“Turning 50 was a bit of a wake up call for me.
And, it was also a midlife gift that made me happier than I ever expected to be at that age.”
Ask yourself if you really believe that the best is yet to come?
What do you think? Do you believe this deep down?
I doubt it.
Most of us can’t even imagine that we could thrive in midlife. This is because of our deep negative beliefs about aging; we don’t believe that OLDER could be better than YOUNGER…and what happens in the future could be better than the past. This mindset is a big disconnect for many of us midlife gals!
I know what it’s like to be unaware of thinking this way about aging. I also know what it’s like to be stuck at 50. I’ve totally been in your shoes and know how hard it is to feel this way.
You want to change but don’t know what to do or how to get there.
I work with amazing midlife women, like you. The only problem is you feel like you’re running out of time to get unstuck and you just can’t stand spinning in confusion like this anymore.
I’ll help you stop wasting time, figure out what you want and make changes to create a life that makes you giddy with excitement about all that’s possible.
Yes…I said giddy.
I’m a Master Certified Life & Weight Coach and Midlife Mentor who’s on a mission to help women get excited about their lives again.
You can no longer ignore your own drive to get unstuck and grow.
Now that you’re older, you know deep down that there’s more out there for you, but you’re really unsure about how to find the meaning you’re looking for.
The coaching work that we do together is absolutely transformative. You’ll go from feeling like you’re trudging through mud to feeling like you’re swimming in the crystal blue water of the Caribbean. It’s that much of a change!
Why you get stuck and get in your own way
I’ve always been fascinated by why we do what we do; I even wrote about this way back in 1981, in the little blurb next to my graduation photo in my high school yearbook.
It’s really no surprise that my passion led me to study behavior. My MA in Applied Social Psychology honed my listening skills and opened the door to a 25 year career in public health, specifically in addiction and mental health educational publishing and health promotion.
Although I loved my career, I found myself feeling quite stuck about the time I turned 50. I really craved working one-on-one with people. I was also bored and no longer content doing only project management.
I wanted more. I felt it deep inside.
And…I was afraid of having regrets.
Can you relate to being afraid of having regrets?
I didn’t want to have regrets about what I didn’t do, didn’t say, didn’t try or didn’t change. BUT…I was so fearful of change. Especially my job.
Does your job look great on paper but it’s boring you to tears too, like mine was? I don’t know about you, but I was withering away, just passing the time. Oddly enough, I couldn’t get my head around leaving. Golden handcuffs can get really tight! I was afraid to leave. And I let five years go by.
Yes…five years. How much time have you wasted?
The Gift of a Midlife Lay Off
Then one day…I got a fateful knock at my office door. I was being laid off. Totally harsh, but wow, it opened up the possibility for me to make the change I really wanted but was too fearful to make on my own.
This is why I get what you’re going through.
I was there too. I know first-hand what it’s like to feel confused and fearful about change. I also know what it’s like to bust through.
Midlife Crisis or Midlife Funk?
It didn’t quite feel like a classic midlife crisis, but something was off; I was smack dab in the middle of a midlife funk.
I hired a coach.
What followed was my absolute shock at just how effective and profound the whole coaching experience was. I knew I needed to understand more about how this process of learning to manage my mind helped me so quickly.
The coaching started about the time I turned 50 and also helped me realize I had to do some regret-proofing myself.
I could see that with my kids now a bit older, I had a chance to breathe…
…and could finally do some serious thinking about what I wanted;
…and could also figure out how to live intentionally myself.
Turning 50 also gave me insight into my career. I knew I had more to give and people to help. I asked my coach where she trained and registered at the same school right away.
Training for a New Career in My 50s – Midlife Reinvention
I did it! And I never looked back!
Today, I’m a Master Certified Life and Weight Coach, trained at The Life Coach School. I’ve had so many new and fulfilling experiences, from being an instructor and training 100s of coaches, to coaching 100s of clients myself. I’ve written dozens and dozens of blogs.
As the host of the popular podcast, Women in the Middle®, I’ve connected with thousands of amazing women who want more. Who are ready to put themselves first, finally. And who know that it’s time to max their midlife.
I’m also a Certified Authentic Selling® Instructor for Kendrick Shope’s Authentic Selling University and help online entrepreneurs understand the mindset, basic sales tools and strategies so that the can make money, reach more customers and clients, and do more of what they love. Business mindset issues can really keep you small! I love that I can help you bust through this too!
And most recently, I’m excited to share that I’m also a Certified Zentangle ® Teacher (CZT) and am thrilled to bring the Zentangle Method, an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, to my community. This method is accessible creativity, something the women in my community crave. It is mindfulness practice at your fingertips (and it’s included in The Finally First Club!).
I discovered that I wasn’t alone in feeling so stuck and frustrated at this point in my life.
I sensed there was more out there for me.
Just like you do.
You don’t have to have a midlife crisis; change your mindset about possibility and change your life!
I could finally see that these new ideas, training and doors opening were OPPORTUNITIES for happiness!
It was the first step in opening my mind up to all sorts of possibilities, even being this age.
One opportunity surprised me because it was something from my childhood.
I found myself reflecting more about what brought me joy as a kid. When I was young, my family bred and showed St. Bernards. I had such fond and happy memories of this brief time in my life. I started to think. I started to dream.
And before I knew it, I was the mommy of a big, hairy Newf named Niko. Newfs are quite similar to St. Bernards but they are a water rescue breed, which is perfect for us because we spend time on a lake.
Having Niko in my life is a way to not only share a bit of my past with my kids, but also bring back and enjoy many of my most favorite memories as a kid. I love that my family is growing up with a slobbery and lovable friend like Niko. And…you never know what will happen when you dream BIG! An empty nest dog just might be in your future!
This insight about connecting with something that I wanted in my life, on purpose, was only the beginning.
You can do this too!
I love helping my clients get results in midlife that are life changing.
I want to live in a world where aging is cool and thinking about possibility is fun. I’m more creative, having more fun and more fulfilled than ever before.
I have skills and tools to help YOU get excited about your life too.
It’s all about regret-proofing.
Mindfulness can change your life at any stage. But coaching can help you take back control of designing the life you want.
Are you ready to finally see what you want? To have it becomes crystal clear?
Can you imagine this? Are you ready to “lean in” to creating this in your life?
It’s time to make it happen for yourself.
The big question is, are YOU ready? That’s really what it comes down to.
Life is way too short for regrets.
You will regret having regrets. We all will.
So let’s make sure that doesn’t happen!
Ready to get going? Here’s how:
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