Executive Encore: Women Finding Fulfillment After 60
By Patricia Muir
Are you an entrepreneur, executive, or professional exploring your choice for what’s next?
Join Executive Encore Coach, Patricia Muir each week as she shares wisdom from three decades of work with Fortune 500 consulting companies and interviews with women and thought leaders about finding fulfillment after 60!
Executive Encore: Women Finding Fulfillment After 60Nov 25, 2023
Empowering Change through Mindfulness: A Conversation with Meg Salter
In today’s episode, I welcome Meg Salter to share her story of continuous adaptation and re-invention, from banker to consultant to Executive Coach to Mindfulness Coach and Author, always alongside raising a family.
Meg is a global Executive Coach and Mindfulness Coach supporting leaders at tipping points in their worlds to develop a self-aware, resilient response to professional and life challenges.
Meg is the author of Mind Your Life: How Mindfulness Can Build Resilience and Reveal Your Extraordinary. with a Chinese edition now available, and a Vietnamese edition expected for 2024.
With impressive qualifications and credentials, Meg brings an integral developmental perspective, contributing in whatever way possible to the tipping points in our chaotic, beautiful world.
Please join Meg and me as we explore Meg’s perspective on the personal change process of letting go of the tried and true while making space to “Let Come the whispers and longings of the New.”
The Power of Perseverance: Marica's Incredible Journey as an "Immigrant Kid" with Health Obstacles
Today's guest is truly inspirational. Marica was a determined “immigrant kid” who battled health issues and turned her struggles into triumphs, fulfillment, and self-actualization.
As a healthcare veteran with over 30 years of experience, Marica used her expertise to transition from a respected pharmacist to a leadership role and then to a Health and Wellness Coach focusing on IBS management for professional women. Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance and a will to make a difference.
Join us as we delve into Marica's journey, highlighting the challenges she overcame, her successful career in healthcare, and her decision to pivot towards a more fulfilling path.
Expect to be inspired and learn what it takes to never give up on your dreams.
• Instagram @gutwellnessbymarica, where Marica posts information and holds events and offers.
Finding Fulfillment in a Couple-Owned Business Building Trust and Debunking Myths
Anthea Mumby identifies as one of those entrepreneurs who cannot be defined in one and sweet statement. She helps business owners who are ready to break free from the chaos of constant business emergencies. With the benefit of over 4 decades of entrepreneurial experience, Anthea helps put out the fires, stabilize, and sail on to success!
It’s no surprise that Anthea’s favourite clients are couple-owned businesses. Owners who want to create a lasting loving legacy of wealth and well-being. Anthea also loves working with Canadian insurance brokerages who need a pinch hitter broker principal to help with a challenge or an opportunity.
Join Anthea and me as we explore and debunk some myths of owning a business with a spouse, building trust in a couple-owned business, and sharing your vision to retain employees in your business.
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Build Your Own Success Ladder: Live Your Legacy While You Are Alive
As we approach the crossroads of life after 60, we tap into our wisdom with dedication to become the next best version of ourselves. We understand empowerment on a different level. We understand that by lifting ourselves, we lift others. That’s our mission and it can contribute to our legacy. In this episode, I welcome a dynamic, self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to THRIVE rather than merely SURVIVE. I present to you the “Mistress of Reinvention, Transformation Catalyst, and Next Business Strategist” ISABEL ALEXANDER Isabel cultivated an award winning, $10 million+ global chemical business, and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, coach, mentor, and role model. Her numerous awards include Canada’s 100 Powerful Women and Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs. Please join Isabel and me as we unwrap the word “Encore” and as Isabel inspires dedication to building your own success ladder to impact others and live your legacy while you are alive.
Connect with Isabel: • Text the word "ENCORE" to 33777 - watch a video • Isabel@TheEncoreCatalyst.com • https://www.theencorecatalyst.com/ Connect with Patricia: • firstname.lastname@example.org • https://www.patriciamuir.com/ • Read the Encore weekly blog at patriciamuir.com/blog. • Subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Sunday mornings are for Self-Care and hundreds of women sit with their favourite beverage to read my latest insights on fulfillment in life and work.
