Founder/Editor-in-Chief Carol Orsborn, Ph.D.
Dr. Carol Orsborn is editor-in-chief of Fierce with Age, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration & Spirituality. She is a veteran journalist and author having begun her career as a columnist writing about the Boomer generation for the Chicago Daily News and San Francisco Chronicle. She now blogs regularly for Huffington Post, NPR’s Next Avenue and others.
In addition to her work with Fierce with Age, she serves as executive director of CoroFaith providing customized audio spiritual content to individuals in the aging and health care community (www.corofaith.com).
Carol Orsborn is the the author of 21 books written for and about Baby Boomers. Her most recent book Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn was published by Turner Publishing, Mother’s Day 2013. Fierce with Age relates Orsborn’s tumultuous year of transformation as she transited into the “wild space of beyond midlife.”
Simplicity and Work/Life Balance
Dr. Orsborn has been a leading voice for her generation of women since she founded her first life-stage initiative, Overachiever’s Anonymous, in the late 1980’s. The organization is credited as a progenitor of both the simplicity and work/life balance movements. Continuing to chronicle the challenges faced and overcome by the women of her generation, Carol’s books include: The Art of Resilience: 100 Paths to Wisdom and Strength in an Uncertain World (Random House) and Nothing Left Unsaid: Words of Strength and Wisdom to Help You and Your Loved Ones through the Hardest Times (Conari). She has appeared multiple times on The Today Show and on Oprah, NBC Nightly News and in the pages of The New York Times, USA Today, People Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to her blogs on FierceWithAge.com, her blog and op-ed credits include: PBS’s Next Avenue, Huffington Post, Humana’s Real4Me.com and VibrantNation.com.
Boomer Marketing Expertise
Dr. Orsborn served as co-founder of Fleishman-Hillard’s FH Boom, the first global initiative by a top ten public relations firm dedicated to helping brands connect with the Boomer generation. She is also co-author of Vibrant Nation: What Women 50+ Know, Think, Do and Buy (preface by Ken and Maddy Dychtwald/co-author Stephen Reily) and the first groundbreaking book on the subject: Boom: Marketing to the Ultimate Power Consumer–the Baby Boomer Woman (with Mary Brown.) Dr. Orsborn also served in the formative role of Senior Strategist for VibrantNation.com.
Education and Academic Appointments
Dr. Orsborn received her Masters of Theological Studies and Doctorate in the History and Critical Theory of Religion from Vanderbilt University, studying adult development and ritual studies. She has done post-graduate studies in spiritual direction at Stillpoint Center for Christian Spirituality in Los Angeles and at the New Seminary of Interfaith Studies in Manhattan. Teaching ethics and resilience, she has served on the faculties of Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University’s Leadership Development Center of the Owen Graduate School of Management, Loyola Marymount University and the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Educational and Psychology.
Dr. Orsborn brings her expertise to the wellness, healthcare and aging communities through her speeches, consulting and leadership training Resilience 2.0 (www.ResiliencePartners.net), Clients include: The Walt Disney Company, ABC, Wellpoint, Pacificare Southern California Edison, and to non-profit organizations such as Gilda’s Club and WeSpark of Los Angeles, a cancer support community. She has also presented at the American Society of Aging, Book Expo and the Positive Aging Conference, among many others.
Carol lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Dan and their dog Lucky. She is the mother of two adult children and the grandmother of one.
For more on Dr. Orsborn’s speeches/training and consulting in the wellness, healthcare and aging communities, visit www.CarolOrsborn.com
Associate Editor, Dan Orsborn
Dan heads SelectResources International’s (SRI) public relations agency search practice. In this role, he’s conducted major agency reviews for: Walmart, Nike, Gap, Olive Garden, Discover, New Balance, Outback Steak House, California Milk Advisory Board and one of the largest global PR agency searches in history for Intel. In 2008, he was named a PR Industry “Power Player” by PRWeek Magazine. A 26-year PR agency professional, Dan has held senior positions at three top ten global PR firms including Burson-Marsteller, Porter Novelli and Edelman. He’s overseen PR programs for: Bank of America, The Prudential, Gap, Warner Bros. Records and Proctor & Gamble, among others. Dan has presented 75 speeches and has written for a number of publications.
In addition to his work in public relations, Dan is a veteran of the consciousness movement having studied healing as well as the martial arts, holding a black belt in karate. He is a U.S. Navy and Viet Nam veteran, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of San Francisco State University. While still in college, he performed with a rock band that was signed to a major record label and wrote the musical score for the United Artist’s cult classic film “Smile” starring Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon and Melanie Griffith. In addition to his work with SRI and on the Fierce with Age Digest, he plays lead guitar in his classic rock band “What?” and enjoys his grown children and grandchild.