Posted On October 30, 2014

Retirement Options Featured Founder, Dr. Richard Johnson, as Guest Presenter

Chapel Hill, North Carolina October 30, 2014 – Retirement Options, the leading global provider of retirement coach certification and retirement readiness assessments, recently hosted a professional development webinar for certified retirement coaches featuring Dr. Richard Johnson, creator of the Retirement Success Profile and the LifeOptions Profile.

Dr. Johnson, who founded Retirement Options in 1989, spoke to Certified Retirement Coaches on “reimagining” the middle years of one’s life and rising to the internal growth challenges individuals typically face between the ages of 45 and 65. Focused on his research, Dr. Johnson shared five key developmental tasks posed to individuals during these middle years.

“We’re extremely honored to have Dr. Johnson return to speak to our Certified Retirement Coaches,” commented David P. Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International, the parent of Retirement Options. “Providing professional development opportunities for Certified Retirement Coaches is a value-added service for our coaches, and ensures they can provide their clients with the highest quality services possible.”

Retirement Options continues to support the ongoing learning and development of its certified coaches through various avenues including monthly professional development webinars. The complimentary webinars offer coaches access to expert guest speakers who provide insights, knowledge and tools coaches can use to benefit their clients and their coaching practices.

To become a Certified Retirement Coach, individuals must complete a ten-week certification course to achieve their designation from Retirement Options. The course provides in-depth training to ensure coaches are well versed in the delivery of the firm’s two scientifically designed and validated retirement readiness assessments, the Retirement Success Profile and the LifeOptions Profile.

Certified Retirement Coaches have helped thousands of individuals, couples and employees of corporate clients assess their retirement readiness and create more successful retirement plans. To help plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement, individuals can connect with local Certified Retirement Coaches by accessing Retirement Options’ directory of over 850 certified coaches around the world.

The latest Retirement Options Coach Certification Course began in early October and is being led by the Director of Training for Retirement Options, Joanne Waldman. The next certification course will be held from January 5 to March 9, 2015. Enrollments for self-study are accepted year-round. For more information about the course or to enroll, please email Rosalie Hoffmann at

About Retirement Options

Founded in 1989 to help individuals focus on the critical nonfinancial facets of retirement planning, Retirement Options is the leading global provider of retirement coach certification, 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 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