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Do you have a direction for your life after retirement? Do you know where you are going then?

Having a vision for your life is a beautiful thing. It makes your dreams feel more concrete and obtainable. It gives you focus, direction and a barometer upon which to make life decisions. With a vision, you live with intention and purpose because you know where you are going. Without… Read More ›

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“New Retirement Planning — Everyone WINS!”

As Human Resources professionals, your radar screen has been attuned to the subject of an ageing workforce for several years. You have run the numbers for your own company’s demographics and know how the retirement of the largest generation of workers in history, the Baby Boomers, will affect your business…. Read More ›

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What Happens Where There is No Water Cooler?

“What are you doing this weekend?” This question is often heard in the workplace on Friday afternoons. “What did you do this weekend?” This question is often heard in the workplace on Monday mornings. It can be a quick interchange in the hallway, elevator, or coffee station.  It is a… Read More ›

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Five Ways to Discover What’s Next

“I don’t have much of an imagination, so I can’t imagine life in retirement. What can I do?” This question came from a participant at a recent presentation of mine. She was very successful in her career and was beginning to consider what was next for her. There are many ways… Read More ›

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The Problem with a Touchy-Feely Retirement

Too often, retirement is portrayed as a feeling. Depicted as a utopian sense of time, during which past actions continually foster positive thoughts and feelings, guiding the retiree through the remainder of life. This philosophy makes for moving and emotionally charged commercials and brochures, but a retiree’s over reliance on… Read More ›

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Reasons To Hire A Retirement Coach

A wise person is quoted as saying, “We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach retirement age than into helping them enjoy it.” With the average job length less than five years, the transition process and identification of criteria for career satisfaction are visited each time we look for new… Read More ›

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Values-Based Retirement

“Make love, not war!” was the rallying cry of the infamous ’60s’ generation. While many were talking about the ‘love’ part as reflecting a new sexual freedom, others were thinking about how to stop the Vietnam War. Underneath it all values were being expressed. Perhaps not in the best way,… Read More ›

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Four Tips for Preparing for Retirement

After years of hard work, retirement is a good reward. It’s something everyone looks forward to: a chance to relax, pursue hobbies that you’ve never found time for, or travel. Retirement isn’t the end, but rather the beginning of a new chapter. But how do you adequately prepare for this new… Read More ›

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Applying Innovation Expertise to Personal Innovation

So much of retirement planning focuses on the financial planning – providing guidance on investment balance, cash flow management, and how much should you save. But very little talks about How-to-define your retirement life – the (many) days after the big day. How do you create your best retirement life… Read More ›

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College and Career Readiness for Learners of All Ages

Article originally published in the NCDA Career Developments, a publication of the National Career Development Association. Does college and career readiness (CCR) look like it did during your youth? That question drives this article as career development charts its course into its second century. Shifting the focus of CCR beyond… Read More ›