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Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked “Who Am I Now”? As Baby Boomers, we’ve been so busy ‘adulting’ and keeping up with expectations for decades, it is not surprising that we lose touch with ourselves as we evolve and change over time.

Growth, transformation, and reinvention with a purpose and a plan are essential to a fulfilled life.

Each Wednesday, Isabel Alexander, self-proclaimed Mistress of Reinvention, unpacks her personal evolution system, Lift As You Climb, and engages guests to share their Ah-Ha moments of recognizing their evolved, authentic selves.

Be inspired by others who embrace “This is who I am now!” and choose who they want to become next as they love their life and live their legacy.

This podcast celebrates Identity, Influence and Impact at every age and every stage of life!

Lift As You Climb Isabel Alexander

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked “Who Am I Now”? As Baby Boomers, we’ve been so busy ‘adulting’ and keeping up with expectations for decades, it is not surprising that we lose touch with ourselves as we evolve and change over time.

Growth, transformation, and reinvention with a purpose and a plan are essential to a fulfilled life.

Each Wednesday, Isabel Alexander, self-proclaimed Mistress of Reinvention, unpacks her personal evolution system, Lift As You Climb, and engages guests to share their Ah-Ha moments of recognizing their evolved, authentic selves.

Be inspired by others who embrace “This is who I am now!” and choose who they want to become next as they love their life and live their legacy.

This podcast celebrates Identity, Influence and Impact at every age and every stage of life!

    Simple Acts of Kindness

    Simple Acts of Kindness

    Making a difference in someone’s day, week, or life could be as easy as a spontaneous, no cost gesture, or simple act of kindness.
    Making a lasting impression may not even be something that you think is significant.
    Think back over your life to the individuals that had a positive or uplifting impact that may not have realized how they influenced your thinking or set you on a different path entirely.
    Isn’t it amazing that you still recall those moments today?
    We don’t have to have millions in our bank account or start a profitable foundation.
    Every day, we can lift others with mindful awareness and connectedness.
    We can maximize our unique strengths and abilities to reach out and give an emotional hand up.
    We can mentor and build success ladders with intention and commitment.
    We lead by example and action. We set an example and create an energetic ripple of good deeds.

    • 18 min
    Identity Liberated Loving Who You Are Now

    Identity Liberated Loving Who You Are Now

    A major obstacle to personal growth and life fulfillment is confusion and discomfort around who we are now. Letting go of the past identity, roles, and routines that we got used to, and purposefully, stretching to become a better, higher version of ourselves can be scary.

    In this episode, I share some reasons why I believe it is our responsibility and reward to continue to evolve and expand.
    Referenced, in part, in this episode, I am pleased to share the entire poem:
    “Our Greatest Fear

    It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

    It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

    We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

    talented and fabulous?

    Actually, who are you not to be?

    You are a child of God.

    Your playing small does not serve the world.

    There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

    people won't feel insecure around you.

    We were born to make manifest the glory of

    God that is within us.

    It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

    And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

    As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”



    SOURCE: Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992

    • 20 min
    LAYC44 - Passion Unchanged

    LAYC44 - Passion Unchanged

    This is the launch of Season Two and an affirmation that my passion for this podcast and lifting and climbing is unchanged after a rocky year of personal upheaval and changes.

    At age 67, I divorced, uprooted my life of 10+years in Arizona, and moved back to my native Canada.

    I added to the rising statistics of Gray Divorce and Silver Splitting.

    I chose me, healthy relationships, personal fulfillment, and a desire to make a positive difference in the world around me during the decades to follow.

    I am reinventing and transforming once again.

    I share my unedited, unfiltered, in-real-time life as a Baby Boomer woman because I hope my experiences and learnings will help others on their transformation journeys.

    • 11 min
    Lift Like Betty White

    Lift Like Betty White

    LIFT LIKE BETTY
    Lift As You Climb like Betty White.

    Betty White’s imprint on our lives is indelible.

    Almost 100 years of living and millions of reasons she will be remembered for many lifetimes.

    Let’s Be More Like Betty!
    Here are a few ways you can:

    Laugh at yourself first.
    Smile when you walk into a room.
    Make room for others at the table.
    Be a mentor.
    Learn from everyone you can.
    Be generous and then, give even more.
    Get Up, Dress Up, and Show Up Every Damn Day!
    Don’t regret the number of candles on your cake. Celebrate the beauty of the glow from those candles.
    Flirt with Ryan Reynolds.
    Reinvent. Reinvent. Reinvent.
    Never tolerate mistreatment or disrespect of anyone or anything.
    Don’t accept no for an answer.
    Adopt a rescue or donate to an animal shelter.
    Exercise your gratitude muscle every day!
    Love without limits.
    Lift As You Climb!
    EXTRA! EXTRA!

    Betty White would turn 100 years on January 17, 2022.

    I want to be more like Betty and I’m looking forward celebrating for her now and at my hundredth birthday!


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    About the Host:

    Isabel Alexander Banerjee - Your Next Business

    Strategist and Transformation Catalyst



    Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

    Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.

