Coach Win

Edwin W. Smith

Retirement Transition Coach

Speaker, Baby Boomer

Elderhood Evangelist

Writer, Technologist 


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My name is Coach Win and my mission is to help you make a successful transition from work to a meaningful and fulfilling retirement. As a baby boomer myself having retired from full-time employment, I have personally experienced and grappled with the issues most of you are concerned about.

I enjoyed a 20-year career as a vocational expert witness, rehabilitation counselor, career counselor and disability management specialists. I conducted or supervised thousands of career assessments, job analyses and job seeking skills training sessions.

I had a second career as an IT program and project manager working with cross-functional teams, vendors and clients in both the public and private sector, and I have experienced employment from the federal, state, for-profit, non-profit and self-employment perspectives. In short, I have deep knowledge about the world of work and know from both personal and professional experience what “retirement” is all about.

I believe traditional retirement is quickly becoming an outdated concept and decided to do what I can to help ease the transition. 


There are two words I’d like you to introduce you to which you may not be familiar with: unretirement and protirement. Unretirement conveys the idea of returning to productive, gainful work activity of some kind, usually because retirement did not turn out as planned. Protirement represents the notion of leaving your profession to do something more satisfying and fulfilling. That, my friends, is what the next chapter of your life can and should be, and I can help you get there.

Secrets to a More Fulfilling and Meaningful Retirement
--How to live a retirement lifestyle that doesn't suck!

I would love to present my awesome, highly acclaimed and interactive workshop for your organization, club or conference breakout session. The workshops are typically 75 to 90 minutes long but can be modified to accommodate your timeframe.  


Reimagine Your Retirement For a More Meaningful and Purposeful Life is an ideal workshop for companies with an aging workforce and a perfect addition to any Employee Assistance Program. This is also a great workshop for financial planners interested in educating their clients in their 40's, 50's or 60's on the non-financial aspects of retirement, a missing component in most retirement planning. 


It is the main reason I developed this workshop which was designed to give attendees the knowledge and tools needed to make informed retirement-related lifestyle decisions and to put them on a path to a more satisfying and purposeful life. 

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