Why do some professionals thrive when they retire while others struggle and even go into decline? Often we are ill-prepared to make the life-changing transition from full-time employment, whether we leave by choice or not. Our professional work is an important part of our identity, and filling that void and making productive use of our time and skills can be a major challenge. Authors of the book (by the same title), Mike Mister and Rebecca Hill explore alternatives to the traditional “rules” of retirement in this podcast for busy, mid to later-career professionals making or thinking about making the transition out of organisational life.
In this podcast, Rebecca and Mike converse with inspiring professionals who have made the transition from organisational life into fulfilling encores. With their guests they explore insights gleaned and lessons learnt on this critical transition in order to demonstrate and inspire the listener on how they too can build a roadmap to reinvent retirement and build a fulfilling encore.
Kevin's story from senior partner in a global law firm to life in the world of academia and consulting
In this podcast, Mike's guest is Kevin Doolan who shares his career trajectory from being a senior partner with important, firmwide responsibilities and how that morphed into his encore career. We talk about how this became possible and the steps Kevin needed to take to make it a reality instead of just being a notion, a faint idea or a dream.
A little more about Kevin. He has over 25 years of experience in professional services which he is now using to good effect in his encore. He is Visiting Faculty at Harvard Law School where he teaches on their Executive Education Program and also teaches for the University of Miami and the IE Law School - Madrid.
He has a particular interest in the pricing of professional services, business development skills for partners, and in cross-generational working practices. In addition to his teaching, Kevin is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and has authored a number of books and case studies.
Kevin can be contacted at: email@example.com
Chris shares her story of leaving corporate life to realise her ambition of impacting 1 million people.
In this second episode of our podcast From Work Life to New Life, Rebecca and her guest, Chris Holter explore through a conversation Chris' journey as a senior executive in the hospitality industry into a highly rewarding and purpose-led encore through setting up her own business, Chris Holter Consulting, focused on conscious leadership.
A bit more about Chris - she is Global Executive Leader turned Trusted Advisor, Executive Coach and Conscious Leadership Strategist for Leaders, Teams and Organizations. As a former global executive at Marriott International (30+ years) leading cross-cultural teams, she was responsible for revenue strategy (in particular Latam). Chris through her business now works with individuals and teams helping them to increase their impact by being their best and in turn 10x their success. She has developed a signature 360 Blue Print Process that will accelerate achieving their big mission. To learn more about Chris and her work, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen’s journey out of a Big Four and into a highly rewarding and purpose led encore.
In the very first episode of this bi-monthly podcast From work life to new life, Rebecca and her guest, Karen Wauters, explore through a conversation Karen’s journey out of a Big Four and into a highly rewarding and purpose led encore. A bit more about Karen - she is a leader, who through energy, hard work, loyalty and ability to connect and build teams across geographies, cultures and industries achieves her purpose led goals. As a former global partner at EY with over 30 years experience in the fields of finance, change and talent management, she is currently committed and focused on being the Honorary Consul for Canada in Luxembourg, Chair of the AuditCommittee for TIF, a member of the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs, as well as representing Luxembourg in Curling at an international level.
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