“What I learned from my coaching experience [with Certified Retirement Coach Dee Cascio] is that the job I have now offers the ideal opportunity to meet people, learn new things, travel to new places and add to savings — the very goals I have for retirement. Rather than walk away completely, I’ll keep my hand in, one way or another.”
— Jane Bennet Clark, Senior Editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
“Another great newsletter on Staying Connected to Family and Friends in Retirement — well done! I am going to forward this to my wife and several other people I really care about and are getting ready to start the adventure to retirement.
“Our relationship and your coaching this year was a real blessing to me while I was wrestling with my retirement. And although it might take me some time to actually ‘do it’, I feel like I am more in control of the process, which I think was the goal when we started.”
— Skipper J.
“January 2009, I was retired from Ernst & Young after 30 years as an Events/Meetings Director. The sudden departure from the work to virtually ‘nothing’ knocked the wind from my sails.
“After months of trying to ‘adjust’ to retirement, I asked Dee to be my coach. With her expertise in coaching, Dee provided support to help me discover paths to a new beginning.
“Through coaching, insightful exercises, and reviewing my strengths, I was able to restore my confidence as I reviewed my accomplishments throughout my professional career and my personal life. I now have a retirement lifestyle plan that is working well for me.
“I recommend that anyone facing a career change or retirement transition hire Dee to support them through the process. Dee’s creative approach, commitment and passion for coaching should be embraced by anyone in transition. I continue to benefit from the support and knowledge that she provided as I continue rediscovering the possibilities in my ‘next’ career.”
— Cynthia S.
“Honestly, I was desperate and completely lost when I first started to work with Dee about retirement. Systematically, she helped me to identify and work through the issues that were blocking me from envisioning a retirement that would be satisfying and meaningful to me. Following the plan, I became more confident and self-aware. And then ‘the law of attraction’ kicked in, and the pieces fell in place for an active, unique type of retirement totally suited to my personality and goals. Here’s to Act III. Thanks, Dee!”
— Sheila Vertino, Vice President of Information and Research
“Dee presented a comprehensive overview to a large group (about 50 people) at St. Anne’s. Most of us found ourselves saying, ‘I hadn’t thought about that, but it’s important.’ One participant had assumed she would move out of state to be near her daughter and grandchildren but came away realizing she needed to have her own life here. Dee was very flexible, open to questions and comments, and knew the field well.”
— Jackie Thomson, Rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
“Dee Cascio is a professional presenter that truly believes in the service she is offering to emerging retirees. Her focus on the goals of the audience, in a direct and engaging manner, frames her style in a way that effectively communicates the material. Placing the audience at ease with the subject, Dee paints a picture of the post career employment phase that allows each attendee to envision this period and then refine the canvas to their personal taste. We were most at ease with Dee’s warm and low key delivery while conveying great excitement, enthusiasm and passion regarding her subject matter.”
— Fulkerson Financial Group
“Dee provided a thoughtful and positive way of considering retirement as she addressed our group. Rather than viewing retirement as identity and life stopping, she seems to encourage her audience to discover the aspects of themselves they have not yet uncovered and then encourages and supports exploration and integration of those gifts, skills and interests as they create the retirement of their dreams. Dee is calm, reassuring and comforting with her style.”
— Tracy G. Bushkoff, Ed.D, NVLPC