Retirement coaching – success stories
HN, 65, retired
"I was semi-retired, recently widowed and a little bit lost when I noticed an article in The Telegraph about Judy, the life coach. I wish I had found out earlier what a difference Judy could make to my life!
Following a few meetings in very comfortable and friendly surroundings in Judy’s Primrose Hill home, I was no longer struggling with the idea of retirement and the future because Judy not only gave me my life back, she gave me a fresh direction.
She is incredibly humorous and warm and knows exactly how to put you at ease. She is amazingly supportive and encouraging but also quite challenging and a wonderful sounding board!
She has great insightfulness and a professional but gentle, caring approach. She has always been excited about my successes and personal achievements and she is a very genuine and positive person.
I am now far more confident and relaxed and she has shown me how to be totally in control of my life and excited about the future. It's been a truly liberating experience and my world is a better place for having met Judy."
Donna Rowan, 52, freelance proofreader
“I undertook life coaching at 49 after a major change – I got married and moved to a new town and a new home in a different part of the country, leaving behind all my close friends.
A job I had done for 18 years was the only constant but required commuting from the North Midlands to London.
I went from loving my job to dreading going to work. My bosses changed and the new bosses were younger. I began to feel more and more marginalised.
Life coaching made me look at my life and consider the important things – my likes, my dislikes and my ambitions; who was important and how I wanted them to impact on my life.
It made me look to the future and where I would like to be. It gave me the confidence to resign without another job to go to and to take time out to consider my options.
It made me realise that I didn't want to carry on doing the same work and so I looked into further training, registered on a course and became self-employed nine months later."