Our Vision:
  Flourishing workplaces filled with thriving employees who know that their contribution is an integral part of the success of the Whole. 

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

‘Helped Me to Focus and Navigate My Next Chapter’

I really enjoyed working with Lisa to focus on the next chapter in my professional life. I appreciated her clarity and expertise as well as her ability to be flexible and responsive to my experience in the moment. I highly recommend Lisa for anyone who is looking for guidance and direction in navigating their next chapter.

—Sara Hertz
Hertz Development Experts

‘Her Guidance Helped Me to Connect the Dots’

I am a couple of years from retirement, and I have read and listened to many expert suggestions on how to have a well-planned retirement. However, I felt like I was missing something. Lisa Kramer helped deliver a path to find all the missing pieces. Lisa listened so well that her guidance helped connect the dots with the right questions, and direction. She helped me think of possibilities and options. I am more at peace, and joyous about finding the best path for me. It is a journey!

—Diane S.
Princeton Adult School

Retiring with Intention: What’s Your Next Chapter?

“I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution.”

–Serena Williams Aug 2022

The word retirement doesn’t resonate with many people who are approaching this phase in their lives. As a coach in my sixties, I prefer to think of this time as the next chapter. It is a time to clarify what’s truly important for each of us as we shift from the known to the less known in our fifties, sixties and beyond.

What is important for you to live a meaningful life with purpose and fulfillment as you move into this next phase of your life?

If that question feels daunting to you, let’s have a conversation.

My Story

I have re-invented myself several times since I received my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 23. My professional life has moved through cycles from social worker to social work professor to life coach to executive coach over the past 40 years. I launched my coaching business Living with Intention LLC in 2002. Along the way I received certification as an Imago relationship therapist (1994), coaching certification from the Coactive Training Institute (2001), and yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center (2013). I was married for 23 years, and I have a great relationship with my former husband with whom I raised two sons, now in their 30s. I am ‘Gigi’ to two precious granddaughters.

As I entered my sixties, I began to think about my next chapter. After close to two decades of coaching leaders from around the world, I knew it was time for another re-invention. That’s where Retiring with Intention began.

How It Works

Retirement is a transition, not a destination. Research shows that those who plan ahead for retirement in a wholistic way, not just financially, are better able to navigate through this transition more successfully. Coaching assists you in creating a roadmap for this transition by clarifying your vision, values, talents, and interests that will ultimately give your life meaning and purpose. Through ongoing support, structure, and accountability, clients move forward with greater confidence and clarity.

Case study

Beth came to coaching in anticipation of her retirement as the executive director of a large non-profit organization. She not only wanted to be intentional about how she left the organization, she also wanted to have a roadmap for the next phase of her life. While she was clear that living a healthy lifestyle and spending time with her partner, family and friends were priorities, she also worried that she would have too much time on her hands. Through coaching, Beth recognized her passion for supporting mission-driven organizations and decided to become a part-time consultant. By the time she left her organization, she was excited about the plan she created through our work together. Coaching continued to support her through the early months of her transition.

Retiring with Intention: What’s Your Next Chapter?

“I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution.”

–Serena Williams Aug 2022

The word retirement doesn’t resonate with many people who are approaching this phase in their lives. As a coach in my sixties, I prefer to think of this time as the next chapter. It is a time to clarify what’s truly important for each of us as we shift from the known to the less known in our fifties, sixties and beyond.

What is important for you to live a meaningful life with purpose and fulfillment as you move into this next phase of your life?

If that question feels daunting to you, let’s have a conversation.

My Story

I have re-invented myself several times since I received my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 23. My professional life has moved through cycles from social worker to social work professor to life coach to executive coach over the past 40 years. I launched my coaching business Living with Intention LLC in 2002. Along the way I received certification as an Imago relationship therapist (1994), coaching certification from the Coactive Training Institute (2001), and yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center (2013). I was married for 23 years, and I have a great relationship with my former husband with whom I raised two sons, now in their 30s. I am ‘Gigi’ to two precious granddaughters.

As I entered my sixties, I began to think about my next chapter. After close to two decades of coaching leaders from around the world, I knew it was time for another re-invention. That’s where Retiring with Intention began.

How It Works

Retirement is a transition, not a destination. Research shows that those who plan ahead for retirement in a wholistic way, not just financially, are better able to navigate through this transition more successfully. Coaching assists you in creating a roadmap for this transition by clarifying your vision, values, talents, and interests that will ultimately give your life meaning and purpose. Through ongoing support, structure, and accountability, clients move forward with greater confidence and clarity.

Case study

Beth came to coaching in anticipation of her retirement as the executive director of a large non-profit organization. She not only wanted to be intentional about how she left the organization, she also wanted to have a roadmap for the next phase of her life. While she was clear that living a healthy lifestyle and spending time with her partner, family and friends were priorities, she also worried that she would have too much time on her hands. Through coaching, Beth recognized her passion for supporting mission-driven organizations and decided to become a part-time consultant. By the time she left her organization, she was excited about the plan she created through our work together. Coaching continued to support her through the early months of her transition.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

‘Helped Me to Focus and Navigate My Next Chapter’

I really enjoyed working with Lisa to focus on the next chapter in my professional life. I appreciated her clarity and expertise as well as her ability to be flexible and responsive to my experience in the moment. I highly recommend Lisa for anyone who is looking for guidance and direction in navigating their next chapter.

—Sara Hertz
Hertz Development Experts

‘Her Guidance Helped Me to Connect the Dots’

I am a couple of years from retirement, and I have read and listened to many expert suggestions on how to have a well-planned retirement. However, I felt like I was missing something. Lisa Kramer helped deliver a path to find all the missing pieces. Lisa listened so well that her guidance helped connect the dots with the right questions, and direction. She helped me think of possibilities and options. I am more at peace, and joyous about finding the best path for me. It is a journey!

—Diane S.
Princeton Adult School