Posted On December 12, 2014

Retirement Options Certifies Eight Coaches in Use of Non-Financial Retirement Planning Assessments

Chapel Hill, North Carolina November 18, 2014 – Retirement Options, the leading global provider of retirement coach certification and retirement readiness assessments, announced today that eight additional coaches from around the world have achieved the designation of Certified Retirement Coach. Those seeking to join the global group of retirement transition coaches certified by Retirement Options must complete a ten-week certification course. The course provides in-depth training to ensure coaches are well-versed in the use of two scientifically designed and validated tools, the Retirement Success Profile and the Life Options Profile.

Those recently certified include Sherry Austin of Wonderful Life Retirement Coaching, LLC; Danielle Newland; Ken Buback of Retirement Security Centers, Sacramento, California; Sarah Smith of Retirement Redefined, LLC; David Reed of The Retirement Advice Centre; Kirsten McKenna of Live More Consulting; John Wingo of Wingo & Watts, Comprehensive Retirement Planning; and Gloria Dunn-Violin of Now What Retirement Coaching. The Retirement Options Webinar Certification Course, which has been pre-approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF), allows coaches to apply up to 36 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours, including 14 hours of Core Competencies and 22 hours of Resource Development, toward ICF requirements for certification renewal.

“Only 14% of Baby Boomers have a written strategy for their retirement, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies,” commented David P. Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International, the parent of Retirement Options. “As an increasing number of these Boomers approach retirement age, many are uncertain about how to achieve their retirement dream. Retirement coaches  are able to help these Boomers prepare for and navigate this next stage of life.”

Coaches certified through Retirement Options utilize the Retirement Success Profile and the Life Options Profileassessment tools to assess retirement readiness and establish a foundation for building a successful retirement plan. Certified Retirement Coaches have helped thousands of individuals, couples and employees of corporate clients assess their readiness and preparation for retirement. Retirement Options features a directory of over 800 certified coaches around the world, helping individuals connect with local certified coaches to plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement.

The next certification course will be held from January 5 to March 9, 2015, and the course will be led by Joanne Waldman, the Director of Training for Retirement Options. For more information about the course, please email Rosalie Hoffmann at

About Retirement Options
Founded in 1989 to help individuals focus on the critical non-financial facets of retirement planning, Retirement Options is the leading global provider of retirement coach certification, and its two retirement readiness assessments: the Retirement Success Profileand the LifeOptions Profile. By exploring various aspects of life impacted by retirement such as work, family, leisure, wellness and personal development, these pre-retirement assessments enable individuals to plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement. Retirement Options is a division of Career Partners International. Additional information can be found by visiting

About Career Partners International

Career Partners International enhances organizational performance and people’s lives every day! As a global leader in talent management consulting since 1987, organizations of all sizes and industries trust Career Partners International for the very best outcomes to their most challenging and important talent strategies and initiatives. With the most experienced and respected consultants in more than 45 countries, Career Partners International provides clients with one-on-one access to local experts in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent to drive organizational performance. More information may be found at