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Pausing with Chip Conley

In this episode 19 of The Pausecast...

  • Experience a distraction-rich, focused pause led by Chip

  • Learn how to ramp up your "DQ" or digital IQ and how it's a predominant skill

  • Know what makes up a modern elder at any company and how we need more age diversity and "Menterns"

  • Greyglers, Modern Elders, and more wisdom at work

  • Why talking "taboo" is key to being a Modern Elder

  • How the magic of Burning Man lends itself to knowing oneself

  • What Viktor Frankl, Pause, and the Modern Eldern Elder all have in common

  • Learn what Chip does to stay on his growth edge

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Chip Conley

After running his own successful boutique hotel company for almost 25 years, baby boomer Chip Conley was invited by Airbnb’s millennial CEO/cofounder to join the company as head of global hospitality and strategy.


Chip started out as a mentor to a digital native but soon realized he was equally as much an intern in the high tech world. Their intergenerational exchange of wisdom — a modern day trade agreement of EQ (emotional intelligence) for DQ (digital intelligence) — turned into an invaluable four-year journey for both that inspired Chip’s new book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and the launch of the Modern Elder Academy.

Rachael O'Meara


Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She works at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the Talks at Google YouTube channel.

Please see Rachael's Press page for recent articles or Speaking page on where to find Rachael next.


She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.

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