Posted On April 16, 2014

Retirement Options Certifies Fourteen Coaches in use of Non-Financial Retirement Planning Assessments

Chapel Hill, NC April 16, 2014 – Retirement Options, a leading global provider of retirement coach certification and retirement readiness assessments, announced today that fourteen new coaches from across the globe successfully achieved their certification to become a Certified Retirement Coach. The ten-week certification course provided in-depth training in two non-financial retirement planning assessments, the Retirement Success Profile and the Life Options Profile, ensuring that coaches are well versed in the use of these scientifically designed and validated assessment tools.

Those certified included David Manning, Kathleen Leser, LCSW, Walter E. Pond, Robert Long, Hesham Gurban of Balanced Retirement Life Corporate Coaching Center, Sharon Smith-Swan of S3 Communications, Julie Love-Ott of The Retire Mentors, Beth Charles of Your Inspired Retirement, and Sue Huffman of ReCreate Coaching.

“Congratulations to these coaches on achieving their Certified Retirement Coach designation,” shared David P. Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International, the parent of Retirement Options. “With the large numbers of baby boomers approaching retirement and an increase in the demand for retirement coaching outside of financial planning, this certification will certainly add immense value to their coaching practices and their clients.”

Certified Retirement Options Coaches have helped thousands of individuals, couples and employees of corporate clients to assess their retirement readiness and create more successful retirement plans using their assessment results as building blocks. With a directory of over 850 certified coaches around the world, Retirement Options helps individuals connect with local certified coaches to plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement.

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 certifications and its two retirement readiness assessments: the Retirement Success™ Profile and the Life Options™ 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 wholly-owned subsidiary 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. Additional information may be found at