Retirement is a major life transition and without preparation it can be highly unsettling. To many people it suggests a time of loss: of status, relevance, vitality and income. But retirement can also be seen as a gift: a chance to shift gears, explore interests, start encore careers, or pursue adventures that have long been deferred. When you view the future as filled with promise and possibilities, and you design it on your own terms, the prospect of retirement can be exciting and revitalizing.

As an outside mentor and coach without a personal agenda other than to provide help and support, clients can talk with me about sensitive issues that are difficult for them to raise with colleagues in the firm. I provide guidance, tools and resources as they consider, explore and negotiate post-retirement options, contend with the emotional aspects of retirement, and embark on a future doing what they want and living in ways that will engage them, keep them stimulated and give their lives purpose.

I also help firms ensure that partner retirements are smooth, fair and dignified. By treating the retirement process with openness and respect, firms can prevent an enormous loss of leadership, business and goodwill when partners retire. My services facilitate succession planning, especially leadership and client transitions, by helping firms create policies and practices that serve the best interests of both retiring partners and the firms they leave.

If you would like to discuss or retain my retirement-related services, please contact me.