Has collaborated with Paul McKeon for over 14 years. The relationship commenced when Neil was Executive Director of COTA (NSW), part of the national COTA network, specialising in ageing issues – health, community education, government policy, employment, information services. While at COTA, Neil was responsible for a call centre and initiated and managed programs for over 40000 older people. Many of these programs had corporate partners.
He commenced presenting retirement planning workshops to clients of financial services providers, and wrote a workbook Building My Retirement House currently in use in NZ.
He has spoken at state, national and international conferences on issues affecting people over 50. He is a trained counsellor, discussing life matters with many individual persons and couples.
Neil assisted in the creation of the first Baby Boomers Life Change web site and was the Co Editor of the company’s first book, “The Rest of Your Life.” Neil is also a presenter at many of the seminars the company invited to participate in.
Neil is also an educator, current research student and consultant. He has been a teacher, school principal and Founding Chair of a school. Over 100 of his articles on school leadership, governance and management and retirement, have been published nationally. He invites readers to think about the lifestyle opportunities and challenges that retirement brings.
Neil Tucker BA BD DipEd GrDip Psych&Couns MA (Educ) MBA (Exec) FAIM