Roberta Taylor and Dorian Mintzer are relationship therapists and retirement coaches who have found that when couples are able to communicate effectively and know how to compromise and negotiate, they are less likely to avoid the often difficult and uncomfortable issues related to retirement transition. Unlike other retirement information on the market today, Dori and Roberta offer couples a road map to getting on the same page when it comes to their ‘what’s next’ vision. Developing a shared vision for retirement is possible when couples are able to communicate and plan together.

What led them to write this book?  Years of individually coaching couples in their third stage of life brought the realization that many couples were at an an impasse when it came to discussing all things related to retirement, like what their retirement vision looked like.  What they discovered is that many couples, partners and significant others were not on the same page when it came to what they wanted during this life transition.


 Roberta Taylor, RNCS, M.Ed., BCC


Roberta Taylor

Roberta is an experienced psychotherapist, life transition coach, couples relationship coaching specialist, workshop facilitator and speaker. She has a B.S. degree from the State University of New York and an M.A. in developmental psychology from Rollins College. She is a licensed psychiatric nurse clinical specialist and a certified life coach through the Institute for Life Coach Training. She has been trained in family and elder mediation, hypnotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, Jungian dream work, teaching adult learners and EMDR.  She is a licensed Third Age Coach, 2Young2Retire Facilitator and Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster facilitator.  She was trained by The Purpose Project™, a joint project of the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing and Richard Leider of the Inventure Group. She is currently in training with Deborah Price and The Money Coaching Institute.

Roberta is on the board of The National Speaker’s Association-New England, and is a member of  The International Coach Federation, The American Society on Aging, The Transition Network and Women Writers International. She was formerly on the board of The Life Planning Network and continues to be actively involved in the organization. She is a member of Wellesley Women in Business.

Read more about Roberta at PathMaking.com

Dorian (Dori) Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., BCC


Dorian Mintzer

Dori is an experienced therapist, consultant, group and workshop facilitator, speaker, writer  and teacher, as well as a life transition, couples and executive coach. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Ph.D. from Smith College. She was a lecturer in psychiatry at the Cambridge Hospital, part of the Harvard Medical School, for eighteen years. She’s a licensed psychologist and independent clinical social worker, and trained as a coach through Mentor Coach. She is also a licensed Third Age coach through the Third Age Leadership Center,  a 2Young2Retire Certified Facilitator , a Licensed Life Change Artist and a Licensed Paper Room Facilitator. She has advanced training in family systems therapy, couples therapy, sexuality therapy, ADHD coaching, family and elder mediation, positive psychology and quality of life therapy and coaching.

Dori belongs to a variety of professional organizations, including The National Speaker’s Association, The American Psychological Association, The National Association of Social Workers, The American Society on Aging, The International Coach Federation, The Life Planning Network  and the Boston Club for Professional and Executive Women.

In addition to being co-author of The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle, Dori is a contributor to 70 Things to do When you Turn 70,  Live Smart After 50!, 65 Things to Do When you Retire: Travel; The Six Secrets to a Happy Retirement; 65 Things to Do When you Retire; Remarkable and Real and Making Marriage a Success. 

Read more about Dori at RevolutionizeRetirement.com.


You may contact Dori and Roberta with questions or about speaking at your event :

Dori Mintzer: dorian@dorianmintzer.com

Roberta Taylor: rkt@pathmaking.com