Second Acts will help you build on your life experiences, knowledge and capabilities to help you create a satisfying personal strategic plan and second act. By tapping into your dreams, passionate interests and talents, you open up new directions and pursuits.
The process includes a series of reflective exercises sequenced to help you identify, capture and affirm personal values, dreams and talents as well as frame and develop a personal vision and supporting action plan. Throughout the process you are encouraged to learn from your own personal reflection as well as from the shared experiences and insights of your fellow participants.
This process follows a pattern similar to that used for business strategic planning (if strategic planning is good for an organization, why not for an individual?!) and involves three key phases or segments:
1. Your Desired Future State
Specification of your aspirations for your life and next stage including your core values, vision and the measures you will use to direct and monitor your progress.
2. A Gap Analysis
An identification and assessment of the major gaps between your desired future state and your current situation.
3. Your Action Plan
An action plan, including required implementation supports, for closing the key gaps to be addressed.
Pre-work provided in preparation for the first workshop session will require approximately 4 to 8 hours.
The four weeks in between the initial workshop and the follow up session will provide time for refinement of the work done at the initial day and a half workshop as well as for the development of gap strategies and implementation plans in preparation for the half day follow up session. This work will require approximately 8 hours.