Rocking Midlife® is the podcast to encourage women over 40 that life can ROCK in their next season. Hosted by Cat Coluccio, a vibrant speaker, entrepreneur, author, life and business coach who resides in New Zealand, Rocking Midlife® features interviews with amazing midlifers from around the globe.
From menopause, to following your dreams, to finances, to sex – no subject is off limits. Rocking Midlife® will inspire and motivate you to be brave, stop procrastinating and create the life and legacy you want!
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You're not too old to try something new! With Robyn Pearce.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - C.S. Lewis
This week's guest on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is a fabulous lady that I met through the New Zealand Professional Speakers Association a few years ago, and her story is truly inspiring.
Robyn Pearce is a CSP which means she is a Certified Speaking Professional, a certification that only about 6% of the speakers who belong to the world-wide Global Speakers Federation hold. In fact, Robyn was the very first CSP in New Zealand, held the position of NZ President in 2002-3, then went on to hold the position of President of the Global Speakers Federation in 2006-7. New Zealand is known for trail blazing women in leadership and Robyn has certainly been a trail blazer for women the professional speaking industry.
What I love about Robyn's story however, is that like me, she is someone who has reinvented herself many times over the years. She actually lists 7 careers that she has held - some of which is juggled while a single mother with a large brood. She has been a librarian; raised six kids on a farm, one of them a foster son with intellectual disabilities; held various jobs while on the DPB, (Domestic Purposes Benefit); been a successful real estate salesperson; worked in network marketing; launched a speaking and training business, (Robyn is known as New Zealand's time management queen due to her books, workplace training and keynote topics around this subject) and now she is a historical fiction author, with a little bit of speaking and training on the side.
I should also add that this vibrant woman - who has only started writing fiction over the past 2 years - is 72 and has the energy and vitality of someone half her age.
alk about a fabulous role model!
Robyn's 3 take-aways for listeners are these:
*Never be afraid to try something new.
*Resistance can be a wonderful motivator.
*You're never too old to try something new.
Interested in Time Management? You can check out Robyn's books and resources here: www.gettingagrip.com
Interested in her Historical Fiction? Make sure to follow her here: www.robynrpearce.com
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You're not too old to launch your online biz with Adrian!
This week's guest on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is a lovely lady that I connected with after she joined my new Facebook Group: the Midlife Entrepreneur Success Community for Women.
Adrian is a busy lady, with a few sides to her business, including: Help for New Bloggers - where she helps female business owners overcome the tech challenges of running a blog or a business. She is also a Pinterest Expert, and builds websites, sets up mailing lists, and helps people manage their site security.
If this was not enough, Adrain also has a lifestyle site called Adrian's Crazy Life. Here, she writes about organizing, dealing with teen and adult kids, and managing money. Adrian also runs a virtual clutter coaching service where she helps women overwhelmed by messy and cluttered homes.
What really blew me away about Adrian however, is that she only launched her online businesses in the past few years after leaving the workforce - and at the very same time was diagnosed with breast cancer. This amazing lady kept positive though, literally building her business from her bed while recovering from surgery and undergoing chemo.
The other amazing fact about Adrian? She is 60 years old, runs an online business and one of team members is her 72 year old sister! Her words of advice for other midlife women are powerful:
Don't limit yourself.
Don't let your age stand in the way, or your health status, your kids, or your gender. For every challenge you have - someone else has overcome that issue and moved onto success.
When a new opportunity comes up that sounds interesting - say YES and then figure out the details later.
Don't wait until you have the degree or the certificate or permission from someone, just hop in there and start figuring out how to make it happen.
Listen in to my interview with Adrian via your favourite platform and make sure to like, review and share so that other people can get inspired too!
Raising Resilient Kids in the Digital Age!
It goes without saying that the world we live in today, with all of its technology - is very different to the world that many of us grew up in - and it is critical that we teach our children and grandchildren how to navigate the digital age safely.
Whether you are a parent of tweens and teens, or a grandparent, it's more important than ever to be aware of the impact that around the clock technology has on young people, and in today's podcast episode, Cathy Mellet , along with Natalie Cutler-Welsh, join me for a conversation around this very subject of how parents can raise their children to be resilient and safe in this new world of technology.
Did you know...
A 2017 study of over half a million 13 - 18-year-olds found that the number of those exhibiting high levels of depressive symptoms increased by 33% between 2010 and 2015. In the same period, the suicide rate for girls in that age group increased by 65%. Coincidentally, smartphones were introduced in 2007 and the use of tech in every day lives of children and teens would forever be changed.
Cathy is the founder of the I’m Enough charity, and has paired up with Natalie to create a video series as part of fundraising initiative, to help them reach many more Kiwi families, to support them in helping their kids become resilient and empowered as they grow up in the digital age.
At the time of writing, donations are still being received and they need your help! (The fundraising drive will end on Feb 28th)
100% of the money raised will be going towards creating digital and physical resource packs available free to schools, parents and counsellors etc, as well as getting speakers into NZ schools to share tips and insights on topics covered in the video series.
