Purposes & Benefits
Anticipating, approaching, and moving through retirement is a process unlike any other. People often begin to address anew questions regarding how best to create a meaningful future, contribute to society, and explore new or unfulfilled desires. Issues surrounding personal identity, changing roles, and narrowing time horizons become paramount.
No two people are exactly the same when it comes to their unique challenges in preparing for and living in retirement. Issues can be fairly small or significant. The ultimate question may be, “How do I create and take ownership for designing the life I want for myself and those closest to me?”
Given the enormity of the tasks embedded in this personal challenge, I pose the question above: “We hire accountants, financial planners, and health advisors, why not a retirement life planner, too?”
“If there had been a program you could do to really think through what retirement would mean – what I’d lose and what I’d gain – so I could be better prepared, I would have done that.”
Interviewee, The Psychology of Retirement
If you have a desire to design a retirement experience that truly aligns with your values and purpose, but are not quite sure how, then partnering with someone can be helpful.
And that’s what my company, NextChapters Consulting, is all about. I focus on supporting people in their personal journey to design and create the retirement life style that makes sense for them and their family. And while it’s important to consider one’s financial position in creating this plan, my focus is on preparing for all the non-financial aspects of your future life.