It seems that not so long ago, retirement followed a predictable path of collecting a pension and enjoying some well-deserved leisure time. These days, however, an economic down turn that resulted in thousands of lay offs, in addition to mounting debt has changed the predictable path of retirement for many baby boomers, leaving many unsure of their next step or if retirement is possible.
A new niche of personal life coaching has grown to fill this gap, as many motivational coaches seek to help soon to be retirees navigate he often confusing process of retiring, as well as assist with pre retirement planning. Retirement coaches help baby boomers and retirees plan for the rest of their lives, allowing them to retire with confidence and peace of mind.
What is personal coaching and exactly how can it help with pre retirement planning? Life coaching first emerged from a fusion of ideas from renowned 20th century psychotherapists. Motivational and life coaches build off of these ideas in order to help people gain further insight and clarity about their relationships, goals, and expectations in order live the life they’ve always wanted.
Retirement is undoubtedly a major financial, mental, and emotional change. Pre retirement planning is necessary in order to fully enjoy retirement, as well as address any concerns about making this important transition. Motivational life coaches carefully work with retirees in order create a custom pre retirement checklist, designed to cover various aspects of making the transition into retirement, including continuing to find meaningful activities such as volunteer work.
Many retirees often experience temporary feelings of loss after ending long careers. By continuing to engage in rewarding activities, such as community outreach or helping with grandchildren, retirees can continue to feel a sense of purpose and meaning.
With Americans living longer and in better health than generations past, pre retirement planning is relevant now more than ever. The only question is, are you prepared to have a life coach help you enjoy the rest of your life?