In this episode of The Green Zone Podcast, Jeff and Lauren discuss the importance of setting simple yet effective financial goals and resolutions – including how to ensure you pick the ones that are right for you. Together, they discuss ways to:
Intentionally set aside and save more money
Leverage credit card points and benefits
Improve your credit score
Set and maintain a realistic budget
Consolidate debt (including credit card debt)
Rely on apps and technology to help you reach your goals
Do you know what motivates you? Do you know what fulfills you? Do you know what your “why” is?
These are big questions, but the Birkman Method can help you answer them with confidence (and it’s backed by 70+ years of data). This 30-minute assessment helps individuals understand their motivation, self-perception, social perception and mindset – and how to leverage each of these things to find more satisfaction in their lives.
In this episode of The Green Zone Podcast, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith sit down with Sharon Birkman, CEO of Birkman International, for an in-depth and eye-opening discussion on how Birkman can help us plan for a fulfilling future – especially with retirement in mind. They discuss:
The fascinating origin story of Birkman International
What the Birkman Assessment is and how it’s different from others, such as DISC and Myers Briggs
How the Assessment is used with companies and individuals
How you can use the Birkman to plan for a fulfilling retirement centered around your “why”
Note: Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the services of Sharon Birkman or Birkman International.
About Our Guest: Sharon Birkman, CEO of Birkman International
As the daughter of company founder and influential industrial-organizational psychologist Dr. Roger W. Birkman, Sharon Birkman cultivated her deep expertise in human perception and organizational behavior through her lifelong interest in The Birkman Method.
Sharon, CEO of Birkman International, has been recognized with a multitude of awards, including EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year, the Women President’s Organization’s Mary Lehman MacLachlan Award, National Best and Brightest Places to Work For, and the Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award.
In addition to her responsibilities at Birkman, Sharon volunteers her services as a Board Member of Houston Public Media, Goodwill Industries of Houston, and a long-time Board member for ESCAPE Family Resource Center. Sharon co-authored the book “The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work” and authored the book “Creatures of Contact” by ForbesBooks.
Birkman International is an industry-leading behavioral and occupational assessment company founded by innovative organizational psychologist Dr. Roger W. Birkman in 1951.
The Birkman Method remains a preferred instrument to better understand interpersonal dynamics through positive psychology. It is used widely in the fields of career and life coaching, leadership development, human resources management, and organizational design today.
It might feel good to just up and retire from your job without any plan. But that may not be the smartest choice.
In this episode, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith talk about the ‘pre-retirement checklist’ they have created for their clients and how it can change their entire experience of the retirement lifestyle. They also go into detail about the difference between clients that have used this plan far in advance and clients who have used this a little later in the game.
Jeff and Lauren discuss:
Their personally constructed retirement checklist
How to establish your values in retirement to help you stay fulfilled after your working years are over
Why it is important to be discussing your retirement plans, aspirations, and wants early-on with your spouse
The strategy of picking a specific date to have your goals established for retirement