Your Life Calling
“By the end of 2014, every baby boomer turned 50. It’s the beginning of a new and aspirational time of life. The question for most of us is: ‘What am I going to do for the next 40 years?” -Jane Pauley, Parade magazine
In this moderated Q&A session, based on her new book, Your Life Calling: Reimaging the Rest of Your Life, Ms. Pauley will help people see themselves in a powerful new way. Having undergone her own "reinventions" in her work and life, Ms. Pauley is now inspiring others to reinvent themselves. Sharing her own journey and stories from others, Ms. Pauley will assist, inform, and inspire audiences. "The years after 50 can be a time of great productivity, meaningful work, pleasure, creativity, and innovation. It's a huge opportunity," says Ms. Pauley.
Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue
Recognized as a powerful advocate in the field of mental health, Ms. Pauley speaks candidly in this moderated Q&A session about being diagnosed with mental illness at the age of 50, after medical treatment for hives triggered a previously unrecognized vulnerability to bipolar depression. She also addresses her subsequent journey of self-reflection and wellness, which she chronicled in her New York Times bestselling memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue.
Speaker Spotlight: Jane Pauley
A pioneering journalist, JANE PAULEY is the current host of “CBS Sunday Morning,” a bestselling author, and an Emmy award-winner. Starting out in the 1970s as one of the few women in male-dominated newsrooms, Pauley became a symbol for profressional women and working mothers worldwide. Praised by audiences for her relatable and personal messages, Pauley is a highly-regarded advocate for living large at all ages, mental health, and educational issues. Recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the AWMF, Pauley was recognized for using her voice to bring important stories to life. As AWMF Chair Sarah Foss said: “Speaking personally, Jane Pauley, her journalist acumen and strong representation of women as valid voices, was the reason that I joined the media industry. I know that her timeless work has inspired legions of women and men for decades and continues to move her viewers today.” At engagements nationwide, Pauley receives overwhelming praise, such as: "You were a hit, as I knew you would be! Everyone loved the style of your presentation....it is such a refreshing change from the usual 'behind the podium' speech, and really makes the audience feel a part of the conversation." (P.O.E. Sisterhood International)
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Jane Pauley is a powerful voice on mental health
One of broadcasting’s most respected journalists, JANE PAULEY is a renowned advocate for mental health and children’s health praised by audiences for her relatable and inspiring message. Pauley was diagnosed with mental illness at the age of 50, after medical treatment for hives triggered a previously unrecognized vulnerability to bipolar depression. She embarked on a journey of self-reflection and wellness, which is chronicled in her New York Times bestselling memoir Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue. Pauley helps people see themselves in a powerful new way, shining light on the possibility of reinvention. Audiences are moved by her candid remarks, and her celebrity fills the room with optimism. As one mental health foundation raved: "What an absolutely marvelous day...[Jane] is the complete package: classy, approachable, knowledgeable, passionate and compassionate! I could go on and on. The attendees had a wonderful experience, and she exceeded our expectations. We are SO appreciative." (Greater Dayton Mental Health Foundation)
Jane Pauley is anchor of the award-winning CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a role she began in September 2016.
Pauley is the recipient of multiple Emmys, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding achievement and the Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television. Pauley is a member of the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame.
Pauley joined CBS SUNDAY MORNING in 2014 as a contributor and substitute anchor.
Highlights of Pauley’s work at CBS SUNDAY MORNING include a profile of Hillary Rodham Clinton; an interview with the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg; a fast motorcycle ride with rock star John Mellencamp; the only TV interview with David Letterman about his retirement from late night television; and a joint interview with then Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.
Before joining CBS News, Pauley was a familiar face on morning, daytime and primetime television. She began her network television career in 1976 as a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show. She spent 13 years on the morning broadcast, and a decade as the anchor of “Dateline NBC,” starting in 1992. She was the host of the syndicated daytime series, “The Jane Pauley Show,” in 2004.
Pauley has written two New York Times bestsellers. A memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue (Ballantine Books 2004) and Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life (Simon & Schuster 2014) based on her award-winning series on “Today” about people 50+ starting different careers, learning new skills, making a difference or pursuing their dreams.
A longtime advocate in children’s health and education, Pauley is also a highly regarded spokesperson in mental health.
She and her husband, Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, are the parents of three grown children.