Have you ever been on the receiving end of a seemingly innocuous question that triggered a surprising amount of discomfort?
In this blog, I explore why one particular question can stir up unexpected feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty for many retirees. 

When it comes to your retirement, are you procrastinating and pretending it’s not really happening?

So many women I talk with haven’t a clue about what they really want for their next chapter… it’s no wonder they end up putting their retirement plans on hold! 

There IS another way!

CHOICE is a fundamental part of modern retirement, which is undeniably good news BUT it’s not without its challenges!

With SO many options to consider it can be overwhelming to decide what’s best. And where there is overwhelm, there is procrastination. And where there is procrastination there’s time wasted…

If ever I’m asked about the best way to start creating a meaningful retirement, I offer a 2-word nugget that has fast become my mantra!

It sounds simple but it brings a powerful force into play to help us create a retirement by design, instead of by default. 

Coaching Corner is a series of short “mini-podcasts” sharing insights and strategies for creating a fulfilling, joyful retirement.

Join me as we explore what it takes to thrive in retirement and make the most of your Third Age.


Now what?

If the only certainty in life is change, you’d think we’d be better at it by the time we reach our Third Age!

Like it or not, we ARE changing! What’s less certain, is how we navigate this change as we transition into our next chapter.

The old, traditional views of retirement are being swept away as today’s 60-somethings set about reshaping this life stage by putting things like fulfilment, purpose, enjoyment and flexibility at its heart. 

Isn’t it time for “retirement” to be given a make-over?

the key to unlock your purpose

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Sometimes it seems like everyone around you is discovering their purpose and setting off to make their dreams into reality… and here you are, stuck on this basic question:

Is this it?

With numerous studies highlighting a strong link between higher levels of optimism and healthy ageing, it’s vital to check your mindset and attitude as you enter retirement.

This isn’t about superficial ‘positive thinking’; it’s about finding a perspective that will genuinely serve you better.

Did you know that your unique, personal story is a VERY powerful thing?

It can completely transform your perception of yourself, your past and your life and – this is the exciting bit – it can help you create new plotlines for the next chapter in this adventure called LIFE!

Like I said, powerful!

Change of any sort always begins in the imagination first off and THEN gradually filters through into decisions, choices and new practices.

So if you want to change your future the place to START is by imagining a better one!

Do you ever get that gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of the stomach… a mixture of panic and regret, combined with the fear that time and opportunities are running out?

Well, what if you could turn those unsettling ‘woulda-coulda-shoulda’ thoughts into a force for positive change?

We are incredibly fortunate to be healthier, richer and better educated than ANY previous generation – and we have absolutely no intention of dishonouring this privilege by fading quietly into invisibility and obscurity.

The energy, wisdom, potential and experience we have coursing through our veins is needed now more than ever and we have far too much to offer to be consigned to invisibility!

The notion of ‘retirement’ as a one-time event that permanently divides work life from leisure is fast becoming a thing of the past. Modern retirement is all about making highly individual decisions and choices; there is no one-size-fits-all. 

For some work is a necessity, especially in the current climate and for others it’s a choice with a payoff that goes way beyond money. 

Retirement Jitters

Retirement is an exciting milestone, but it’s not uncommon to experience the phenomenon known as “the retirement jitters” – a mix of emotions that can leave you feeling uncertain and anxious.

In this blog, we delve into  why these feelings arise and how they can serve as trusted guides to help you explore what truly matters to you in this next phase of life. 

Coaching conversations are full of potential and power – a power to clarify, to heal, to transform. A power to connect us to our ‘spark’, our inspiration and our inner wisdom. And best of all… to motivate us into action.

When I say a conversation can change your life, I’m not joking…. I’m living proof of it!

It’s been called post menopausal zest, zeal and even zing… but no matter what you call it, it is, without doubt, a wonderfully powerful phenomenon that results in a significant shift in how we see ourselves and what we want for ourselves.

Curious about the connection between retirement planning and jigsaw puzzles? 

Join me as I uncover their unexpected parallels together with insights and strategies that will help you create your ideal retirement picture, piece by piece!

The champagne’s been popped, the goodbyes have been said, and you’ve officially hung up your hat. 

The moment of retirement has finally arrived! And an exhilarating vista of freedom stretches out in front of you! 

But hold up, what’s that weird, uneasy feeling creeping in…?


It’s a mistake – or maybe wishful thinking – to think we can just coast our way out of one closing chapter, and straight into retirement with barely a backward glance.

Unfortunately, as we often discover to our cost, it’s rarely that simple! 

There’s a much-underestimated, and vital step that needs to be taken first: letting go of what’s ending.