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

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The Sabbatical Sisters have been featured in a variety of TV, radio, and print media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Radio, OWN Network, The New York PostWPIX New York,, Reuters, Women2Women Link, The Albuquerque Journal, Frontline Security, Business Excellence, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel, SpaFinder, and many more. They are available to speak on a variety of topics–or radio, TV, and print interviews–and as speakers at conference and events. Some topics include:

  • Why Take a Reboot Break?
  • The Gift of Time: Nourishing Yourself to Nourish Others
  • Facing your Fears about Taking Time Off from Work
  • Burned Out? Why Time Off will Make You More Creative and Productive
  • How to Plan Your Sabbatical
  • Funding Your Freedom
  • The Unexpected Sabbatical – Turning Down time into Your Time
  • The Pre-Retirement Sabbatical – What’s Next?
  • The Caregiver’s Sabbatical
  • Why Sabbaticals are Good for Business – Employee Retention and Leadership Development
  • How to Create a Sabbatical Program at Your Company

Read more about the Sabbatical Sisters

August 14, 2014

August Newsletter – Our New Book Coming Soon!

Preparing for retirement. How many of us have done it? A new study says that 20% of workers in the U.S. have zero savings for retirement. Another study shows only 25% are prepared financially. Many more haven’t thought about their next chapter of life or are worried about what it will mean for them. It’s not just financial.

Our new book opens up so many possibilities for Baby Boomers and even those who have already retired. You may live another third of your life! How do you want to live it? Can you envision it? This book – Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for YOU? – will help on the issues mentioned above and more. Issues like what will I do with my time, how can I keep working in a satisfying way, make my money last, work things out at home with my spouse or with my kids or parents living there. How can I leave a legacy, be creative, enjoy life.

It’s all there, with exercises, stories, lots of research and interviews, and a great appendix of resources. Why? To help anyone approaching “retirement” to plan and design their own vibrant next chapter of life.

Stay tuned for the launch!

February 7, 2014

Reboot Your Life on NBC News!

NBCNews Courtesy of Lee Attix

NBCNews Courtesy of Lee Attix

Reboot Partners was featured in this new article on the NBC News website about the rise of adults taking mid-life gap years, a subject we’ve been interviewed about before.

Usually seen as a tradition solely for young people before they start college, adults are wanting in on the growth and renewal that can be gained from “taking a breather from the track that they’re on.”  Of course, those in their mid-life have heavier responsibilities than young people – as always, our advice before taking time off is to start planning early and to build a network of support with family, friends, and colleagues:

“Once you’ve vetted it with the people who support your needs, planning is the No. 1 most important element of the whole process,” says Reboot Partner Jaye Smith in the article.

Read the full article here with more quotes from Jaye, and then make your own plans for a mid-life gap year at our next Reboot Your Life Retreat!


January 16, 2014

Reboot Partners in The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch

A follow up to our special Wall Street Journal article from December, Co-Author Rita Foley was interviewed by Anne Tergesen for ENCORE“A Blog about Living in and Planning for Retirement”, part of WSJ’s Market Watch.  


Reboot Partner Rita Foley

Rita shares her personal story of taking four career breaks as well as incredible tips about planning for a year off at any stage of your career:

We tell people not to book up too much of their time. There is no right answer, but don’t over-plan. Leave some time for things to unfold. I say this because during a gap year, you can rediscover yourself.

Read the full article here.

December 26, 2013

Reboot Your Life on Fox Business News!

Reboot Partner Catherine Allen was interviewed by Connell McShane and Dagen McDowell on Fox Business News about the value of taking time off from your career.  Cathy speak to the benefits for both individuals and organizations, as well as tips and “lessons learned” from those who have taken a Reboot Break.  (The interview begins after a short video advertisement.)

December 12, 2013

We’re in the Wall Street Journal and Holiday Journaling!

Happy Holiday Season!  It is certainly starting off to be a wonderful one for us.  Rita had her photo show in NYC last weekend.  This hobby – now passion – came out of her practicing that which we espouse in our books: take little risks, journal about your dreams, and set priorities via the Goals Circle exercise.  It was a very joyous occasion!

On-line and in print
in the Dec 9th issue!

Then, this week, our work was acknowledged and quoted in The Wall Street Journal!  Check out the full article about the increasing numbers of baby boomers taking career breaks where you can read Reboot Partners’ specially featured expert tips!  We are proud and thrilled to share our work in this respected publication.
It is also a joyous time for us because we were able to publish our new Journal for Inspiration in time to share it with you for the holidays. This month will be over before you blink.  ’Tis a time of joy, of gift exchange, of loved ones coming together… or it is one of stress when gift-buying becomes just too overwhelming and you have 20 people coming over for a holiday meal?  If festivities start to turn to drudge – or if not, before they do – please remember to take time out for yourself.  Journaling is a great way to capture the joys of the holidays and to develop strategies for handling the more hectic side.

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We find that journaling every day grounds us.  It allows us to reflect upon our actions and interactions from the day before. Did they go well, is there something we would change? Journaling enables us to write our joys and frustrations, and then to share our hopes and intentions for the day that is about to unfold.  We especially like to write in a journal that inspires us.
With that in mind, we created A Journal for Inspiration.  It contains quotes from famous men and women around the world, quotes that we have gathered over the past 6 years of working together, quotes that we believe you will enjoy reading each day, as you fill the journal with your own words and thoughts.
For those of you who are racking your brains for holiday gift ideas or stocking stuffers, consider giving the gift of a journal.  A Journal for Inspiration can be purchased on for $8.98.  Whether the new owner already journals or not, the daily quote will be a moment of delight and discovery.  We are also busy this month preparing our new January retreat in Santa Fe - with a focus on our new research on reinventing retirement. For many of you, this might be the perfect gift to give yourself after the holidays – and such a great way to start your new year.
May you be surrounded with joy and warmth this December.  We wish you and your loved ones a special holiday season and a very Happy New Year.