Sometimes you drift along comfortably and the pace is easy. You know there are decisions to make and it seems like there’s more than enough time to make them. You’re still enjoying your career and don’t want to rush retirement. It’s fun to think about for sometime later. In the future.
Other times, the going gets rough. You and your little boat suddenly are off course and riding through rough water. Just when you think you’re headed the right direction, something new blows your way and all of a sudden life becomes topsy-turvy. Your company gets acquired; your boss leaves; your health becomes a concern; or your adult child comes home to live (again).
The transition from a lifetime of work to retirement sounds like it should be fairly simple but it’s not. Everyone has a different experience with it but there is a feeling about it that’s universal: It’s complicated. No one’s little sailboat has an easy time navigating retirement
Connecting with others who are sharing this same experience can be extremely helpful. It’s comforting to know you aren’t alone. Join Retirement Style’s Facebook group and share thoughts, feelings and impressions about your retirement journey. We’ll celebrate, deliberate and speculate on retirement together.
“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.”