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Individuals Who are Retiring or Entering Other Periods of Transition:

As Baby Boomers enter what has been called the Third Age of their lives, possibilities begin to open up. For a generation with perhaps more disposable income, more vigour, and more options than any before them, the traditional pursuits of golf, travel and volunteering may no longer be enough.

However, after a life focused on meeting the needs of family, employers or clients, it can be difficult to know exactly what one wants for oneself. The choices can seem overwhelming. As a first step in this process, we start with an assessment of personal needs, so that our clients have a firm foundation before moving on.

We then work one on one over a three day period, to help our clients articulate their vision. Elements of the vision include:

  • Finding your strengths
  • Clarifying your gift
  • Articulating your vision
  • Identifying your energy sources
  • Translating the vision to action

It’s now possible for our clients to “create what they want from what they have”. When we look at translating the vision to action, we work with the resources available today to create the form the vision can take now.

This means our clients are able to experience what it’s like to live their vision in the present. Living one’s vision builds confidence and capacity and opens up new possibilities. The vision is the touchstone that allows our client to determine which opportunities to seize and which to pass by. That way, the experience of living the vision continues, even when the form it might take changes.

How does this look in real life? Read the experiences of some of our clients:

A Recently Retired Individual: Tim's Story


Discovering Vision in Retirement: Daphne's Story