Planning for Change: The Cycle of Renewal
Farmers Don't Retire... They Re-invent!
You love farming and you never plan to really quit. Your spouse has other ideas. You are both in different stages of the cycle of renewal, but don’t know it. Your adult children want you to move to town. What are you going to do? Nothing? That doesn’t feel very good! How about planning for change, letting go and taking on new plans? Discover how in this revealing presentation.
- Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara’s planning for change map gives insight and direction for moving ahead. Mapping out the cycle of renewal clears up why you are stuck.
- Know what you need to let go of, take on, move on, and hold on to.
- Appreciate the other person’s perspective of change and renewal.
- Acknowledge the steps you need to take to get to the next stage of the planning cycle.
- Enjoy freedom to get what you want in your new role.
- Forget about retirement, you’re re-inventing yourself on the farm! Really?
Elaine is a certified Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara Coach (www.hudsoninstitute.com). She is highly trained to help people see where they are on the cycle of renewal map in order to plan for change. She’s the farm family coach your clients need to connect with!
She has presented this workshop and keynote across the prairies. The key issue is discovering that your perspective and stage of the cycle can be completely opposite to your spouse and business partners. This makes planning for change a challenge, unless you identify what to let go of, “drop the bananas,” and what to take on.
A long time 50 year old female client who had refined the art of procrastination to the nth degree was so moved by the end of your presentation that she accepted your permission to “drop the bananas.” She contacted me Monday to see how soon we could have a mutual financial planning appointment to do some planning which will include the selling of the family “ Century Farm”. A very, very emotional decision on her part that was not likely to have occurred without your presentation.
–Don Forbes, CAFA, CFP
Don Forbes and Associates Financial Planning
Thank you for providing our organization and the local tobacco farmers in transition with a challenging, well informed, energetic seminar experience that clearly understood their plight. We enjoyed your humour and playful language that drew people’s attention and created comfort in the audience. We found your presentation to be well received by the participants. The confidence in your message lead us to the decision to have you back for a second presentation.
–Mike Fidler, Ontario