Ted Clarke was eager to live out his dream of retirement after more than 35 years in management roles. Since stepping down as president and chief executive officer of The Beer Store in Ontario a year ago, he and his wife have made extensive trips to England, the United States and the Caribbean. He has worked to perfect his golf game and get more competitive in his passions of running and squash. In November, represented Canada at the Invitational Masters Squash Tournament in Mexico, winning the bronze medal.
But as fun as freedom has been, the 58-year-old is finding that retirement isn’t all he thought it would be and he’s on the hunt for a part-time management or consultancy role. “I got a good severance and we have savings, so money wasn’t the issue. But I’ve realized I’ve got lots of energy left and I want to use it as constructively as possible,” he says.
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