Midlife & Pre Retirement Planning

Midlife is a time to re-evaluate work and life goals, its a time of possibility and new beginnings. Midlife Design’s expertise enables you to redesign your life’s key elements: career, relationships/family and lifestyle in a way that offers a fulfilling future focus through;

Reassessing your talent, strengths, values and vision. Years of being focused on a particular job or role for example, can mean that transferable abilities are blurred,

Refocusing for opportunities that are aligned with your identified talents,  values and vision. Outcomes can vary from a new career, own business, community and family involvements to creating a combination that balances stimulation and income needs.

The first half of life are busy years of establishing career, mortgage and family. These roles also contribute to our self identity and provide a framework for measuring success.

In midlife we experience a greater freedom from these establishment demands, while also experiencing a sense of dissatisfaction and uncertainty about the future. As we are living longer there are choices and possibilities beyond the traditional concept of retirement to be explored.

Midlife Design facilitates growth and change for people in midlife dealing with career and life choices.


Our signature program Take Charge of Tomorrow  enables you to re-align your life’s key elements: career, relationships and lifestyle through identifying options and empowerment change strategies that sustain, excite and enrich by exploring:

  • Where I am now – Today
  • Where I want to be – Tomorrow’s Vision
  • How to get there – Targeting Tomorrow

The program assists participants to better understand their career / life transition interests, skills, values and personal preferences; explore new opportunities / options, clarify objectives and next steps. Suitable for  individuals, couples and or organisational groups, as a coaching or group workshop program. Using the “Take Charge of Tomorrow’ manual the program can be conducted face-to-face, by phone  with Saturday appointments available.     3269_Midlife_by_design_ebook_cover


Don’t go it alone is core advice for anyone going through transition. “Midlife transition” is a natural stage that happens to many of us at some point [usually at about age 40, give or take 20 years]” {Psychology Today}.

Support, structure and proactive proven strategies necessary for success are found in our ‘Take Charge of Tomorrow’ coaching package which is customised for each participant. The program is divided into three, one hour sessions i.e. 1] Where I am now 2] Where I want to be 3] How to get there and considers career, relationships and lifestyle impacts. As  a self paced program it can be conducted at a mutually agreeable intervals e.g. weekly, monthly within three months. The package includes on-going emails between session and can be conducted in-person or online [using Skype, e-mail and or telephone].

The total program cost is $250.00 and includes three one on one sessions and the manual.

Please email : Merilyn@midlifedesign.com.au to discuss your date and time availability preference.


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JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP – On-line – under review

Suitable for job loss, career change or work force re-entry.

Job Search Course Content

Applying for a position in Midlife or after a workforce break can be daunting, our online workshop will;

  • highlight your strengths
  • target your communications
  • use Linkedin to advantage
  • network effectively
  • interview with confidence
  • explore alternative income sources.

Outcomes:  By increasing their confidence and targeting their skills and desires; – Peter on his 60th birthday gained a job as a bus driver, – Stella completed a government funded retail course to gain a much desired sales role, – Lucy found a fulfilling volunteer role that used her skills, Sam after a career as a business analyst is retraining as a school teacher, – Andrew is using his experience to set up his own business consultancy.



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