A Time of My Own: Moving Beyond Imposed Limitations
We are entering a phase when we need to explore what is important to us and move beyond imposed limitations. We are living longer and healthier lives. We are a generation of women who are working and creating well into the later decades of our lives. In today’s episode, I welcome Dr. Barbara Mark, an executive and personal coach who works with women over 70, and who is an advocate for positive ageing. Dr. Mark will help us explore how so many of us are embracing a greater sense of purpose or calling; how we ensure that "ageism" does not STOP us; and why we need to engage in healthy conversations about aging. There is so much joy in honouring our Restless Ambition while enjoying more time for leisure and relaxation. Connect with Barbara to explore strategies to experience your Restless Ambition.
email@example.com http://www.restless-ambition.com/ For women 70 and over who are out to contribute their skills and gifts to the world. https://www.atimeofmyown.com/ For women in midlife setting the foundation to prepare for their Restless Ambition. Connect with Patricia firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciamuir/https://www.patriciamuir.com/
We are Not Small Men: Lifestyle Strategies for Optimizing Women’s Biology After Midlife
As we approach the crossroads of life after 60, we enter a phase of life beyond menopause that comes with its own unique set of challenges.
Often, the advice that's given to women of all ages is simply a "small men" version of reproduction medicine which ignores our unique biology – especially for beyond midlife. This perspective overlooks the complex and varied biology of women and how it profoundly changes through midlife and beyond which could be 3 decades or more.
In today’s episode, I welcome an expert who specializes in this area to help us understand how women can utilize lifestyle strategies to optimize their biology beyond midlife. We will discuss the surprising strategies that will support healthy aging – beyond rhetoric about aging....beyond diet and activity.
Listen to Annie Gaudreault and me as we explore how we break away from the one-size-fits-all approach, and develop an individualized and holistic approach to women's health. Let's embrace the realities of our unique biology and optimize our lifestyle choices to live our best lives.
Connect with Annie. Mention this episode and receive a complimentary consultation.
https://linktr.ee/veev_health_wellness (probably the best way to connect)
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Bouncing Back from a Total Life Wipe-Out
Along with choices, we are incumbent to find joy, in fact, enhance joy, and remain optimistic – even when we know that there can be setbacks – and sometimes total life wipe-outs.
My guest, Vanda North, believes that building your joy intelligence positively affects all aspects of your life and work. Just a small shift in thinking or different daily act can change your outlook for the better. The most important point is that when you feel more deeply, quietly, significantly joyous inside, you are far more resilient to life’s upsets.
Vanda's purpose on this planet is to share joy enhancing concepts. Vanda shares practical, purposeful and positive thoughts, and actions for you to try on. Vanda shares her ideas all over the world through books and seminars and how she lives.
It is my honour to introduce Vanda North to my esteemed and respected audience of women finding fulfillment after 60.
Connect with Vanda to learn more about the practice of Mind Chi.
Wild Woman, Where Art Thou? Becoming of Age. Living life on Your Own Terms.
As we approach the crossroads of our 60th birthday and beyond, we begin to appreciate our hidden power as older women. It’s exciting to know that we have more choices than ever before.
Many of us begin to recognize the re-emergence of the wild woman that was always part of us, but has been suppressed and hidden for many years.
Our true self is about to unfold again with opportunities and possibilities as we navigate changes and transitions along with the commitment to be true to ourselves and live life on our own terms.
Audrey Danaher, is a retired registered nurse and the author of Becoming of Age, published in 2022. In her book, Audrey explores women’s experiences in the Third Stage of Life - that period that starts about age 60.
A transformative experience for Audrey was making the transition to writer from registered nurse beginning with her decision to chronicle her journey training for the New York City Marathon in 2014.
