Retirement is changing.
Many of my clients don't plan to retire to a life where they put their feet up.
For some clients, it's a matter of financial necessity. Like Diane, who needs to plan her career in a way that will ensure work extends into her retirement years and generates an additional income to top up her pension.
For other clients, it's because they want their retirement years to include work - work that's interesting and stimulating.
Sometimes it's because they've loved their work and want to find a way to continue. Like Keith, now running a successful consultancy practice to support high tech businesses struggling to find his expert design engineering skills.
Sometimes it's because they haven't loved their work and now they finally have the time to set that right - to develop enthusiasms or explore pathways that beckoned but were turned down in the past. Like Kathy, who's now training as a yoga teacher.
Often it's to pursue work that 'gives back' in some way. Like John, with a few years left in his financial services career, now studying psychology and retraining part-time as a counsellor, with the intention of working flexible hours in future supporting stressed-out executives to overcome their alcohol addiction.
And then there are the clients who view retirement as the next, exciting phase in their life and want to make the very most of it. Like Maria, designing her life to include a vibrant combination of travel, study and volunteering.
Are you similar? Do you need to work out how to future proof your skills and financial security so you won’t be vulnerable to changes that come your way? Or design ongoing work that's fulfilling and enjoyable? Or are you wanting to plan for an active retirement that's interesting and challenging and make the very most of your 'third age'?
'In the lead-up to retirement, I wanted to find ways of leveraging my extensive engineering skills to provide me with income streams in my retirement as well as finding new ways of continuing to develop the remaining years of my career. Sue undertook this difficult task and, using her impressive coaching skills, brought me some extraordinary insights into how I might achieve these goals. Sue is a great person to work with; friendly, perceptive, insightful and highly professional. I recommend her highly.' Keith Alexander, Technology Consultant
If you want to ensure an active and enjoyable retirement, why not give me a call or drop me a line to arrange an informal chat? Let's talk.