About my retirement coaching...
First and foremost, it is important to keep in mind that retirement is a process and not a single, one-time, event. Retirement coaching is designed to optimize the best rest of your life and draws primarily from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, career counseling, mentoring, behavior modification, psychometric testing, modeling, vocational counseling, leisure time counseling and rehabilitation counseling.
However, unlike counseling or therapy, the focus of coaching is on the gap between where you are today, where you want to be, and how you can get there. Coaches do not diagnose and generally do not even give advice.
Thus, the focus of coaching is on identifying and having you commit to completing realistic action steps and goals. My job as a coach is to listen to you, ask clarifying and thought-provoking questions and help that lightbulb go on in your head. You can expect to have to do some real soul searching or self-reflection. As your coach, I will facilitate you being able to identify the action steps and goals that will get you on a path to a more purposeful and meaningful retirement lifestyle.
It has been my experience that the real challenge, and what usually determines successful goal achievement, is the implementation of a plan of action. If you've designed your own retirement lifestyle goals or have settled on a clear direction or plan, I can cost-effectively become your "Accountability Partner" to keep you on track and on schedule, much like I've had to do for my twenty years as a Project Manager.
The secret behind a successful outcome is never someone's INTENTION. It's always someone's ACTION. An INTENTION is a feeling while an ACTION is a behavior that is the force behind the desired change.
In the works...
I'm very excited to announce that I recently became a Certified Life Purpose Life Coach and a Certified Life Purpose Quest Workshop Facilitator.
Having a purpose or a reason to get out of bed each morning is closely related to living a more fulfilling and meaningful retirement that living on purpose comes with many other benefits. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that having a strong sense of purpose in life will lead to both physical and mental health improvements.
I've started to work on a presentation about the value of purpose. If you'd like to be notified as soon as I am able to offer a course or workshop, please send me an email and you'll be notified in the coming weeks.
I'm so excited!