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Wanda McKenzie

Retirement Coach

 

 

helping you discover and develop your path to your next evolution 

Design Your Perfect Retirement

If you’ve retired and it’s not what you expected, perhaps it’s time for a redesign.  This is more typical for retirees than we all thought.

Finding success in retirement after career success can be more challenging than anticipated.  I can help.

Preparing for Retirement

Are you ready?  Most of us fall into one of two groups.  We either have a vision of this wonderful life where all problems are solved, or we worry we’ll be bored.

We can work through either or both!

Get comfortable with your retirement plans today.

What Is A Retirement Life Coach?

A retirement life coach works with retirees or soon-to-be retirees focusing on some unique challenges with this transition. 

Just as with business or personal coaching, a retirement life coach will help you clarify your goals, identify the obstacles holding you back, and then come up with strategies for overcoming each obstacle.

Once those strategies are developed, a coach can continue as an unbiased ear to explore your progress and can serve as an accountability partner.

Coaching Is For You If:

  • you feel stuck. 
  • you are bored.
  • you know there is more out there you want to accomplish
  • you have a lot of goals, but can’t decide how to prioritize
  • you have something you want to accomplish to enhance your life, but you aren’t doing it.
  • you are procrastinating actions you want to take
  • without structure, you find days are slipping past

The Coaching Process

Initially we’ll just talk. 

You’ll tell me a bit about your challenges.   I call this our discovery session since you’ll discover if you’d like to work with me, and I’ll be able to evaluate if I think I’d be a good match for your goals. 

I’ll be coaching you some during this free session. 

At the end of our time together we’ll discuss next steps.

No pressure. 

 

 

1. Discovery Session

One free session to get to know each other and experience coaching

2. Choose Your Coaching Path

I have several packages that I will share at the end of the discovery session.  We can discuss which sounds most interesting for you at this time.

3. Coaching over Zoom

You will schedule your own sessions.  Depending on your coaching goals meeting frequency varies.  Most of my clients find that twice a month helps them progress most rapidly.

4. Offline Work

For most clients I will suggest some worksheets or journalling prompts.  Clients who choose this path often make the greatest progress, but I have worked with some clients who met their goals without this kind of work.  We will design the program for your study style.

5. Next Steps

Clients fall into a few camps.  Many will sign up for another program.  Some take a break and work with me later.  I’ve had successful clients who meet the goals they had for coaching, and while we may have occasional offline exchanges, our time together is complete.  There are also all sorts of variations on these themes.  Working together is uniquely suited to your needs.

About Me

I retired from my corporate job a few years ago and was surprised that the transition was different than I expected. 
First, let me share my introduction to coaching .  I hired my first coach around 2016.  Not only was this experience helpful for my career, but I also stopped feeling as stressed, overwhelmed, and too busy all of the time.  I became better at my job and enjoyed it more.  I lost 65 pounds.  I decluttered.    
After discovering how valuable coaching was to me personally, I wanted to share this knowledge with others.  I was certified in two programs as a business and general life coach.  I coached several years focusing on executive and career coaching.  
While the challenges of retirement are different, coaching tools are the same for retirees as they were for corporate executives.
I feel fortunate that I had these tools during my own transition and I want to share them with other retirees or soon-to-be retirees.