Does coaching work for empty nesters?

Dec 30, 2023 | Private Coaching

The comments of my financial planning clients offer proof that coaching works for parents whose children have left home.

Does coaching work for empty nesters?

Yes, undoubtedly.

Witness this comment from my Planning for Life clients, John and Catherine:

Without (you), we would never have had the confidence to do what we are doing but would have muddled on in the same old way. Now, we are on the brink of a major, albeit somewhat scary, adventure, secure in the knowledge that we have the financial backing to live our dream lifestyle. It truly is all thanks to you (and) the enthusiasm, patience and confidence you expressed so clearly to us.” 

My coaching programmes today are not much different from those I practised in the years before I relinquished my authorisation to provide financial advice. Even then, I spent more time providing life coaching to clients rather than giving financial advice.

Then and now, three financial principles rule the design and delivery of my coaching services, principles that I recommend you also adopt:

  • Money is a means to an end, not an end in itself
  • Work out your life’s aspirations first, then structure your finances to support those goals
  • Being satisfied with enough is more fulfilling than struggling to have more

Proof that coaching works

Another client, Linda, wrote, “Jeremy steered me away from (…) habitual ways of thinking; practical examples and stories helped me apply lessons to my circumstances.

So, the comments of my financial planning clients offer proof that coaching works for parents whose children have left home and that it is something that parents want, even if they don’t fully appreciate the fact.

As my clients Chris and Charlotte wrote, “The real icing on the cake is that it has all been done with a lightness of touch, a sense of humour and a real understanding of our needs and our personalities. We cannot recommend Jeremy more highly.

I have witnessed many moving and dramatic client moments in my career, but probably none so incredible as that of one of my clients who, during a coaching session, declared, “She wished she was a better mother, a better wife and a better daughter“, then sobbed her heart out.

Neither her husband nor I believed she was anything but a good mother, wife and daughter. She was the only one who thought that way, and our subsequent conversations helped her realise and confront her most significant challenges of self-doubt and low self-worth.

The Empty Nest Navigator Programme

I built an entire business helping similar clients, so I know coaching works for the empty nest parents who comprise most of my clients. You can benefit, too. Simply register your interest in my exploration programme, the Empty Nest Navigator, before 5 January at jeremydeedes.com/navigator-cta/. Early registration does not commit you to purchasing the programme but enables you to benefit from a twenty per cent discount and other bonuses.

(All names were changed to protect client confidentiality. The original written testimonials are available in my office.)

My name is Jeremy Deedes, and I support parents whose children have left home to re-organise their lives and money so that they grow their wealth, make a difference and live with purpose, grace and style.

The Empty Nest Navigator is a single session and ongoing support to help you get started. Find out more at jeremydeedes.com/navigator/ or register your interest now to take part in one of twelve navigator sessions between 9 and 18 January 2024.

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