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May 22, 2015

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 – Shaking Out the Sand

“I have clarity for my near future. I’m so inspired! The practical aspects of what we learned are so valuable, and I feel much more grounded.”

“I now know what I want to focus on while also being open to possibilities.”

“Thank you for helping me sort through the noise in my head.”

~ Sag Harbor 2015 Retreat Participants

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 Pic 14As I shook the sand from my sneakers upon returning home from the Reboot Your Life Retreat in Sag Harbor, NY, I reflected on the weekend. The sand was from our beach walk during which participants envisioned their next chapters. We do a walking meditation at every Retreat, and it is always a formative moment. I thought of the sand shaking from my shoes as both a reminder of the splendid weekend and as a metaphor for removing some of the grains of logistical minutia filling our heads every day, often blocking clarity. The vision meditation/walk and the whole weekend were a time for participants to clear their heads of the everyday details and concerns and to focus on themselves and their bigger picture.

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 Pic 9The weather treated us well, with early May bright blue skies. The beautiful, tall trees around Jaye’s house and lovely deck surrounded us with such beauty and inspiration. The meals were healthy and filling, as well as a great time for the group to bond.

The real bonding took place, as it always does in our Retreats, during the discussions. Everyone was so open, and a calm permeated this group. People were there to figure out how to move forward on their individual paths and to take in the information, advice, and warmth that was shared. The diversity of age, gender and ethnicity only enriched the experience and learning for all.

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 Pic 13We facilitators did our job, based on seven years of these Retreats, research, and our books. And it was easy and enjoyable for us. The secret ingredient was the chemistry of the participants and the support and encouragement they offered each other. They also liked the one-on-one coaching. There was quiet excitement all around as people reached clarity and sketched their individual plans to move forward, saying they couldn’t have done it alone.

Join us next time for your own journey! We have two more Retreats in 2015: August 21-23 in Santa Fe, NM and October 16-18 in the Berkshires.

March 26, 2015

Revolutionary Retirement on Robin Hood Radio

Rita Headshot 2013 1Revolutionary Retirement Co-Author Rita Foley was interviewed by Marshall Miles on Robin Hood Radio about her upcoming book talk as part of the Sunday Speaker Series at Stockbridge Library on April 12th.  

In the interview, Rita speaks about all the options for retirement people have today – truly, a better word may be reinvention – and is a step you can take at any time in your life.  And both Rita and interviewer Marshall Miles shares his own inspiring revolutionary retirement story!

Listen to the full interview here: Rita Foley & Revolutionary Retirement on Robin Hood Radio and come hear Rita speak live in person on April 12th!

March 20, 2015

Cathy Allen featured in Directors & Boards Magazine

DirectorsandBoardsReboot Partner Cathy Allen was featured in a recent article in Directors and Boards Magazine sharing her wisdom on how to succeed as a women corporate board member- specifically, how to “demystify” the other board members right at the beginning of your involvement.  Cathy describes her process:

 “Before I even get to a first meeting, I talk to every single board member as well as the general counsel and the senior executives in the company. I want to know not just how the company operates, but also the politics of the board, so that I’ll have a sense of who people are and how they coalesce. Then, during that first board meeting, it’s best not to say a lot; rather, listen and watch the body language and interactions among directors. By the second meeting, you’re ready to participate because you understand the board on three levels: intellectual (what’s being talked about), emotional (what are the hotspots or issues), and interest (who’s really engaged).”

Read the full article here: Cathy Allen in Directors & Boards Magazine

March 19, 2015

Cathy Allen and Women Corporate Directors Conference

Reboot Partner Cathy Allen organized a recent conference in El Paso for Women Corporate Directors where she is on the national board.  In our book Revolutionary Retirement, we write about corporate boards in as part of reinventing into new work.  In this clip from KFox News, Cathy highlights the fact that there is a proven correlation between corporate boards with a gender diversity and more economic success!

Check out the video here: Cathy Allen on KFox

March 16, 2015

Your Kids May Be Ruining Your Retirement

Illustration: Manuel Donado

Illustration: Manuel Donado

We Reboot Partners have nothing against children – we have them ourselves!  But we can’t help but agree with this recent article by Carol Hymowitz in Bloomburg Business uncovering the fact that many parents are risking their retirement savings by supporting their adult children more than is financially viable:

With real wages stagnant and unemployment among those age 16 to 24 running above 12 percent, large numbers of households continue to dole out cash to children no longer in school, covering rent, cell phones, cars, and vacations… “The more boomers put out for adult kids, the less they can put aside for themselves, which is scary as they live longer and need savings to last them into their 80s and 90s.”

Read the full article here.