Rock Your Retirement Show
What do you do after a career at BMW? Ep 17
May 9, 2016
What to do after retirement? Tom McGurn will talk to us about finding our passion. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/what-do-you-do-after-a-career-at-bmw What do you do after a career at BMW? Tom McGurn earned his first paycheck as a journalist writing sports for a daily newspaper while still in high school. He continued to work as a part-time journalist during college and then pursued a career in public relations after graduation. In 1975, at age 28, and with about 5 years of experience, he got a huge break. He was hired as part of the start-up management team at BMW of North America. The sales and marketing arm for Bavarian Motor Works. He didn’t leave until he retired at the end of 2007. During his career, Tom was responsible for public relations, industry affairs, dealer relations, and a host of communication responsibilities, including: speech writing, corporate meetings and training.  When he retired he had to ask himself the question, “What do you do after a career at BMW“? VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY Tom discovered early on in his retirement that one of the things he wanted to do was volunteer, as he did during his career. Tom is a seasoned corporate communication professional and writer. He uses his experience to offer clients fresh perspectives on their communications needs and customer focused writing.   That's how he was able to answer the question, “What do you do after a career at BMW“? * He volunteered on the board at MiraCosta College * He is an active volunteer with SCORE. Offering free business counseling for people who are thinking about starting a small business and those who want to increase the performance of an existing business. * He is a member of the Cal State San Marcos Foundation Board. Serving on the marketing committee and is a member of the Athletic Director's Council. What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire? How much fun it will be and how you will have control of your life to do what you want when you want. We have a lot of listeners who are new retirees or maybe feel stuck in their lives at the moment.  If you were sitting across the table from a new retiree, what’s the one piece of advice that you would give to have a successful retirement? What is your passion? Follow your passion, whether it's volunteerism, tutoring, a hobby, recreation, or self-improvement. Do something with and for others If you would like more information on either volunteering or using the services SCORE offers, you can go to: https://sandiego.score.org/ or for the National SCORE the website is https://www.score.org/ If you would like to visit the Cal State San Marcos website and learn more about the foundation board, you can go to: http://www.csusm.edu/giving/csusm-foundation/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/rockyourretirement/017_R_Tom_McGurn_160303_IFinalcs2.mp3