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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 6:15 pm we’ll all 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 $37. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

PLEASE NOTE this special introductory pricing is only available for Monday night Self-Care Seminars in Feb 2016 – the price for Monday night seminars that include the Union Club buffet will increase to $67 in March to more accurately reflect the cost of staging the event and the value received from this experience.

All participants in the inaugural Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self seminar said they would recommend the seminar 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.

This very special introductory pricing is only in effect until the end of February 2016 – don’t delay – invest in yourself today.

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.

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 6:15 pm we’ll all 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 $37. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

PLEASE NOTE this special introductory pricing is only available for Monday night Self-Care Seminars in Feb 2016 – the price for Monday night seminars that include the Union Club buffet will increase to $67 in March to more accurately reflect the cost of staging the event and the value received from this experience.

All participants in a recent Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self seminar said they would recommend the seminar 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 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.

This very special introductory pricing is only in effect until the end of February 2016 – don’t delay – invest in yourself today.

 

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.

A New Life on My Own – Next Steps to Your BEST Life Seminar

Sue Headshot for TourismYou’re a woman who’s been part of a couple for years and now suddenly, everything has changed and you’re facing a future on your own.

It can be scary, exciting or overwhelming. You’re probably getting lots of advice from well-meaning family and friends, but what do YOU really want for your future?

Join Life Transitions Coach Sue Maitland and Sharon Mitchell Financial Advisor with Raymond James, for breakfast at the Union Club and discover the key questions you need to ask yourself to execute a successful and fulfilling transition.

Enjoy a delicious English breakfast at the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria and leave with valuable information and increased self-confidence in your ability to create a new future that’s satisfying and fulfilling.  Learn why taking time to connect with your values and many talents is a critical component of preparing to move forward – with change comes opportunity.

As an ICF certified Life Transitions Coach, Sue’s practice is focused on helping her clients get clarity on what the BEST rest of their life could look like.  Sue has reached 1,000’s of people with her positive messages and knows that everyone is different.  This is why it’s so important to take the time to get your own clarity on what’s right for you.

Sharon MitchellSharon’s practice is focused on supporting women in transition to create a solid financial plan for their future.  She’s passionate about doing the right thing for her clients so they feel supported and confident in the financial decisions they make.  Please join us to learn about the biggest financial mistakes made by women in transition.

Join Sue and Sharon for this breakfast meeting and gain valuable insights that will help you take charge of your transition and confidently begin to create a new life that you’ll love.

(*) Sign up for one of Sue’s workshops or a one-on-one Discovery Session and receive a credit equivalent to your investment in this 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 limited so please call Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca to reserve your seat today.

Make Time for YOU

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Are You Running on EMPTY?

Give yourself permission to enjoy a full day self-care workshop and leave feeling energized and with a plan to integrate refuelling into your schedule

Making time for yourself is not a luxury…it’s ESSENTIAL

You owe it to yourself and everyone you care about to reclaim your balance. You’ll emerge energized, more confident and inspired to tap into your own unique abilities & talents

Join Sue Maitland ICF Certified Life & Career Transitions Coach on Saturday 7th November from 10am – 4pm at the Victoria Executive Centre, 915 Fort St.

Your day of refueling includes lunch & beverages, activities to enhance self-connection and a truly unique “playtime” that is guaranteed to produce fits of laughter… what could be more nourishing?

Your full day of regeneration:  $197 – Bring a friend and each save $50!

To reserve your seat, email Sue at suemaitland@shaw.ca or call 778-265-6880

PayPal and all major credit cards accepted

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.

Hurry – spaces are limited and you don’t want to miss out on this fun and uplifting event.Busy Woman

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

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

Forget Retirement – Semi-Retire Instead

Forget Retirement – Semi-Retire InsteadDo you sometimes wonder if you’ll ever be able to save enough money to retire? We’re living longer and many company pension plans are facing extinction. Even those lucky enough to have a defined benefits pension plan may be splitting the proceeds with an ex-spouse and finding that’s not enough to live on. Some parents are reaching their 60’s and are still supporting adult children who aren’t yet fully financially independent. Sound familiar?

Here’s a radical notion – what if you chose to semi-retire doing something that you enjoy doing so much that you may never want to fully retire? There is considerable research to support the notion that staying engaged and involved in stimulating activities such as running your own small business can contribute to a longer, healthier and more satisfying life. The bonus is that the extra income may allow you to transition into your dream semi-retirement career sooner than you ever thought possible.

I transitioned into my new career as a Life Transitions Coach in my mid-fifties after 30 years in the corporate world and love it so much that I can’t imagine ever retiring. It’s the perfect career to transition me into semi-retirement. It fits perfectly into my semi-retirement vision which includes primarily working from home and travelling occasionally to deliver speaking engagements or workshops in cities I love. I’d like to tell you that I carefully thought it all through and strategically planned my transition into my new career, but that wouldn’t be true. My transition came about as a result of a company reorganization which prompted me to pause and consider whether this was the right time to begin my new career – I decided that it was.

Looking back, with some pre-planning, I might have done things a little differently. I could have taken my coach training while I was still working and begun my coaching practice part-time on evenings and weekends to build my confidence and my practice before making the transition. I might even have been able to experience the joy and satisfaction I experience from my new career sooner had I started planning earlier.

If you’re in a job that doesn’t inspire you and you’re years away from being able to retire, I encourage you to give some thought to what an ideal pre-retirement career could look like for you – one that could set you up for your ideal semi-retirement career in the future. I love helping my clients explore possibilities for their ideal next career move and I have a number of different programs to help them do that. Or you can make your own plan.

7 Steps to Your Dream Semi-Retirement Career:

  1. Get a clear vision of what an ideal semi-retirement lifestyle could look like for you
  2. Inventory your talents, strengths and assets and identify the ones that you feel most fulfilled using
  3. Explore the many possibilities for using those talents in a different career or a new business that would be of value to others and that could transition you into semi-retirement
  4. Validate that your idea is viable – is there a demand for the type of career and if it’s a business – is there a demand for this in the marketplace?
  5. Understand the costs involved and the expected revenue stream from your new pre-retirement career – be realistic and if starting a new business expect it to take a few years to become profitable.
  6. Build a plan and a timeline to transition into your pre-retirement career with dependencies identified, including any training that might be required
  7. Sit down with a qualified financial planner and take a good look at your current finances and projected retirement income and explore different scenarios to discover when would be the right time for you to begin to execute your plan to transition into your dream semi-retirement career.

I can’t begin to tell you how satisfying it is to be making a living doing something you love. I hope you are able to discover what that looks like for you and would love to hear from you if you’d like to share what that is for you or if you would like my support to help you discover and transition into your dream semi-retirement career. Do this and you can make the rest of your life the BEST of your life.  

Make the rest of your life
the BEST of your life.

Stones

©Sue Maitland Life Transitions Coach 778-265-6880

suemaitland@shaw.ca  www.suemaitland.com

Sue Maitland is a Life Transitions Coach and Speaker based in Victoria, BC Canada.

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