Retirement coaching has been increasing in popularity ever since the first wave of baby boomers started to retire. As a baby boomer myself, it has become very obvious that people are not retiring in the same way that our parents did. The long-awaited opportunity leads to an overwhelming sense of anxiety and we float through our weeks with one day indistinguishable from the other.
So what is the alternative? We may want to use this time to fulfill areas in their lives that they were not able to fulfill under the day-to-day responsibilities of a full-time career and raising a family. Oftentimes this includes a desire to give back, to make a difference in the world. Some retirees are extending their careers since there is a certain fear of what will happen when the demands of our former careers no longer exist.
For some, retirement can be seen as a huge blank page. For others, retirement is seen as exciting, as a time to kick back, only to find that the lack of a goal, or the routine of uninspired living, leaves them feeling empty.
As in career coaching, retirement coaching is an opportunity to looks at what is important to you, both from the perspective of your psychological type and by evaluating your core values. We take a look at your strengths and any fears that are standing in your way. And all the time you will have the support you need to move forward. Whether the result is full or part-time work, or meaningful volunteer work, now is the time to do the things that really bring fulfillment to you.