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THE TOP RETIREMENT COACHES

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach / 21st January 2022

For many, retirement is bliss. After all, what’s better than reaping the benefits of years of your labor? However, some retirees find themselves conflicted about their retirement plans and need some support and understanding. Retirement coaches provide exactly that. 

For people who might face common issues when they retire, such as boredom, a loss of identity, and difficulty adjusting to a new lifestyle, a retirement coach can help retirees address these issues and make the transition to retirement easier.

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They can provide guidance on issues such as how to manage finances, stay healthy and active, and connect with other retirees. Retirement coaches can also help people create a realistic plan for spending their time in retirement and make sure they are staying on track.

While it’s not among the conventional coaching niches, it is certainly a valuable one. To help you find your retirement coach, below we have a list of the top retirement coaches across the world, each with their own unique way of helping their clients navigate this often tricky aspect of life, and we’ve asked them what’s unique about their coaching and what has been the biggest factor for their success.

Read on to find out what they say.

Do you think you or a coach that you know deserves to be featured as a top retirement coach? If yes, then fill out this form and we will consider your application and get in touch with you for the next steps.

Jennifer Rovet

Jennifer Rovet is a Certified Professional Retirement Coach and owner of Retire Ready Canada. She works with retirees as they transition to retirement and is passionate about helping people find purpose, meaning and happiness in their retirement years. She provides one on one and couples coaching sessions, exploring the emotional, social, physical, and spiritual side of retirement.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

She empowers her clients to find ways to keep active and connected in this stage of their life.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Retirement can be both an exciting and emotional time. People choose to work with a Retirement Coach when they are struggling and not sure what to do once they stop working. When I start working with a client, I provide personalized and flexible coaching, specifically tailored to their needs. Everyone brings their own unique experiences to the table and these should be valued and respected. I don’t believe in a cookie cutter coaching process or one size fits all.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I have acquired a strong skill set including listening and analytical skills, as well as being able to probe and ask a lot of questions. This is important when I work with clients as they explore, discover and plan what they want to do in retirement. In addition, I use social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), along with traditional media formats (print ads) to raise awareness around retirement and aging issues. This has led to the growth of my business  through engagement and word of mouth.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson is a Careers Consultant, Executive Coach and Certified Retirement Options Coach, with nearly 25 years of supporting graduates, professionals, and senior executives to successfully manage career transition. Passionate about motivating professionals to develop and shine in their working lives, Sarah provides expert career coaching and consultancy services, interview coaching, strengths profiling and helping clients be better prepared for a more meaningful retirement. Recently featured in the Daily Mail, SAGA and Woman & Home.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

My strengths-based coaching practice incorporates deep-dive, insightful online strengths and motivation assessments with personalized debriefs, to help clients understand themselves better, boost their confidence in their own abilities, and embrace the joy and energy of life – personally and professionally. My clients really value the uncanny accuracy of the unique reports, and the added clarity it brings to complement my career and retirement coaching. As a Certified Retirement Options Coach, I help individuals focus on the critical aspects of non-financial retirement planning using the LifeOptions Profile™, which assesses retirement readiness across 20 lifestyle and attitudinal dimensions in six life arenas.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Recommendations and referral have been the backbone of my business and success as a Retirement Coach. Inspired by the success of securing their next role or enhancing their performance at work, my clients are able to access coaching support at all stages of their working life, returning for help to transition smoothly into retirement. Clients comment that they value my calm, warm, intuitive and pragmatic coaching style, complemented by my wealth of careers consultancy experience across a wide spectrum of sectors and seniority levels.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

Larry Jacobson

Larry Jacobson is a recognized thought leader in the field of non-fiscal retirement lifestyle planning. Creator of Sail Into Retirement and BuoyCoaching.com, Larry successfully transitioned from CEO to sailor and achieved his dream of sailing around the world. He then transitioned from sailor to six-time award-winning author, coach, and two-time Tedx motivational speaker in the fields of retirement, achievement, and leadership.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I was early to the field of non-fiscal retirement planning and created Sail Into Retirement, the first online video coaching course to help retirees transition to a new identity after their career. I offer three levels of coaching, starting with the video course for self-study. Someone can begin not knowing what they will be doing with their time in retirement, and will end the course with a plan in hand. I supplement the video course with one-on-one coaching in either four or nine sessions, all of which are 90 minutes long. I seek and get results for my clients.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

My desire to help others. I made my grandest dream come true and sailed my own boat around the world for six years, and that was very self-satisfying. Now my purpose and fulfillment come from helping others achieve their goals and dreams. I’m devoted to getting results for my clients.          

