I greatly appreciate
the dialogue and give-and-take in the coaching – and
the fact that Amy is extremely flexible and intuitive in
her interactions with me---willing to zag if that’s
what the discussion calls for, even if we’ve been
merrily zigging along, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all
approach to coaching. I feel that she is truly my partner
in exploring the many ways I can shape my future -- uncovering
the fields that are of the greatest interest to me, the
type of environments that will most inspire me to be at
my best, and the roles that will leverage my strengths and
bring me the greatest satisfaction.
She is incredibly approachable and non-judgmental. Honest
and trustworthy. I feel safe with her. She is enthusiastic
– about her work and about my possibilities. Her optimism
is infectious and inspires me to be more optimistic, too.
— JB, Retired Television
Retirement is not the end of the productive
phase of your life -- it can in fact be the most rewarding and
intentional time of your life. You set the game plan, and you
determine how you want the game to play out in this phase.
Many leaders are proud of what they have accomplished
but feel lost when they think of life without the structured work
they have been doing. Hiring a coach can help you move from confusion
to clarity with confidence into your next phase of life. Why a
coach? Because you deserve to be clear about your direction in
what can be the most important phase of your life -- a time that
is not only exciting to embark on, but one of continual enjoyment
General Post-Retirement Game Plan Approach
- Help the client say “goodbye”
to their career “up until now” and help them say
“hello” to the next phase
- Partner with the client to develop a retirement
- Develop coaching goals, both in the short-term
- Help the client gain greater awareness of
their desires and contributions.
- Use tools to help build awareness
- Encourage the development of a post-retirement
Coaching tools/frameworks help you see yourself
differently. The main tool is the art and science of asking great
questions—questions that stimulate a client’s thinking
and feelings so that they learn something new. The other tools
we use are assessments and frameworks to help clients deepen self-awareness
to help get clarity about what might bring the most fulfillment.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Assess
how your personality helps define how you like to work.
- Strong Interest Inventory. What are you most
interested in now?
- Values Clarification. Understand what’s
important to you about work and life, and how they are satisfied
in the workplace.
- Strengths Analysis. Strengthen a strength
or explore an underdeveloped strength
- Life Balance Analysis
- Motivated Skills Inventory
- Passionate Purpose Exercise
- Coaching through Roadblocks
- Post-Retirement Transition Plan
The people who get on in this world
are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want,
and if they can’t find them, make them. — George Bernard