What are you going to do with the rest of your life?
What are you going to do with the rest of your life? You are a Board Member, CEO or very senior executive. You are in the latter stage of your career: you may be considering one more role before calling it quits; you may be ready now to back off or you may have already started taking steps to ‘retirement’ (whatever that is these days)....you know you need to change but you don’t know how to go about it.
When you’ve been at the top, with enormous responsibility and pressure as well as money and power, it’s not easy to admit that just thinking about preparing for the next stage is daunting to say the least. People are depending on you: the company, the shareholders....not to mention your family. Expectations all around. And somehow you know that planning for this next critical stage in your life and career requires special attention if you are going to get it right.
It’s new territory for you, and it’s largely uncharted waters for everyone: after all we’ve only been living well beyond ‘three score year and ten’ for the last few years which means that we are still learning how to use that space in time to our best advantage. This new phase heralds new challenges. After all there are some important questions to consider....or reconsider in a new context: • What is success anyway? • What things really matter? • How do you want to spend your time? • What work life balance do you want? • How will you leave your mark? • How will you continue to find challenge? • And how where does my marriage and family fit into all this?
Research shows that • if you continue working in a meaningful way, albeit with less stress, you will live longer • You can maintain a sharp mind, even develop your ability to think, with the right training. • by managing predictable changes in your body, your relationships and your lifestyle, you are much more likely to find satisfaction and exhilaration than if you remain passive.
Many of the great works of art, literature and business have been achieved in the latter part of peoples’ careers. Because your situation is unique, the way in which you create and implement plans for the rest of your life must be unique.The ‘one size fits all’ approach just isn’t for you. That’s why we develop a bespoke program for you to ensure that your precise needs are met. This is not just at the outset of your program but as your plans develop and you move from thinking and planning to implementation.
Good Work has 'gold standard' tools to help you recognise or clarify your capabilities, your values, your strengths and weaknesses.
Of course your personal ‘stock taking’ is usually only the beginning. When we design a program for you we draw on a range of resources that allows us to give you the best. Systems that are practical and efficient, that enable you to create and implement career plans that lead to exhilaration and satisfaction. You’ll get advice, information, support and challenge from consultants with vast experience who are at the top of their field. The word we most often get as feedback is ‘inspiring’.
You may want to explore things you’ve always dreamed of doing, but never knew where to start.....getting out of the professional firm that warms your bank balance but chills you soul, doing something entirely different or daring....sailing ‘round the world, making up for lost time with the family, going back to your roots, working for UNESCO or just taking time to enjoy yourself.
Whatever your thoughts and ideas, having an expert who can help you take ideas and make them happen is often the difference between satisfaction and frustration. Good Work’s career management programs can help you achieve your goals. Indeed most people who have undertaken programs with us report that the end result of their involvement with us exceeded their greatest expectations.
So now you know that there is someone out there who is competent and experienced in helping people,at the highest level, create a life that is exciting and fulfilling till the end, the only thing you have to do is make contact.