One of the biggest issues that the newly retired people we speak to have is a perceived lack of identity. They spend a lot of time talking about their last job and “former” career. So what’s the best retirement advice for them?
Starting a new career after retirement - or in 'unretirement' - is a great opportunity to make the most of your lifetime of skills and contacts. The expertise you’ve been building up is ageless and now is the time to capitalise. American author Marci Alboher in this article about encore careers says: “Encore jobs tend to leverage the kinds of qualities that deepen with age.”
After years in the corporate or professional world, it can be difficult to think about and plan ‘what next?' Most of those leaving an executive career talk about not having had the headspace to think about what they will do, even though they feel they should have.