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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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What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

Sue Headshot w White SpaceAre you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Take time to pause and get CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest just 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore your priorities in 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is on creating a time and space for you to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Victoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

“I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue”

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for an a la carte brunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that brunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Attend one of Sue’s live seminars and receive a $37 credit towards the cost of this workshop, taking your investment in yourself down to only $110.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or go to her website and for only $97 invest in the instant download of this workshop and complete it at a time & place that works best for you.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 and ask about her group discount pricing.

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.

 

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

Sue Headshot w White SpaceAre you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Take time to pause and get CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest just 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore your priorities in 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is to create a time and space for you to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Victoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

“I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue”

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for lunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that lunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Attend one of Sue’s live seminars and receive a $37 credit towards the cost of this workshop, taking your investment in yourself down to only $110.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or go to her website and for only $97 invest in the instant download of this workshop and complete it at a time & place that works best for you.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 and ask about her group discount pricing.

 

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

Sue Headshot w White SpaceAre you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Take time to pause and get CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest just 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore your priorities in 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is on creating a time and space for you to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Victoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

“I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue”

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for an a la carte brunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that brunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Attend one of my live seminars and receive a $37 credit towards the cost of this workshop, taking your investment in yourself down to only $110.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or go to her website and for only $97 invest in the instant download of this workshop and complete it at a time & place that works best for you.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 and ask about her group discount pricing.

Get Clarity on Your BEST Next Home

Mary Heatherdale_025Is there a move in your future? Where we choose to live has a huge impact on our quality of life and yet sometimes we fall in love with a feature of a home and decide we must buy it even though the location or other features of the home may not be ideal for us. Don’t risk making that costly mistake yourself. Join Sue Maitland, Life Transitions Coach and hear the questions Sue encourages her clients to ask themselves before they even begin to look at potential new homes.

This event is co-sponsored by experienced realtors Ally & Dennis Guevin of DFH Real-Estate Limited who will share with you the latest trends in the Victoria real-estate market and some of the biggest mistakes they’ve seen others make when thinking of moving.

There’ll be time for Q&A and you’ll be served a delicious English breakfast during this event at the historic Union Club of BC. Start the weekend off on the right track with this helpful and informative breakfast seminar.

Contact Sue to reserve your spot at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Payment is requested in advance and all major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

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Are you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Start 2016 with CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get off on the right track for the coming year.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is on creating a space for you to take time to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Vcitoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

“I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue”

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for an a la carte brunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that brunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or consider purchasing the instant download available on her website for only $97.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 to discuss this.

Make Time for YOU

Give yourself permission to join me for a day of self-care and leave feeling energized and more present to what makes you special, what brings you joy AND learn how you can put more YOU time into your schedule. Making time for yourself is essential if you want to avoid burn out and show up as your BEST self in both your professional and your personal life.

We’ll enjoy some group sharing and there’ll also be time for personal reflection.

Join Sue Maitland Life and Career Transitions Coach on Saturday October 31 from 10am to 4pm at the Victoria Executive Centre, 915 Fort St. Victoria.

Your day of refueling includes lunch and beverages throughout the day and you’ll love the fun group activity after lunch that’s guaranteed to put a huge smile on your face and may even have you laughing out loud.

The cost is only $197 and when you bring a friend, you each pay only $147.

Email Sue at suemaitland@shaw.ca or call her at 778-265-688 to book your spot.

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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

Pre-Retirement Lifestyle Planning for Singles

Do you sometimes feel anxious when you think about your retirement? You know you need to have a plan for where you’ll live and how you’ll spend your time because without that it’s impossible to know when you have enough money set aside so that you can stop work without worrying. Would you like to kick start your retirement planning in a fun one day workshop? 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. You’ll connect with your own personal vision of retirement, including where you’ll live and how you’ll spend your time. Take your lunch break to stretch your legs and assimilate our morning work. The hotel has a beautiful restaurant and there are many al fresco options at nearby Fisherman’s Wharf. The early afternoon will be devoted to group brainstorming around a number of hypothetical scenarios for achieving a variety of retirement goals. You’ll then take time to capture possible ways that you can accommodate your desires in a way that could work for you and takes account of your personal circumstances. You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of what retirement could look like for you and some tools to help you continue the process of clarifying your vision and refining your retirement plan. Once you’ve completed this work, you’ll be able to talk with a competent financial advisor who can help you formalize the financial component of your plan and help you determine when might be the best time for you to retire.

This day could be life-changing – don’t put off getting this clarity to some future date that may never come. Enjoy a sense of control and empowerment as you clarify your retirement plans.

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

Pricing is $197 per person and is payable in advance.

Pay only $157 each when you Invite a friend, colleague, client or relative to join you. All major credit cards are accepted

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