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Meet Lori

Hi there! I'm Lori Candela


Your Certified Professional Retirement Coach. When several people close to me retired from their careers, I discovered something interesting. While they were successful at what they did and in the way they planned for financial security in retirement, they still had questions like:

  • "Who am I without my job title?"

  • "How do I build structure to my days?"

  • "Now what?"

Several years ago, I made a shift in my own career, and began to plan for what I wanted my retirement to look like. As a credentialed Change and Transition Coach, it became crystal clear to me that my purpose is to guide others through this unique life stage.


Retirement is not
Just a Destination..

It can be a truly transformative time filled with opportunities for self-discovery and growth.


My passion lies in ensuring that your retirement is not just a retreat from your career but a fulfilling chapter where you can continue to evolve, contribute, and find profound purpose.


Uncover the richness that retirement offers and let's begin crafting your Retirement Journey Roadmap for a future that resonates with your truest self.

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 Lori Candela

Lori is an experienced professional with over three decades in the field of human resource development. In 1990, she founded Training and Performance Solutions, LLC, and has collaborated with major corporations across various industries by creating learning strategies to help leaders and their teams to effectively prepare for and navigate the human side of organizational change. 


As founder of Retiring on Purpose, LLC, her goal is to empower her clients to be competent, confident, and comfortable in their abilities to approach new beginnings with clarity, create a plan to achieve their goals and live life with intention!


Credentials and Certifications


  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)  in Curriculum and Instructional Design/Training Design and Development, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Banking and Finance/Business Management and Administration, Alvernia College

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) designation from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

  • Certified Facilitator of William Bridges’ Managing Organizational Transition and Individual Transition in Organizations programs

  • Certified DiSC Trainer


Professional Affiliations

  • ICF-CT Chapter, Immediate Past President

  • ICF Global, Member

  • Boston Facilitator’s Roundtable (BFR-ODN), Member

  • Institute of Coaching, Member

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