Retirement coaching is an essential investment in order to make a smooth transition from work-life to home-life. Our programs are designed to prepare you to make a successful transition by focusing on the five key areas of retirement: mental, social, financial, spiritual, and physical.

The goal is to give you a safe place to ask the questions you aren’t sure who to ask anyone else, to explore new possibilities and ideas, address fears and concerns, and move you toward your dreams and goals effectively.

Coaching is customized for each individual, couple or groups situation. Each session will be a little different, based on your needs at that time. Along the way, I will give assignments, suggest a course of action or ask you to come up with one. Throughout the process, I will encourage you to take some action steps and monitor your progress toward them. I offer the following services:

Individual Coaching: One-on-one coaching can be the most rewarding because it’s all about you. Through regularly scheduled sessions, I work with you to not only clarify and then implement a strategy to overcome obstacles and achieve goals but also offer support and encouragement along the way. I can work with you on a single, specific issue or goal, or broader measures including your social network or spirituality.

Couples Coaching: In working with couples, I’ll help you coordinate and discuss your thoughts, feelings, and expectations about retirement. The impact that retiring together or at separate times can have on you, and share strategies for growing closer and working together in retirement.

Group Coaching: An alternative to individual coaching is group coaching. It is perfect for organizations or associations who wish to offer non-financial retirement planning to their employees. Group coaching is much more interactive as each member defines, explores, and opens new thoughts and ideas about retirement. The length of each Group Coaching session is determined by the number of people in the group.


·        Naked Retirement
·        Guided Autobiography
·        Life Review
·        Positive Psychology
·        How to Find Your Passion in Retirement
·        Successful Retirement


Dr. Diane is a certified facilitator for the Retirement Intelligence (RQ) Assessment.  This online assessment consists of 56 online questions and takes about 20 minutes to complete. The result is a 15 page personalized report including an RQ score. The assessment report provides insight for transitioning your thoughts and feelings about retirement into a new retirement reality.  It helps you critically question your preconceived ideas about retirement, so you can develop a new sense of purpose and cultivate a resilient mindset about positive aging and leaving a legacy to your family and community. 

Employer Groups

Dr. Diane is available to do corporate presentations on the importance of planning for retirement as well group or one-on-one coaching. She can also provide a train the trainer program to key employees to support your staff in retirement planning.

What is the cost of coaching?

As you might expect, the cost for coaching depends on the number of sessions, type of session (individual / couples / groups) and you’ll find coaching rates are all over the map. We do not publish our rates but I am happy to discuss them with you personally. Keep in mind that an experienced coach will cost more than a beginner and group rates can be the most cost effective.

Whether one-on-one, with your partner, or in a group setting, our commitment to you is to provide a safe, reflective environment where we can work together to help you make the most of your time in retirement.

Next Steps: Click here to schedule your free initial coaching session or to contact me about our group and other programs.


Beecham Parker, Asheville, NC

Dr. Diane Lukich provided a safe and accepting space for me to express my concerns and fears as well as my hopes and desires regarding my retirement. Her constructive feedback and helpful suggestions have assisted me in gaining clarity and motivated me to really think about and create what I want as my third act in my life. She provided beneficial coaching and knowledgeable guidance as to how I can manifest the best retirement in alignment with my desires. Thank you Dr. Diane!