Author(s): Joan Baker & Mandy Fealey
Joan Baker, successful author and business coach, and Mandy Fealy, psychologist and development consultant, address the crucial question of My Time to help people start to think about what they will do after their full time work life.
Joan's message is that these decisions are best made well before retirement, when there is time to plan the sort of future you want – not the one you end up with. There are many challenges involved in this transition: 'hard' ones concerning finances, investments, wills, paid work, etc, and 'soft' ones around lifestyle and relationships.
The babyboomers - the largest demographic in New Zealand society, are mostly on the brink of some form of retirement, and many of them have not made any real plans for their future. Many people have vague plans involving spending more time with their family, overseas travel, meaningful part-time work, but without laying the groundwork early, these things are often just not possible. My Time will help readers live the rest of life as the best of life.
Joan Baker is an organisation consultant with over thirty years experience working in NZ, Ireland, and Australia. Joan has an M.Ed and an MBA. She works with organisations and individuals to achieve success, specialising in wealth creation and individual achievement. Joan has written/co-written eight other books covering topics like personal finance, succession and business success. She believes that it's really important to make life work for you and her focus is always on making the hard stuff easier for everyone.
Mandy Fealy is an organisation development psychologist with over 20 years experience working in NZ, Australia, Asia and Europe. She specialises in individualised executive coaching, and workshop facilitation in career management and leadership development. She has helped thousands of adults navigate both professional and personal transitions and regenerate their lives. At the personal level, Mandy believes that we have one life, and we should invest it well.