Flying Forward Retirement Coaching provides coaching support for individuals and couples approaching retirement. Since 2015, coach Mary Blissard has provided the guidance and structure for those planning and transitioning to their retirement.
Mary is an experienced certified retirement coach, often working in conjunction with certified financial planners or an organization’s HR department. She loves getting to know people and learning what makes them tick. Coaching sessions with Mary are productive, motivating and positive.
Mary is also a contributing author to THE RETIREMENT CHALLENGE: A Non-Financial Guide from Top Retirement Experts. (2018)
I am an airline pilot who has flown for the past 38 years, first in the Air Force, then with United Airlines for the last 25 years. I have been active in the Retirement & Insurance Committee for my union, and in doing so, I have witnessed the challenge that pilots face in preparation for life after flying.
Many high functioning and executive level baby boomers have addressed the financial requirements they anticipate in retirement, but most are not adequately prepared for the abrupt disruption of their way of life that has been lived in the context of their careers. I pursued certification as a Retirement Coach so that I could help individuals, couples, and referred clients to navigate this transition smoothly, in a proactive and purposeful way.
I am passionate about educating and advocating for our baby boomer generation, to take the initiative and make choices which will lead to vision and meaning in their future life after work.