Listen in as Cathy and Nat share their top tips for supporting healthy use of tech in the home, and as always please like, subscribe and share so that others can hear this important message!
You can donate to I'm Enough at the following link and your donation will be matched by the Healing Hands organisation: https://imenough.co/resilience-in-kiwi-kids/
You can also watch the videos in the series here: https://imenough.co/resilience-in-kiwi-kids/
I hope that you'll join me in supporting Cathy and Nat's mission to help Kiwi kids and their families!
As always, the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is real and unscripted, bringing you authentic conversations around topics that are related to the midlife journey. Grab my FREE gift 5 Tips to make your Midlife ROCK! and subscribe to my newsletter so that you are the first to be notified when new episodes drop! https://bit.ly/5tipsmidlife
It's not too late to Reinvent with Sheree Clark
One of the by-products of hosting the Rocking Midlife® Podcast, is that not only do I get to meet some really amazing and inspirational people - I get to make new friends with each interview!
Of course, this can be frustrating when I can't pop down the road and have a catch up with my new friend after the interview - but I live in hope that when borders open, a number of my interviewees will head downunder for a visit and I'll get to play tour guide when they do.
Today's guest is one of those women who you feel like you've known for ages. We connected when Sheree reached out to invite me to be one of the participants of an upcoming Midlife interview series that she will be holding, and I knew that I needed to find out more about this amazing lady.
Sheree is a midlife courage coach and in her words: "I believe it takes guts to live the second half of your life for yourself. I help women to identify and reach goals they may have set aside, as well as any new aspirations they may have." She and I have so many shared views about midlife being a time of potential and opportunity for women to dust off their old dreams or dare to dream new ones.
When asked what 3 things she would like listeners to take away, these were Sheree's answers:
1)It’s not too late to reinvent yourself.
2)You don’t have to follow a conventional path.
3)It’s easier to make changes when you have support - which is why coaches like Sheree, masterminds and communities like Rocking Midlife® and the Midlife Entrepreneur Success Community for Women are so important!
Listen in, subscribe and share so that your friends can also be encouraged that it is not too late to change your life, whether you are over 40, over 50 or over 60.
You can find Sheree here: www.fork-road.com and she has a fabulous FREE gift of a Journal Scrapbook that you can get HERE: https://fork-road.com/journal-scrapbook/
As always, the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is real and unscripted, bringing you authentic conversations around topics that are related to the midlife journey. Grab my FREE gift 5 Tips to make your Midlife ROCK! and subscribe to my newsletter so that you are the first to be notified when new episodes drop! You can get your gift HERE: https://bit.ly/5tipsmidlife
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How to Avoid Romance Scammers!
My guest today is Debby Montgomery Johnson who has an amazing story about being scammed online, and it certainly makes for an interesting interview to release over Valentine's weekend!
Instead of being crippled with shame and not talking about her experience however, - something that women tend to do - Debby bravely wrote her best selling book "The Woman behind the Smile." The result of her sharing her story? She has become a sought after speaker, with appearances on “The Dr. Oz Show”, CBS This Morning, The Mel Robbins Show, The Tamron Hall Show, WPEC CBS Channel 12 and WPTV NBC Channel 5, in addition to being featured in the Palm Beach Post. She is regularly called upon by reporters for expert commentary about relationship fraud.
Debby shares her personal experience with a love that turned into betrayal and financial disaster, (she lost over 1 million dollars over a 2 year period) and she removes the mask of shame and shows others how to do the same. Many of us have something we’re hiding, something we’re ashamed of, something that through no fault of our own or through our own making keeps us hidden from each other and the world.
Listen in, subscribe and share so that other women can learn what signs to look out for and be encouraged to live authentically, free from shame!
You can find Debby here: https://thewomanbehindthesmile.com/
If you think that someone you love is being scammed, go here: https://anyscam.com/
Have you been the victim of a scammer? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your experience!
As always, the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is real and unscripted, bringing you authentic conversations around topics that are related to the midlife journey. Please review and share!
Anyone can speak Confidently! with Diana Thomson
This week’s episode features a great friend of mine, Diana Thomson.
Diana is a woman’s public speaking coach and the founder of SpeechMarks Coaching. She is also the co-director of the Auckland based She Says So women’s speaking community.
Diana is passionate about women learning to speak confidently, and has trained school children right through to executives.
Listen in as Diana gives us her 3 key take-aways:
1) ANYONE can speak confidently!
2) Memorise your message not your words.
3) Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse!
Diana has a fabulous book out which I personally recommend, having been one of the beta readers prior to publication. You can find it HERE: https://bit.ly/publispeakingbook
Online spaces where you can find Diana are: www.speechmarks.com
Such an inspirational podcast for us “mature” women! If you’re a midlife, be sure to give this podcast a listen. It’s definitely worth your time!
Such an inspiring and refreshing show about life. Showing us women in midlife what's possible beyond our wildest dreams.