If you are one of the many Baby Boomers who would rather forego the traditional retirement and want to continue working in some capacity, there is still time to register for the Launch Your Encore Career program at Okanagan College. This six-week program is offered at the Kelowna Campus beginning in April. Come explore the many different encore… Continue reading Are you ready for an encore?
A new report by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) says Canada’s GDP could grow by $51.3 Billion (US), among other economic and social benefits, if Canada’s older workers (aged 55-69) remained engaged in the workforce. The PwC Golden Age Index says: “Canada remains in the middle of the pack of OECD countries when it comes to realizing the… Continue reading Is ageism slowing Canada’s economic growth?
Baby boomers are becoming entrepreneurs at a faster rate than any other demographic in Canada. Why? They’re not ready to call it day on their careers, even if employers are. Boomers are working longer because they have to and because they want to. Increasing longevity means you have more days to fill and pay for… Continue reading Are you interested in an encore career?
Have you taken a psychometric assessment during your career? There are many available focused on personality – Myers-Briggs, SDI, DISC, Harrison, EQ, FIRO-B, Change Intelligence, The Big 5, Personality Dimensions, Lumina Spark, Hogan, True Colors, etc. that are often used in the workplace to improve communication and working relationships. But they can also benefit you… Continue reading Do you know your retirement personality type?
As many people near retirement age, they start contemplating working from home for the first time – either through flexible work options with their employer, or to operate their own business, If you’d like to run a business from your home, there are a number of things to consider from both the personal and business… Continue reading Thinking of opening a home-based business?
Work after retirement? Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But the fact is, over half of baby boomers continue to work once they retire and 72 per cent of pre-retirees aged 50+ say they want or expect to continue working past the traditional retirement age. Further, 55 per cent of boomers say they want to… Continue reading Are you planning to work after retirement?
When I set up my retirement coaching practice earlier this year, I had no idea I was one of a quarter of million Canadians who start their own business every year. Entrepreneurship is a growing trend, especially among baby boomers. Many are pulled to self-employment after retirement because they want to leave or are forced out of… Continue reading Not ready to quit: Retirees are embracing entrepreneurship