What is your vision?

During our working years, we are often time poor as we spend most of our time at work, and juggle many competing activities.

Retirement will give you freedom to do what you have always wanted to do, such as, travel, learn a new skill just for its own sake, stay active, read, and perhaps look after grandchildren.

To have a meaningful retirement, while many people prepare themselves financially, few people will think about, let alone prepare for the non-financial changes that retirement will bring.

My interest in Retirement Coaching is because I love life, and enjoy the challenge of working with clients in the transition space that retirement brings.  I also have first hand experience of family members who have managed their retirement in 2 distinct ways.

One way is to live from meal to meal with sleep in the middle.  When we ask: ‘how was your day, the response is ‘I made a salad’, or ‘I paid a bill.’  Although he is happy, we are left to wonder if there is more to life.

The other way is seeing the opportunity that retirement has brought the family to undertake voluntary work, enjoy sports, travel regularly, go out, and look after grandchildren.

The distinction between the 2 styles taps into the concept of the OLD and NEW RETIREMENT.

In Australia, there is no official retirement age, just a number of age points in our social security, superannuation and taxation systems that induce a “retirement mindset”.  For instance, people can potentially:

  • commence a Transition to Retirement pension at age 55
  • take their superannuation as a lump sum or in pension form at age 60 tax free or
  • be eligible for the government age pension at age 65 (moving to 67 in 2017)

As the average life expectancy for men and women is now above 80 years of age, retirees are potentially nearly facing as many years being “retired” as they have been in the workforce – but without the responsibilities and expectations prevalent in younger years like building a career, raising children and paying off a mortgage.

Retirement may stretch 20, 25 or 30 years – longer than you may have first thought.

So what does one “do” with all of these years that are fast approaching?

To find out more about how Leah Shmerling and Crown Coaching & Training can help you with your Retirement planning, click here

Or for further information about retirement planning, contact:

Leah Shmerling – Director & Principal Consultant – Crown Coaching and Training

T: +61 (0) 412 940 902 | E: info@crowncoaching.com.au

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Training Testimonials

Laura Hewson
Laura Hewson

Team Leader, Melbourne Real Estate Pty Ltd

Thank you so much for coming and training us in Conflict Resolution. The team got so much out of it, and still talk about tools they use.

Gina Liu
Gina Liu

Senior Pathway Advisor

Thanks Leah for having provided fantastic training. I did enjoy the course and learnt a lot.

I am interested in continuing my study in this direction so I will think about taking up further study in Graduate Diploma.

James Alexander
James Alexander

Account Manager

Thanks again for your patience and support throughout the duration of the course. I couldn’t have completed without your support and assistance.

Judith Ayre
Judith Ayre

Senior Lecturer & School of Counselling Academic Head

Leah, this is awesome, something to be really proud of. I am so glad you are here but more than that, that you are offering yourself and your expertise to the world. The world is clearly a better place for your presence. Thanks again for everything.

Janette Brien
Janette Brien

Rehabilitation Consultant

I would like to thank you for supporting me through your extensive supply of resources and experience in successfully completing the Foundations in Career Development Practice, CHCSS00005 Career Development Skills Set.

The facilitated delivery included a blend of monthly webinars, on-line resources and relevant workplace assignment tasks that have built my confidence to coach my clients toward achieving their desired goals.

Your feedback of my work was invaluable as it taught me to work smarter, more efficiently, providing me with more effective results and happier clients.

So, thank you very much for all your input over last 7 months!

Penny Azzi
Penny Azzi

Director, The Kazbah Group

I really enjoyed this training a lot and it was very beneficial not only to me but my organisation.  The course facilitator used her wealth of knowledge and experience to provide us with real examples that I could utilise within my organisation.  The content was user friendly and high quality. The support and guidance was outstanding throughout the program.  I would highly recommend this course and look forward to my next program with the course facilitator and the Team.

Tracey Walker
Tracey Walker

Learning and Development Manager, Ayers Rock Resort

I was lucky enough to have the course facilitator as my TAE trainer.  With a blended delivery of on-line content and weekly Skype one-on-one sessions, I found this learning experience to be one of the best of my adult life.  She set me challenges and workplace assignments that made the learning very relevant and effective.  Her various training techniques were both stimulating and innovative, which was extremely advantageous as I was able to use these same techniques with my Trainees.

Jack L. Harris
Jack L. Harris

Prof Emeritus

With Leah’s enthusiastic approach I was motivated to examine much more than the basic requirements of the course. Her depth of knowledge in this arena not only surprised me but empowered me to pursue all aspects of it to ensure I had a really good understanding of what it entailed. Leah had presented the course in a professional yet warm and personal way and which allowed her students to become closely acquainted with the subject. Her passion for helping others is highly evident and via this avenue she is able to encourage others to be the change they want to see in themselves and in the world around them.

Richard Fowler
Richard Fowler

Student, Foundations in Career Development Practice

I have been able to demonstrate many of the elements of the course immediately, and see the results in provoking the right conversations, as well as providing areas of focus that aid in alleviating tensions, and pointing toward solutions. Leah has pitched the course to comprehensively cover pertinent topics with her own flair, in a manner befitting high quality professional development. I would recommend it wherever applicable.

Timothy
Timothy

Hospitality and Retail

‘The courses are good. I enjoy studying online in my home. It is easier and preferable to going to university. Staff are supportive, assisting me to succeed.’

Adrian
Adrian

Student

‘Leah is a wealth of information and useful in terms of teaching content. It has been vital to how we learn and apply the skills.’

Nikki McCartney
Nikki McCartney

Management Consultant

“I’m blown away! This is fabulous! The Foundations unit I looked at has so many great educational principles built in and all using that digital world so well.”

Counselling Testimonials

SUSAN
SUSAN

Teacher

‘Leah, you have assisted me to broaden my career options beyond what I was considering.’

JOHN
JOHN

Teacher

‘A real insight, I can see how far behind I was – beautiful!’

FRANCES
FRANCES

Teacher

‘Leah, you have been absolutely invaluable today. Worth more than your weight in gold.’