So What Do I Do Now?
A Thought-Filled Guide to Retirement
About the Book
It all began with a conversation. It was a lovely late spring evening and my husband and I were considering where our life together was going. The kids were well on their own. Our grandchildren were in college and/or on their way. We were settled comfortably into a life of part time work and travel and expectations of new adventures. On the other hand we realized that the house was now too big for just the two of us and its upkeep was taking more time and energy than we wanted to expend. We began to explore our possibilities. We needed to make decisions. Do we move or stay put? What do we tell the family? Can we afford to retire now? And most importantly what will we do? So What Do I Do Now? is a collection of personal stories and practical advice for those of you who are loving your retirement experience, for those of you who are dreading this next phase of your life, and for those of you just beginning to consider retirement. As you read these thoughts on retirement you will be guided to make the decisions that will help you navigate this next adventure and to find your own answers to What Do I Do Now.
About the Author
Jeanne Taylor McClellan is the owner of J. Taylor Consulting a consulting firm located in Chester County, Pa. Jeanne is a personal development coach and management consultant with extensive experience in organizational effectiveness, people development, and team building. She holds degrees in education and adult counseling and certifications in Adventure Training and Forensic Psychology. Jeanne has been working since she was 15 years old. From waitressing to retail sales to office assistant to per diem and long term substitute teaching to developing her own counseling office to leading organizational development initiatives in corporate settings. Since establishing J. Taylor Consulting in 1997 Jeanne has designed and delivered people focused developmental strategies in multiple organizations nationally and internationally. Today Jeanne concentrates on coaching managers and executives as they work to develop themselves professionally and personally. Jeanne schedules her work life to fit into a schedule of exercising, travelling, spending time with family and friends, and of course writing. Jeanne Taylor McClellan is the author of three books: The FUNctional Facilitator: Because Attitude is Everything An essential guidebook with techniques for facilitating, coaching, and leading groups Sea Stars: Stories of Hope, Happiness, and Helping Hands Never underestimate the impact that your words and actions have on the lives of others The Times Of My Life A self guided journal for remembering and recording the events and people in your life (a great activity for retirement!) Jeanne and her husband live in Chester County, PA. They have five daughters and six grandchildren. Jeanne would love to hear about your retirement adventures. She can be reached through her websites: www.jtaylorconsulting.com and www.jeannetaylormcclellan.com.