How long is the program?
There are five group sessions, which are scheduled bi-weekly, so ten weeks in total.
If you register for the Early Bird pricing, there are also two 1 hour one-on-one coaching sessions with Joe Casey. One session will be scheduled before the group sessions begin and one after the group sessions conclude.
How long are the bi-weekly group sessions?
90 minutes each on Zoom.
Is there homework between each group session?
Yes. We’ve scheduled the sessions bi-weekly so you’ll have ample time to complete it thoughtfully. After each session, you’ll be asked to complete one (or two) exercises, read a relevant chapter (or two) in the Designing Your Life book, and a relevant article (or two) we’ll discuss as a group. The Designing Your Life book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans will be sent to you before the group sessions begin. You’ll get a lot from the homework, which forms the basis for discussion as a group and for your progression through the process.
Is this a course?
No. It’s a small group coaching process, led by an experienced coach and Certified Designing Your Life coach. Participants will be guided through the Designing Your Life process with others. It is a highly interactive process where participants will benefit from the structure and accountability of the process, along with the support and different perspectives of fellow participants who are designing their futures along with you.
Who is this course for?
- People who are planning for “retirement”, but looking to do something different in their next phase than what the “traditional” retirement offers. Most of my clients end up designing a new “portfolio life” with several interests and activities, including some that are new pursuits. This program can help you explore and design a portfolio of interests that you will find fulfilling.
- People who are delaying the retirement, but want to take advantage of this time to prepared for the non-financial aspects, which are often overlooked, but can make or break a retirement.
- People who recently retired and are finding it to be not quite what they hoped it would be – and are ready to design a do-over.
What’s different about this program?
The process, developed by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans at Stanford University, applies design thinking to life planning. It helps explore new options based on your values and priorities and tests them through experiments and prototyping. It’s engaging, creative, and pragmatic. It helps you envision, design, and enter your new life with greater clarity and confidence.
When do I have to register by?
Early Bird pricing closes on December 31, 2022 when the ball drops in Times Square ( if your coach is still awake, which is probable, but not guaranteed). Tuition increases to $995 on January 1, 2023.
There’s a maximum of 10 participants. Regular registration closes when 10 participants enroll in each group.
What payment methods are available?
Once you register, you’ll receive an invoice with payment options including EFT, personal check, PayPal or Venmo.
I’m intrigued by the program, but I think I want more individual coaching. Is that available?
Yes. Joe Casey works with a select number of clients one-on-one each year. If that’s of interest, please schedule a call with Joe here
When will the bi-weekly sessions be scheduled?
Group 1 will meet on alternating Fridays at 12:00pm Eastern | 11:00am Central | 10:00am Mountain
| 9:00am PT beginning on Friday, January 20th and concluding on Friday, March 17th, 2023.
Group 2 will meet on alternating Thursdays at 6:00pm ET | 5:00pm Central | 4:00pm Mountain | 3:00pm PT beginning on Thursday, January 26th and concluding on Thursday, March 23rd, 2023.
I have more questions. Who can I ask?