048 Maria Lucassen. Secrets for a Blissful Retirement

Apr 18, 2022 | Podcast Episode

“I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself.” (Walt Mossberg) 

When I was contemplating early retirement from my hospital and university work,  like Walt Mossberg, I believe that retirement was a chance to do new things and learn skills I had long wanted to pursue but that I had not had the time and freedom to do while I worked. Today, when living into one’s eighties or nineties is increasingly common, it becomes even more important not to squander those years and to enjoy retirement to the full. That’s why I called  chapter 7 in my book “Choose A Challenge”. 
Today’s guest is retirement coach, Maria Lucassen, who is passionate about helping women create  a happy, blissful retirement. She believes that though retirement is supposed to be our golden years, often people feel all alone, questioning their life direction, but sometimes caring for elderly parents, or kids who’ve moved back home.
Maria is the CEO of Maria Lucassen Coaching, As a  Certified Retirement Coach and member of the Retirement Coaches Association, she has a passion to help career women shift their perspective on creating and living a blissful retirement after leaving their 9 to 5 job. Maria organizes workshops for women who are ready to plan their retirement and helps them individually or in groups to prepare for a next phase in life that is fun, purposeful and affordable. She hosts a Radio Show that  inspires women to dream about the next chapter in the book of life. She is a Certified Retirement Coach and member of the Retirement Coaches Association. She has authored chapters in two books. ‘What Have You Forbes’d lately’. Is a compilation book in which the authors describe successes in major life events. In January 2021 she was one of 100 authors that published a chapter in the Book: 1 Habit to thrive in a Post Covid world.
In this conversation you will hear how a self-described 40 year corporate career junkie became a  Retirement Coach, and the perspectives she has gained about retirement, from her own introspection as well as  working with  her clients. We discuss the importance of health to a blissful retirement.

Contact Maria Lucassen:Free gift: Do You Need a Retirement Lifestyle Makeover? Self-assessment to evaluate your present lifestyle and the first step for change.  https://marialucassen.kartra.com/page/Assessment.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marialucassenonline  

Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch 
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Schedule your free Living Younger Discovery call with me at https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat 
Order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably at http://www.gillianlockitch.com 

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