Welcome to the Podcast 'Don't Retire, Refire'!
If you reject the notion of traditional retirement and want to continue to do something meaningful with your next chapter in life, this podcast if for you! You'll find ideas, tips and inspiration from experts, role models and authorities with host Alf Priestley.
Having spent over twenty five years advising CEOs, business owners and professionals on optimising their lives, Alf Priestley serves his clients and their families as an experienced adviser, coach and facilitator. He takes a particularly holistic approach, starting with lifestyle design and execution, through to financial integration and enhanced daily quality of life.
He enjoys helping leaders to get clear about what really matter to them, their Why. Then supporting them to take decisive action so they can get their greatest gifts into the world.
Alf has worked with some of Australia's leading lifestyle planning, tax and legal specialists, and has been referred to as 'The ideal life Integrator’.
The Over 50 Entrepreneur - Rick Hadrava
This episode explores why people have a desire to become an entrepreneur later in life and what some of the steps might be to get started on exploring that path.
Rick's story is surprisingly similar to mine, in that he comes out of college (university), didn't really know what he wanted to do and ended up in Wealth Management, and then some 26-year latter owns a wealth management business and a business advisory business. However Rick's 'face plant' moment happened when he started his second business...
Life after Exit - Paul Higgins
Paul shares how he grew his software company from a small consulting firm to substantial business. But he found that he was spending more of his time in managerial functions, which was not why he got into business. Through personal reflection and direction from his business board, he decided that he was not the best person to be the CEO going forward. Paul discusses the personal identity crisis that can occur with such a decision & the importance of having a plan for the next stage of our personal journey.
Think like a Dyslexic! - Tim Curtin
Having been diagnosed as a dyslexic at a young age, Tim found learning hard. However, he did a carpenter apprenticeship with a 65-year-old mentor who encouraged him to think in pictures. Tim shares his wisdom about life, learning and growing as a team where curiosity, collaboration and human ingenuity comes to the forefront. His advice is to view dyslexia as a sign of genius. Tim then goes onto share his thoughts about how elders could be valued and do social good as mentors in the future. ReFired Elder
Pivot Towards What Matters - Steven Hayes
In this episode, Steven Hayes - the founder of ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) talks about its various applications and practical insights from his latest book "A Liberated Mind". Also discussed are ways out of the CEO/Executive/professional identity trap - "if you are, what you do, then when you don’t do that anymore, who are you?" A great listen for those in transition.
Steven can be contacted at https://stevenchayes.com/
Smarter Business Thinking - transcending from competition to collaboration - Wes Hall
In this episode, Wes outlines his experience as an executive in a public company. Often climbing the corporate ladder is more about not making mistakes, not taking risks, looking good, agreeing with leadership and taking credit for any progress that is made by your team. Both Wes and Alf postulate that a mindset of cooperation, rather than competition, could be a significant advantage to the unforeseen opportunities and challenges of the future.
Professional Identity Crisis - Shane Crockett
From being a RAAF navigator with a secure job for life, to completing a law degree, to being the director of tax services at a major accounting firm, Shane has known change. In this courageous podcast, Shane shares his own emotional journey and issues with having a "Professional Identity Crisis". He tells us of the feelings of being a the top of your career, then plummeting into the depths of despair and irrelevance. For him it took a frank discussion with his trusted managing partner, then a sabbatical...
Inspiring information and topics that broaden day to day thought. Keep up the good work!
Very insightful interviews and relevant information! Keep it going Alf!