“Learning to Soar” by Robin Trimingham – Published in Retirement Options Newsletter – August 2017
I am reminded today of Richard Bach’s epic work Johnathan Livingston Seagull in which a non-conforming seagull finds happiness, peace and a way to help others by sticking to his commitment to reject conformity and challenge himself to learn the most he can about flight.
I think retirement has become a portal with two doors. Choose door number one and you arrive in a land where everything is as expected and you gradually age and drift away – as expected. Choose door number two on the other hand and you arrive in a place where your accumulated knowledge from your time on earth is but a stepping stone to unlimited opportunities. Far from slipping into decline, this is a place where a 79 year old Japanese man becomes runway fashion model and a one hundred and five year old man sets the Guinness book record for oldest person ever to ride a non-inversion roller coaster.
Talk about a new vision of modern man as a role model!
Think for a moment what you could accomplish if you managed to unshackle yourself from the well-worn stereotype that you have been dragging about. Would you go back to school? Take up a new hobby? Set a new world record? Or perhaps, you might decide to continue the life work of your dear departed life partner. That’s what 88 year old Clayton Shelburne of Indiana decided to do. His wife of 66 years had a longtime hobby of making blankets for people in need and when she passed away he decided to continue making the blankets in her memory. Although he had assisted with cutting up the fabric while she was alive, he had never sewn a single stitch until he was faced with flying solo. Did he let this stop him? Not in the least – he now donates blankets regularly to his local police department and children’s hospital.
The age of internet has completely changed what you can learn, the goals that you can set for yourself, and the means by which you can touch another person’s life. The secret to getting started is simply to realize “that you have already arrived”. The limitations that you face are only those that you place upon yourself. The question is, are you ready to soar?
Robin Trimingham, COO The Olderhood Group Ltd.
Career Partners International Redefines Retirement in New Book
“Retirement” is a Single Event, “Olderhood” is a Life Journey
Columbus, OH (5/11/17) – Career Partners International—Retirement experts Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie have redefined what it is to be an older adult in the modern age in their new book, The Third Journey – Making the Most of Your Life After Work. Published through iUniverse, the book explores beyond the financial aspects of retirement, and emphasizes the importance of a broad-based lifestyle plan to thrive in the third phase of one’s life.
Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie represent The Olderhood Group, Career Partners International’s Bermuda group of offices. Olderhood focuses on providing information and life skills needed to make the most of retirement through CPI’s Retirement Options utilizing the Retirement Success Profile™ and the LifeOptions Profile™ tools. The Third Journey supports these efforts by offering insight into challenging traditional boundaries, conquering old fears, staying positive and finding a meaningful purpose to carry you through the rest of your life.
“This book is the first-aid manual for repairing the consequences and obstacles of later life,” Storie says. “The Third Journey provides practical information for any life situation whether you are planning for, transitioning into, or already in retirement.”
“The Third Journey is based on real research and interaction with retired people of all walks of life around the world,” says Trimingham. “We offer frank discussion on the topics older people secretly struggle with most.”
About the Authors William R. Storie is the founder of Olderhood.com and CEO of The Olderhood Group Ltd, a CPI Global Partner. He is a retired Chartered Accountant (Scotland) and international business consultant to the insurance, reinsurance and banking industries. Bill has also produced and hosted three television series on business and retirement issues.
Robin W. Trimingham is the editor of Olderhood.com COO of The Olderhood Group Ltd, a CPI Global Partner. As a certified retirement lifestyle coach and a certified outplacement counselor Robin works with international companies to bring retirement transition education to a global workforce. . She holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and is also the author of two Bermudian history books and co-producer of three television series.
About Career Partners International
Founded in 1987, Career Partners International is a leading provider of Outplacement, Career Management, Executive Coaching and Leadership Development services from more than 300 offices in over 45 countries. Employers around the world trust Career Partners International’s local market experts to provide the best possible outcomes for employees across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.
Bermuda Firm Joins Career Partners International
Career Partners International, one of the largest career management consultancies in the world, announces that The Olderhood Group Ltd., Bermuda has joined its team of market-leading firms. The Olderhood Group will be a key provider of CPI’s Retirement Options, the leading global provider of retirement coach certification and retirement readiness assessments.
“Career Partners International leads the industry in retirement and pre-retirement services,” stated Doug Matthews, President and CEO of Career Partners International. “The Olderhood Group brings deep expertise in all facets of how smart organizations understand that employee pre-retirement assistance starts as early as age 35 making workforce transitions seamless for both the individual and the company.”
Olderhood’s core mission is to provide corporations, groups, associations, unions, and individuals with the information and life skills that they need to make the most of the retirement phase of their lives. The firm fulfills this mission by certifying coaches through CPI’s Retirement Options utilizing the Retirement Success Profile™ and the LifeOptions Profile™ assessment tools to help their clients identify the non-financial aspects for success in their next life’s chapter: retirement.
“We are excited to be joining the CPI partnership,” stated Olderhood Group Founder and CEO Bill Storie. “This is a major strategic development which will enable us to expand our service offering to our international clients.”
“CPI retirement and outplacement programs are a logical fit with our existing global retirement initiatives and we are happy to be bringing these unique and much needed services to the Bermuda marketplace,” said Robin Trimingham, Olderhood Group Co-Founder and COO.
The next Retirement Options webinar certification course will be held from March 7th – May 9th, and will be led by Joanne Waldman, the Director of Training for Retirement Options. For more information about the certification course, individuals can visit Retirement Options.
About Career Partners International
About Career Partners International Founded in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the largest consultancies in the world. From more than 270 offices in over 45 countries, Career Partners International is a leading provider of outplacement, career management, executive coaching, and leadership development services to clients and their employees worldwide.
Presentation at Age Concern (Bermuda): Monday September 26th, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm ” Charities House – Point Finger Road, Paget Bermuda.
Are You Thriving or Just Surviving? – Optimize your life beyond retirement.” Presenters Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie will discuss strategies for planning a route to a thriving active retirement life.
The Royal Gazette Wednesday August 17th, 2016 Retirement Blog is a Golden Oldie : There’s nothing fun about being called a geriatric. Golden-ager and senior citizen aren’t much better. Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham realized that when they started a retirement blog in 2013. “Maybe in some circumstances those words have a positive connotation, but there is also a lot of negativity that goes with them,” said Mr. Storie, 67. “We struggled and struggled to find a positive word.” Finally, they invented their own word: ‘Olderhood’…