Retirement Coaching

Retirement Coaching

Retirement is all about making changes.

Changes in your financial situation, your day-to-day activities, your relationships and even what you do for leisure. Your attitude about change becomes a significant factor in how much you will enjoy your retirement lifestyle. Being willing to change and being able to adapt easily to change will greatly enhance this next stage of your life. Retirement Coaching offers you the tools to reflect on your ability to change and create a retirement plan that prepares you for “what’s next.”

Retiring can create a series of conflicting emotions. On one hand, it’s exciting to begin a new phase in life.  On the other hand, this transition may cause some discomfort because so much is changing. You’re looking for meaning and purpose in your life. Sometimes you just feel stuck and don’t know how to move past focusing on your work life. Retirement Life coaching helps shift your focus from your career to exploring what’s next.

We begin with an on-line assessment that gives insight into your expectations about retirement and offers a snapshot of your current plans for it. We’ll discuss what the results mean for you right now as you begin contemplating this life transition. We’ll explore how you can use the information to further clarify what’s important for you in retirement. As we move through the coaching process, we’ll identify steps you can take to design a retirement lifestyle that is meaningful and rewarding. For a more complete overview, please review our Retirement Coaching Process.

Coaching Packages Available

Retirement Foundation Package


Explore what retirement means as you adapt to a new lifestyle and redefine your priorities. In this introductory coaching session, we’ll review your assessment results. We’ll focus on the areas where you feel stuck and determine where you should best direct your time and energy as you create your own retirement plan.

Package Includes:

  • Online Retirement Assessment
  • Interpretive Report for the assessment (Sent by email)
  • E-Book: “What Color Is Your Retirement,” by Richard P Johnson, Ph.D.
  • 1-Hour retirement coaching session by phone

Retirement by Design Package


Expand your awareness of what retirement will mean for you. Begin with an introductory session to review your assessment results and evaluate your retirement readiness. Additional discussions follow about what’s important to consider when designing your retirement lifestyle. Prepare for our calls by completing “homework” assignments to help direct your thoughts. Together, we’ll explore ideas and collaborate on creating a retirement plan that’s uniquely yours.

All of the Retirement Foundations Package, plus:

  • Email and text message support as you design your retirement
  • Four 1-Hour coaching sessions by phone spread over 90 days
  • Retirement Style Plan created specifically for you, your needs, and your priorities

Meet Deborah from Retirement Style.

Retired by design and discovering more about her personal “what’s next” every day. Coach, writer, speaker, re-imagineer and very curious about life transitions. Her goal is for women to feel supported and be successful in their mid life transition.
Read more about Deborah and Retirement Style here!

Discover Your Personal Retirement Style &  See If You’re Ready to Embrace Change…

What Others Have to Say
  • “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!”

    Retirement Style Client
  • “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.”

    Women in Transition Group Member
  • "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."

    Women in Transition Group Member
  • "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.”

    Retirement Style client and Women In Transition Group Member
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