Single Workshops


These workshops are geared to women who are approaching and planning retirement.


Getting to the big decision: How to know when it’s time to retire and what that will mean for you

wkshp_big_decisionThere are many reasons women pick a retirement date, and sometimes retirement comes your way without choice. Amelia Earhart once said that “the most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”

Through interactive activities this workshop provides a forum for exploring some of your own reasons for retiring and the fears that this huge change can generate, so that you can choose when to retire or how to respond to retirement.

The challenges and delights of retirement: Women reinventing themselves in the 21st century

wkshp_challengesVincent Gallo said that “I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I’ve done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful.”

Thinking about, and planning for, these challenges can make a huge difference. This presentation / workshop will provide you with an opportunity to begin thinking about some of the transitions of retirement and how to best prepare for them.

Those expectations will get you every time: How to move into retirement with less stress

wkshp_expectationsAccording to Marilu Henner, “being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”

Through an exploration of expectations, participants in this workshop will have an opportunity to clarify expectations and identify potential areas of stress … while beginning to develop a plan for successful retirement.

wkshp_calling_cardI have a calling card: Therefore I exist

What will your retirement identity be? How do you decide? What do you need to do to prepare for this new identity? This presentation / workshop is an opportunity to explore retirement identities.

Celebrating your life: How to plan a retirement celebration that launches you into your new life.

wkshp_celebratingAudre Lorde said that “In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth.”

Getting from here to there is easier if you start off with a proper “launch”. This workshop is an opportunity for you to reflect on the way you want to celebrate this moment in life.

Knowing there’s a loop and you won’t be in it: How to build a new identify after retiring.

wkshp_loopWith a career lifetime behind you, how will you deal with the prospect of being lost and forgotten? When your phone rings less and your email inbox isn’t always full, will you feel adrift and insignificant?

This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to strategize about the important components of your career and your dreams as you enter retirement. Come and begin the process of building new loops that reflect your new life.

The clock and you: reinventing daily schedules that work in retirement.

wkshp_clockHow do you spend your days now? How will that change once you’ve retired? There’s enormous challenge in restructuring a life when you can decide what to do each day.
These challenges, as Cicely Tyson says, “make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.”

Come and review how your time is allocated when you’re working and how you will plan a new retirement schedule that supports your personal goals.

The terrible disease of loneliness

wkshp_lonlinessKurt Vonnegut said that “the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” So many women experience the void of being disconnected; the confusion of not knowing what to do next.

This workshop will help you plan how you will deal with this enormous social change in your daily life.