Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
As Baby Boomers and their parents of the Greatest Generation pass away, they take with them arguably the greatest body of wisdom in human history.
The Living Legacy Project was created as a means to record and document these valuable life lessons, hidden in family pictures of senior citizens and their ancestors.
The Project was co-founded by Tom Cormier, a serial entrepreneur, and Dennis Stack, a former business manager with Payne Weber. “With today’s technology and the need to find meaningful employment, it would be a tragedy to allow these valuable life lessons to go undocumented,” Stack comments.
The success of the mission depends on a trained legion of independent professionals with good listening skills. “We are racing to train people how to become Certified Legacy Advisors to document this irreplaceable personal history before it is gone forever,” says Cormier.
The skills required are inherent to an array of semi-retiring professionals who are finding a whole new way to apply their skills. After completing an online career course, they are presented with opportunities to build a legacy consulting business.
Deborah Perham spent three decades as owner of “Americourt Pride”, a court-reporting agency in New York City and on Long Island. Today, she is using her court reporting skills to transition into a new career as a Certified Legacy Advisor and owner of “A Lifetime Legacy”.
“It’s a natural progression,” says, Perham. “The storyteller is ‘the witness.’ The photographs are ‘exhibits;’ friends and family are ‘expert witnesses.’ She continues, “This project has given me great exposure for my new business.”
“As a Professional Organizer legacy services are a perfect add-on service”, says Sandy Jones, owner of Dallas-based, ‘Organized by Sandy’. “As I help people cull through their closets full of photos I can now help them do something more meaningful with the ones that matter.”
At the conclusion of the online training course, Certified Legacy Advisors are licensed to use the Project’s compelling videos designed to educate families and groups about the regrettable loss to future generations if immediate action isn’t taken.
“Adding legacy services to our menu we can now record the special moments of our reunions and also help them use the recordings as the first step to building their own personal legacies,” says Kandy Davidson, owner of Atlanta-based, ‘1st Class Reunions.’
“Time is slipping away and thousands of communities will not be served until we recruit and train new Advisors,” says Stack. “With millions of baby boomers looking for purposeful work to support their retirement, there is no excuse to lose this personal heritage.”
ABOUT THE LIVING LEGACY PROJECT
The Living Legacy Project is a global initiative of the International Association of StoryKeepers (I-ASK), a dues-based legacy career organization founded in 2008.
LegacyStories.Org is the official archive and sharing platform for the Living Legacy Project. The free website provides secure cloud-based content storage for personal oral histories, memoirs, journals, and talking photos. Members can link their stories to over 3.5 billion ancestor records in the worlds official family tree of humankind.
For more information contact:
Tom Cormier- 423-295-5904 or
Dennis Stack- 480-760-1924