Retirement Course Empowers Baby Boomers

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Retirement Lifestyle Specialist Dr. Cynthia Barnett offers “The RE-FIRE, Don’t Retire Group Coaching Course,” Feb. 1, 2006, to help retirees and prospective retirees maintain a fulfilling lifestyle. The deadline to sign up for the RE-FIRE, Don’t Retire course is Jan. 26.

Many recently retired or soon-to-be retired baby boomers dread the shift in lifestyle that comes with retirement. Instead of looking forward to these “golden years,” many dread the prospects of ill health, financial difficulties and idleness. Dr. Cynthia Barnett, a Retirement Lifestyle Specialist, motivational speaker and counselor, deals with these issues in a dramatic new 90-day program called “The RE-FIRE, Don’t Retire Group Coaching Course.” The next session begins Feb. 1, 2006. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 26.

“Retirement now is an immense problem,” Barnett says. “It has actually become, to many, a highly-charged, fearful concept. I know about this personally because I had to face it myself. My solution was to create a unique program of self-discovery for people facing the same issues I did. I tell my clients to take their dreams off the shelf, dust them off and get ready to do something wonderful with their lives. To be able do that, I had to reinvent the concept of retirement.”

The RE-FIRE, Don’t Retire course uses materials that are geared to helping participants live a meaningful and fulfilled life immediately prior to and in retirement. The courses address key issues in non-financial areas, such as how to identify one’s primary dreams, how to separate oneself from one’s past vocations, and how to manage their time prosperously and in a fulfilling way.

Once per week for 12 weeks, a group of clients meet with Barnett and up to 14 other high-achieving colleagues on the phone. They then spend 60 minutes per week going in depth into each step of the RE-FIRE, Don't Retire program. Barnett gives out assignments and worksheets and reviews everyone’s progress.

During this time, Barnett gives participants an empowerment over their dreams. Participants are also affected by the tremendous power of a highly-motivated group dynamic. This experience is highly interactive, filled with customized responses to their deepest questions.

“Learning how to penetrate to the core of one’s motivation is very important,” Barnett says. “It’s difficult to believe, but many people approaching retirement have never learned how to be true to themselves and their dreams.”

Dr. Cynthia Barnett is a “refired” educator who has reinvented her life, moving from the schoolhouse to an entrepreneurial venue. She is the author of “Stop Singing the Blues: 10 Powerful Strategies for Hitting the High Notes in Your Life” ( She was recently interviewed by Time magazine for their article about women in mid-life who have reinvented themselves.

For more information about the course, go to or contact:

Dr. Cynthia Barnett

(203) 855-9714

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