Building and living a great retirement

For pre-retirees, retirees and couples

GoRetirement works with individuals, government, private sector employers and other stakeholders to help all of us prepare for, create and live the very best retirement.

We focus on the lifestyle aspects of retirement not the financial side (that is the job of financial advisors) because it is the lifestyle aspect of retirement that determines how happy we are in retirement, not how much money we have.

We help pre-retirees best prepare for retirement, to turn retirement dread into excitement and anticipation. To help existing retirees keep their retirement in top shape. To help couples build critical alignment in retirement.

We work with government on the development of retirement friendly policies, and with HR groups and employers to help older workers (if they wish) transition their work life to a more retirement friendly arrangement rather than stopping work altogether. We help organisations with content and programs necessary to support older workers in their transition.

We build mentoring networks that establish connections between retired workers and the businesses that value their expertise and assistance in helping make their companies bigger and stronger. We are interested in the development of an employment market place for older workers, one that provides employment that fits within the retirees lifestyle whilst meeting the needs of the employer for a more flexible and more experienced labour force.

We try to build a realistic picture of retirement, not the overly romanticised one that many of us carry with us. Retirement is no state of nirvana. It is hard work. It has many pitfalls. It can be lonely and isolating and boring. We need to know what these pitfalls are and be ready for them.

We offer real practical solutions and approaches and tools and support to help prepare for and live the very best retirement. To turn retirement dread into genuine excitement about our upcoming retirement. To help keep retirement fresh and exciting. To help couples build retirement alignment and connection.

And we really dislike the name ‘retirement’. This time of our life is not a time of retreat and decline, our final act, as the word ‘retirement’ suggest, but rather an unprecedented once in a lifetime opportunity to wrap our arms around the world and experience it more fully than we have ever done before. To take the time to experience its joy and wonder. Retirement is a time to leap forward, not step back.

We just have to make it happen. And that is down to us.

Retirement lifestyle programs

On-line and face to face programs for pre retirees and retirees

We offer a wide range of on-line and face to face programs for pre-retirees seeking a smooth transition to a great retirement, for existing retirees who feel their retirement could do with a lift (or a major overhaul), and for couples who are keen to ensure their retirement plans and ambitions are aligned and working for both.

Our 7 Step program and its associated tools, methodologies, solutions and approaches are designed to help you at all stages of your retirement from pre-retirement planning and transition, to unique challenges of early stage retirement and the issues faced by longer term retirees.

We work with corporations on the development of in-house transition to retirement programs and associated content.

These solutions are available to individuals, corporations, government, internal HR for training programs and their associated support strategies for their mature workers and their retirement transition, and for other key stakeholders.

Issues and problems can and do occur at all stages of retirement. Great retirements are an ongoing work in progress.

Men in Retirement

Making it Great!

Specifically for men, on-line or face to face.

Research by Kubicek and Korunka (2018), Wang (2007), Price and Joo (2005) and many others has confirmed what we know anecdotally to be true, that whilst men and woman have many similar issues regarding retirement, men have some that are unique to them that can cause significant problems in retirement. This is a course for men about men retirement issues.

Men in Retirement – Making it Great was our original course and was started in response to our founder’s personal experience as a man, dealing with retirement and then realising how many other men, friends and friends of friends etc were wrestling with the same issues. These issues are becoming so significant as our populations age, that we have recently been approached by health authorities to roll out this program more broadly in the community.

This course, available on-line or face to face (or a combination of both), from short form to one-day, seeks to help men prepare for and build a great retirement. For pre retirees who might be worried about (or dread…) retirement, and for existing retirees who feel that their retirement can be better, more interesting, more connected and more exciting.