retirement • career • wellness • online • e-learning • Greenville, SC
Are you concerned your retirement won’t turn out to be everything you hoped for?
I work with motivated retirees and others who are seeking to ensure they’ll have a retirement with direction and purpose. I offer retirement coaching that will help you design a meaningful retirement and a future you look forward to!
Just because I’m 77 doesn’t mean I don’t have a dream.
— John Glenn
How can you design a retirement that will be fulfilling and meaningful?
Retirement’s a transition to a new chapter of life that has its own challenges as well as joys. Being a success at it is more than a matter of saving up money and having a financial plan. Failing to plan for the mental, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of retirement can lead to:
- Enjoying it at first, but after a few years feeling something is missing
- Wasting the first few years wondering how you fit it, and what it all means
- Questioning your decision to retire, and wondering where it all went wrong
- Feeling isolated, unappreciated, and alone as your social environment changes
- Struggling with mental as well as physical challenges, and self medicating
Imagine a retirement that’s a new beginning, a time for reinventing yourself. You might pursue things you’ve been putting off because you didn’t have time for them when you were working. You view retirement realistically, but are optimistic about the future because you see it as a time to pursue new opportunities. You know that there will be challenges and losses, but you’ve developed a resilience that allows you to deal with adversity and find happiness, personal growth and purpose in the second half of life.
So why do we struggle with envisioning and realizing a meaningful and purposeful retirement? It often starts with the negative assumptions about retirement that we inherit from our families, or that we’ve been taught over the years by a culture that sees retirement as the tail end of our lives, rather than as the start of something new.
To overcome these challenges, you will need to work on:
- Understanding your unconscious beliefs, motivations, and principles
- Clarifying your life purpose and goals for the second half of your life
- Proactively managing the issues that life will throw at you in retirement
- Using your purpose and goals to decide which life roles to increase and which to decrease
This is where coaching comes in … I work with motivated retirees and pre-tirees who hear the clock ticking and are afraid they’ll end up stuck in a pointless and boring retirement. I offer retirement coaching that will help you design a meaningful and exciting retirement around a future you really look forward to. Coaching covers all of the five key areas of retirement: spiritual, mental, physical, and socialfinancial.
You can read more about the coaching services I offer below, and by visiting the other pages in the menu at the top of this page. If you’re ready to start working on your Retirement Plan with me, take the next step and tell me more about your situation.
Services that cover your working (and post-working) life
What you choose to do for employment; can be a source of meaning and structure for many.
How do I manage my career while keeping an eye on retirement? What are serial careers, and why may reinventing myself be important in the future?
An emerging phase of reduced working positioned between employment and retirement
What does pre-tirement mean, and could it be a good strategy for me? Is it a temporary phase before retirement, or might it be a permanent choice?
Don’t think of it as the end of your working life: it can be seen as a transition to something new.
What issues should I be thinking about beside finances? Are there pitfalls to consider? How do I create a retirement that’s meaningful and rewarding?