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What if you could hear stories of wise women who have STOPPED apologizing for having big dreams and STARTED boldly pursuing them? What if you could see a part of yourself in their stories? And what if that sparked new possibilities for your own life, moving you closer to your dreams and desires, whether you’re 50 or 90, or somewhere in between? Welcome to Reinvention Rebels. Stories of unapologetic women, 50-90 years young, who have boldly reimagined life, on their own terms, to find new purpose and possibilities. These women don't have all the answers but they're figuring it out. They've got interesting, insightful, and inspiring stories to share. They are up to amazing things - living life with joy and purpose. These Reinvention Rebels are going for it, not holding back, claiming joy, unabashedly glowing, and embracing being older with reckless abandon! At 55 I’m embracing my inner Reinvention Rebel and I have a hunch, that you just may be too, no matter your age. I invite you to join me on this journey every other Friday. Let’s become Reinvention Rebels together.

Reinvention Rebels Wendy Battles

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

What if you could hear stories of wise women who have STOPPED apologizing for having big dreams and STARTED boldly pursuing them? What if you could see a part of yourself in their stories? And what if that sparked new possibilities for your own life, moving you closer to your dreams and desires, whether you’re 50 or 90, or somewhere in between? Welcome to Reinvention Rebels. Stories of unapologetic women, 50-90 years young, who have boldly reimagined life, on their own terms, to find new purpose and possibilities. These women don't have all the answers but they're figuring it out. They've got interesting, insightful, and inspiring stories to share. They are up to amazing things - living life with joy and purpose. These Reinvention Rebels are going for it, not holding back, claiming joy, unabashedly glowing, and embracing being older with reckless abandon! At 55 I’m embracing my inner Reinvention Rebel and I have a hunch, that you just may be too, no matter your age. I invite you to join me on this journey every other Friday. Let’s become Reinvention Rebels together.

    Recipe for Midlife Reinvention: Launching a National Beauty Brand at 56 with Angel Cornelius

    Recipe for Midlife Reinvention: Launching a National Beauty Brand at 56 with Angel Cornelius

    What would be possible if a tiny idea cooked up in your kitchen at 56 led to a bold midlife reinvention playing out in your 60s?

    And what if that reinvention helped other midlife women to normalize and embrace aging, learning to love the skin they're in?

    Such is the reinvention journey of 61-year young Reinvention Rebel Angel Cornelius, a fierce and fabulous pro-age advocate. She is shining a light on the unique hair and skincare needs of midlife women. This health care administrator turned beauty entrepreneur is positively impacting the lives of midlife women through her national beauty brand, Maison 276. 

    We had a fabulous, fun and empowering convo about midlife reinvention, acknowledging that it's never too late to start fresh. Angel has gone for it in the most inspiring ways and I know you'll love her sage words about what is possible in midlife and beyond! (hint: anything)

    There are so many nuggets of wisdom here. I especially love what Angel shares about:
    why it's so important to say yes and trust our guthow we can all learn to do hard things. Just because it's hard doesn't mean we shouldn't do itwhy finding the right people who are willing to help us is crucial on our reinvention pathhow she launched and grew her company while holding down a full-time jobhow she's helping midlife women to embrace their midlife bodies including changes to our hair and skincare needswhy it's important to embrace our silver-haired journey on our own terms, not someone else'show she's giving midlife women a voice and platform to show up as their authentic selves and own midlife joyfully and unapologeticallyand so much more!

    I invite you to settle in for a great conversation that can't help but get you thinking about what's possible in your own life. You may not be ready to start a national beauty brand but I bet you can create something equally interesting and exciting in your own life.

    Connect with Angel:

    Website:  maison276.com
    Instagram: @maison_276
    Instagram: @angelucornelius
    email: info@maison276.com

    Mentioned in this episode: Kim Boudreau Smith. Check out her episode when she joined me in the Reinvention Rebels guest chair. 

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    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts,  Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com

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    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels

    I'm building an empowering community of midlife and older women (aka Reinvention Rebels) on Instagram - I'm @reinventionrebels. Come join in the fun, we're having a ball!

