Retirement Coaching supports individuals to attain the greatest fulfilment and find meaning in one’s later years.  We work one-on-one with clients delivering, a highly personal and customized planning for retirement plan to make the most of life in retirement. We do this with personal care and optimism.

With the client, retirement coaching considers pertinent questions such as:

  • What are your retirement goals?  What are your responsibilities?
  • What does your retirement look like?
  • How are you going to spend your time?  What are your hobbies and interests?  What is your life balance?
  • Are you retiring or downshifting your career?  What type of work commitment suits you, your family and meets your physical health?  Is a career shift an option?
  • What are your relationships like?
  • How do you manage your health?

Let’s consider ways of incorporating the benefits of work into the retirement period.

Work can be undertaken in a new capacity with reduced hours and commitment, such as voluntary work, mentoring younger people entering the industry, part-time or casual work, consultancy or a new work role.

This brings:

  • some income with perhaps additional superannuation
  • sense of purpose and status

As one contributes, they are building a new identity and increased self esteem.

Individuals can explore their interests and renew old passions that were un- or under used, as they worked and built careers.

As a teenager/young adult, music may have been a passion that was dropped as one built their career and was raising a family.  The new retirement would rekindle the enjoyment that music brought.

Involvement of activities at work, leisure and hobbies means that individuals

  • manage their time
  • and socialise with others

To plan a meaningful retirement takes time, and honesty.  But there’s also fear attached.

You wonder, how can such a well deserved period in our lives, one where we have saved for such a long time, be clouded with fear?  Let’s look at some of these fears.

Fears

  • Letting go – you have worked for many years, have a routine, are ‘busy’ and now we are faced with the opposite – no work, and largely unstructured time.

The individual has moved from one extreme of full time work – to the other, no work.

  • Facing yourself – can’t hide behind one’s work role, busyness, meetings or emails.  This is about your identity and self image.
  • Perhaps it recognising that you need to spend more time than previously with your partner.  You’re wondering, how do I do this?  What can we do, talk about?
  • You may have recognised that through full time work, you’ve neglected your personal relationships, or your hobbies.  Yet, you know that it is probably good for you to catch up with your friends and spend time on your hobbies.  How do you reconcile this situation?
  • You may feel guilty about spending time and money on yourself and having fun.  You may ask yourself: ‘am I worthy of this?’
  • Or, your vision may be of yourself only working hard without fun!  How do you change the vision?  It’s now you feeling the privilege and enjoying your retirement.
  • Or, you are fearful that during your retirement you will become the available ‘full time’ babysitter for your family.

Retirement is a stage of your life that is a gift.  Rather than assuming your retirement will fall into place, it deserves a holistic plan to create a meaningful retirement.

I’d like to leave you with the final question:

‘How Do You Want To Spend Your Time during retirement?

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

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.’