Resilience and risk taking. Meaning and mission. Passion and perseverance. Growing Bolder is not just media, it's a movement. Through its TV and radio shows, magazine, website and popular social media channels, Growing Bolder's EMMY® Award-winning broadcast journalists are Rebranding Aging® by sharing the inspirational stories of men and women redefining the possibilities of life after 45. Learn more at GrowingBolder.com.
Growing Bolder: Age Wave Founder and CEO Ken Dychtwald; Motorcycle Record Holder Shantell Williams
Psychologist, gerontologist, sociologist, entrepreneur, filmmaker and founder of Age Wave Ken Dychtwald joins Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton for a candid conversation on the state of aging today. Dychtwald is the worlds No. 1 thought leader and influencer when it comes to the social and business implications of aging. He shares is thoughts on how life today is different than ever before and offers his predictions on how things will change and what you need to do to be prepared.
Then, Sanford restauranteur Shantell Williams decided there was only one way to honor an African-American motorcycle pioneer — she hopped on her own Harley and rode across 48 states in honor of this unsung hero from the past. Williams shares stories from her lifelong mission to break down stereotypes while building friendships along the way.
Growing Bolder: Hotelier, Entrepreneur and Author Chip Conley; Photographer Clyde Butcher
Hotelier and Author Chip Conley started the Modern Elder Academy. It’s the world’s very first wisdom school that’s dedicated to helping people navigate their mid-life. He joins Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton in a conversation that will help shift your mindset on what’s possible as we age.
Clyde Butcher is the foremost landscape photographer in America today. In fact, people compare him to the legendary Ansel Adams. Butcher is also a conservationist and humanitarian who believes his purpose is to inspire us to appreciate and protect the true beauty of nature.
Growing Bolder: Photographer George Kamper; Author and Legal Associate Jennie Romer; Behavioral Health Expert Dr. Nick Dewan
Sometimes it feels like we’d all be safer if we could live inside a bubble. Meet a Miami-based photographer who did exactly that at the start of the pandemic, and the result was a viral sensation. George Kamper explains how each of us can find inspiration, even during the most challenging times.
What is recyclable and what isn’t? Our discussion with author and legal associate Jennie Romer may surprise you. She explains what can and cannot go in the bin, whether recycling is working at all, and what we can do to change the system to better protect our planet.
Dr. Nick Dewan, a nationally known expert in behavioral health, discusses the sometimes painful process of coping with change, including how to make the transition from pandemic isolation to reintegration. Find out how our mental health can affect us physically.
Growing Bolder: Haircare Entrepreneur Angel Cornelius; Neuroscientist and Brain Health Expert Dr. Michael Merzenich
Entrepreneur Angel Cornelius had an idea for a new product. An all-natural hair care system made specifically for people with gray hair, which she prefers to call silver. The company she started in her kitchen has grown into a national brand available on QVC. Find out how instead of covering up her premature gray she decided to celebrate it.
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, PH.D. is considered the Godfather of Neuroplasticity. He says cognitive decline is not inevitable as we get older. His groundbreaking research has changed the way scientists and researchers think about the brain. He joins Growing Bolder for a fascinating conversation about what he’s learned, proving old dogs can learn new tricks.
Growing Bolder: Oceanographer and Author Sylvia Earle; Actor and Musician John Stamos; Philanthropist and Hotelier Harris Rosen
Sylvia Earle is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, an oceanographer, author and lecturer who at 86 is leading the fight to protect our oceans. She says it’s not just what we’re putting into the sea that’s the problem, it’s also what we’re taking out. A fascinating conversation about our planet, our personal responsibility to it, and how no matter what age you are, you can make a difference.
Actor and musician John Stamos has become a role model for living a healthy and active lifestyle. He talks about becoming a new dad at 55, life on the road with the Beach Boys, the lessons he’s learned from his parents and the importance of volunteering.
Harris Rosen has built one of the largest independently owned hotel groups in the country, but what he’s built in his community is far greater. He’s issuing a challenge to other business leaders around the country — why aren’t you investing in your communities and in your people, too?
Growing Bolder: Legendary Guitarist and Singer Lindsey Buckingham; Ordained Minister, Author and Roller Skating Sensation Bishop Vance Oldes; 96-Year Old Swimmer Mary Anne Cooper
Lindsey Buckingham, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer named by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest guitarists of all time has released his first solo album in a decade. He talks with Growing Bolder about his split with Fleetwood Mac, life after a heart attack and the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone.
Bishop Vance Oldes has made the transition from a world of crime to a man of the cloth. He talks about his journey, his unexpected rise as a social media personality and how his popular skating videos are helping him to spread the Word.
Mary Anne Cooper was 96 and competing at the US Masters Swimming National Championship when Growing Bolder caught up with her poolside. What’s her secret for living a long, fulfilling life? According to Mary Anne, it’s to always be on the lookout for life’s little miracles.
This is full of inspiring and practical information for all ages. Very well produced and the interviews are done to perfection.