Retirement is an emotive word. For some it means a long-awaited oasis of leisure time, fulfilment of life dreams, taking up new hobbies, more time with family and friends, along with many other well-deserved “own” time activities that retirement finally provides them with the time to do.
For others it means that as well as some of the above they also want to find a new purpose for themselves personally and professionally. People in “retirement” nowadays still have such a lot to offer their industries and communities with their many years of accumulated wisdom, life experiences, skills and knowledge. They may be “drawing back” from one area of their career but not from meaningful engagement and purpose...
If you’re reading this and are newly retired, or coming up to retirement, you might perhaps, like many others, be considering becoming a consultant, executive coach or a non-executive director. To equip you fully for these roles you may also have been considering getting a professional executive coaching qualification. This makes total sense; a way to enhance your vast wealth of expertise and open further doors, creating new opportunities and possibilities in the years ahead. Making retirement a rich and rewarding experience.
So why does #RideTheWave Professional Coach Training appeal to others like you? Here’s what some of our #RideTheWave Alumni tell us:
“Taking a course in Coaching has given me a real purpose as I embark on my ‘’Second Mountain”. Understanding how to work with people in order to help them achieve their goals is the most rewarding thing I can think of doing at this stage of my life. Added to that, the education I have received has been exhilarating. If I had known then what I know now, I would have been far, far better at my job.” Phil, former MD
“After 30 years of leading teams in business I wanted to use my experience to help a new generation of leaders face the future and grow. I undertook coach training out of personal interest and development, but it was a great and positive revelation to me to discover it offered so much more. It enables me to not only use coaching skills within business projects but also in developing my own coaching practice - ultimately in helping me to face the future and grow.” Niall, former CEO
“I found the training brilliant for learning and practicing coaching skills, whilst at the same time re-evaluating my career and deciding how to position myself as a coach whilst still maintaining other commercial roles.” Simon, CEO
Pivoting your career at any age requires confidence and competence, particularly
when you have become an expert in your own profession and now want to learn something new. To help, maybe start this new year by asking yourself these 6 simple questions:
Here at #RideTheWave we wish you all great success with your “Second Mountain” plans and hope 2021 is a great year for you. If we can assist with bringing your plans to life do get in touch with us and join a new professional community with whom you can develop and grow yet further.
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