“Enneagram Coaching is about coming home to the safe harbour
of who you really are, and then going to higher ground.”
New Retirement Project
Creating meaning, purpose and adventure
The Old Story of Retirement
The old story that we inherit is that retirement is your reward for a
lifetime of work. It is time to enjoy a life of leisure. Travel, golf,
hobbies, family and friends, babysitting grandkids, and maybe
some volunteer work to “stay busy.” Typically this works for a time,
but sooner or later, one starts to feel that “something is missing”.
You might ask yourself…”Is this it?”
This old story can end in tragedy marked by depression and
loneliness. Relationship problems may result, as well as the loss of
energy and a preoccupation with health problems.
Times have change
Why is the old model failing? First we live a lot longer. The old
vacation model wears thin. Second, we live in a world of rapid
change. The more change we have the more problems we have.
Our well-being depends on our ability to be a problem solver. We
need solutions not medication.
The New Story of Retirement
The new story for retirement is one of seeking meaning, purpose and
adventure. It’s time to expand your horizons and spread your wings.
Sure you relax for a while, take a trip or two, take time for some of the
things in the old story. Then you start to working reinvent your life.
Perhaps you realize that you have a ‘secret goal’, something that you
have only dreamed about up to now. You may discover a creative part of
yourself that has been repressed; an unopened gift, a buried treasure.
In any case, now is the time.
You rediscover who you are now that you are not identified with your
old old role. You create a new life purpose that aligns with your true
nature; a noble aim that becomes your driving force and your “ antidote
to chaos’. You invent a new life story that is driven by your heart and
soul. Happiness becomes the byproduct, not the goal.
Perhaps it’s not a time to rest, but rather to go to work to relieve
suffering in the world. “There’s a hole in the world that only you can fill”.
And time is ticking.
The New Retirement Project
“It’s not about finding yourself ... it’s about creating yourself.” - Bob
Michael Worsfold, Program Developer
Menu of Modules
1. Strategy: Situation assessment. Your readiness for the New
2. Your Wellbeing: Using the ‘Top Ten Factors for Wellbeing’,
assess where you are, where you are headed, and where you want
to go. Start to take action.
3. Self Understanding: Deepen your self-understanding with the
Enneagram personality system. Discover your true nature, your
gifts and liabilities to manage.
4. Personal Change Strategies: Derived from NLP and other
change technologies. Applied to your change objectives to create
5. Reinvent Your Life Purpose: Clarify your new life purpose to
align with your true nature. Create a noble aim. “The nobler your
aim the better your life.”
6. Future Authoring: Now that you have a new orientation
towards a life of purpose you use a new on-line process to write
out your vision for your future.
7. Become an Elder in Training: Sadly, elderhood is lost in our
culture today. Yet the need has never been greater. What could it
mean to be ‘wise elder’ today?
Private Program: One to One
Qualifying conversation to check fit. No charge. Call Michael
at 604 989 3657
One to one private coaching. In-person or by phone or skype
# of sessions is based on your selection of modules.
You determine pace.
The Program is customized to address your goals for change.
Fee : $125 per session.
“When I began working with Mike I wanted my life back.
We went beyond that to a life I’d only dreamed was possible .”
- Wendy Crumpler, playwright .
Public Group Program (Sunshine Coast)
All seven modules
Next Program Starts October 3, 10:30 to 12:00.
Five consecutive Thursdays
St Barts Church, Gibson’s
- Five 90 minute Group Sessions
- 2 private coaching sessions
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Payable to Partnering Designs Inc.
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"It is changing my life. The process is continually evolving. I am
- Becky Beaton
“...a very useful way to guide me in another reinvention of my life! I
discovered new ways to re-energize my sense of connection to the
future!” - Lee Ann Johnson
‘ Even weeks after... I find myself growing still to create magic, a
miraculous and inspired life.” - Annelies Ravensbergen
“ The program was helpful for me to broaden my ideas about
useful things I can do.” - Don Smith
“ I found Michael to be generous with his time and expertise. The
classes and his two coaching sessions really helped focus me in on
what was important to me. Michael uses the Enneagram
(personality system) to good effect. He took what we learned about
my personality type to suggest ways for me to look at what was
holding me back from opening up to the best part of myself (my
higher aim). I feel hopeful and excited even about my continuing
exploration of who I am as a retired person.” - Alison Sawyer
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Comment from a reader
“Another super valuable post. I bought the Future Authoring
suggestion and began at once. I found it
fascinating and surprisingly emotional. How seldom do we really
check in with ourselves with interest and
focus? Like meeting myself in a hallway. I have no idea what that
means it just popped into my mind.
Thank you, Michael. - Sandy Wrightman, coach.
“Your writing is clear, brilliant and so useful” - Maggie Guzzi,
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