Be ready to reconnect with your younger self who believed you could do or be anything.
It is my honour to introduce Audrey as my guest today to inspire each one of us to make that commitment and to support each other as we navigate our next phase of life.
Connect with Audrey at email@example.com
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Navigating Client Work During Recurring Cancer Diagnosis
Long before they approach the crossroads such as monumental birthdays, some women experience an event that changes their perception of what fulfillment looks like.
A diagnosis of cancer can profoundly shift our perspective about what is important and what is best … for us.
When this monumental shift involves our personal AND our professional lives, we are forced to reflect on our desire, our capabilities, and our capacity to continue our work.
We negotiate our workload to navigate the demands of client work and our own expectations for our performance while honouring the healthy integration of work, life, and self-care.
In this podcast, Alexis Gladstone shares how her recurring diagnosis led her to focus on what was important in life – and what wasn’t. That meant navigating client work and her own expectations.
Alexis is the founder of Intelead, a consulting practice based in Chicago.
Alexis designs strategies and programs to help clients develop current and next-generation leaders and drive organizational change that delivers results. She is passionate about gender equity and is a sought-out voice, trainer, and coach on the topic of women and leadership and helps clients recruit, develop, and retain female talent.
Alexis is a frequent podcast guest around the globe, talking about all things leadership.
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Why Self-Care Matters for Fulfillment While Advocating for Others
Lorisa is passionate about advocating for families in transition AND for multigenerational family business enterprises to strengthen the unity and commitment between the business and the family relationships.
As we approach the crossroads of our 60th birthday and beyond, it’s exciting to know that we have more choices than ever before.
This is a time when many of us take stock of our lives and contemplate what’s next.
- We might intentionally decide to use our skills and experience to become advocates for special causes.
- Some of us become what I call “accidental advocates” as we take on caregiving responsibilities.
Lorisa is a tenured family law lawyer and is a certified family enterprise advisor partnering with multigenerational family enterprises across Canada, US, and Europe. Larisa inspires the involvement of the next generations in the family business, and assists in consensual dispute resolution, readiness, and governance practices.
Lorisa helps us explore why and how self-care matters when advocating for others. Advocating for others can be taxing to our energy and yet so gratifying.
Connect with Lorisa and request a copy of her "8-Point Strategy for Self-care" for Advocates (intentional and accidental)
Connect with me if you would like to be a guest or if we can work together on a project that is important to you....especially your self-care and being your best self.
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Finding Fulfillment at Any Age: The Authentic, Intuitive, Approach
Crystal-Marie Sealy is a sage from a younger generation of women. She is passionate about supporting our “best” self with a more authentic and intuitive approach to life. Crystal-Marie is a best-selling author – of adult and children’s books – and virtual keynote speaker. Crystal Marie is first and foremost a stay-at-home-mom who is currently homeschooling.
I truly believe that women share the power of wisdom through the multi generations. There is much to learn from younger generations.
Long before they approach the crossroads such as monumental birthdays, such as our 60th birthday, some women experience an event that changes their perception of what fulfillment looks like.
Many of us (women of multi generations) are taking stock of our lives and contemplating what we are doing in our life and work. For many of us regardless of age, this is our own momentous rite of passage powered by choices.
As an author and speaker, Crystal-Marie inspires children to authenticity, AND invites women of all ages who resonate with her philosophy to join her in a more authentic and intuitive approach to life. As an empath and introvert, she thrives in a more feminine lifestyle.
In my conversation with Crystal-Marie, we explore approaching fulfillment by acknowledging the value of bliss, intuition, and self-trust.
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We can find fulfillment and be awesome at any age. What does that look like for you? As demonstrated by our conversation today, our ability to share and receive wisdom is not bound by our age.
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You Choose. What will be different this year?
This is a time when many of us take stock of our lives and contemplate what we are doing in our life and work. This momentous rite of passage is powered by our choices. What can we do differently this year to harness that power for positive transformation?
