Who We Are & How We Can Help You
Flourish as Retirement Rebels!
We are Marilyn Bushey and Gail McDonald.
We believe it’s time to redefine retirement.
We both had successful careers as executive coaches.
Yet when we were approaching retirement age, we found ourselves feeling uncertain… reluctant… even a little afraid.
We wanted to keep doing the work we loved. We were FAR from ready to be “put out to pasture.”
We also wanted more time to enjoy other pleasures, including our families, friends, travel, new adventures, and different types of learning.
How could we have it all (or at least most of it all)?
We finally realized we were thinking about retirement in all the wrong ways.
In fact, our realization began during a dinner with our dear friend, Valerie. We asked Valerie, “What does retirement mean to you?” Her answer hit us with a bang. She snapped, “I haven’t thought about retirement. I enjoy what I do. Why would I let go of what I enjoy?”
Valerie’s reaction - especially the emotion associated with it - surprised us. We sat back in our chairs. Valerie clearly reacted emphatically to our question about retirement. Although we hadn’t expected such an emotional response, once we heard it, we knew we felt that way too.
This event was an epiphany for us! It helped us change the way we thought about retirement. And it started us on a journey to create this program.
That’s when we became RETIREMENT REBELS.
We stopped thinking about this phase of life as an ending and started embracing it as the bold new beginning it can be.
And since then, we’ve encountered thousands of other people who are also Retirement Rebels.
We’ve coached many of them as they made the transition into retirement—or made changes to enrich their existing retirement after it started.