Connect and complete
Talking my forthcoming retirement over with Geoff was very well worth the time and the fee. He helped me to clarify the different threads of this decision, the biggest since I had kids. Working collaboratively we thought through my own obsolescence, my desire for a good ending with colleagues, and some preliminary ideas of what to do with the next phase of life. I keep quoting to friends Geoff's summary "This is a classic case that the job you signed up for doesn't exist any more". That hit the nail on the head and crystallised my decision: sometimes it takes a third party to see these things clearly. At the end of my session I felt not just clarified but confident and even uplifted.
Former University Lecturer