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Networking for Success in Victoria

Networking BallThis workshop is perfect for newcomers and local residents who want to develop their networking skills. If you don’t already have a job, or just want to make new friends in Victoria, networking is a critical skill, yet many people have a strong aversion to the concept of networking. They may think it means being “salesy” or ‘fake” and yet it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ll help you to show up at networking events authentically and in a way that others will want to connect with you. If you’re looking for work in Victoria, networking is essential. You’ve probably heard of the unpublished job market, where up to 50% of the job opportunities in a city are never advertised – in Victoria it’s more like 80-90%. Most positions are filled by word of mouth referrals and you’ll want to network to uncover unpublished opportunities that could be perfect for you. This two and a half hour workshop will give you tools and confidence to become a more confident networker, even if you’ve never done it before. If you’re a newcomer, you may also find you make some good connections with local residents and you’ll discover some of the many opportunities that exist in Victoria to practice your networking skills.

You’ll also have the opportunity to book a complimentary one-on-one 15 minute coaching/support call to refine your 30 second introduction and get personalized advice to support you in achieving your networking goals.

Here’s what previous participants enjoyed the most:
Open friendly environment
Concrete resources and information to help me move forward with my networking
Well organized and presented
The authenticity of the coach
Small group, easy feel
Great handouts

Are you REALLY ready to retire?

Victoria Waterfront Mar 2016-0863-Edit (2)It’s a BIG decision with lots of implications both financially and personally. I know because as a life and career transitions coach I’ve helped many clients answer this question and in this blog post I’m going to share my top tips for a successful retirement.

Some of my clients had already retired and weren’t sure they’d made the right choice. Others felt ready and just needed that final clarity on exactly what their retirement would look like before taking the leap. I’ve watched others attempt to retire and return to work because their retirement funds aren’t sufficient to support the retirement lifestyle they desire and others who simply miss the social interaction and sense of purpose that comes from working.

There are some key components to enjoying a successful retirement and it’s not all about the money.

Sue’s Tips for a Successful Retirement

  1. Take time to pause and connect with your values, your natural strengths and abilities and what fulfills you – do this and you have a solid foundation upon which to start to create a retirement you’ll love. Fail to do this and you’ll find many people willing to help you fill your days with commitments and activities you’d really rather not be doing.
  2. Get clear on your priorities for this phase of your life – who and what is most important to you? (*)
  3. Don’t retire as a means to get away from a job or boss you hate – if retirement feels right to you, be sure you have a sense of purpose and a plan for your retirement
  4. Create a clear vision of how you’ll spend your time in the years ahead – you could be looking at 30 to 40 years or more and that’s a long time
  5. Take advantage of all the possibilities that retirement offers – learn a new skill, travel to new places (locally or further afield if your budget allows), join a special interest group that appeals to you or start your own, make new friends, volunteer for a cause you’re passionate about – fill your days with enjoyable and uplifting activities.
  6. Consider your changing needs as you age and make sure your plan accommodates for this. You may be very active in the early retirement years, less active in the next 10-15 years and in time, you may simply wish to stay in your own home and find that you need outside support to be able to do this.
  7. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy and that your body can sustain and build it into your schedule – keeping active both physically and mentally is a key component of a happy retirement
  8. Find a competent qualified financial planner and share your vision for your retirement. Ensure you have sufficient funds to sustain the lifestyle you desire before you decide to retire. If you still have some saving to do, consider re-inventing yourself for a new career that you’ll love (as I did when I became a life & career transitions coach after 30+ years in the corporate world) and you may find that the idea of fully retiring isn’t quite as appealing as it once was.

(*) Getting clear on your priorities is a critical first step when facing any life transition and I’ve developed an online workshop where you’ll coached by me through a proven process and in just 2 hours you’ll get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life. It’s the What’s Important to Me NOW? online workshop and it’s available for only Cdn. $97 from my website at www.suemaitland.com/store – access it and get clear on your priorities TODAY.

Think You May Need Some Help?

If you’d like to explore inviting me to help you determine whether you’re ready to retire and create a vision and build a plan for what your ideal retirement could look like, please reach out to me through my website www.suemaitland.com and we’ll arrange a complimentary initial consultation.

If you’re a financial advisor, you may wish to explore inviting me to speak on this topic, or run a mini retirement planning workshop for your clients.

Sue Maitland 

ICF Certified Life & Career Transitions Coach

suemaitland@shaw.ca   778-265-6880   www.suemaitland.com

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Commit to Self-Care & Be Your BEST Self

Sue MaitlandIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

Experience a mini-self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

At 6 pm we’ll all retire to the McGregor Lounge at the Union Club for the delicious buffet supper that’s Included in the seminar price, where we’ll have the chance to connect and get to know each other better.

Sign-up for one of my workshops or a one-on-one Discovery Session after attending this seminar and receive a credit equivalent to your investment in the seminar. This offer may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept cash and all major credit cards.

Spaces are very limited for this event, so please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca as soon as you know you’d like to attend. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network.

Retirement Reinvented – Part 2

In Part 2 of this 6 part seminar series you’ll create a vision of your ideal retirement based on what you discovered in the “What’s Important to me NOW” workshop.

We’ll explore how the traditional view of retirement is changing and you’ll get to “try on” some new ideas for what your retirement might look like and see how well they fit for you and what’s important to you.

