“My 3rd Act: Changing Directions” by Ellie Klevins

The 3rd Act welcomes Ellie Klevins, writing our guest blog:

Ellie ViewWe looked for a house for 20 years.  Although we owned a fine home in a good neighborhood, it wasn’t the home of my dreams. So many, many Sundays we drove up and down the Peninsula traipsing through open houses.  Many, many, open houses.    Expensive!  We realized (over and over) that the right house would require a real move.

It wasn’t until my son went to college and my parents passed away, that I felt ready to explore living beyond my 650 area code.  We bought a brand new house in a new neighborhood in Marin.  For a few years I was happily occupied creating  my dream home –buying granite, flooring, window coverings and faucets.  When the last shelf was lined, I looked out the window and  it hit me – I was in the middle of a “housing development”  complete with basketball hoops, cars and vans, and, lots and lots of kids.

Whoops. I created the perfect home to fit my previous lifestyle.  This time it didn’t take 20 years to make a change (nothing like approaching a certain age to get you moving) .  Within 2 months, we rented our “dream home”, found a condo with a Bay view –started sailing,  and we don’t look back.

In our third act we look forward, plot courses, change directions, try new things, all with a keener awareness that the clock is ticking.  Let’s get going!

 

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About the Author:

Ellie KlevinsEllie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to helping people manage change and life transitions. A Silicon Valley native, she grew her career through the highs and lows of the Valley, and brings a wealth of experience helping people “land on their feet” and prosper through the changes life brings.

Her passion is supporting people in finding their paths through their 3rd Acts and creating lives that are both satisfying and rewarding.

She has led numerous organizational change initiatives, developed successful leadership and employee training programs, and coached executives and their teams to achieve ambitious goals while enjoying the process!

Ellie received her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from San Jose State University, and her Master of Science in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.  She is also a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute.

She lives in Sausalito with her husband, enjoying sailing on the Bay, hiking the Headlands, and walking the neighbor’s dogs.

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