Launchpad To What’s Next Live! Returns To The Stage


After a two-year pandemic pause, Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next Live! returned to the stage recently at the beautiful Brownwood Hotel & Spa in The Villages, Florida.  

Launchpad is a fast-paced, high-energy jolt of inspiration that shares the secrets to healthy aging and active longevity. Speakers included Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, Dr. Pamela Peeke, a renowned healthy lifestyle expert and Senior Olympic triathlete; Colin Milner, the CEO of the International Council on Aging and founder of the active-aging industry; and Dr. Paul Kaplan, a nationally known patient care advocate.

The show also included inspirational taped messages from Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Jane Pauley, long-distance swimming icon Diana Nyad, and the world’s #1 influencer on the value of the 50+ demographic, Dr. Ken Dychtwald. 

Growing Bolder’s concept for Launchpad won first place in American Public Television’s PitchFest national competition in 2019 and was taped for national broadcast in front of a sell-out crowd in The Villages. It then appeared in Albuquerque, New Mexico and, had a date scheduled in Orlando when the pandemic hit.

“It’s great to be back live,” says Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton. “There’s an entirely new life stage that has us all wondering, ‘What’s next, and how do I create it?’ This is a one-of-a-kind live show that answers our biggest questions, addresses our biggest fears, and inspires the kind of lifestyle change that empowers healthy aging.”  

Stay tuned to Growing Bolder on Facebook as several new Launchpad Live! events will be planned for 2023.

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