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    My Midlife Reinvention in Spain: From Academia to the Oprah of Menopause with Lori Tharps

    My Midlife Reinvention in Spain: From Academia to the Oprah of Menopause with Lori Tharps

    What would be possible if you dreamed BIGGER and BOLDER than ever before?

    If you ignored the naysayers who discouraged you or said you couldn't do it?

    If you surrounded yourself with a positive tribe of supporters who normalized your midlife dreams and reminded you that they are, in fact, VERY possible?

    What you'd have is the midlife reinvention of Lori Tharps. 

    This amazing Reinvention Rebel traded in a stable career in academia to reimagine her life on another continent, tune into her creativity and become the self-proclaimed Oprah of menopause through her My Bloody Hell podcast.

    Lori's story is inspiring, empowering, and full of curiosity and adventure - just what a reinvention should be!

    I love what Lori shares about:
    why it's never too late to reinvent yourself in midlife or beyondhow she and her family uncovered their "why" for moving from the US to Spain, uprooting their familiar life for a global experiencewhy taking forward action starts with one simple step in the desired direction how she normalized her dreams and started realizing they're attainablehow she cultivated her own personal cheer squad of "guides on the side" to support her dreamhow reimagining her life shifted her perspective and opened up new possibilities she hadn't seen before  how being open to reinvention led her to find her true calling how she's leaning into her creative muse to empower women on their menopause journey through her My Bloody Hell podcastand so much more!

    This episode is filled with wisdom, joy, encouragement, and hope. Lori reminds us that if she can reinvent herself at midlife and start fresh in a new country, we too can have a personal "do-over" and reinvent ourselves in a way that works for us.

    You can't help but think a little differently about what's possible in your own life after hearing Lori's reinvention journey!

    Connect with Lori:

    Website:  mybloodyhell.com
    Website: loriltharps.com
    Instagram: @my_bloodyhell
    Facebook: My Bloody Hell
    Twitter: @my_bloodyhell

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    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts,  Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com

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    Let's Stay in Touch!

    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels

    I'm building an empowering community of midlife and older women (aka Reinvention Rebels) on Instagram - I'm @reinventionrebels. Come join in the fun, we're having a ball!

    Don't forget to visit Reinvention Rebels on Facebook.

    Subscribe to the Reinvention Rebels podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify (or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How I Reinvented My 50s, 60s & 70s to Manifest My Dreams with Janet Luongo

    How I Reinvented My 50s, 60s & 70s to Manifest My Dreams with Janet Luongo

    What would be possible if we reinvented ourselves in our 50s, 60s, AND 70s?

    According to 72-year young Reinvention Rebel Janet Luongo, just about anything!

    This energetic artist and activist should know. She's not only reinvented herself multiple times later in life, but she's also honed her reinvention skills over many years.

    Can you imagine seeing yourself exhibiting your artwork in Paris and then fearlessly making it happen?

    Yep, she did that.

    And writing a memoir about a year in your life at 18 and getting it published at 72? She did that too!

    Reinventing herself many times over has yielded impactful lessons in self-empowerment, resilience, courage, and a desire to contribute her time and talents to make the world a better place.

    The common denominator: she has learned how to manifest her dreams, turning her ideas into reality. She reminds us that we can do that too!

    I love what Janet shares about:

    - how she's manifested her desires in every decade
    - why she quit her job during a critical time to reinvent herself
    - how trusting her gut led to a host of new opportunities
    - why experimentation and self-discovery are important parts of the reinvention process
    - how we can rekindle our dreams, no matter how many years have gone by
    - why patience is key to reinventing ourselves (it almost never happens overnight!)
    - how she continues to reinvent herself at 72 in inspiring ways

    and so much more!

    This episode is so juicy, so joyful, so full of ideas to ignite your own thinking about what's possible as you age.

    We can reinvent ourselves at any age or any stage and Janet epitomizes just how possible this is. As Janet says, "you are worthy of all good things."

    Connect with Janet:

    Website:  janet.luongo.com
    Instagram: @janetluongo
    LinkedIn: @janetluongo
    Facebook: Janet Loungo
    Twitter: @janetluongo
    Buy Janet's Book: Rebellion, 1967,  A Memoir

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    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts,  Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com

    Please spread the word! Let's encourage more women to unapologetically embrace their Inner Reinvention Rebel and boldly pursue their wildest dreams.
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    Let's Stay in Touch!

