Design Your What's Next is for people wondering what's next as they approach retirement and the prospect of leaving full time commitments, whether these are to family of full time employment. This life stage is called your Third Age and it's daunting! You want to thrive and make the most of this stage that you've worked so hard for, yet the choices and considerations can be overwhelming.
Through this course, you'll build a solid, step by step action plan to navigate the 9 critical factors for successful transition to your Third Age.
I first got interested in how I would spend my Third Age a couple of years ago when I sold my business. My busy expat career had been split between large corporate roles and entrepreneurship and the chance to move on from both meant I could really consider what was next for me. As a business psychologist, that involved research, learning, conversation and a few glasses of red wine! In April 2019, I began to live the first part of my Third Age plan through full-time travel, working to build WhatNextology, learning more about wine, cycling and spending quality time with my family. While I like to think I take a very holistic approach to my Third Age, the question – do I have enough money? – loomed large. So much information needed to be read, understood and sifted. I wish I had access to this course before I stepped out of full-time employment!
I am a business psychologist, mother and reluctant cyclist, not necessarily in that order. I’m fascinated by the dynamic interaction between people and jobs and am on a personal mission to increase awareness of that amazing time after full-time commitments called our Third Age. I’m from New Zealand and have been an expatriate for years, having worked in Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea and Dubai. Ultimately, if all goes according to plan, my Third Age will involve creating a flower farm in New Zealand, working as co-founder of WhatNextology and continuing to interfere in my kid’s lives! I'm so happy to be a co-facilitator on this course. For many people, the prospect of living on less is daunting so the chance to help provide more clarity is exciting!
Coffee loving mum, interested in plant-based living, keeping healthy, travel and good conversations.
I believe that curiosity and connectivity is essential for the soul. I love to understand people, different ideals, cultures and views. The world is an amazing place and everyone has talent and stories to share. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to engage people in conversation and learning experiences. Capturing ideas, seeking collaboration and establishing partnerships. Work or play, what’s the difference? Who has the time to read through the mountain of information out there on this subject? What can you trust? We’ve done the digging and sifting! We are looking forward to sharing with you our research, great tips and introduce you to some independent experts in the field.