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.
Rebecca talks to Loraine Midda MBE
Rebecca speaks to Loraine Midda MBE about how the key to her fulfilling encore is retaining the flexibility that sustained her throughout her career to date. Loraine explains there is a well-known Yiddish saying: "We plan, God laughs". Being agile has been a watchword in an unplanned career. Spending almost 20 years in fashion retail, and then switching to a 30-year career in digital(latterly as Head of Member Services, Parliamentary Digital Services for the House of Lords) was definitely not something in her plan. Along the way, family, life, and work led to many stresses which in turn led to a jopurney in Mindfulness, coaching and mentoring. In this next iteration of life for Loraine it is about giving back. Working with charities, non-profits and concentrating on Trustee and NED roles in addition to introducing Mindfulness in order to bring more compassion into the world. Loraine can be contacted at LoraineMidda@outlook.com or on Instagram @engagingmindfulness.
Mike talks to Michael Ison
In episode 9 of the From Work Life to New Life podcast, Mike is joined by Michael Ison. Mike explores Michael's Journey into his current fulfilling encore exploring some of the important elements to reflect upon when it comes to finances and planning for a fulfilling encore.
Michael is a qualified lawyer and tax, trust and pensions advisor and has worked with many professionals over the years helping to maximise the way they can get their money and assets to work hardest for them.
Rebecca talks to Deb Boulanger - The Great Do-Over
In Episode 8 of our podcast, Rebecca talks to Deb Boulanger, the CEO of The Great Do-Over, founder of The Launch Lab for women entrepreneurs and host of the Life After Corporate podcast. She helps smart, accomplished women leaders make the leap from corporate to entrepreneurship.
Over the last 20 years, Deb has launched dozens of services that generated hundreds of millions in revenue for her clients and launched and grew a single division at Gartner, Inc. from 0 to $32 million in 30 months. She has taught and advised hundreds of new and aspiring women entrepreneurs to use these same proven strategies to test their business ideas and validate their money-making model. The link to Deb's periodic training programs for new entrepreneurs is https://thegreatdoover.com/secrets and you can also follow her on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/debboulanger-thegreatdo-over/
Rory Campbell shares his inspiration and discoveries in conversation with Rebecca
In this, our first episode of 2023, Rory Campbell speaks to Rebecca about the inspiration behind his move out of the big corporate life, the discovery along the way and what role purpose plays in his ambition.
Rory has an extensive career spanning financial services, management consulting and retail with some of the most recognisable and regarded brands. That's taken him from graduate to boardroom, from executive to non-executive. Following a period of preparation for organisational transformation, prompted to reflect on what he wanted out of his next chapter and, recharged by a prolonged moment of pause from work, Rory established New Vantage Consulting and Coaching in 2019. Co-founded with his spouse, they coach leaders, advise boards and help their clients to deliver transformative change.
Right at the heart of his career transition, is a passionate belief in the ability in the power of purpose and leadership to create the conditions in which we all thrive. You can find out more about his business at www.newvantageconsulting.com or by contacting Rory at email@example.com
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Wishing you all the very best for 2023!
2022 and beyond!
This month we're going for a slightly different approach to our podcast. To wrap up 2022 and the year in which we launched From work Life to new life - rewriting the rules of retirement for smart professionals, Mike and I thought we would share a few reflections on how our own fulfilling encores have evolved over the past year and what's in store for 2023.
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Paula Adler shares her journey out of the Big Four to create her own coaching and consulting business.
In this episode of our podcast Paula Adler speaks to Rebecca about her journey out of the big four and into her fulfilling encore stage based around: "The three legs of her stool - her business, her relationships and her travel."
Paula Adler spent almost 40 years working in professional services (33+ years with PwC in domestic and global roles) based out of the US, operating in a high-pressure, high-demand work environment. While loving her organisational career, she discovered that she wanted to transition out of organisational life to create space to have a different kind of impact and life. Retraining as an ICF - accredited coach, Paula now works through her business https://www.paulaadlercoaching.com with women - and men -to achieve sustainable change in creating a life and career where they have a sense of satisfaction and purpose. Paula can be contacted at email@example.com