    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels

    I'm building an empowering community of midlife and older women (aka Reinvention Rebels) on Instagram - I'm @reinventionrebels. Come join in the fun, we're having a ball!

    Don't forget to visit Reinvention Rebels on Facebook.

    Subscribe to the Reinvention Rebels podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify (or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!)

     

    • 54 min
    Camp Reinvention: Helping Women 50+ Change Their Careers by the End of the Year with Dana Hilmer

    Camp Reinvention: Helping Women 50+ Change Their Careers by the End of the Year with Dana Hilmer

    What would be possible if you boldly reinvented yourself until you found the just-right fit, and then helped other women reinvent themselves in equally bold and inspiring ways?

    What if your work as a reinvention coach not only helped women 50+ see new possibilities but also helped turn ageism in the workplace on its head?

    Such is the work of 56-year young Reinvention Rebel Dana Hilmer.  Dana is no stranger to reinvention, having done the reinvention dance many times. From corporate marketing executive to successful published author (with three young kids, no less) and many others in between. But when she discovered the power and grace of coaching, she knew she had found her just-right reinvention. 

    Now's she's on a mission to help midlife women 50+ reinvent themselves and find their career mojo through her Camp Reinvention program with fellow coach Wendy Perrotti. 

    Such a great conversation with this kindred spirit, leaning into our shared passion for inspiring women to look beyond pre-set boundaries and embrace so much more.

    I love what Dana shares about: 
    how you can use your age as an asset in your careerwhy you need to pursue your own definition of success, not someone else'show your reinvention can be as big or small as you wantwhy it's important to surround yourself with people on a similar reinvention journey, not go it alonehow being vulnerable and tapping into moments when you feel truly alive is crucial to reinventing yourselfwhy it's important to start your reinvention before you're fully ready (even when scared!)how her Camp Reinvention program is helping women transform their careers in profound and kickass ways!And this is just scratching the surface! This episode is rich with Dana's wisdom, inspiration, and insights. Our conversation can't help but motivate you to consider your own reinvention journey.

    What can your midlife reinvention look like & how will you start?

    Connect with Dana:

    Website:  campreinvention.com
    Program:  Change Your Career by the End of the Year Accelerator program
    Join Facebook Group: Happy After 50
    Free e-book: Freedom From What Keeps You Stuck – Uncover and Break the Hidden Patterns That Hold You Back

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    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts,  Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com

    Please spread the word! Let's encourage more women to unapologetically embrace their Inner Reinvention Rebel and boldly pursue their wildest dreams.
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    Let's Stay in Touch!

    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels

    I'm building an empowering community of midlife and older women (aka Reinvention Rebels) on Instagram - I'm @reinventionrebels. Come join in the fun, we're having a ball!

    Don't forget to visit Reinvention Rebels on Facebook.

    Subscribe to the Reinvention Rebels podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify (or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Accelerate Your Reinvention Journey with Commitment, Purpose & Passion

    Accelerate Your Reinvention Journey with Commitment, Purpose & Passion

    What would be possible if you gave yourself permission to fully focus on your reinvention journey?

    Unlimited reinvention possibilities, that's what! 

    You can do, create, and be anything you like when you commit to seeing your reinvention journey through.

    The truth is that reinventing yourself doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and commitment. It takes prioritizing your self-growth and self-care over other things competing for your attention.

    It acknowledges that your hopes and dreams deserve your focus.

    It means you are amazing and worth the investment!

    You can accelerate your reinvention journey further and faster when you understand that reinventing yourself is more than a list of tasks to cross off a list. It's also about aligning with your purpose and passions. Get that trifecta working and anything is possible!

    I can't wait for you to listen to this episode and up your commitment to your own reinvention path. I share how I:
    gave myself permission to focus on my reinvention journey (aka be happy!)ditched people-pleasing to focus on my dreamslearned to say no to others in order to say yes to memade my reinvention journey a priority, not a "someday" tasktuned into my purpose and passion as reinvention catalysts embraced a "perfectly imperfect" mindset to take forward action Commitment is key (along with Curiosity and Courage - My Reinvention Rebels 3 Cs)!

