The Threshold Generation

This page is from a past PMIWDC event.

If this is not what you were looking for, visit the Fairview Park Luncheons page to find out about upcoming events, or read more about why PMIWDC does not delete these pages.

Event Date
Start At : Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:30am
End At : Friday, January 21, 2011 - 1:00pm

The Threshold Generation


Valli Swerdlow, MSW
President, VALLI Associates

Free Program - No Cost to Attend

Location and Date

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

3150 Fairview ParkDrive South
Falls Church, VA 22042

Costs and Attendance Requirements

There is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

The Noblis cafeteria, on the same floor, will be open andavailable for you to purchase lunch and bring into the auditorium.

To expedite entry into the Noblis facility, please preregister or contact Mary Beth Howe with your intent to attend. Also contact Mary Beth with any other questions regarding this event.

Note forNon-US Citizens:

Please note that due tofacility requirements, the Fairview Park Luncheon coordinators must complete some advance preparations for non-US citizens to attend these luncheons.

Non-US citizens are welcome to attend, but must request an escort on the registration form.

About the Program

The Threshold Generation

The term “The Threshold Generation” describes all of us who have had to move their retirement date up due to their net worth going down. Many of us are working past the time when we dreamed of retiring. The rules that our parents and grandparents played by are gone, like the old idea of staying at one organization for your entire career. Understanding the concept of Lifetime Employment vs. Lifetime Employability can be empowering because you are the president of your own company called “You Inc”. If you answer yes to any of the questions below then this workshop may be for you.

  • Are you stuck in your career?
  • Would you use the term “just OK” to describe your professional position?
  • Are you concerned about how you and your children will be affected by today’s economics?
  • Do you feel being an introvert vs. an extrovert can hold you back in your career?

The presentation will cover:

  • Why it is important to put the word passion into your career or retirement plans
  • The key to increased excitement, productivity and motivation is identifying your strengths
  • How self-awareness of whether you tend more toward introversion or extroversion can take you to the next level in your profession

About the Speaker

Valli Swerdlow, MSW

Valli Swerdlow, MSW, an Executive Leadership and Career Coach, brings over 20 years of executive search recruiting, counseling, professional sales, client services, entrepreneurship and networking skills to her work at VALLI Associates

She is known as a speaker, facilitator, columnist, and workshop leader who has appeared as a guest on both TV and radio. Her clients have included global, international companies as well as nationally recognized industry players. She has effectively built a deep and broad network of industry contacts that allows her to be on top of the latest developments in a rapidly changing landscape.

Valli is a certified coach through the Leadership and Executive Coaching Program at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. She received a MSW degree (Clinical Therapy with individuals, families and groups) from Boston University and a BS in Business from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). In addition, she is certified to administer assessments such as the Myers Briggs. Valli also is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches, and the source for those seeking a coach. She is a former board member of Metro DC PFLAG, oversaw all the groups in MD/VA/DC, and is a support group founder and facilitator.

Past Fairview Park Programs

To seepast PMI Fairview events including presentations and video recordings of some events, go to


For additional information, please contact Mary Beth Howe


Thank you to Our Partners