I feel much more confident and prepared for my upcoming retirement after working with Stu. His approach is comprehensive, and his exercises really helped me understand what's important to me about my work life and how I could go about replacing those elements in retirement. Stu is patient and encouraging and met me where I was at, not pushing me to go faster or feel differently than I was feeling. Rather than dreading retirement (I love my job!), I feel optimistic about exploring this next stage of life, and believe I've gained some useful tools to help me navigate it.
Associate Director, MBA Admissions, Stanford Graduate School of Business
I met Stu through the Stanford community and having him as my retirement coach has made a world of difference in my outlook and approach towards retirement and midlife. Through his customized program of exercises and self reflection activities, I am approaching the inevitable transitions in work and in life with greater confidence and a clearer framework. Stu is engaging, sincere, easy to talk to, and deeply knowledgeable about the subject matter. I would recommend Stu's retirement coaching program to anybody who is serious about moving into the next stage with a sense of purpose and meaning.
Stanford University Alumni and Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Upon facing the possibility of retirement, instead of the expected feeling of elation and excitement, I found myself questioning what I was going to do, who I would be, and how I would feel. Searching for answers, I found Next Stage Roadmaps, and through that started meeting with Stu. Stu gave me the tools and framework to work through my questions and challenges, and also served as a guide and mentor to the next phase of my life. He created customized exercises and homework, which helped me to identify what was truly important to me, and to see the possibilities ahead of me in retirement. I would highly recommend Stu to anyone who is wanting to ensure a smooth transition into the next phase of their life.
Anonymous Senior Manager at a High-Tech Corporation, and Soon to be Retired."
I retired at the age of 52 and realized in a matter of months I was truly un-prepared for all the non-financial aspects of "retirement". I reached out to Stu and he customized a one-on-one Zoom course for me based on my needs. I enjoyed the structural part of the coaching, including the assessments, the reading, and the short homework assignments. Additionally, Stu was extremely perceptive and we spent plenty of time focusing on specific topics that were important to me or issues I was having difficulty navigating. Stu's coaching helped me re-shape my mindset, provided clarity on how to choose my encore career, and take advantage of my newfound free time. I also was able to improve how I felt day to day and started to investigate new interests & hobbies. I had an excellent experience with Stu as my coach and highly recommend Stu to those transitioning to their next stage of life.
SF Bay Area, Retired Business Executive and Entrepreneur
I am Herb Deitz and I spent 25 years owning my own recruiting business in Silicon Valley. I retired from that venture about a year ago, and surprisingly faced several challenges with retirement. While I managed to put aside financial resources that would be sufficient, I was sorely lacking in dealing with other areas that retirement brings to the forefront. The ability to have external friends and hobbies out of the work sector was sorely lacking. The loss of routine and identity also were major challenges for me going forward. I decided to take Stuart Silverman’s course for Boomers “Retirement and Your Next Stage of Life” and it has really assisted me greatly in adjusting to the retirement transition phase of my life. Stuart is a wealth of knowledge concerning ALL of the aspects one faces in retirement. He supplements that wisdom with backup documentation of superb articles, resources recommendations, as well as very well versed individuals who have been through the challenging experience of transition into retirement. I found the course to be extremely helpful, very pragmatic, and a great support tool for me to continue my transition. I would highly recommend Stuart Silverman and his class Retirement and Your Next Stage of Life as an excellent resource to help individuals either planning their retirement, or that have retired and feel they need additional resources to help with their transition.
Herb Deitz, Retired Business Executive