    Come join me for motivation and inspiration to fuel your own Reinvention Rebel journey. No matter your age or stage in life, you can reinvent yourself at any time.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Are you at a Career Crossroads? Register for the Camp Reinvention Free webinar registration on Wednesday, September 29 at 1 pm ETReinvention Rebels Episode: Ready to Reinvent? Let's Get Curious? Reinvention Rebels Episode: Flex Your Muscle, Find Your Courage & Reinvent Your LifeNatalie Wester, fierce Reinvention Rebel! Listen to her episode, Solo World Traveler and Whiskey Intern at 61, when she joined me in the guest chair.Kim Boudreau Smith, bold Reinvention Rebel! Listen to her episode, How I Reinvented 61: Pivots & New Possibilities Please Share What You Loved

    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts,  Podchaser, Castbox or at reinventionrebels.com

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    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels

    I'm building an empowering community of midlife and older women (aka Reinvention Rebels) on Instagram - I'm @reinventionrebels. Come join in the fun, we're having a ball!

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    • 23 min
    How I Reinvented 61: Pivots & New Possibilities with Kim Boudreau Smith

    How I Reinvented 61: Pivots & New Possibilities with Kim Boudreau Smith

    How does it feel when you tune into your bold voice and let her roar?

    For many women, finding our bold voice takes time. We've been told to play nice and keep her under wraps.

    Finding our authentic self, from which our bold voice emanates, is no small task. It takes time, patience, and courage.

    But when we do - pure magic!

    61-year young Reinvention Rebel Kim Boudreau Smith knows a lot about finding that bold voice and inviting her out to play. She's reinvented herself many times, each time strengthening her voice along the way. That led to a host of new and exciting possibilities.

    We had the best conversation about her reinvention journey and the many lessons she's learned along the way.

    I love what she shares about:
    how she woke up and reclaimed her life after falling asleep at the wheelhow she learned to pivot and reinvent herself during the pandemicwhy society needs to embrace women being their true selveshow she stopped faking it and kicked perfectionism to the curbhow being more authentic with ourselves and others yields amazing growthwhy asking for help is key to jumpstarting our personal growthhow Kim practices "soul care" and you can tooAnd so much more fierce wisdom!

    You can't help but be inspired by our conversation and challenge yourself to think differently (and bigger!) and about your own life.

    No matter our age, we can all tune in, get to know ourselves better, and uncover our bold voice.

    How will you pivot and reinvent yourself to create new possibilities?

    Connect with Kim:

    Instagram: @herboldvoicespeaks
    LinkedIn @kimboudreausmith
    Website: kimbsmith.com

    Please Share What You Loved

    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts,  Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com

    Please spread the word! Let's encourage more women to unapologetically embrace their Inner Reinvention Rebel and boldly pursue their wildest dreams.
    ******
    Let's Stay in Touch!

    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels

    I'm building an empowering community of midlife and older women (aka Reinvention Rebels) on Instagram - I'm @reinventionrebels. Come join in the fun, we're having a ball!

    Don't forget to visit Reinvention Rebels on Facebook.

    Subscribe to the Reinvention Rebels podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify (or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!)

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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54 Ratings

Mindful Midlife Crisis ,

Contagious Inspiration

Reinvention Rebels does such a great job of elevating the voices of people whose curiosity, courage, and commitment has propelled them forward into new experiences. Wendy does such a great job of letting her guests share their stories. Reinvention Rebels shows that it’s never too late to live the life we want to lead. Kudos to you, Wendy!

Ms. Meltingpot ,

Helped me launch my own reinvention

Wendy Battles has created a road map for reinvention with this podcast. I listen to this show and every guest inspires me to do more, try something new or just reimagine what’s possible. I no longer think of aging as something negative. I now realize it’s just more time to do all of the things I’ve wanted to do in life.

KimB Smith ,

Wendy Battles

Wendy is a one of the best hosts I have been interviewed by. Not just that, but her show spotlights these amazing rebels rocking mid-life on their terms.
Wendy, your show is one of my go-to listen! Kepp up the phenominal work!

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