Reboot Your Life and Reboot Partners, LLC offer personal, professional, and corporate consulting and sabbatical coaching.

About Reboot Partners

Left to right: Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith

Left to right: Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith. (Sadly Rita Foley passed away in 2016. We miss her very much as the work we all started and carried out together for ten years continues.)

Nancy, Cathy, and Jaye at Reboot Your Life Retreat in Santa Fe, NM

Nancy, Cathy, and Jaye at Reboot Your Life Retreat in Santa Fe, NM

Reboot Partners, LLC is a team of highly experienced former executives who are thought leaders and the best resource for corporate and personal next-chapter planning and transitioning, especially as employees are reaching retirement.

Reboot Partners provides strategic planning and programs for organizations working to become more innovative and resilient in their multi-generational workforce planning strategies. As the megawave of Baby Boomers reaches retirement age, we offer forward-thinking programs that include retirement planning for the Baby Boomer population, which uniquely look at the whole life, not just financial issues. We also offer mid-career sabbatical programs to engage and retain valued mid-career employees.

Programs for individuals are workshops, including webinars, focusing on next-chapter planning for people of all ages looking to “reboot their lives.”

Behind the Retirement Boom and Reboot Your Life™ concepts and work are three highly successful executives, each having the courage and foresight throughout their lives to take time off to renew and reinvent. Backed by extensive research and experience, including hundreds of interviews with individuals and organizations and scores of workshops, their comprehensive retirement, sabbatical, and next-chapter programs are cutting edge in the industry.

Reboot Partners, LLC are Baby Boomers Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, and Jaye Smith and their associates. Reboot Partners have been featured in print, on radio, and on TV across the country and in Canada. Appearances include CNN News, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Dateline, PBS’s Nightly News Business, and New York’s WPIX.

Allen, Bearg, Foley, and Smith are the authors of four books: The Retirement Boom: An All Inclusive Guide to Money, Life and Health in Your Next Chapter (Oct. 2015), Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for You? (2014), A Journal for Inspiration: Reboot Your Life (2013), and Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break (2011).


Catherine Allen is an innovator and expert in cyber security, financial services, and technology. She has held several corporate executive positions and is a corporate board director. Today, she owns and manages The Santa Fe Group. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Nancy Bearg has had a long career in international security policy, including as National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States and president/CEO of an international development non-profit. Today she focuses on conflict prevention and post-conflict peace building, leadership, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jaye Smith_400_2017Jaye Smith is the resident expert on the topic of navigating careers. She continues to work with her former firm, Partners In Human Resources International, and designs and facilitates team and organizational effectiveness programs and executive coaching with her own company, Breakwater Consulting. She is an honored adjunct faculty member at New York University, and divides her time between New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.


luciaDr. Lucia Alcántara has been engaged in developing adults’ competencies and leadership practices in organizations and communities internationally (World Bank, New York City’s Professional Development and Learning Management unit, Rio de Janeiro Ministry of Health). She works with executives, managers and social change leaders on how to adapt to and grow from change with an emphasis on innovative sustainable development. A Rotary International Peace Fellow and self-proclaimed foodie, Lucia has worked on four continents and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Chris Bishop-150x154Chris Bishop is an expert in work transition, reinvention, and improvising careers. After 15 years at IBM in business strategy, Chris spent the last three years as a Strategic Partner at the HR consulting firm Future Workplace. He worked with senior executives at Fortune 100 companies to develop strategies focused on attracting, recruiting and retaining talent. Chris has conducted a wide range of human resources workshop sessions at companies including Agilent, Comcast, ESPN, and Microsoft. He lives in Connecticut.

frank faethFrank Faeth is a former Fortune 500 senior executive and technology leader and is a certified executive coach. Frank served as Senior Vice President for Global Technology and Operations for MasterCard Worldwide. He also worked as Senior Vice President and Chief Global Architect for Marsh, Inc. for two years after 15 years at JP Morgan Chase on IT architecture and infrastructure. He lives in Westchester, New York.