Dorian’s Most Requested Topics
Embrace your Bonus Years as a Time to Grow, Learn and Evolve
We're living longer in the 21st century than previous generations. Embrace your "bonus years" as a time of possibilities, fulfillment and life-long learning, as well as dealing with the challenges of getting older. Design this next stage of life so it's a time to pursue a paid or unpaid encore career, develop a new hobby, rekindle your relationship, develop new relationships or deepen your connection with family and friends. It's a time to integrate the different parts of yourself and grow "whole" and not just old.
The Retirement Puzzle: Retirement Planning Involves More that Money: 10 Must-Have Conversations for a Successful Transition
Whether single or in a relationship, there are important conversations to have with yourself and whomever is important in your life. Learn about the needed conversations and discover effective communication skills to help you create an individual as well as a shared vision for this next stage of your life.
Retirement Planning Involves More Than the Money (For Financial Planners, Lawyers & Other Professionals)
Discover important conversations to help clients clarify their lifestyle options. Develop communication and problem-solving strategies to help your clients develop a road map for their retirement transition.
Revolutionize Your Retirement: Telling the Story of Your Life
Your life stories can help or hinder you. Take time for a" life review" and discover how to create new stories aligned with your values and strengths during your retirement transition years. These bonus years provide an opportunity to re-discover and re-invent yourself as you become more "whole" and not just older.
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Britton S O'Brien
Senior Vice President Human Resources,
Museum of Science
We're a non-profit organization and when we were faced with rightsizing, we wanted to approach in a very humane way. With a number of employees coming close to retirement, we decided to offer an early retirement program to eligible staff. As an organization, we wanted to provide a holistic approach to retirement by including a retirement expert as a resource for our staff. We contacted Dorian initially because of a colleague's referral and her credentials and we are so grateful that we did. The feedback from her two seminars was extremely positive and helped many of our staff think about retirement in a different and positive way. Dorian is professional, knowledgeable and empathic and I will not hesitate to engage her again!
President, Retirement Coaches Association
Dr. Dori is the real deal! Her presentation was enlightening and game changing for a number of our members who specialize in couples and retirement. She has a kind and caring style that made it easy for members to interact with her and the time she gave to members after her session made a huge impact. Delivered beyond our expectations. Highly recommended!
Dr. Deborah W. Holton
Associate Professor,DePaul University
Dorian, thank you again for your stellar presentation to the Retirement Coaches Association 2018 Conference. Your informative insights continue to resonate with me as I help my clients mentally prepare for the "challenges and opportunities" ahead. You model the best of what retirement coaching can be, and for that I am grateful.
Financial Planning Association, Orange County, CA
As a certified coach of Retirement Options, I recently had the pleasure of listening in on a call with Dori where she shared the key insights from her book, The Couple's Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Transitioning to the Second Half of Life. As someone who has worked with hundreds of retirees over the last decade, I was so impressed with her grasp of the key issues people are wrestling with, in particular effectively engaging others who are impacted by the decisions we make in this stage of life. Her tools and tips will undoubtedly help all of us in embarking on these important conversations and being able to do them in a way that results in a positive outcome for everyone involved.
Rick Kagawa, MSFS, CEPtm, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
Financial Planning Association, Orange County, CA
Dorian Mintzer has a different view on retirement planning than the traditional financial planner. She talks about the soft side of retirement. She says how attitude and shaping attitudes can make retirement more fulfilling. This should be important to any retiree or potential retiree as how much money the will have.
Director, Author's Series
Rockland Jewish Family Services
My phone has been buzzing this morning with people enthusiastically praising your presentation for Rockland Jewish Family Service last night! The consensus is that you are a smart and engaging speaker. Audience members enjoyed your talk, and related to the stories you incorporated. Several people also mentioned how 'down to earth' you are. While many of us thought we had figured out our retirement plans, your talk helped us realize that there are many aspects we had not really considered, particularly finding new friends and purpose and meaning.
There's so much more to creating a fulfilling retirement besides prudent financial planning. People remarked that they bought your book, and immediately started "the conversation" with their spouse. It is remarkable how much impact one speaker, one book, can have on so many lives! Clearly, many of our relationships will be better, thanks to your wise and practical ideas.
Natick Community-Senior Center
Dorian's presentation of Strategies for the Second Half of Life at the Natick Community-Senior Center this January 2015 was an inspirational, down-to-earth and personable overview of the many considerations individuals and couples can and should think about, talk about and act on for a more comfortable and easy retirement future. Dorian shared personal stories, specific examples of other's struggles and patiently answered questions. It was a wonderful, thoughtful and eye opening evening. Thank you Dori for sharing your expertise.
Family Service Coordinator, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Dr. Mintzer...Thank you for your powerful presentation at our 'Keeping Life In Order As You Plan for End of Life Issues' program at Mount Auburn Cemetery. It was a pleasure listening and learning from such an articulate, knowledgeable and captivating speaker --a rare find!
Dori is a masterful coach for couples considering, or taking steps toward, retirement. Her insightful and open style sets the stage for a comfortable and rich learning environment. Both pragmatic and inspirational, she helps make sense of endings, new beginnings, and the medley of uncertainties in between. Many more important conversations are happening tonight because of Dori!