Hilary Henderson

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B.Sc Occupational Therapy


New Insights Certified Coach


Hilary’s Experience:

I spent 10 years working as an Occupational therapist, mainly in the Psychiatric wards at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, then lecturing at UCT.  I also managed a private Occupational Therapy Practice for several years. After completing my MBA, I spent a year with a Management Consulting firm and then I established and successfully ran my own Guest House with training facilities for 10 years.  In recent years I attempted to establish a business growing exotic mushrooms, which never got off the ground, and have worked in the non-profit sector in management and fundraising.  My wide variety of experience helps me to understand what others are experiencing.


Why Retirement Coaching?

I was catapulted into retirement on my 60th birthday when my job became untenable, so I embarked on a journey to become a life coach.  I landed in retirement with no preparation and quickly learned the importance of systematic preparation.  Writing a book about retirement planning was a strategy to understand the transition on several levels and has taken me on a journey to developing a passion for helping people ensure that their final act is the best part of their lives.

Most of us either cannot afford to stop working or simply do not want to.  So, in my coaching we debunk the myth that retirement is about stopping work.  Be it a new encore career, simply scaling down in your current career, or volunteering, together we can make your senior years meaningful and relevant with clear purpose.