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Executive Encore: Women Finding Fulfillment After 60

Executive Encore: Women Finding Fulfillment After 60

By Patricia Muir

Women face a crossroads as they approach or turn 60. They can choose to remain professionally active or withdraw from the workforce. They can choose leisure and recreation. They can focus on community involvement and/or social activism. There are more choices than ever before.

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!
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Planning for Your Best Life After 60! It’s Not Just About Money
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 https://advisor.investorsgroup.com/en/millie_gormely
37:24
December 01, 2022
Your Encore: Expect Magic and Embrace Wisdom
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.
24:14
November 28, 2022
Strategic Self-Care: Planning for the Next Season
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 ejibola@simplyejibola.com https://www.simplyejibola.com https://www.simplyejibola.com/subscription-box Special Offer Valid Until December 20, 2022 - https://www.simplyejibola.com/critical-selfcare The music Ejibola mentioned during our conversation is "Sade Adu Music Collection". Read more about her here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_(singer) 
31:10
November 24, 2022
A New Chapter. Not A Wind-down
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.
20:24
November 17, 2022
The Benefits of Golf After 60: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social
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.
26:43
November 14, 2022
Aligning Vision, Passion, & Core Value for Resilience
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.
19:45
November 03, 2022
Preparing for BIG Changes: Create Your Own BEST Life!
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.
30:22
October 27, 2022
"Unlocking Her" Drop the Mask. Listen to Your Voice.
"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.
34:20
October 20, 2022
Making Change Happen: Reignite Your Career After 60
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.
18:13
September 27, 2022
The Power of Advocacy: Overcoming Ageism
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.
17:09
September 16, 2022
Giving Back Through Community Involvement
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.
14:30
September 12, 2022