So what is "Serious Leisure?"
To best explain serious leisure think of Fulfilment and Reward and includes
Think of casual leisure as based on pleasure and enjoyment and as being generally short lived. It includes activities such as
Of course a key element of serious leisure is that it still gives you pleasure!
Serious leisure includes anything from photography, sport, music to collecting or any hobby you can think of. There are also countless opportunities as a volunteer to gift your time and use the skills you developed in your working life to help others. The choices are endless, the approach and context is different.
The outcomes of a seriously leisured life are almost the same as paid work. The big difference is that it is you are free to choose.
"It was a delight to be present and to be a part of your wonderful workshop on Tuesday. It was so enlightening and informative (and the resource materials you gave to each of us - including the dvd/cd - is very valuable).
I have been to several financial planning seminars but never to a life skills/coaching one like yours. I think your type of workshop is essential.
It was also good to meet you, and wonderful to know you are so passionate and committed to delivering these workshops. You were so approachable. Thank you so much." - Derek, University Lecturer, Workshop Participant
The Art of Serious Leisure Program Options
In retirement do you want to remain mentally stimulated, maintain a sense of purpose and achievement, and keep a healthy level of social contact?
Are you looking forward to all the FREE time.
If you answered yes to these questions, then this program is a must for you!
This program assists pre-retirees (or recently retired) prepare themselves for the lifestyle changes that accompany leaving paid work.
The program comprises a series of options including tailored one-on-one retirement coaching sessions, a series of workshops that range from half to full days and a residential leisure immersion program.
There is also an on-line survey where you will receive a personalised report based on your answers.
We invest so much of our time in our work, it can leave little space for leisure. So what happens when you are faced with an extra 40 hours or more each week?
What will I learn that can help me in my retirement?
Through participating in the program you will explore:
The program comprises face to face sessions, a tailored comprehensive manual and support through electronic communication. It can be run in a small group if you have friends in a similar position as you, or it can cater for individuals.
1 day workshop
Limited to 25 participants
In this full day program we will explore in detail the impact of work over our life time and how to reframe our thinking around work, free time and leisure. Group discussions will create sharing of ideas and experiences on what impending retirement means to different people.
You will carryout individual and small group exercises relating to a series of questions on work and retirement. This will give direction on how to implement strategies that mitigate the risks of disconnection during the honeymoon phase of retirement. We will discuss how to retain the positive benefits of work through alternative pursuits.
You will be provided with a manual that includes workshop notes, readings, exercises and a comprehensive list of resources.
Through one-on-one coaching you can tailor your planning for retirement to suit your timeframe and specific needs. Contact me to design your own program. You will be provided with a manual containing all the resources available in the workshops.