My guest today is passionate about supporting individuals, teams, and companies to create positive transformation in work and personal life in ways never imagined.
Jill Whittington’s philosophy and coaching focusses on energy for impact as opposed to how many birthdays we have had!
Jill lives in the UK near the historic Georgian city of Bath. She is continually inspired by her love of walking in the surrounding countryside and by her two young grandsons, where curiosity, fun and living in the moment are authentically second nature
In my conversation with Jill, we will explore the power you have to choose and set up the challenge to consider what will be different this year as you set a new direction in life after 60.
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Facing Crisis: Curbing Self-Doubt and Distress
Bruce Fleck is the creator of the "The Crisis Cure methodology". His work is built on a foundation of a PhD in Psychology and a career in corporate marketing and management spanning 40 years. Bruce complements his work with certifications as a Life Coach and as a Holistic Cancer Coach.
As we approach the crossroads of our 60th birthday and beyond, it’s exciting to know that we have more choices than ever before. This is a time when many of us take stock of our lives and contemplate what we are doing in our life and work. This is time of transition and a momentous rite of passage that can be initiated willingly or by what we perceive as a crisis. For any life transition, there is a spectrum from uncomfortable to crisis based on subjective distress and coping skills.
In my conversation with Bruce, we explore how you can overcome crisis, make it a turning point for a better life, and for setting a new direction in life after 60.
Bruce is an author, course creator and coach. He's worked in corporate marketing and management for 40 years. His work is built on a foundation of a PhD in Psychology and a career in corporate marketing and management spanning 40 years. Bruce complements his work with certifications as a Life Coach and as a Holistic Cancer Coach. Bruce lives in Phoenix, AZ with his wife Jodi.
Contact Bruce at
- BruceFleck.com - Take the quiz!
Considering a Career Change in 2023? Here's is What You Need to Know
WITH Grisel Scarantino, MA, ODPC, Career Success Coach
Intense work dissatisfaction affects every aspect of your life. Your mood, sleep, your quality time with loved ones, your energy level... even your health.
Grisel Scarantino, a career success coach from sunny Tampa, Florida, helps seasoned professionals achieve a satisfying relationship between work and life.
Grisel has dedicated her career to enhancing a sense of fulfillment in work settings.
In this podcast, we discuss important considerations to make when a woman has identified she’s no longer satisfied in her current career and wants to pursue a new direction.
CONNECT WITH GRISEL
Thank you to my audience and Grisel's audience who joined us today. Join me each week as I interview women like Grisel and other thought leaders about finding fulfillment and joy after 60. If you are interested in being a guest, reach out to me.
Visit my website at patriciamuir.com. Read the Executive Encore weekly blog at patriciamuir.com/blog, and subscribe to my weekly newsletter.
Sunday mornings are for Self-Care and hundreds of women sit with their favourite beverage to read my latest insights on fulfillment in life and work. I often share insights from my guests, like Grisel because finding fulfillment is about sharing magical and awe-inspiring moments.
What does fulfillment look like for you? What's your immediate next step for finding fulfillment after 60?
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Recalibrate Your GPS : Courage to Set a New Direction
What do you want to be known for? It's a question we should all be asking ourselves regularly, especially as we approach or enter our 60s.
This is a time when many of us take stock of our lives and decide whether we're on the right track. It can be a scary proposition to make a change at this stage in our lives, but it's also an exciting one.
We have the opportunity to recalibrate our GPS and set a new course for fulfillment. But it takes courage to do so.
Join my guest, Trish Tonaj, as we will explore what it means to find your courage and set a new direction in life after 60. Trish will share inspiring stories of women who have done just that. Listen to Trish's story of trading her pen for a paintbrush.
Trish Tonaj is an award winning Marketing Consultant, Artist, Author and Founder of ShareYourStories.online.
