The Center for Designing a Retirement Life
A Retirement Coaching and Workshop Company
Clearing the fog -- the fears, the worries, the anxieties
that cloud the transition to a retirement life.
And launching your Signature Chapter.
Does this sound like you? ...
You've worked your entire life to finally reach Retirement. Then, all of a sudden, there it is, staring you in the face and saying, "Okay, here I am. Now what the hell will you do with me?!"
Hard to believe, right? A few years ago, you couldn't wait! Looking forward to retirement and a lot more time to do the things you haven't had time to do, having tons of freedom, peacefulness, recreation, a worry-free easy life.
But now, it's inches away. And fear sets in. Anxiety and worry become your bed partners. What had been so clear is now wrapped in a fog of uncertainty. The questions -- what will I do? how will I find meaning? where do I find my purpose? how do I find a non-work social network? how will our life go, together 24/7 with each other? how will I fill each day, each week? or will I become a slug?
we do ...
We provide workshops, in-person and on-line, to tackle and answer these questions, and get you creating your wonderful retirement life. We also provide coaching to go deeper, individually, on uncovering your purpose, finding meaningfulness, and tapping into the courage to design your idea retirement life - the one you've truly earned from all those years of hard work. The one you wanted, before the worries took over. So you can start that phase of your life that can become the signature chapter of
your life story!
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My approach to coaching is a very co-active one. The client and I are in collaboration as we move things forward toward their retirement life goals. All the while, the client deepens the self-awareness, self-discovery, and learning that becomes part of that journey. I see my role, as the coach, is to pour sunshine on the path for the client to become more than is possible, have a retirement life that is significantly more satisfying than imagined. As that happens over the course of several sessions, the client starts standing in a different place of accomplishment, balance, purpose and aliveness.
Our in-person workshops, Designing a Retirement Life Very Well Lived, are intended for up to 20 participants. We provide three versions, from sixty minutes to three evenings of two hours each, spaced a week apart.
A variety of tools and activities are introduced during the two sessions. Each is designed to help the participants uncover their ideal version of retirement in every aspect. We address preferred versions of relationships with friends, family, and significant other. We look at recreation, hobbies, personal growth and health. And we dive into meaningfulness and purpose. We approach all this with the dual elements of deepened learning and forwarding action toward that ideal retirement.
One tool, in particular, is truly remarkable with this workshop. It will become your roadmap, your compass, your barometer, your calendar, your daily planner, and your fitness tracker. We are really excited about this tool and how it impacts your life!
Our on-line workshops cover the same material as our in-person ones.
They are arranged as conference calls, two per week, each lasting ninety minutes. We follow this schedule for two consecutive weeks.
I am Jerry Brimeyer, SignatureChapter Coach.I’m married, a father and grandfather, and – by the numbers - well into the second half-century of my life. And those things are listed in the proper order. I live in the Heartland, in Des Moines, Iowa.A few of the core beliefs that nest in my soul: I steadfastly believe in the magnificence in every human being. And I know the Universe to be an immensely good, nourishing and amazingly informing place.I have been coaching and facilitating workshops for twelve years. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology and my MA is in Educational Counseling. I completed my coach certification training through the Coaches Training Institute, achieving the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation. I also have earned the International Coach Federation designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
I am extremely pleased, and blessed, to be able to coach people all over North America, and to have delivered workshops and presentations throughout the U.S. and in Canada.Having stepped into retirement from my corporate job, I realized the landmines that have to be navigated, and the incredible possibilities to finally tap into, when transitioning into that magnificently different lifestyle of retirement. That experience has given rise to this SignatureChapter program.
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