[MMM] How Do You Know When It is Time To Retire?

Happy Monday,
As the song says: You gotta know when to hold’em and know when to fold’em. Well Vancouver Aquarium CEO John Nightingale is folding them.
On Thursday May 3rd he announced that it was time for him to retire from his role at the end of the year. He’s been with the Vancouver Aquarium since 1993 after leaving his post at the New York aquarium.
“I’ve been very fortunate to have a career doing work close to my heart: ocean conservation, raising public awareness, supporting leading science, and making use of that science to effect change during an era when our blue planet needed it most,” he said.
His career centered around helping the aquarium refine its mission, increase attendance and greatly expand its science, conservation and public programs despite the latter years marked with controversy around the captivity of whales and other cetaceans.


Deciding when to leave and when to stay are often difficult, unclear decisions. Often the unbiased, objective advice of someone you trust is helpful. Another part of making this kind of decision involves having a broader career strategy. Knowing what you need to achieve before you are ready for your next challenge is key.
I understand the challenges involved in this kind of decision. Our coaches can offer you unbiased advice based on our experiences with thousands of clients. We have the tools you need to begin building not only your career strategy but your retirement strategy too.
Leading along the road with you…


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