Trish supports the entrepreneurial spirit with her definitive creative approach: a weekly podcast, a contributor to magazines, and an author of two books.
Remember, it's never too late to start living your best life!
As an artist, Trish recently presented her bold, colourful, abstracts in a solo show at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Her work is found in Europe, United States, and Canada.
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Planning for Your Best Life After 60! It’s Not Just About Money
Women face a crossroads as they approach or turn 60 and there are more choices and options than ever before for finding fulfillment and joy after 60.
Are you wondering how to plan to ensure that you have choice in a fulfilling role – whatever that looks like for you? For women entrepreneurs and executives, planning for life after 60 requires financial flexibility. But, it’s not all about your money.
Millie Gormley specializes in working with independent (single) women in Ontario, Canada. Millie believes that you can be calm, comfortable, and confident about your financial future in the 10, 20, and 30 years.
Millie shares what she acknowledges about the finance industry not serving women the way we deserve and need so that we understand the many elements of a financial plan that serves our own best interests. Millie answers the question: What is the role of a financial plan for a life that supports a woman’s fulfillment after 60?
Connect with Millie on her website
Your Encore: Expect Magic and Embrace Wisdom
My guest today is a NYTimes bestselling author, speaker, Founder of Inside Edge Foundation for Education AND the first coauthor with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen in the popular book Chicken Soup for the Soul (500 million sold).
For women entrepreneurs and executives with successful professional lives, we look for role models who inspire us to find fulfillment in what we call our ENCORE projects. As a lifetime entrepreneur my guest, Diana Wentworth, graciously shares how magical moments and wisdom can inspire fulfillment as we plan you ENCORE projects.
Strategic Self-Care: Planning for the Next Season
Ejibola Adetokunbo-Taiwo is a woman of influence and one of the many powerhouses within the Black community in Canada.
Ejibola's creative programs for women entrepreneurs and executives includes stationery products for elevating self-confidence, self-realization, and self-appreciation.
Women entrepreneurs and executives planning for life after 60, know that self-care goes beyond personal grooming and spa treatments.
Ejibola and I talk about the long-term commitment and complexity of the "strategic self-care plan" that flexes with the seasons within our life.
We recognize that at times, we might need to develop a “critical self-care” plan.
Connect with Ejibola at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The music Ejibola mentioned during our conversation is "Sade Adu Music Collection". Read more about her here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_(singer)
A New Chapter. Not A Wind-down
Julie Starr has been a Life Coach since 2002 and has loved every moment. After training as a dance therapist and working in a Psychiatric Care Hospital, Julie quickly realized her true calling was in coaching.
Her many years in the field of empowering women in challenge, has shown her that great things are possible for anyone willing to do the work and take the necessary action.
Julie is proud to be in “the over 60 crowd” and plans on working indefinitely doing what she loves.
For women entrepreneurs and executives with successful professional lives, planning for life after 60 is about adopting the mindset of looking forward to a new chapter. Approaching the crossroads does not necessarily mean winding down.
Are you wondering about the shifts you can make to set a foundation for fulfillment – whatever that looks like for you? Julie shares her insights and wisdom for women of any age.
The Benefits of Golf After 60: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social
James Wicketts is the Head Teaching Professional at Cobble Beach in Owen Sound, Ontario and is one of the top golf instructors in Canada. James coaches all year round to ensure that his clients develop and enjoy their golf game at any age, even and especially after 60.
For women entrepreneurs and executives, it’s important to identify activities that contribute to their physical, mental, and emotional needs and their social life after 60. An important element to consider is a mix of healthy activities that keep them engaged and fulfilled.
Are you wondering how to choose activities that are aligned with your sources of satisfaction and contribute to your overall well-being.
James shares his insights on the many benefits of learning and playing golf at any age especially after 60 - Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Social
Full Disclosure: James is my brother. Hence, we sprinkled bits of wisdom we both learned from our Dad and his experiences as he stayed active and engaged in finding fulfillment after 60.
