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Secrets to Planning a Happy Retirement

Chair by LakeTake time to pause and explore what an ideal retirement could look like for you. One of the biggest challenges in thinking about retirement is creating a clear vision of how you’ll spend your time. Until you have this clarity, it can be hard to find the motivation to set financial goals to help you achieve it. Baby boomers have very different ideas about retirement than their parents. In this 90 minute workshop, Sue creates a space for you to begin to clarify your retirement vision, shares her top tips for a successful retirement and helps you avoid regrets later in life. Don’t procrastinate – the time to plan is now BEFORE you begin your retirement.

Renew Your Commitment to Self-Care

Renew Your Commitment to Self-CareIf you’ve attended the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self Seminar in the past, this workshop is for you. Connect with other women committed to making self-care a more important part of their lives. Take an evening to remind yourself why practicing self-care is important, celebrate your successes in integrating self-care into your life, take the valuable lessons from what didn’t quite work as you hoped and receive new ideas for what might work instead from your fellow workshop participants. Let’s learn from one another and support each other so we can all leave with a renewed commitment to practicing self-care.

Afterwards we’ll enjoy the delicious buffet supper at the Union Club.

Call Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her to reserve your spot

Commit to Self-Care & Be Your BEST Self

spa shotIf 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.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:15 pm we’ll retire to a special table set aside just for us, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $67. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

100% of the participants in the inaugural Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self seminar said they would recommend it to others and here’s what one participant had to say afterwards:

“The Commit to Self-Care Seminar was inspirational and I really enjoyed it. I loved the setting at the Union Club and the meal with the other participants was delicious and the perfect way to wrap up the evening”                                  Janet Duncan, Professional Hairstylist, Ginger Group

Spaces are very limited for this event, so please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca to reserve your seat 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.

Sign-up for one of Sue’s workshops, a one-on-one Discovery Session or a Set for Success session after attending this seminar and receive a $37 credit towards this future investment in yourself. This offer may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept cash and all major credit cards.

 

Kick Start Your Retirement Lifestyle

Chair by LakeJoin Sue Maitland, ICF Certified Life Transitions Coach and discover why retirement planning is not just about the money. Sue will help you start to plan for your ideal retirement lifestyle. To get the most out of this exciting time of your life, you need to have a clear vision about how you will spend each stage of your retirement.

At this complimentary interactive lifestyle planning session, you’ll discover:

What’s unique about retirement for baby boomers

The three phases of retirement

Sue’s seven tips for a successful retirement

This event is hosted by Lara Austin, BA, FMA, CIM and Wealth Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities

Complimentary refreshments will be provided and seating is very limited, so please register early if you’d like to attend.

 

Mid-Life Crisis – Myth or Reality?

Mid-Life Crisis (2)We’ve all heard the story about how in mid-life, an apparently happily married older man suddenly leaves his wife of 25+ years for a younger woman and trades in the family sedan for a new sports car. It’s a tongue in cheek definition of what a mid-life crisis can look like, but is there really such a thing as a mid-life crisis and is it only men who experience it?

I believe there is and I see many women experiencing this too. As a Life Transitions Coach I’ve built my practice around helping mid-lifers plan and execute successful personal and professional transitions and whether we label it a “mid-life crisis” or my preferred term “mid-life transition” many women and men in their 40’s and 50’s are driven to make one or more significant changes in their personal and professional lives.

The reality is that we wake up one day and realize that we’re at a point in our lives where we’re probably at least at least halfway done and we may not feel as fulfilled as we’d like. We decide that something needs to change and unfortunately, sometimes without a clear plan or serious consideration for the full implications, we do something to trigger a change either in our personal or professional lives or both. I’ll talk about the consequences of doing this without a clear plan of what you want for the future in my next blog.

Here are some signs that you might be facing a mid-life transition (crisis):

  • You’re dissatisfied with your job and start to resent going to work
  • You look at your partner and feel your relationship has become routine and stale
  • You notice that friends whose company you used to enjoy now seem shallow or boring
  • You’ve recently lost your job and can’t face going back into that same type of work again
  • You dream of owning your own business and being your own boss
  • You’re increasingly focused on signs of aging when you look in the mirror
  • Your life seems dull and uninspired – you begin to yearn for something new and exciting
  • You start to feel that your whole life has revolved around your children & their needs
  • You’ve begun to resent family commitments and don’t enjoy them the way you used to
  • You think more and more about retirement and wonder how soon you can make it happen
  • You really want to make a difference in this world but you’re not sure what that means
  • You’ve begun to be increasing curious about spiritual matters and different religions
  • You feel burdened by financial obligations and wonder if you’ll ever be able to retire
  • You have a sudden desire to get very physically fit
  • You’re putting increased focus on your clothing and overall physical appearance
  • You yearn to have the courage to try new things that you’ve never done before
  • You feel like your life is dictated by other people’s expectations of you and your wants and needs even aren’t being considered and you feel resentful
  • You increasingly find yourself asking the question “Is this all that there is?”
  • You get an overwhelming feeling that you want to leave everything behind and start a fresh new life without any baggage

Did any of these resonate for you?

If they did, you may be facing a mid-life transition and the very best thing you can do when you realize this is PAUSE and take time to evaluate exactly what your next move should be. 

Engaging a qualified and experienced life coach at this point in your life may be one of the best investments you ever make since they can help you get clarity on what you really want and this will reduce your stress and allow you to make conscious and empowered choices about your future.

Here’s what my mid-life client Jacques had to say about working with me:

“In respect to the difference working with Sue made in my life, the investment was well worth it. If you’re ready to really improve your life, the investment is secondary.”

