Chip Conley, 59: Fostering Midlife Resilience

Chip is a major thought leader in our space and, luckily, one of our good friends. He has been instrumental in the early days of the creation of AGEIST. We last profiled him a few years ago here, and since then he has created the Modern Elder Academy in Baja, with now over 800 graduates. Why are all these people flocking to Chip and his school? Our conversation centers on the ideas of openness and curiosity, and how important they are to the phase of life Chip refers to as middle-essence. What are the essential qualities of a successful and happy elder today? Over 40% of Americans have a boss that is younger than they are, and if one is over 55, that number goes to 69%, so what do we need to know to make that work for us? How is this time different for men than women? Why is it that people from their 30s to their 80s are attending The Modern Elder Academy?

These are just some of the things Chip and I talk about in this podcast. 

Listen on iTunes here:

Modern Elder Academy in Baja
Modern Elder Academy in Baja



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


David Stewart
David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.


Sign up for AGEIST today
We will never sell or give your email to others. Get special info on Diet, Exercise, Sleep and Longevity.


The Attraction of Radiant Happiness

Radiance is potent and energizing. It creates awe, is inspiring, and encourages hope. We have all been in the presence of someone who possesses...


Fiber Might Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Fiber is important for keeping your digestive system healthy, keeping your movements regular, and cultivating a rich gut microbiome. New research suggests that a...

The Impact of Concussions on Gut Bacteria

We understand from past Health Science articles that our gut microbiome plays a big role in our overall health. The Houston Methodist Research Institute...

Fitness and Recovery at 66: Dave Hippensteel

We are inspired by people who push what they believe they’re capable of at any age. 66-year-old Dave Hippensteel first got into CrossFit at...