With 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Deborah brings a practical and direct style to the coaching arena. After many years of hands-on success in asking the right question at the right time, she typically uncovers a variety of heart-felt answers that lead to rewarding solutions.
Deborah recognizes that life is all about choices and careful consideration of them often opens up opportunities for new paths. Given the right information and prompted by the right questions, everyone can uncover the answers they need to live a more meaningful life in retirement. Add a little humor and the discovery process becomes more engaging and more fun!
Understanding transition and the growth opportunities it provides gives Deborah the perspective to successfully guide clients through the process of defining their ideal retirement lifestyle.
After a typical baby boomer career devoted to achieving that next promotion and moving up the career ladder, Deborah found the work that had always been rewarding began to feel repetitive. The next logical step up didn’t hold the same appeal that earlier opportunities had always offered.
Something was missing, but it was impossible to identify exactly what it was. Life was good but there was a sense of something better just beyond reach.
A move to a new city required looking for employment and suddenly the search became less about finding the right job and more about discovering a meaningful second half of life. Job searches and interviewing created a sense of sameness and de-motivation that no amount of positive self-talk could cure.
Motivated by her own self-discovery, Deborah began to focus on designing a business that would integrate her personal strengths with her experience in transition. Recognizing that other baby boomers on the verge of retirement would face similar challenges, she decided to pursue her next career as a life transition/retirement coach. This became her way to share knowledge and give back to others in a meaningful way.
“My retirement coaching with Deborah really helped me prioritize what I needed to focus on prior to and after my retirement. It was well worth the time and money well spent in order to devise a plan to prepare for the process of retiring. As a result of my coaching sessions with Deborah I had a well thought out transition for my retirement and made the reality of that final day of work a little easier to accept. Thank you Deborah!”
“Deborah Williams is uniquely qualified to demonstrate leadership and guidance in a profoundly impactful way. During my membership in the “Women in Transition” group, Deborah skillfully led us to think anew by utilizing a new awareness of creativity. My generation of women is looking into an unknown future. We are pioneering our way to a new ‘retirement’ where no one has gone before us. Deborah helped me see a future of grand possibilities.”
"Deborah Williams is an inspiring, well-organized leader. I met with her Women in Transition group several times and the topics were relevant, and the discussions fun and stimulating. Deborah had done her research and offered both handouts and resource lists for individual follow-up."
"The women’s group Deborah began in Seattle was very helpful and comforting as I realized I was not the only person with all these life-changing questions. It showed me that all of us on the threshold of retirement have the same questions and fears. Deborah is the person who can help calm the fears so you can find answers. Good luck on your journey. You will enjoy your time working with Deborah and look back on the hours with fondness.”