Intergistic Solutions Consulting
It’s said many of us put more thought into our vacations than our retirement. That’s a problem. Retirement can last 20-plus years, not just a week. Is your upcoming retirement causing you anxiety and stress? Are you willing to think about how you will spend your retirement years? Nearly 10,000 people turn 65 every day and unlike previous generations they can expect to live another 20 years, often in good health. Men and women face some similar, but often different challenges, as they migrate away from their careers. The loss of identity, power, prestige, steady income, and structure strikes fear into the souls of even the most successful individuals.
Women, who are of the Baby Boomer generation are the first major cohort of women who sought professions outside of the home, struggling for equal rights and equal pay. Some chose not to have families and pursued a career instead. Others tried to “do it all” by having a family, a lucrative profession, and the right to craft their own destiny. And now, many men and women alike may find they are in the “sandwich generation”, responsible for children and their parents’ well-being. When considering retirement, many are asking: “How will I use the gift of newfound free time…or with family responsibilities, will I have any free time, what purpose will I discover for myself? and what will happen to my identity?”
As a consultant with Intergistic Solutions, I can help you examine other big questions such as: When should I retire? What is it I fear most about leaving my work? What gives me meaning? What will be my new business card ‘title’? Where will I live? How will my family and friends view my retirement? How will my retirement impact others?
Retirement was once relegated to winding down, but now it can hold the promise of our most significant and passionate years; a time when we can be ourselves and contribute.
We can provide workshops or individual advising (in person or on-line) on the topic of retirement readiness. Please note, we do not offer financial planning services.