Encore Coaching

We are living longer. The average lifespan is around 30 years longer than it was a century ago. Moving into your fifties and sixties can raise questions such as what next? Or what now? How do you make the most of these extra years and sustain your wellbeing?

The ‘encore career’ is a second career in the second half of life, which often takes the form of a portfolio career. For some it’s about a need to keep earning in an era of insecure work and dwindling pensions. For others it is about finding new meaning in life after quitting the rat race. Having a sense of purpose in life is one of the most important things for longevity and a healthy later life. As life gets shorter, the need for meaning grows and this can be challenging when you get off the treadmill.

Planning the Encore explores how to find a sense of purpose for later life. Your strengths are key – they offer you a toolkit to draw on to move forward in a positive direction, whether that’s pursuing a passion, using your latent skills in a new way or contributing to the greater good.

This is offered as a block of coaching sessions and has been run in the past as a workshop. You will gain:

  • A better understanding of the ‘encore years’
  • Get to know your strengths
  • Explore your source of meaning in later life
  • Discover a purpose in life
  • Plan what your ‘encore’ looks like.

The ‘encore’ movement has emerged from the baby boomer generation wanting to do more in the later chapters of life and has led to initiatives such as encore.org, which is devoted to helping people make a living while making a difference in the second half of life. Find out how the over-50s are changing patterns of working life. 


Read some inspiring examples of encore careers.

“As someone who is living their encore, now in my 3rd career, I can honestly say that this has been the most rewarding part of my working life so far, bringing together all the strengths and skills I have developed over a working life of 30+ years.” Miriam Akhtar