In my coaching practice, I work tirelessly to help clients’ dreams become reality. If they don’t know what they desire, I’ll help them discover their inner passion, and we’ll create goals and objectives to achieve it.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

Marianne Oehser

Marianne Oehser is a seasoned retirement and relationship expert committed to helping people create a happy, fulfilling “post-career” phase of their lives through her workshops, seminars, public speaking, and individual coaching. She is a certified Retirement and Relationship Coach and holds a Masters of Management from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.

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She is the author of Your Happiness Portfolio® for Retirement – It’s Not About the Money!

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I guide clients through the proven system I have developed over the past 10 years which culminates in the completion of their Happiness Portfolio®  — their plan for their precious asset of time which should be the foundation of their financial portfolio. I also incorporate my training as a Certified Relationship Coach to assist clients in a committed relationship to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters created by all of the changes they go through as they move into this new chapter of their lives.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I attribute my success as a retirement coach to the powerful combination of solid training and having personally experienced the challenges and opportunities people encounter as they transition into retirement. I retired twice; the first time in my 40’s and I failed miserably. It also caused the end of my marriage. After returning to the corporate world for another 15 years, I retired the second time, this time very successfully. My new marriage is truly flourishing. My training gave me the intellectual knowledge and my experience gave me the emotional understanding I need to support people through this process.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

Tammy Flanagan

Tammy Flanagan owns the consulting firm, RetireFederal.com, where she expertly empowers civilian federal workers to make critical decisions at the crossroads of their careers when transitioning from employee to annuitant. She authors a weekly column on govexec.com, which is read by federal workers across the globe and is considered the #1 go-to source of accurate instruction.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Through decades of experience, I have supported federal employees and taught them to take control over their retirement through education and expert assistance throughout a history of ever changing laws and regulations. My success is being able to pinpoint the source of  errors and potential retirement disasters, then find the most logical and accurate solution to get them back on track. This work is a passion for me and I credit my expert problem solving skills and my sincere respect for well-deserving and intelligent feds as the source of my accomplishments.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The key to my success is that I’ve never stopped learning from my mentors who have included authors, presenters, financial and legal experts as well as other human resources colleagues. They’ve taught me to explain difficult and at times illogical regulations clearly and with humor and grace. As a sought after presenter, I am humbled by the investigators, clerks, managers, officers, or any of the multitude of titles held by the 2.1 million federal workers that allow me to help them transition to retirement.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach
The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

Kevin Lyles

Kevin Lyles specializes in assisting Professionals and Executives make retirement transitions. Kevin serves as Head of Education and Retirement Coach for the Rock Retirement Club, an online community for those approaching or in retirement. Kevin serves as Retirement Coach and Instructor for Prositions, Inc., where he has also developed a course on the non-financial aspects of retirement. Kevin appears on the monthly Coach’s Corner segment on the popular Retirement Answer Man podcast.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others? 

Nearly all of my coaching is done in a “one to many” format, through live presentations and webinars, and through my on-line courses. I believe strongly in the marriage of the financial and non-financial aspects of retirement planning and support and participate in research of interest to retirees. I have presented on several occasions with Wade Pfau, PhD through his Retirement Researcher community and speak regularly on popular retirement podcasts and radio shows such as Retirement Answer Man, The Retirement and IRA Show, ChappelWood Financial Services” Lunchtime Drive, and Taxes in Retirement Live. 

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has helped my coaching has been my involvement and coaching in two large online retirement communities, the Rock Retirement Club and the Retirement Researcher Academy. By interacting on a daily basis with the hundreds of members of each of these groups, people who are about to or who have recently retired, I have learned much more than I have taught, and I have applied these insights in my own retirement and in my coaching.

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Mary Morency & Jeannette Lalonde

Mary Morency and Jeannette Lalonde are on a mission to influence individuals, organizations,
and society on the new realities of retirement. With backgrounds in Human Resources, they are
certified in retirement lifestyle planning, positive psychology, and resilience. They have coached
over 250 clients and offer retirement coaching to groups and individuals. Their newly published
book, Rethinking Retirement – A Guide for Making Choices, is available in English and French.

The Top Retirement Coaches retirement coach

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others? 

We support organizations and individuals to plan a smooth transition into retirement as well as retirees wanting to infuse more energy into their new phase of life. Having authored a book in 2021, we provide a structured approach based on four key areas: Contribution, Well-Being, Connections, and Purpose. Based on Positive Psychology and retirement lifestyle research, we challenge our clients to shift their thinking and adapt their choices for their next phase in life.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

We are retirees ourselves, and so we understand first-hand what our clients are going through as they start to plan their transition into retirement. When we meet with our clients, they know right away that we have ‘’walked in their shoes’’. Whether we are coaching clients one-on-one or in a group setting, we offer a highly structured and personalized approach which appeals to
people still in the workplace.

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Conclusion

And there you have it, the top retirement coaches.

What has been your biggest takeaway?

Let me know in the comments.

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