How to Transition Successfully into Your Retirement

Brian Lambier Career Vitality Services Inc. Creating a smooth transition from career to your retirement lifestyle may often lead to unexpected challenges, and feelings of uncertainty . I recently had the pleasure of speaking with journalist Karen Durrie for her Postmedia article. The key to a successful transition to retirement is to plan ahead | Calgary Herald Happy reading! For more information about our retirement transition services https://careervitality.ca/retirement-transition-calgary/

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Career Vitality Services Inc. COVID-19 Response

Career Vitality Services Inc., in response to the COVID-19 virus and to safeguard the health and safety of our clients and community partners, will not be offering direct person to person services while social distancing efforts exist in our community.

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Self-Identity in Retirement: What will you do when you retire?

Join us March 28th our Self-Identity in Retirement Seminar

Course Description The reality of getting up each morning and not going to work is both a joy and a concern for many people considering retirement. In this short course we will discuss self-identity in retirement, retirement transition readiness, as well as what you will do in retirement once you transition from your pre-retirement career. You will leave with an informed personal action plan that will get you started on your retirement lifestyle journey. Course Details By completion of the course, successful students will be able to: Broaden your appreciation of your pre-retirement selfidentityDefine roadblocks and key determinants necessary for…

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Stay Socially Connected in Retirement

Stay Socially Connected in Retirement
Making friends once we leave the workforce presents a cruel irony for most of us looking to stay socially connected in retirement because we now have the time to live life without the encumbrances of a work schedule and finally do the things that have been collecting dust on our rainy day lists, but we may not have the people around us that we want to have around us as we start checking off activities from our bucket lists because people may be still working.

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Professional Roles and Ethics for Career Practitioners Course

Career counselling and coaching

Professional Roles and Ethics for Career Practitioners Dates: February 12 – March 12, 2019 Course Description: The primary focus of this course is to broaden the awareness of the types and functions of career services being offered by Settlement Agencies, as well as the roles, knowledge, skills, and competencies of Career Practitioners working in the settlement sector.  

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Taking Stock: Part 3- Interests

Choosing a Career That Interests Me! The question I often get from people is how I can find a career that is somehow related to an activity that I enjoy participating in or something that I am interested in pursuing. My answer to this question is always the same in that finding a “best fit” between your interests and what you do as a career always starts with the answer to one question; what is it about these activities that make you interested? This task sounds pretty simple right!?  After all, who knows us better than we know ourselves? In…

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Taking Stock: Values and Career Decision Making

PART 2: VALUES By: Brian Lambier What are values? According to the website Vocabulary .com the word values is a noun and is explained in the following manner;  “beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)”  The website continues by saying; “It’s no surprise that the word values comes from a word that means “to be worth something”: People often view their values as so precious that they’d be willing to fight for them. Sometimes they do fight for them……..  Our values act as our internal compass that provide…

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Career Change: Taking Stock of Yourself!

Part 1: Skills  By Brian Lambier Welcome to our five part blog series “Career Change Taking Stock of Yourself!” which will focus on five key areas for you to consider to better understand prioir to starting your career s change process. We will explore skills, values, interests, personality, motivation and in addition we will offer posting that will explore a variety of different factors to consider when changing careers including; work culture,compenastaion and benefits, location and several others.  We all have skills that we have developed through different parts of life but sometimes what seems obvious is not too…

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Pre-Retirement Transition Workshops for Employees

  Pre-Retirement Transition Workshops for Employees Career Vitality Services offers customized one and two-day pre-retirement transition workshops for organizations out of recognition that the issues employees face upon retirement are much more complex than finances alone. Retirement transition can be a time of uncertainty and mixed emotions and Employers who provide added value supports to employees such as Retirement Planning Workshops demonstrate their interest in the future of their mature workers and  employees view this kind of training opportunity as a valuable benefit of employment. Career Vitality Services workshops are facilitated by Certified Retirement Coaches and are designed for both…

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