Retirement can mean different things to different people. Planning for it is always top of mind during your career, but once you’re in the thick of it, the emotional aspect of starting a new phase of your life kicks in. Retirement and retirement planning bring with them the reality of facing a different stage in your life, along with a barometer of your career and financial success. Even if we’re financially ready to retire, are we emotionally prepared for what follows?
At our latest Executive Forum, our esteemed panel spoke on the various stages of retirement and shared their experiences on how they navigated the identify-shift from CEO to former CEO. The group comprised of Roger Valine (former CEO of VSP Vision), Mike O’Brien (Former President and Publisher of Sacramento Magazine), Tom Kandris (CEO and Managing Director of PK1, Inc.), and Lon Burford (Founding Partner of Genovese Burford & Brothers).