Retirement transitions are among the most significant for executives who have been heads-down working tirelessly on behalf of their employers until the day they walk out the door. Most have had little time to contemplate “what’s next,” and for many the timing may not be of their choice. The stress of transition is further exacerbated by well-intended friends, former colleagues, and family members who feel compelled to ask, “So, what are you doing next?” Or they might offer unsolicited advice about what the executive should do, creating a perfect storm that may overwhelm even the most thoughtful, prepared executive as they begin the transition.
My Next Season stresses the importance of pausing to thoughtfully consider options and resist the temptation to jump into the first opportunity to achieve security and solve the “what’s next” dilemma. Executives amass many gifts, talents, experiences, and dreams during a career, and they need to thoughtfully consider how to spend their first next season. The world presents abundant options and opportunities, but some take time to unveil themselves, and others require discernment just to be recognized.
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Retirement Transition Program Components
- Dedicated Advisor: Phone and/or
- The My Next Season Workbook
- Your Next Season Book
- Personal Preferences Online Inventory
- Transition Plan Development
- Bio Development
- Resume Development
- LinkedIn Support
- Health & Wellness Session
- Spouse/Partner Session
- Board Membership Networking
- Ambassador Connection
- Professional Profile Packet
- Ghostwriting Services
- Opportunity Networking
- Executive Transition Advising
“Without My Next Season support, I would’ve been tempted to jump on some early opportunities that didn’t fit with my priorities and goals. Instead, I’m now teaching, consulting, and serving as an ‘executive-on-loan’ working with the CEO of an international not-for-profit. This engagement resulted from introductions made by My Next Season and is something I’ve always wanted to experience.”
“This process was 100 times more helpful than I’d anticipated before starting! I received practical support from day one and had a team that helped me craft the fundamentals for my networking: bio, resume, and LinkedIn. The team did a great job taking me from zero to fully functional in an amazingly short time frame. This was something I couldn’t have done on my own so thoroughly or efficiently…EVER!”
“I wish I had thought about my retirement sooner—even five years earlier. There are many things I would have done differently. It’s natural to become increasingly focused on work as your career progresses, but it’s important to begin thinking about your post-corporate life while your networks are still intact. My Advisor was extremely helpful and the team provided valuable information, support, and board interview preparation.”
“The value add of My Next Season was the relationship with my Advisor and his ability to instantly adjust the depth and breadth of services to my needs. Because of shared experience, we spoke the same language; he understood where I was coming from and what I’d been through! I consider myself incredibly lucky to have received this support and this Advisor.”
Why My Next Season?
Advisors are ex-executives, certified in our methodology. This combination allows them to provide wisdom and empathy based on personal and life experiences similar to their clients’.
The My Next Season process provides a comprehensive, disciplined approach to this significant transition, ensuring complete and thorough discernment. Advisors are adept at balancing structure and flexibility based on each client’s personal needs.
Executives benefit from a dedicated, hand-selected team of disciplinary experts to supplement work with their Advisor including rebranding, research, networking, recruiting, board, not-for-profit, and even health and wellness support as needed to reach next season goals.