Throughout my career, I found working with a business coach extremely beneficial. In the ‘80s, the woman I worked with was called a “career counselor”. In reality she was a coach for she did her best to improve my performance, increase my understanding of “the game”, and give me guidance and encouragement.

Perhaps one of the most powerful assignments she gave me was to create a mission statement for my life. It was not an easy task. Discovering what was important to me and what I wanted to dedicate my life to required exploration, introspection, and making choices. The process was challenging in that it required me to honestly evaluate my talents and interests. I had to look beyond what I was told was possible as a career and in my life. and open myself to possibilities I also had to look beyond the pronouncements of well-meaning, yet misguided, family members and friends as to what I could or could not hope to accomplish.

Without someone to guide my introspection, it would have been easy to become stuck in inertia and self-doubt. Over the decades my coaches have challenged me, encouraged me, and guided the discovery of my talents and abilities. They are the reason I am now a retirement transition coach.

Yes, you can figure out how to successfully transition from working to not working without a coach. But having one makes the process easier. A coach is detached from your emotions, sees the broader picture, and guides you in creating a compelling Post-Employment Phase of Life (PEPOL).

What determines whether you’re happy in your PEPOL? A clear vision of what you want, need, and expect to happen. From that vision you can create a life after work that is fulfilling and enjoyable.

If you’d like to work with one of our YCTR certified coaches contact us at [email protected] or call (303) 725-2301. We offer a complimentary 30-minute coaching session with the purchase of Your Countdown to Retirement. (Limit one coaching session per customer.)