Chip Conley on Learning to Love Midlife: How to Coach People Through This Life Stage

January 31, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Is there any life stage with a worse brand than midlife and its dreaded "crisis"? New York Times bestselling author and founder and CEO of the Modern Elder Academy (MEA), Chip Conley has spent his past 15 years studying the upsides and downsides of middle age. With 4,000+ alums from 44 countries who've come to MEA's Baja beachfront campus, Chip is one of the world's leading experts in "Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age" (the title of his new book). 20% of his MEA alums are coaches so Chip has taken a particular interest in helping coaches know how to help their clients address their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Be sure to join IOC Executive Director, Jeffrey Hull, as he interviews Chip on this wonderful new book and previews his upcoming keynote address at the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School on May 3-4 2024. You don't want to miss this one!


Chip Conley is on a midlife mission. After disrupting the hospitality industry twice, first as the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second-largest operator of boutique hotels in the U.S., and then as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, leading a worldwide revolution in travel, Conley co-founded MEA (Modern Elder Academy) in January 2018 in Baja California, Mexico.