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1 April 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Skills  Helping Charities  Mentoring  Retirement  pre-retirement  social media  CV  entrepreneurs  Tech

7 tips to write a profile for mentoring/non-executive director roles!

Thanks to the dozens of people who have signed up to be mentors to entrepreneurs and leaders – of any sector – in these challenging times (if you want to know more – go to www.next-up.com and click on the 500 mentors popup).

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27 March 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  pre-retirement  Volunteering  entrepreneurs

500 mentors – what is it and tips for writing your mentoring profile in COVID-19 times

500 mentors was launched at great speed, with the support of Leeds City Council, to help entrepreneurs and leaders (of any sector) in COVID-19 times.

You can join the site free with this link - you just need to complete your profile, say if you want to mentor others or be mentored and then make connections. More details on all this below.

Initially with a Yorkshire focus, Leeds CC have agreed you can be from anywhere in the UK.

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25 February 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  entrepreneurs  HRdirectors  HR

The goal for HR directors – an elegant exit for directors?

I had a thought provoking – and sad – conversation with an HR director of a professional firm recently. We are doing a workshop for partners to help them think about their future – unretirement, if you like. Like many firms they are starting to help partners some years ahead, not just in the last year as they are about to leave.

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26 November 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Skills  Mentoring  Boredom in Retirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  coaching  entrepreneurs

The reality check of retirement – a must-read for anyone 50+ thinking about retirement

On a scale of one to ten, how much have you thought about retirement? If you have at all, is it a sort of fantasy world of travelling and relaxing? Or a move into a portfolio of interesting roles? Or playing golf and walking with friends most days?

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20 September 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

LinkedIn  Non-Executive Roles  Consultancy  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  PersonalBranding

A template to help partners who are retiring

We have spent the last 18 months talking to, helping and working with dozens of professional firms and individual partners – mostly accountancy and law firms.

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12 August 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Networking  LinkedIn  Retirement  pre-retirement  social media  database

What’s the best ever contact database for unretirement?

One of the things everyone seems to struggle with once they ‘retire’ is the sheer volume of admin that was once delegated to an EA, PA or colleagues.

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17 July 2019 By Next-Up

Unretirement  Networking  Skills  Mentoring  Purpose  Trustees  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  Volunteering

New opportunities at Next-Up Summer Party

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30 May 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Purpose  Retirement  pre-retirement

Retiring employees – the employer’s responsibility?  Or not?

There is a (very small) sea change happening among employers as to their roles and responsibilities towards a retiring employee.  Here I want to look at what that change is, some leaders in the field such as the construction industry – and the areas where employers may want to start rethinking the opportunities of retiring employees.

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11 February 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Retirement  partners  pre-retirement  professional firms

Why it pays to motivate partners pre-retirement

Should we help partners who are retiring – and if so what and how?

This is one of the hot topics in professional firms at the moment – and here I want to share some of the issues if you don’t help them and the opportunities that are being overlooked in the process. 

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