Executive Coaching with Psychotherapy for Retirement Planning
Whist financial planning is certainly crucial to how well we fare in retirement, it seems neglectful that as a society, this is in the main, all we are encouraged to consider. As well as taking care that we have sufficient funds, don’t we also need to contemplate how well resourced we are emotionally and psychologically for this next important life stage? Executive Coaching Retirement Planning with Psychotherapy will address all of the personal as well as pragmatic aspects of retiring.
Who Am I if I’m Not Working
“What do you do?” is often the first question we are asked when we meet someone new. If your answer is going to be “I’m retired” and that pricks with some discomfort at the loss of your career identity, then there is something to address before you leave the workplace. Defining yourself by figuring out who you are without your professional status, along with accumulating some emotional reserves are key to a happy and successful retirement.
“We were going through difficult times and having to lose many staff. I was also planning my retirement and coping with a husband with cancer. My sessions with Amanda were enormously helpful, keeping me grounded and positive in a tough situation. Her down to earth practicality coupled with genuine feeling worked really well. I remember our time together with great affection.”
Wendy van den Hende OBE, retired CEO, Personal Finance Education Group
If you have been considered, deliberate and strategic in your professional life, why would you consider jumping into retirement without preparing appropriately? In Executive Coaching with Psychotherapy in planning your retirement, here are some of the issues we might look at together:
- the loss of professional identity
- what makes you happy
- what kind of a retiree you want to be
- how to switch off after being switched on for so long
- whether you want to fully retire or step back in stages
- whether to bridge career and retirement with different work
- filling the time
- staying active and engaged
- preparing emotionally
- familial expectations
- investing in friendships
- keeping your independence
- ways to replace the social life/support network that work provides
- spending more time with your partner or on your own
- what’s necessary to put in place before you leave work
Research shows that competitive, assertive Type A high-achievers tend to find retirement more boring and meaningless and have greater difficulty adjusting than expressive, emotional and laid-back Type B people. The very attributes that made you successful in the workplace can work against you in retirement. Working with a collaborative coach will help you become emotionally prepared for this new life stage and design the retirement you want to have.
“When I eventually made the decision to retire I began to get very excited about this third chapter of my life. Now six months in, I have time to rediscover myself outside of work – doing things I haven’t had time for in years and learning new skills. I also have time for my friends and energy to make new ones. I have never been happier or healthier!” Gracia McGrath OBE, retired CEO, Chance UK.
Executive Coaching for Retirement Planning with Amanda
To make an appointment to see me or discuss having Executive Coaching with Psychotherapy for Retirement Planning, please call me on 07775 570208 or email me at email@example.com.