Come prepared to have fun and open your mind to some new possibilities.

The cost of this event is included in the overall cost of this seminar series

Call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

“What’s Important to me NOW? workshop

In this powerful 2 hour workshop participants will take the time to ask the question “What are the things in my life that are really important to me right now and what things do I want to give more focus to in the future?” Many of us lead very busy lives juggling personal, work and family commitments and we rarely stop to evaluate whether we’re spending our time on activities that really reflect who we are and what’s important to us as individuals. Others feel stuck in familiar patterns of behaviour that really don’t inspire or fulfill us. If you feel you may be approaching a crossroads in your life, investing a couple of hours with a life coach to help you get clear on your personal priorities can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

Image knowing exactly what your priorities are and being able to evaluate each new demand for your time or attention in the light of whether this supports what’s most important to you. As you move forward after this workshop and begin to make choices aligned to what’s most important to you, you will begin to feel a powerful sense of control, satisfaction and happiness in the new life you are creating for yourself.

This foundational workshop is a great reference point to begin one-on-one coaching and is pre-requisite for future workshops which may focus on such things as:
• helping mid-lifers and up plan a future move
• understanding what an ideal retirement could look like for you
• building friendships and a social life that supports who you are and what you enjoy after divorce or the passing of a loved one

CFAX1070 Radio Spot – Have You Made a Will?

Join me on Pam McCall’s CFAX1070 radio show at 11am on Monday APRIL 21st to discover why it’s SO important that you have a will in place and that you keep it up to date. I’ll be joined by elder-friendly lawyer Jackie Horton and I’ll be sharing questions you can ask yourself to make sure your will accurately reflects your wishes and leaves the legacy you want.

If you miss the show, you can pick up the May edition of Senior Living magazine and read them in my new monthly column “Take Charge of Your Life”.

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

In this powerful 2 hour workshop participants will take the time to ask the question “What are the things in my life that are really important to me right now and what things do I want to give more focus to in the future?” Many of us lead very busy lives juggling personal, work and family commitments and we rarely stop to evaluate whether we’re spending our time on activities that really reflect who we are and what’s important to us as individuals. If you feel you may be approaching a crossroads in your life, investing a Sunday afternoon with a life coach to help you get clear on your personal priorities can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

Image knowing exactly what your priorities are and being able to evaluate each new demand for your time or attention in the light of whether this supports what’s most important to you. As you move forward after this workshop and begin to make choices aligned to what’s most important to you, you will begin to feel a powerful sense of control, satisfaction and happiness in the new life you are creating for yourself.

This foundational workshop is a pre-requisite for future workshops and coaching groups which may focus on:
• helping seniors plan a future move
• understanding what an ideal retirement could look like for you
• building friendships and a social life that supports who you are and what you enjoy

Other topics will be added as interest and demand dictates.

Call Sue today to register for this event at 778-265-6880.

Space is limited so don’t delay – choose to make this investment in yourself and begin to make the rest of your life, the BEST of your life.

 

What Seniors Need to Know BEFORE They Move FREE Presentation & Refreshments

This FREE 1 hour presentation will be of interest to all seniors who may be considering a move in the near future. Adult children of seniors who may be thinking of moving are also welcome to attend.

Participants will explore some of the barriers that prevent seniors from moving and receive helpful tips for seniors about the things that they need to consider before making any decisions about moving. Participants will come away with a step by step process to follow to ensure that any future moves will truly support their needs.

A free coffee and cookies will be provided compliments of The Wellesley immediately after the presentation.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 to register and please invite your friends or family to join you.

What Seniors Need to Know BEFORE They Move FREE Presentation & Lunch

This FREE 1 hour presentation will be of interest to all seniors who may be considering a move in the near future. Adult children of seniors who may be thinking of moving are also welcome to attend. Participants will explore some of the barriers that prevent seniors from moving and receive helpful tips about the things they need to consider before making any decisions about moving. Participants will come away with a step by step process to follow to ensure that any future moves will truly support their needs.

A free lunch will be provided, compliments of the Wellesley, immediately after the presentation.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 to register and please invite your friends and family to join you.

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

In this powerful 2 hour workshop participants will take the time to ask the question “What are the things in my life that are really important to me right now and what things do I want to give more focus to in the future?” Many of us lead very busy lives juggling personal, work and family commitments and we rarely stop to evaluate whether we’re spending our time on activities that really reflect who we are and what’s important to us as individuals. If you feel you may be approaching a crossroads in your life, investing a Sunday afternoon with a life coach to help you get clear on your personal priorities can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

Image knowing exactly what your priorities are and being able to evaluate each new demand for your time or attention in the light of whether this supports what’s most important to you. As you move forward after this workshop and begin to make choices aligned to what’s most important to you, you will begin to feel a powerful sense of control, satisfaction and happiness in the new life you are creating for yourself.

This foundational workshop is a pre-requisite for future workshops and coaching groups which may focus on:
• helping seniors plan a future move
• understanding what an ideal retirement could look like for you
• building friendships and a social life that supports who you are and what you enjoy

Other topics will be added as interest and demand dictates.

Call Sue today to register for this event at 778-265-6880.

Invite 2 or more friends to join you and you’ll all qualify for a 20% discount on the workshop fee.

Space is limited so don’t delay – choose to make this investment in yourself and begin to make the rest of your life, the BEST of your life.

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