Designing your Retirement


Although everyone’s encore career or dream retirement looks different, one thing is for certain – you need time for reflection and discovery. Our training will help you to get started, to acquire tools to make the transition and turn a dream into reality.

This workshop introduces the application of principles of design thinking to the challenge of designing your life: your encore career or retirement. Regardless of your income or stage in life, this unique approach will give you the actionable tools necessary for becoming unstuck and creating a more meaningful and joyful career and personal life.

What is «Design thinking» and how can it be applied to my life and career?

Design thinking is a process and a way of thinking about tough problems, or problems that are not well-defined. Typically, design thinking is used as a method of innovation and is responsible for cutting edge technology and products by leading companies such as Apple, IBM, and IDEO. Since life is a large and vaguely defined task, the principles of design thinking lend themselves especially well to the challenge of designing our life and career. 

What are the objectives?

In this workshop, you will: 

  • Start to find your goals and strategies for the last part of your professional career or the years beyond.
  • Learn how to find meaning, purpose and joy in this phase and start to develop life plans accordingly.
  • Learn about common assumptions and misconceptions about life that block us, and how to reframe them
  • Learn about testing your ideas through “prototyping”, to make your plans as practical as possible.
  • Learn practical skills and tools for your new journey and life exploration.


Monday, February 18, 2019; 16.00 – 19.45; with a break with refreshments & snacks


Caroline L. Bucher, M.A., Career Counselor & Life Design Coach


Hotel Atlantis by Giardino, Döltschiweg 234, 8055 Zurich,

Registration and Conditions

Register until 18.01.2019
Participation fee: CHF 480 per person.
The workshop will be conducted in English language.