Your Transition to Retirement

During this workshop you will reflect on your past and existing career and view it within the broader context of your whole life to help you to decide what next? As Pablo Picaso said – Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Together we will explore what you still remains for you to achieve and ‘to be’– what will give you a sense of purpose, what will your legacy be, what can you start now so that you don’t look back and say I wish I had…..

This creative and highly interactive workshop is designed for anyone who is transitioning to retirement but still has a lot of living and giving to be done, whilst slowing down from the rat race so you can relax into being who you are without the pressure to be what someone else wants you to be.

Learning Objectives

This workshop will enable learners to:

  • Excavate their past for hidden treasures that will inform their future
  • Build a portfolio of self knowledge – values, skills, life directions, personality preferences
  • Prepare for and manage the emotional impact of reaching the end of a chapter in life
  • Set goals and map out a strategy for achieving future life goals
  • Develop a plan for self care, balance and enriching the soul


Session 1: Life mapping – from past to present and future
  • Overview of course & introductions
  • Mapping past career and life events
  • Introduction to Donald Super’s life rainbow
  • Framework for the future
  • Current wheel of life
Session 2: Ending One Chapter and Beginning Another
  • Explore the process of personal change and transitions
  • Understand the impact of this change at an individual and personal level
  • Cost benefit analysis of leaving the last chapter and beginning the new one
  • Prepare for a soft landing
Session 3: Who am I? What makes Me Tick?
  • Portfolio of self knowledge – Values, preferences, working styles, personality assessment, life’s achievements, my legacy etc
  • Creating a purpose statement
  • Populating a new wheel of life – exploring the options, purpose, categories of living
Session 4: Planning
  • Setting life goals for the short to long term
  • Identifying steps, resources and time frames for goal achievement
  • Committing to action
Session 5: Self Care
  • Achieving with ease and grace
  • Planning for a balanced and healthy lifestyle
  • Choosing your attitude
  • The nurturing mindset

Target Audience

Anyone who is transitioning to retirement from their current career – and wants to explore what the next chapter can offer and how to live a life of purpose and meaning. No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind. – George Washington Carver


One day (9.00am – 5.00pm)

Maximum Participants

Optimum 10-16


Posted on

February 22, 2016