    With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

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    • 7 min
    Change of Address

    Change of Address

    Hello, Eh!... Isn't that what you expected?... Now that I'm in Canada?

    Oh yes, good natured Canadians always get a chuckle out of how we are believed to add Eh... To the end of everything. This is Isabel Banerjee, checking in with you from Canada, as promised. Our last episode of the Lift As You Climb podcast... I told you I was packing up the mic, packing up the podcast equipment, putting it in a container... And I was catching a plane to Canada.

    I'm here, checking in... To let you know that I'm safely in the loving, supportive arms of my family and my friends. I am putting together a new life. If you've been following the podcast, you know, episodes have been about change. I've been sharing my own journey, about change... And what I've learned about change in my life. How to do change, how to decode change, how to grieve change, how to change my mind.

    I've made a collection of those episodes to make it easy for those of you, that are going through change yourself... Or thinking about change, or wondering how to make change easier than it might have been in the past.

    I'm wide open, I'm transparent with you to share... That change is complicated, and it sneaks up and surprises you with all kinds of emotions, and unexpected twists and turns.

    And as I promised, even though I packed up the podcast equipment... I wanna let you know that I'm still here working through my change. That I'm the research subject for some of you. Now, I cannot start to record episodes effectively for a little while. Cause my cargo hasn't arrived. My lease starts on November 1st, for my new place... I'm gonna unpack boxes, and reconnect equipment and sign up for services, and jump through lots of hoops!

    But what I can do for you, in the meantime, is that I am a massing, an incredible lineup of guests... Experts on change... Because they are professionals in areas connected with change. Because they are real living human beings that faced change and made it their own success story. Together, we're all going to share with you... Ideas, resources, and support.

    So stay tuned, listen up to the collection on the resources already shared. How to decode change, how to grieve change, how to embrace change... When it's okay to change your mind. And I'm gonna be back to you very soon... I promise just a couple of weeks... We're going to have some new content, and we're going to move together... Into the next, and best, role in our lives... So that we can continue to be the success ladders for others, by paving the way forward, holding the torch.

    So very happy to check in with you, and I look forward to talking to you really soon.

    Oh, and by the way... Gonna put the link to that collection, in the show notes, below this episode. So it's handy for you. Please do share that with anyone that you care about who is going through change, struggling with change, contemplating change... Because you might be able to help them... And that's lifting and climbing.

    If you've got some ideas that you would like to share about how to make change more positive and more rewarding... Please send me an email. My contact information is in the show notes, and please recommend guests for the show... Because together, collectively, we can help each other.

    Talk to you soon, Eh!

    About the Host:

    Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst

    Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

    Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with...

    • 6 min
    Irreconcilable Change

    Irreconcilable Change

    Merriam-Webster dictionary defines irreconcilable difference as the inability to agree on most things or important things.

    In my case, as for many ‘Grey Divorces’, that was the reason cited for the reason to end our marriage; irreconcilable differences.

    No fault, no blame, no list of shortcomings, broken promises, or unrealized dreams, no litany of annoying habits, no explanations, no defense - just two words; irreconcilable differences.

    No long-drawn-out court battle and big legal bills.

    No mudslinging or blame-gaming. We’d done enough of that in the preceding years and realized that accomplished nothing except deepening the rift in our relationship, and making others who loved us uncomfortable.

    Once we accepted that our marriage was no longer providing each of us what we wanted for who we are now, we could move forward as people who still cared about each other.

    We drew up our own settlement terms, consulted with CPAs and employed a mediation lawyer to file the court documents. We accomplished this in weeks, respectfully and co-operatively.

    Divorce is on the rise in my generation.

    Stay tuned over the next few weeks and months as I share from my experience of ‘conscious uncoupling’ and the many facets of change that lead into and through divorce.

    REFERENCES:

    "Gray divorce," also known as "silver splitter" or "diamond divorce," is a term used to refer to the increasing trend of late-in-life divorces. This term first became mainstream in 2004, when AARP published a study on divorce at "midlife and beyond," and is generally used to describe adults aged 50 or older who are going through a separation.

    In 2015, every 10 out of 1,000 couples aged 50 and over got divorced, which was double what their divorce rate had been in 1990. And for those over 65, the increase was even higher — it had roughly tripled in 25 years. In fact, while the overall rate of divorce has continually declined since then, the divorce rate of people over 50 is increasing.

    Why are older people getting divorced? One soon-to-be-divorced woman told me that she sees her life in chapters. And although she thought her current husband would be part of her life through all of them, she now wants to do some of the writing on her own, and perhaps, one day, with another partner. She means no harm to her husband, and wants to free him up to find true happiness in his next chapters as well.

    Couples aren't simply "drifting apart" over time anymore. One or both people in the marriage are making an overt choice to change course for the time they have left. And recognizing that life is short and precious, one or both partners choose what they feel is the most fulfilling path. They tend to believe that, if a marriage is not working for them, it really isn't working for their spouse either. So, they afford themselves the space to gain, or regain, happiness and fulfillment.

    About the Host:

    Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst

    Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

    Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.

    With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

    Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement
    and
    Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst – an accelerat

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