A self-discovery course for professionals who want to work part-time after retirement

Would you like to work on a flexible basis after retirement?

Do you wonder about what to do next — or even what's possible?

Are you ready to get unstuck?

If you answered yes to these questions, then Design Your Second Act can help. The course is self-paced and self-study. You can work on this whenever and wherever works best for you.


Hi, I'm Nancy Collamer, a career coach and the author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions After Retirement the book Glenn Ruffenach of the Wall Street Journal calls, "One of my favorite books about retirement."

As a blogger for ( the PBS site for people over 50), and, I often hear from readers who say they'd like to do some type of work in retirement, but they're not sure what — or how to get started.

Among the things they've written to me:

"Money is not the main issue anymore. But I’m bored and looking for ways to stay engaged with interesting and nice people, to learn and to help people."

"I'd like to start a very small business with my husband as a hobby and to keep busy because we both like to work. But we aren't sure what business???"

"I have passions for antiques, historical preservation and such. I'm just uncertain how to parlay those passions into an income during retirement."

Sound familiar?

Figuring out what to do after retirement is a challenge, even when you're usually a decisive person. After years of working full-time, having a wide-open calendar can feel both liberating and surprisingly overwhelming. But as with any important transition, you can’t just hope things will take care of themselves. You need to take action to make progress.


The course includes:

  • Nine video lessons
  • A downloadable workbook
  • A comprehensive resource guide
  • Additional bonus content

This is truly a one-of-a-kind offering. All of the content is tailored to meet the unique needs of people approaching or already in retirement.

The Second-Act Workbook will help you work through important questions:

  • How many (or how few) hours do you want to work?
  • What do you value most about work at this stage of your life?
  • Do you want to do work connected to your professional life — or try something new and different?
  • How can you best leverage your talents and time moving forward?

The Second-Act Resource Guide covers:

  • Unique classes and training programs for people 50+
  • The best places to find flexible, temporary, seasonal and project work
  • Resources to help you start your own business or side-gig, or to monetize a hobby
  • How to locate nonprofit work and volunteer options
  • Inspirational second-act stories and ideas … and much, much more!

Sometimes a book on a topic is just not enough! You need a step-by-step guide through the process.

Design Your Second Act is built around a proven 3-step process based on my 20+ years experience as a career coach focused on lifestyle-friendly careers:

Step 1: Determine What You (Really! ) Want. You need a clear vision of where you want to be in the future, before you can construct a roadmap to get you there. That's why the first step is to consider what a meaningful semi-retirement looks like for you. You'll complete exercises that will give you a greater understanding of who you are, what you most enjoy doing and what you're ready to change at this stage of your life.

Step 2: Discover What's Out There. After you've had a chance to reflect on your strengths, interests and goals, it's time to explore your options. In this section, I'll share the very best resources (e.g., websites, organizations, job boards, books, training programs, etc.) for people 50+ who want to work on a flexible basis.

Step 3: Test Out New Options. Your great ideas are just theories until you see if they are actually going to work out for you. The third step overviews the easiest and most cost-effective strategies to use when testing out semi-retirement options.


This course is not for everyone. But it is for you if:

  • You're a professional who will retire soon, or has recently retired
  • You're ready for something other than a traditional job
  • You want to do something meaningful in retirement — or perhaps do a few different things — but you're not sure what
  • You're open to exploring new options for your next act

This course is NOT for you if:

  • You don't care what you do for work, so long as it pays the bills
  • You really want a traditional paycheck job

This toolkit contains the very best tools, strategies and resources for creating a meaningful second act, all laid-out in an easy to follow program.

And, you can have instant access to everything — the workbook, resource guide and videos — for less than the price of one hour of private coaching with me.

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal (for USD transactions only). So if you are ready to build a meaningful, fun and flexible semi-retirement, just scroll down, choose your payment option and click now on Enroll in Course.

Your Instructor

Nancy Collamer
Nancy Collamer

Nancy Collamer is a certified retirement coach and the author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. She writes a regular blog on work and purpose for PBS and, and is the founder of

Nancy holds an MS degree in career development from the College of New Rochelle and a BA degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
I'm still a few years away from retirement. Is this course for me?
Yes! If you're ready to start planning your post-retirement life, then this course will help you jumpstart the process.
I'm not really sure if I want to work. Can this course help me decide?
Absolutely! The exercises in this book can help you decide how much you want to work (if at all). And should you ultimately choose not to work for pay, you'll have invaluable insights into the best ways to spend your volunteer, self-development and leisure hours.
I need job search advice. Is this for me?
Unfortunately not. While the course does include limited information about job boards, it does not focus on the mechanics of the job search (e.g., resumes, interviewing, etc.).
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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