As in all aspects of training and development, there are qualified professional coaches and those with no training apart from experience. As you grow as a coach, your past experience can only take you so far. There comes a point where you need to bring the latest information, skill sets and practices together to become a better coach.
Which is why for the past year I have been working towards becoming a Certified Professional Retirement Coach with the Retirement Coaches Association. I have really enjoyed the experience of learning about the latest developments in retirement coaching, honing my coaching skills, and yes, drawing on my decades of experience too.
I’m delighted to say that I achieved my goal and am now a Certified Professional Retirement Coach. So, you can rest assured that I have a recognised qualification that establishes my existing retirement planning expertise and adds the latest information, knowledge, and practice from the world of retirement coaching.
“Worthwhile experience. Paul is a fun and informative coach, and I would like to thank him for his insight and encouragement.”
What are the aims of the Retirement Coaches Association?
As a member of the leading association for retirement coaches, I share a common goal with retirement coaching professionals across the world – to modernise the world of retirement. We want to sweep away old and outdated perceptions of retirement, recognising the changing landscape of the 30+ years we can all enjoy after leaving 9 to 5 working for good.
What is a Certified Professional Retirement Coach?
The CPRC designation is awarded to retirement coaching professionals who have successfully completed a major course of study including:
- advanced coursework
- a final exam
- meeting both experience and skill-based requirements
CPRC professionals also agree to meet ongoing Continuing Education requirements and to commit to uphold a comprehensive Code of Ethics.
What does the training cover?
The Retirement Coaches Association training programme is both detailed and innovative. It examines both the art and science of making a successful transition from work-life to home life. It includes practical ways to help people like you replace your work identity, fill your time, and stay relevant and connected. It also includes ideas to help you continue to be mentally and physically active.
Is retirement coaching right for me?
Retirement coaching helps you think about and design a rewarding, enjoyable retirement lifestyle. Working with your coach, you’ll think through and discuss what retirement means for you, including:
- your values and ethics
- your priorities
- your life purpose
“I have found this process to be thought provoking and enlightening. Paul is very open and encouraging. He helped me think more about how important life in retirement is, as well as the financial elements.”
As you can see, it’s not just about finances, it’s about what you want to achieve as well as what you enjoy doing. Retirement coaching opens up a much broader way of thinking about retirement, so it is ideal for those about to retire or have just retired.
My retirement coaching service is tailored to your unique requirements and situation. I’ll use the latest information, state of the art tools, a wallet of resources and decades of experience to help you prepare for the part most pension advisors don’t mention – the non-financial aspects of retirement.
A retirement coach helps you take stock of where you are now, where you want to be, and create an action plan for the next 30+ years of your life.
My aim as a retirement coach is to help you prepare for leaving full-time work and transitioning seamlessly into your ideal retirement life. It doesn’t matter if you’re approaching retirement or have already left the 9 to 5 behind. Retirement coaching can and will help you.
“Very useful at this time, at two//three years before retirement). Paul’s guidance reinforced that retirement needs planning in all areas – social, purpose, physical, and emotional. I will be able to apply some of the outcomes now as I have reduced my work hours.”
Want to find out more about retirement coaching?
Simply get in touch to book your initial no-cost, no obligation consultation with me, Paul Hammond.