Contributed by Michael Worsfold
When I joined Toastmasters in 2014, I was a retired management consultant, still doing coaching, mostly with business people. My motivation for joining was to expand my local community and grow my ability to speak about my coaching work in public. I used my speeches to clarify my thinking and practice communicating parts of what I was doing. I also learned to get out of my comfort zone by doing humorous speeches and learning to tell stories.
I never expected that five years later Toastmasters would be the incubator for a new venture I call The New Retirement Project.
The New Retirement Project and the New Retirement blog are about exploring new perspectives and new strategies for well-being in retirement; finding order, meaning, purpose and adventure.
Read more about the project in an eight-part series beginning here.