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Creating a Retirement Filled with Meaning and Purpose with Sheryl Roy

Episode 24

On today’s episode, we’re talking about what it takes to lead yourself well into retirement–and how to make that season of life filled with meaning and purpose. We’ve also included several great resources to consider here in the show notes, so take a look! Guest Bio My guest today is Sheryl Roy, a Leadership and Transition Coach, an expert in Organizational Effectiveness and has a passion for Diversity & Inclusion. She recently retired from ExxonMobil with over 31 years in Engineering, Project Management and Human Resources. She spent her last 10+ years as a Global Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Consultant, including developing and mentoring hundreds in OE across the globe. In her final few years, she helped drive ExxonMobil's D&I Strategy across businesses and ERGs. Sheryl graduated from UT Austin in Mechanical Engineering, then later attained her HR Certification from Cornell University. She also completed the Rice University CoachRice Leadership Coaching Program and achieved her coaching certification from the ICF (International Coaching Federation), coaching many leaders inside and outside of ExxonMobil over the years. She is certified in many psychometric tools such as Core Strengths, Team Management Profile and more. As you can see, she has a passion for continued learning and development. Sheryl resides in Houston, Texas. In retirement, she plans to continue her leadership and transition coaching practice, consult in OE areas, and dive deeper into her Artwork with hopes to one day have her own art exhibit. On today’s episode you’ll learn: Why retirement transition is an important topic of discussion? What the different phases we experience in retirement are How to discover meaning and purpose in retirement Other important considerations for retirement planning How to assess where you are versus where you want to be …and much more Links for This Episode: Social Links Connect on LinkedIn: Sheryl Roy | LinkedIn Interested in leadership or transitional coaching: Email me at Interested in viewing my Art journey (one of Sheryl’s ‘big worthy goals’), let's connect on Instagram: Sheryl Roy (@sherylruns95) • Instagram photos and videos Additional Resources ‌ Michael Bungay Stander (How to Begin, Start Doing Something That Matters) Thrilling - it lights you up, gets you excited, speaks to your values, it’s what you care about Important - it gives more to the world than it takes from the world, worthy of your time Daunting - it challenges you, makes you delve down deep into your core to discover your unlimited potential and your creative abilities, it makes you stretch far beyond the boundaries of your known capabilities, knowledge, and resources in order to achieve it Books/articles to consider: Designing your life How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (Bill Burnet and Dave Evans show us how Design Thinking can help us create a life that's meaningful and fulfilling) What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement Purposeful Retirement: How to Bring Happiness and Meaning to Your Retirement 120 Big Ideas for What to Do in Retirement ( Retirement Wheel of Life: How would you assess where you are in each area….choose a value between 1 (very dissatisfied) and 10 (fully satisfied): Family Friends Relationships/love Health Fitness Spirituality Joy in life Self-esteem Money Investments Financial stability Recreation Relaxation Personal development and growth Contribution to society Career/job/work (if you are still working)

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