Sandra Menzies Gaithersburg, Maryland
Retirement Coach, Leadership Coach, Career Coach
Academic Coach, Project Management Professional, Yoga and Mindfulness Leader
Retirement is both freeing and daunting at the same time.
A lot of people think that retirement planning is just about saving money. And while that’s important, it’s not the whole story…
I’ve seen so many who get to retirement and end up:
-Filling their time with meaningless activities
-Feeling like they no longer matter- like they’re just sitting around waiting to die
-End up going back to work and becoming even more afraid of embracing this time
And ultimately, they feel unfulfilled: “…is this IT? Is this what I spent my whole life working towards?”
NO! This is NOT what you spent your whole life working towards!
That’s why I created my programs- to support people at various stages of their retirement journey:
+Planning for retirement and leaving a strong legacy at your former job
+Post-retirement and finding something missing
WHO I WORK WITH:
*People who are eligible to retire or have an upcoming retirement date
WHAT I DO: I help you understand why you still matter.
My signature framework, The Personal Power Method, helps you get:
+Clarity in your vision and path forward
+Understanding of who you are as a retiree and why it’s important
+A clear strategy
+A lightness and sense of a weight being lifted
You can truly ENJOY your retirement.
And you see your vision in action every day.
WHY IT WORKS: I’ve created a program full of the best methods and exercises that help my clients understand quickly what’s going to make a difference for THEM.
My purpose is to encourage exploration and practice building resilience so people can do what they truly want to do and to LIVE instead of existing through life.
Send us a message and we'll schedule a 15-minute call.
9 reviews (4 verified) (4.89)
I worked with Sandy as I was going through a double transition of an empty nest and moving towns. Added to that is my having social anxiety. Its was such a pleasure to talk with Sandy on everything from how to get a conversation going after walking into a social gathering to how to stop siting at home and just playing solitaire all day! Her special talent is her listening skills. She always heard the root issue I was talking about even if I hadnt quite realized it. I highly recommend her as a coach.Susan
I have had the immense pleasure to have Sandy as my coach for the past 6 months. We hit it off right away, she is great and would absolutely recommend her. I feel I have grown and flourish into a better leader without compromising my values. Sandy works with you for you to grow and gain understanding and solid leadership bases for the future. She has provided expectational values in her ability to assess the situations and offer concrete tools, recommendations and plans of actions to enable my growth. Even though my professional development funds through work have ran out, I decided to continue working with Sandy, to improve myself, to learn from her and challenge myself to think outside on my box. I have also leaned a tremendous amount of skills, techniques and resources for my career development and leadership. Thank you Sandy, for all your help!Cecilia Kretz
If you are a professional that need support to explore your inner strengths, I recommend Sandy to you. I have worked with Sandy and she has a superpower as a gifted listener to hold a grounded space guiding her clients toward sustainable outcomes. Her experience in mindfulness meditation would definitely bring extra flavor to the coaching engagement. Look to Sandy to access your inner strengths and courage. Coach Bao Nguyen, HCMC, Vietnam.Bao nguyen
Sandra is a wonderful coach who puts her heart and soul into coaching her clients and supporting them in reaching their goals. Her coaching framework "learn, unlearn, relearn, my learn" is so powerful and It helped me gain clarity on areas I needed to change in my life and new behaviors/perspectives I need to adopt to move forward and grow. Sandra's empathy, support and positivity helped me see opportunities, possibilities and hope. Thank you Sandra for empowering me!Lyssa Miskawi
Sandy was terrific! She was very patient and was great at helping me come to my own conclusions. She had some fantastic insights that were incredibly helpful in getting me where I needed to go. I highly recommend her!Jocelyn Jeffries
Sandy Menzies is a thoughtful life coach who helped me clarify my Why statement to get to the core of why I wanted to be a coach. My Coaching Nirvana Statement and my Onboarding statement suggesting changes that were very helpful. She listens carefully and is thoughtful about what she says and what she suggests. I found her 3 point breath exercise very helpful. I used it for myself and my clients. She suggested changes that made my mindfulness meditations more clear and powerful. She also had me make them my own with my letterhead. Sandy is an excellent coach and I was fortunate to have her.Mari Craig
Sandy's approach to coaching puts the client's best interest at the center of the conversation. Over the past two years, Sandy has helped me clarify my intentions, clear my path of distractions, and enabled me to craft smaller obtainable, concrete actions to pursue my goals. She genuinely cared while she walked along side me, empowering me to take my next steps.Gwen Garrison
Sandy was very patient and encouraging to me for the year we spent together as coach and mentee. I was unable to express myself clearly and assertively in my carrier. She gave me tools to work with and follow up with my progress. I always remember her simple but focused questions and feedback when I need it.Meron Debebe
Sandy is genuinely interested and focused on helping others grow. She is a sympathetic listener and asks questions that challenge your perspective. She has worked with a variety of clients and brings broad life and work experience to her practice.Kathy Heer