1st Annual

Retirement Coaches Association Conference

September 21-22 2017, Weber's Inn - Ann Arbor, MI Register Now


Robert Laura

Robert Laura, AAMS, CMFC, CPRC, is the founder of The Retirement Coaches Association and President of Certified Professional Retirement Coach Designation. As a retirement activist and a retirement coaching pioneer, he continues to challenge the status quo of traditional planning though his nationally syndicated columns for Forbes.com and Financial Advisor magazine, as well as through his books Naked Retirement and Retirement Rx.

Sara Zeff Geber, PhD.

Sara Zeff Geber is a certified retirement coach and a recognized aging expert. Dr. Geber has made “Solo Aging,” her personal crusade. She is an active member of the Life Planning Network (LPN), and is on the leadership team for the NorCal chapter of LPN. She is also active in The Transition Network, a national organization that supports women over 50 as they go through life’s journey.

Steven Shagrin, CMC CPRC

Steven “Shags” Shagrin has been a student of the retirement experience since 1982 when he entered the financial services industry. Finding his clients sharing more about their lifestyle challenges rather than concerned about their financial situation, he discovered the International Society for Retirement Planning, a group that promoted and helped professionals develop holistic retirement planning approaches for their work in human resources, social services, financial planning, and more.

Joanne Waldman, M.Ed.

Joanne possesses more than 30 years’ experience in transition management including coaching and retirement. She has an extensive background as a webinar leader and for the past fourteen years served as Director of Training with Retirement Options. As the owner of New Perspective Coaching she works with baby boomers looking to plan their reinvention into retirement. She is a Professional Certified Coach, a Board Certified Coach and a Master Career Counselor.

Interested in speaking at the conference? Please fill out the form below or send your topic and short bio to Robert Laura, President at rl@retirementproject.org