Aligning Vision, Passion, & Core Value for Resilience
Cindy Stradling has shined shoes, waited tables, and cleaned houses while building her successful business. Undeniably, Cindy knows firsthand what resilience IS and how to make it work for her in finding fulfillment and giving back.
Are you wondering how to make choices that are best for you? Choices that are aligned with your vision, passion, and core values? Choices that contribute to sustainable resilience and fulfillment?
Cindy and I agree that resilience is key to fulfillment and joy especially after 60. I have invited Cindy to share her insight on the power of aligning vision, passion, and your core values for resilience.
Preparing for BIG Changes: Create Your Own BEST Life!
Kim joins Executive Encore to share her insights as she made big changes to create her BEST life!
Leaving an industry in which Kim invested 40 years of her life.
- How she prepared for this big change.
What surprises came up when Kim reflected on who she was at the end of her last career and who she is today.
- The effects of changing status
Her piv-o-tal moment when Kim recognized what fulfillment looks like for her.
- Many moments of joy and awe!
Are you wondering how to reinvest your professional skills and experience in a fulfilling role as you remain professionally active?
For women entrepreneurs and executives, the power of "resetting" the table in our next chapter can be especially fulfilling.
"Unlocking Her" Drop the Mask. Listen to Your Voice.
LA Glassford joins Executive Encore to share her insights about the protective masks we wear for decades; the why; and the WORK involved to put ourselves first in finding fulfillment after 60!
LA, is the creator of “Unlocking Her”. LA's recent post on gender ageism on LinkedIn went viral…
At 59, at a pinnacle point of transition in her successful career LA asked herself a critical question
“Who are you when you aren’t being who others expect you to be?” She couldn’t answer!
The resulting journey led her on a path of self discovery and enlightenment that clarified exactly how she wanted to enter her 7th decade. She realized that her secret IS actually her secret sauce and while masks protected her for years, it was time to drop them all. Now she shares her journey with us.
Making Change Happen: Reignite Your Career After 60
Are you wondering how to make change happen; regain control of your life; and reignite your career after 60? For women entrepreneurs and executives, remaining professionally active and reigniting their careers can be especially fulfilling. For many women, a new career is on the horizon.
· Simon Phillips is an author, speaker, coach and podcaster on what it takes to make change happen in your personal life, in teams, and in organisations. Simon is also a career strategist and has helped thousands of people regain control of their lives and reignite their careers.
· Simon joins Executive Encore today as an international thought leader to share his insights and strategies for making change happen, regaining control of your life, and reigniting your career after 60.
The Power of Advocacy: Overcoming Ageism
Are you wondering how to transfer your professional skills and experience into a fulfilling role as a social entrepreneur? For women entrepreneurs and executives, the power of advocacy can be especially fulfilling.
Helen Hirsh Spence, CEO of Top Sixty Over Sixty, joins Executive Encore to share her insights as she transitioned her leadership in public and private education sectors to social entrepreneurship. Helen's advocacy focuses on overcoming the challenges of ageism and preparing for the upcoming demographic shift that will impact our social and economic fabric.
· After 35 years of senior leadership positions in both the public and private education sectors, Helen embarked on a journey of social entrepreneurship.
· Helen saw how ageism was impacting Boomers and NOW advocates for overcoming the challenges of ageism.
Giving Back Through Community Involvement
Paula has always been described as a trailblazer and an independent and creative critical thinker. With many decades in international sales and marketing executive with world-class corporations, Paula has transitioned her leadership role to giving back through Community Involvement.
Her role as Councillor of the Town of the Blue Mountains (Ontario, Canada) has given Paula the chance to put her values into action.
During the first challenging days of the Covid 19 pandemic, on March 30th, 2020, in an empty Council Chamber, Paula became Councillor Hope of the Town of the Blue Mountains. It was a crowning moment for Paula as her swearing-in embodied her lifetime fascination with politics, world events and leadership.