In my next blog I’ll share with you some of the costly and painful and consequences of NOT taking the time to plan your mid-life transition and how you can avoid these mistakes.

As an ICF certified Life and Career Transitions Coach I’ve helped many mid-lifers execute successful transitions in the personal and professional lives and I’ve made my own successful transition into a career that fulfills and sustains me. If you would like to explore inviting me to help you with your mid-life transition, please call today for your complimentary consultation at 778-265-6880 or go to my website at www.suemaitland.com and send me a message telling me more about what you’re going through and we’ll arrange a time to connect.

You don’t have to face this alone – take charge of your mid-life crisis and experience the sense of empowerment that comes from having a caring and experienced life transitions coach on your side to help you get clarity on what you really want and then support you as you plan and execute a successful and fulfilling transition.

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A Weekend of Self-Care for the Busy Professional Woman

 

You’re a successful business woman with many competing demands on your time and finding time to focus on your wants and needs often takes a back seat to your many other responsibilities. Give yourself permission to hit the pause button and indulge yourself in two days totally devoted to your wants and needs at the beautiful Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Spa in Parksville. This small group workshop involves some group activities and also provides for you to capture your own personal thoughts and ideas without sharing with the other members of the group. We’ll explore why women often feel they have to “do it all” and end up putting self-care on the back burner and understand the impact that can have on our health and our interactions with others. You’ll take time connect with what makes you special and explore some activities you can integrate into your life to uplift you. We’ll explore how you can free up time in your schedule to integrate these activities into your day and even practice saying “No” nicely – an important component of making self-care a priority. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and with clearly defined actions you can take to bring more balance into your life.

This very special weekend of indulgence is designed to give you maximum flexibility while offering the opportunity to treat yourself to a wonderful spa experience, or dip in the mineral pool followed by the delicious endless tapas meal with other group members in our robes in our own private dining room. I promise you, it’s a decadent and unique experience that you won’t want to miss.

Day 1 of our workshop will run from 10:00am on Saturday morning until 1pm. The afternoon provides for free time to assimilate what you discovered and enjoy a light lunch in your cabin or at the restaurant and then walk on the beach or indulge in a spa treatment and a dip in the mineral pool before we enjoy our endless tapas experience in our robes at 6:00pm. You must book a spa treatment (which includes access to the mineral pool) or pay $40 to access the mineral pool if you wish to join us for the endless tapas in the private dining room at the Grotto Spa where robes are mandatory.

Day 2 will run from 10:30am on Sunday morning until 1pm with the option of enjoying lunch in the dining room together before we leave.

I want to provide you with maximum flexibility, so each participant is responsible for booking and paying for their own spa treatment or dip in the mineral pool and endless tapas. These indulgences are not included in the workshop pricing. Saturdays can get busy, even in the fall, so please call the spa and book you treatment early at 1-800-663-7373. Make sure you book for the afternoon of Saturday October 17th and let them know that you’re also part of the group booking for the endless tapas experience. I recommend that you stay in the spa bungalows which are just steps from the spa and are perfect for sharing with a girlfriend.

Pre-registration is mandatory and spaces are limited. Please call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register.

Pricing is $347 per person and is payable in advance

Pay only $297 when you invite a friend, colleague, client or relative to join you

A Day of Self-Care for the Busy Professional Woman

You’re a successful business woman with many competing demands on your time and finding time to focus on your wants and needs often takes a back seat to your many other responsibilities. Give yourself permission to indulge yourself in a day totally devoted to your wants and needs in a beautiful setting at 10 Mile Point with spectacular views of Mount Baker. This small group workshop involves some group activities and also provides for you to capture your own personal thoughts and ideas without sharing with the other members of the group. We’ll explore why women often feel they have to “do it all” and end up putting self-care on the back burner and understand the impact that can have on our health and our interactions with others. You’ll take time to connect with what makes you special and explore some activities you can integrate into your life to uplift you. We’ll explore how you can free up time in your schedule to integrate these activities into your day and even practice saying “No” nicely – an important component of making self-care a priority. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and with clearly defined actions you can take to bring more balance into your life.

This very special day of indulgence includes a delicious brunch with a sparkling mimosa and a mini-facial which you can enjoy on the day of the workshop or credit towards a more indulgent spa treatment at a future date. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Pre-registration is mandatory and spaces are limited. Please call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register.

Pricing is $297 per person and is payable in advance.

Pay only $247 each when you Invite a friend, colleague, client or relative to join you.

All major credit cards are accepted

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.

How Can I Get My Parents to Make a Plan?

If you are a mid-lifer or better with elderly parents who just don’t want to talk about, or make any kind of plan for their future, come and release your frustration as you join Sue Maitland Life Transitions coach and share your experiences over a glass of wine and appies. At 5:45pm Sue will deliver a thought provoking and interactive information session with ideas for how best to approach this sensitive topic. Afterwards you can stay and mingle over a delicious dessert with all food and wine generously provided by Ross Place Retirement Residence.

Sue Maitland writes for Senior Living magazine and she’s passionate about empowering seniors by encouraging them to make a plan. She also knows that change is hard for most people and seniors in particular often prefer not to think about the future even though they know that as they age, it’s inevitable that they will begin to need additional support from family, friends or professional caregivers. Raising this topic can cause tremendous family tension and Sue will provide you with some insights into what the seniors are feeling and ideas for how best to approach this sensitive topic with the seniors in your life.

Attendance is limited for this FREE event, so please register early by calling Sue Maitland at 778-265-6880 and please be sure to provide the name and phone number of any friends or relatives who would like 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. 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

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