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300+ Stories of Women’s Midlife Reinventions!

When I turned 50 and was searching for my next chapter, after working in corporate America and raising my twin daughters, I decided to start by interviewing women who had navigated the midlife transition successfully. These women had made big changes in midlife, personally or professionally (often both!), and had wonderful stories, advice, and resources to share.

I launched that interview series, Next Act for Women, back in 2014 and today, 6 years later, it’s still going strong, with over 300 personal stories to teach and inspire us.

What kinds of stories? Here’s a small sampling to whet your appetite:

Stephanie opened a gift store in her small town.
Loree introduced edible candles to the market.

Susan opened a Café with a purpose.

There are so many more! You can see all the interviews here and use the search bar to bring up subjects of particular interest to you.

Did YOU reinvent in midlife? Contact me to share your story!

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I’m Hélène Stelian, the Midlife Mentor with a passion for facilitating personal development in women 40+. Through my THRIVE Courses, I help introspective, curious, action-oriented women 40+ deepen their journeys of self-discovery and growth—and create their next chapter with courage and intention.

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