Picture Your First Day in Retirement
Remember your first day at your first job? Remember Orientation? Call up that memory of you at that moment. The excitement about the future you felt? The sense of possibility? And maybe a bit of uncertainty?
The first day of retirement is like that too. Excitement. Possibility. And definitely uncertainty.
A lot went into preparing you to get to that first day of your first job. And preparing for your life in retirement will help you make a smoother transition. And with a bit of reflection, imagination and planning, it can be the best phase of your life.
A lot has changed since that first day at your new job. The world of work. The world itself. The idea of Retirement is radically different today – and it’s evolving still. And You have changed a lot, too.
Now picture yourself on your first day of retirement, the next phase of your life. Your hopes and dreams. And your concerns. But there’s no Orientation this time. You’re on your own. Retirement today doesn’t come with a template or a roadmap. Each one is different – and that means it’s wise to invest some time in designing your life in retirement.
Why Retirement Coaching?
You know what your retiring from. But are you clear on what you’re retiring to? After a ‘honeymoon’ period in retirement, it’s easy to drift. One study found that retirees spend 2.5 years on average before deciding what they want to do next. That’s where an experienced retirement coach can help.
We work with you to clarify your vision of your future, explore options through pilots and experiments, and map out how to replace the benefits you received from work beyond your paycheck. Things that are easy to take for granted – until they’re gone. Things like structure, purpose, social connectivity, and identity. So you can move forward to the retirement you want with clarity and confidence.
If you’ve ever worked out with a personal trainer, you saw how he or she can get you where you want to go more quickly. We’re like that on retiremment – we help you discover what’s next – and how to get there. Because time is perhaps your most precious asset in retirement and you don’t want to waste it. You may be retiring, but you’re not done with life.
Why Retirement Wisdom?
Retirement Wisdom offers trained retirement coaches with different backgrounds for you to choose from. We understand what it’s like to figure out this next phase of life and retiring on your own terms. We’ve been there. This is our purposeful second act career. We guide you to discover what’s next and how to make it happen.
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Joe Casey is an Executive Coach and Retirement Coach who brings extensive experience navigating transitions from his coaching work with clients and from his own life and career. After a 26-year career in Human Resources with Merrill Lynch, Joe shifted gears and retired early at age 52 to become an executive coach. His executive coaching practice has been named as one of the Top 10 Leadership Development Consulting Companies for 2019 by HR Tech Outlook magazine. He now also works to help people design their lives following their corporate careers, helping them pursue second act careers or to successfully navigate their transition to retirement.
Joe holds Masters degrees from the University of Southern California (Gerontology), the University of Pennsylvania (Organizational Dynamics) and Middlesex University UK (Executive Coaching) and a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Psychology). In college, he was a cartoonist for the daily newspaper and brings visual problem-solving skills – and humor – to his coaching.
Joe earned his coaching certification from Columbia University and is a Certified Retirement Coach through Retirement Options. In addition Joe is also a Certified Designing Your Life Coach, through Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, authors of the book Designing Your Life.
Joe lives with his wife Pat, their four children and three dogs in New Jersey. He is an avid sports fan and marathon runner, who suffered a career-ending injury in his 13th marathon, but continues to run indoors.