About Reed

I honor your inquiry into your future.

My passion is helping clients invest in their dreams for a vibrant, meaningful, and rewarding life by design. I offer a variety of programs that work together to deliver results, getting you where you want to go. 

Who I Am

I am a certified coach through both Retirement Options™ and also the Retirement Project LLC, two leaders in non-financial retirement planning. Having studied clinical psychology at the University of Vermont and work experience with organizations like the Mankind Project and Couples Coaching Couples, I serve clients with humility and acceptance.

My Mission

For me, and most people I know, major life changes aren't easy. And, when midlife change comes, there’s a lot of it - whether it's an empty nest, a job that has ended, taking care of parents, or navigating health concerns. Often it's a combination of many factors. My services help clients sort out the many changes they face to help them chart a solid direction forward.

What I Do

I use online assessment tools to help clients determine next chapter readiness in 20 lifestyle areas. I work with individuals and groups to help interpret these findings and explore broader transition issues to help people fully live into the years ahead.

Who I Am

I am a certified coach through both Retirement Options™ and also the Retirement Project LLC, two leaders in non-financial retirement planning. Having studied clinical psychology at the University of Vermont and work experience with organizations like the Mankind Project and Couples Coaching Couples, I serve clients with humility and acceptance.

My Mission

For me, and most people I know, major life changes aren't easy. And, when midlife change comes, there’s a lot of it - whether it's an empty nest, a job that has ended, taking care of parents, or navigating health concerns. Often it's a combination of many factors. My services help clients sort out the many changes they face to help them chart a solid direction forward.

What I Do

I use online assessment tools to help clients determine next chapter readiness in 20 lifestyle areas. I work with individuals and groups to help interpret these findings and explore broader transition issues to help people fully live into the years ahead.

Certifications

Retirement Options Certified Coach Certification Seal
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Testimonials

Roger

Roger

Dominical, Costa Rica

Reed helped to open up a new world to me, but by making me do all the work, which wasn't easy to do. Through his insightful questions and feedback, he compelled me - in a good way - to dig deep internally which enabled me to make discoveries about myself. Ultimately, through Reed's guidance I have gained significant confidence that I have the power to solve my own internal conflicts.

Anita Mikhail

Anita

Rockville, MD

Working with Reed as my coach, was a refreshing and eye-opening experience! With Reed’s ability to listen past my words and hear the emotions and feelings behind my diatribe of why my life was not working out, I was able to gain clarity and direction that has helped me manage a personal decision that was frightening to me and move in a direction that will enhance my life! Reed also helped me realize that I have all of the tools I need to fulfill my dream of becoming a business owner as I transition from the corporate world!

Will

Will

Takoma Park, MD

Reed helped me see valuable insights as well gave me greater confidence to take control of my life. Reed is perceptive, patient and honored who I am and where I want to go. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to make positive life changes - especially during times of transition.

Reed's Story

I am grateful to have had a rewarding 30 year career as a senior manager with such organizations as AARP, Points of Light Foundation and Montgomery County Government where I ran national and local programs to engage people in service to the community.

A number of years ago I was running a local nonprofit field office, and felt restless. I was in my mid-fifties, and started thinking more about how many years left I had on the planet rather than how old I was. I wasn't feeling the same passion. The key question was "What do I really want at this point in my life/career?" and "Am I fully who I want to be?" I knew I had lots more to give and I was thankfully healthy but didn't have a future plan or anchor passion.

Through my own soul-searching, exploration with friends and professional help - I challenged my own limiting beliefs. I was able to refocus my life in a way that brings me satisfaction through coaching - and in other areas of my life. While I didn't realize it at the time, learning the skills of coaching helped me move more from focusing on " the doing" to who I was being. I slowed down, started meditating, and focused more on the life I already had. And in the process, I found myself more open to opportunities and being more comfortable with the journey rather than the end goal.

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CSW - Hi Res 2011

I find coaching very rewarding as I help clients navigate the many challenges and feelings that midlife brings up. I love seeing people grow and discover what really is important to them, then take action to make their intentions come true.

I see life as a continual journey and am getting better at making mistakes! I've been involved in men's personal growth work through the Mankind Project and have been in a men's group for 12 years. And while still not easy, I'm taking more risks and seizing more of each precious day.

I've been married for over 20 years. We've been part of an amazing group called Couples Coaching Couples for committed couples that want even more out of their relationship. We have one son who's now in college. I volunteer with a number of nonprofits, play tennis, guitar, lead sing-a-longs, love dancing and am an avid cycler. My stretch is to do stand-up comedy by the end of the year. My own coach is helping me on that one now!

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