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Coaching package to plan for retirement

Are you about to retire from the sector?
Ensure a smooth transition to the next phase of your life!

You will learn

  • Taking a look back on your career and identifying your achievements and challenges
  • Map out your vision of a rewarding retirement
  • What steps should you take to make the transition:
    • What does it take to take the next step in terms of resources?
    • What could be a realistic timeframe?
    • What do you need to take the next step?
  • How do you adapt to a life where your accomplishments might not be measured in project results, evaluations, salary or titles?
  • Adapting to not planning for life outside of work, but instead of work.
  • How do you keep and build new social belonging?
  • Putting it all together: My retirement plan (i.e. what am I going to do, when, and where?

What's included?

  • Four coaching sessions (approx. 30-45 minutes each over Skype) to establish a path for your next steps.
    Value: USD 600
  • A personal retirement plan
  • Please note that the coach is not a financial advisor, and that the package does not cover the financial planning aspects of retirement.

What will happen now?

Book your coach

You select a coach among those listed below. We recommend you to select a coach that speaks a language you are comfortable with, and who is located in a timezone close to yours.

Tell the coach about yourself

You provide some information about yourself, such as your location and preferred language, and upload a copy of your resume.

Pay the coach

You pay the coaching fee.

The coach gets in touch with you

The coach confirms the booking and contacts you directly.

The coaching session takes place

The coaching session takes place at the date and time agreed upon between you and the coach.

Send us feedback

Once the coaching session is completed, we will ask you to provide some optional feedback about your learning experience.

Available coaches

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Veronika Ambertson

 Stockholm, Sweden
 Swedish, English

Veronika has extensive experience with recruitment, career transitions and international moves, having worked in the private staffing industry and almost a decade with HR matters in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Her coaching is aimed to be strategic and action-oriented and she has a particular interest in helping early stage professionals and aspiring leaders.

Veronika is now back in her native Sweden, from where she coaches private and corporate clients from all over the world on matters of health, career, business development and leadership.

She is a member of ICF and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

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John Evans

 London, England
 English

John has been coaching for more than 20 years. He recently co-designed the coaching and mentoring education programme for the global Humanitarian Leadership Academy. John was formerly Global Practice Leader at World Vision International where he pioneered the charities’ global leader orientation, talent and succession management and education processes, leadership assessment and leadership coaching services. Previously, as Global Consulting Development Leader for Hewitt Associates (now Aon) John led the global consulting focused “Hewitt University” and European organisational development consulting practice. He has worked with clients including The CHS Alliance, Vision Fund International, World Vision International, numerous INGOs, UK and foreign governments and in partnership with Development Decisions International, Cranfield and Ashridge Business Schools.

John has a Master’s degree in Management Development; post-graduate Diplomas in Management and Career Guidance; holds a Certificate in (Cognitive Behavioural) Coaching and is an accredited and experienced MBTI, Life Styles Inventory and Insights Discovery practitioner. John has considerable international experience gained in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.

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Ronda Ansted

 Washington DC, USA
 English

Ronda, through her experience and research on international development NGOs and social enterprises, is committed to using career coaching to transform lives, communities, and the world. For more than 20 years, with a primary focus on international development and social services, Ronda has worked with hundreds of people, helping them to translate their skills into rewarding work and meaningful lives. Past clients have found their calling by working with US Government Agencies such as USAID, multilateral organizations like the World Bank, NGOs, non-profits, and other social impact organizations. Several clients have also started their own social enterprise, leveraging their unique talents, skills, and perspectives to make the world a better place. Her main focus is to help those who want to make a difference design a career path that leads to maximum impact as well as a balanced and healthy life. Ronda holds a Doctorate of Management from University of Maryland University College, a Master of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore, a Bachelor of Arts in World Studies from the School for International Training, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator.

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Katarina Holm-Didio

 New York City, USA
 English, Swedish, Finnish

Kat is a global leadership and career coach. She is a former HR Manager – Staffing and Staff Development at the U.N. Secretariat. As a career consultant, she has served with UNDP and UNFPA. Her almost 20 years of experience includes working in areas, such as, career development and management, cross-cultural competence, work-life integration, stress management and wellness, leadership development and coaching for performance.

She has her own consulting and coaching practice and is certified in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance. Member of International Coach Federation (ICF) and National Career Development Association (NCDA). Kat grew up in Finland, studied in France and moved to the U.S. soon 20 years ago.

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Matanat Rahimova

 Vienna, Austria
 Azerbaijani, Russian, English, German

I am a coach and consultant with 20 years’ international managerial experience in IT, HR and institutional development areas with the United Nations’ organizations (UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNWFP, WB) and international organizations (CTBTO, OSCE). It means that I hired and developed staff and teams, delivered capacity building programmes that helped thousands of experts, managers and diplomats to enhance their personal and professional development in local and international contexts. My international career has taken me around the world, to numerous field offices and Headquarters in Europe, Asia and North America. I gained an MBA from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria, and Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, USA. I am qualified CO-ACTIVE COACH®.

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Beate Pawlikowski

 Munich, Germany
 English, German

Beate has worked five years in the private sector in Germany followed by twenty-five years in Human Resources at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York.  She has experience in recruitment, staffing, learning and development, talent management, leadership development, performance management as well as change management. In 2010/2011 she trained at the leading Coaches Training Institute (CTI) to become a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC), accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In 2013/14 she graduated from a ten month Leadership Development Program with CTI. Since her retirement from UNDP in 2014, Beate works as a professional coach at the national and international level. Beate is convinced that we are all naturally creative, resourceful and whole. She is committed and grateful to support others in developing their full potential. She is particularly passionate about individuals seeking professional transformation and helps them on their journey to realize the envisioned change.

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Jens Behrendt

 Berlin, Germany
 English, German

Jens has more than 25 years of human resources, project and organizational management experience spanning over the multilateral institutions, government, NGO and private sector. Since 2003 he has been in senior HR functions, e.g. Deputy Director HR and Head, Talent Management in the OSCE in Vienna, and Director Human Resources at the European University Institute in Florence. After an interim position with Germany's leading corporate branding company, he is now the HR Head of Wikimedia Germany. Jens also has 9 years of service with UNV/UNDP and has been teaching at Free University Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, Scuala Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, and the UN Staff College.

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Anna Cope

 Rome, Italy
 English, Italian, Swedish

Anna has 20+ years experience in the UN (UNICEF & WFP) and International Organisations, in progressively responsible roles within Human Resources Management in field and HQ duty stations. This includes experience as a recruiter, Young Professionals Coordinator and HR Operations Manager. She now works as a Coach, Consultant, Blogger and Small Business Owner.

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Amaya Gillespie

 Brisbane, Australia
 English, Spanish

Amaya has lived and worked overseas for more than 20 years. Her UN experience includes UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Secretary General’s office in Asia, Africa, Europe, and UN headquarters in New York working directly in international development. She has a PhD in behaviour change and counselling psychology, and she is an executive coach and personal development mentor, with clients all over the world, currently based in Australia.

She has had great success with her very practical approach, focussing on taking steps to move forward while deepening understanding of unhelpful patterns and how to manage or interrupt them. She is attuned to the latest research on how to build skills and confidence that support the progress so many people are seeking in their personal and professional lives.