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Thank you very much for an informative and thought provoking few weeks. The course has enabled me to move from a state of thinking a simple …”Great I can retire in a few years so it’s an easy and stress-free existence until I fall off the perch”… and has made me focus on the fact that my life could be a massive void without a full time job; and I need to have a definite plan to ensure an active and fulfilled life post-full time employment. It’s not just a simple question of how much money I will have from my pensions. I now have a much clearer vision of what I need to put in place to have a seamless transition into the next phase of life. Thanks again.  Malcolm Morris, EMEAI Technical Manager, UK.


It gave me time and purpose to stop and reflect and then look forward with clarity regarding what I need to do in this transition period to actually be prepared for retirement. We plan for other times in our lives, like what we want to do when we leave school, when we marry and have children, change jobs etc so why would we not put the appropriate preparation into retirement! Jane Scotcher, CEO, Australia. 



Through this program, Nick helped me live my life with the realisation the best is yet to come. It helps you find your true wisdom, and purposefully pursue your dreams, at the time when you’re ready to move on from your career. This is the best gift you can give yourself or your retiring team members!  Linda Mayer, ex- HR Director (now Chateau owner / Retreat Facilitator), France.  


Nick helped me map out my ideal retirement. I moved to the country, lead a balanced healthy life and mix my new purpose, working in a charity, with a few consulting gigs too. This was an outstanding course that helped me create my new life. 10 out of 10 from me!  Howard Pelquest-Hunt, CEO, Australia. 



Finding my "retirement purpose" doesn't need to be an instant thing, I can work towards it, trying different things. I thought we all worked well together in the group chats and smaller chat rooms. Doing homework was useful as well, so could do some quiet thinking. Verity Cooper, retired Doctor, Australia. 


The program is clearly explained upfront and I found the time format (5 x 90 minute zoom workshops) is very efficient for busy people. This type of learning experience is better than full day workshops that take you out of the office. Morna Scott, Senior council leader, Australia. 


Hi Nick - thought I’d touch base to say I finished working through the program a little while back. Found it excellent. I love a good framework! Consolidated a lot of what my husband and I already had thought through and broadly planned - and also grounded it much more in all aspects of myself. It really empowered me to prioritise my focus on being rather than doing - now and into “retirement”. And it’s supported me to develop a really clear picture of how and where I want to be (which includes living across Thailand and Australia) within a few years. Also has left me with a strong sense of how achievable it is, what steps we need to take to get there, and that it’s really just an evolution and continuation of my first 60 years. Nick Toonen, OAM, Director. 



When I left my corporate career, to become my own boss, Nick's program and intuitive free-flowing coaching questions, were instrumental in helping me clarify the purpose, values and brand name for my new business. An hour with Nick, saved me hours and gave me clear direction.  Brad Jobe, Consultant and Founder, Sydney. 



My biggest aha moment came from looking at my values with a future tense rather than present tense. Future I have have not planned as well as I thought. I also liked having the homework, as it kept my mind focused rather than just 1.5 hour workshop each week. A very good idea! Paul Foley, Senior finance leader, Australia. 


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Retire on Purpose was created to support men and women who are transitioning from the end of their careers into retirement. Our two programs pose all the questions you need to transition successfully. My Legacy helps you find, recruit and mentor your successor, so you can leave behind your professional legacy. And My Game Plan helps you build a holistic roadmap for your retirement so you can retire with a fresh sense of purpose and peace of mind that the new life you are stepping into, is actually the one you want to be living.  




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