endless winter" careers are draining. You move from crisis to crisis. Harsh conditions steel you to be wary of what's next. You become a bit more isolated and focused on what needs to be done. It is survival mode each and every day.  Do you see signs that your next career step is about to bloom? Would you even recognize the opportunity if it came along?

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"No surprises" succession management

Mar, 8 2015 12:40 PM
Lisa Taylor

Today’s succession environment is seen as highly unpredictable. On the one hand, leaders are requesting that key employees delay retirement plans because successors are not quite ready. On the other hand, those same leaders are wondering how to move emerging leaders into new roles if the incumbent has no plans to move anywhere in the foreseeable future.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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Monday, April 06, 2015
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Career Exploration - Group Program Orientation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 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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