December 6, 2011
Hosted by Patricia Hirsch, MCC, MBA

Gail Rappolt


“Demystifying Retirement”


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Gail Rappolt, PCC

Patricia interviews Gail Rappolt, PCC, who says planning for retirement tends to be about managing finances and health benefits, but says little about how to manage feelings, family and time. The central issue is actually determining what the person will do with the 60-80 hours per week that s/he was actively engaged in work or thinking about it while commuting or doing mundane chores. Coaching Demystifying Retirement is a specific way of thinking about transitions. Ideally clients begin coaching a few months to a year before they plan to leave their long time profession. The first complex question is whether or not the client wants to use the word retired which has significant implications. The coaching then centers on how they wish to leave their workplace, both as leader and as individual. Finally determining what comes next begins. It is a creative and inspiring process both for coach and client. Gail encourages you to find a coach to support you planning the rest of your life.

Gail Rappolt is a dynamic, creative executive and personal coach whose warmth, knowledge of human behaviour and positive energy provide an outstanding learning opportunity for her clients. Her background as a successful senior leader in large organizations brings awareness of the complexities faced by her clients and the coaching skills to help them find their own solutions. Gail has held senior management positions in the public sector and leadership roles on Boards of volunteer and professional organizations. She has been an Executive Coach at the Niagara Institute since 1999. Gail’s current focus is professionals who are transitioning out of executive careers and wondering what next. Her strength is helping them access their passion and create direction to merge passion and purpose in the next stage of their lives. Demystifying Retirement is a must for professionals contemplating leaving their senior executive roles.

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