Who can coach and how does it help?

  Why do I need a coach? The world of coaching is a growing market both for coaches and those looking for help and guidance around a specific kind of coaching. The business world is hiring coaches to help individuals, both personally and professionally in certain positions to gain confidence, impact business and adjust to mergers and new positions within the workplace. I am a Retirement Life Coach and can speak more about this is my field of expertise. I entered this field ten year...

Ten steps to prepare yourself for a career 50+

The world of work has changed over our lifetime and we also have two factors impacting this significantly for the Boomer generation. Living longer and technology are changing the way we need to plan. It is important to understand these changes to be successful. If we have not saved enough, we can plan to work longer and draw down on investments later. Find out your retirement age if you are still involved in the corporate sector. Is there any chance that you may need to leave before this date?  ...

Ten things to do to market yourself better for a 21st century world of work fifty plus

The world of work as we know it is changing at an exponential rate. We can no longer look for work or think about work the same way we did 20 years ago. Here are some tips on how to improve your chances and open yourself up to some great opportunities. The world of work in this season is more like contract work and being a solo-entrepreneur. Learn the skills needed to market yourself effectively. Take some time to understand how technology is changing the world around us. Get up to speed wit...

Top Ten Ideas for work 50+

This list will help you to think through some ideas of the kind of work possibilities that exist as you look at second careers. Remember the world is a constant changing place and we need to keep up and build our skills around technology to assist with many possible jobs on offer.  Here are some of my top ideas for you. Work in this season does not need to be fulltime but rather a mixture of work and play. Entrepreneurship is a choice many of need to make in this season. Make sure you know w...

Will your life be a tragedy or a legacy ?

None of us start out in life with this statement top of mind. If we have been lucky and had parents who have impacted our early years , we continue as young adults searching for success, marriage, parenthood or any other milestones that may define our lives. Few of us give much thought to what life may be like later in life, other than saving for this point many years away called retirement. Longevity and living longer is changing the way we need to manage our life earlier to prepare us for a li...

Life Long learning- a gift with the advancement of technology

This past week I was given a gift. I attended and spoke at a virtual summit called Age without Borders. It was 7 days with 7 speakers per day on different topics related to aging across the globe. There were academics, entrepreneurs, young tech innovators and many others with years of wisdom and experience. In the book the 100 year life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott they predict a change in our lives. Much of this change is driven by technology which is causing us to re-consider what life...

Refire for energy and resilience

I spend a lot of time engaging with people about planning their next season of life. It normally is at a time when they are about to retire from their career where they have been for the past forty years. They all seem to have two concerns. How long will I live and do I have enough money to sustain myself? Very few at this stage ask questions about their health other than that they are exhausted and cannot wait to get to this line in the sand called retirement. In the great book published...

A learning opportunity around LONGEVITY globally and what this means for individuals, companies and society

How does one start out on a learning journey about a new area in your life or learn more about a subject you are interested in? In the world twenty years ago, this meant taking up a degree, attending a conference or reading books about the subject. I know for myself when I started Refirement Network almost ten years ago I had to find a way to engage with thought leaders elsewhere in the world as there were very few locally who could engage in a conversation with me. I am grateful to the inter...

Twenty questions to ask yourself about WHY you may need a second career?

There is a great author and TED speaker who has helped many people to understand that asking the question WHY is critical to understanding yourself and influencing others.  Simon Sinek uses a term called The Golden Circle to help us understand the concept. Simon states that we need to know WHY we are doing something before we decide on the WHAT and the HOW. Most people in life start with the WHAT and HOW and have not defined their WHY. The world as we know it is changing. With this change we ...

Creating a market for economic transformation for the 50+ generation in South Africa

We live in a world that is changing significantly both locally and internationally. Many in our Nation have retired early and others only really had the opportunity to enter the real job market through our political transformation later in life. The convergence of technology and longevity is changing what the world of work looks like. This brings opportunity and challenge and it will depend on your skills, health and attitude as to how you engage in this scenario. We have a large cohort of yo...