Fast forward 10 years and here’s what I know for sure:
No more excuses.
Your priority now needs to be YOU. Because it’s YOUR TURN, and you only have one life to live.
No need to reinvent the wheel.
With guidance, you CAN take the SMALL STEPS that add up to BIG RESULTS, like renewed joy and fulfillment.
Don’t go it alone.
The journey is easier and more enjoyable with support.
I had to dive deep into some hard places to become the woman I am today. I got the support I needed and it changed my life. This is why I do what I do now—and why I have created THRIVE Personal Growth Courses for women 40+.
As someone who has experienced this challenging midlife transition firsthand, geeks out on all things psychology and human behavior, and is trained and certified as a life coach, I believe I am uniquely equipped to help women design their next chapter with more ease and confidence.
With THRIVE, I have curated the ideal one-stop space for supported growth, a resource I wish I’d had when I felt lost and alone.
Today, I am a life coach, speaker, writer, and community builder.
I’m a recovering marketing executive for Fortune 500 companies who’s turned my 20-year fascination with psychology and human behavior into my mission-led profession.
As the Midlife Mentor, 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.
I do a lot of speaking, from radio to TV, podcasts to women’s retreats. I also love showcasing women who are pursuing their passion in midlife and beyond through my written and video interviews—more than 500 to date!
Certified Life Coach (CPC), trained through iPEC’s Accredited Coach Training Program.
Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
Member, International Coaching Federation
MBA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, Duke University
I jumped out of a plane at age 50.
I have a huge sweet tooth and indulge in chocolate daily.
My name, Hélène, is French for Helene (I’m an American raised in Paris). To pronounce it, you say the two letters L and N in a row: L-N, with the emphasis on the N.
I am an avid reader of nonfiction, particularly psychology and human behavior.
I was once mistaken for a “motivational dancer” at a friend’s 50th Birthday party—I do love to dance!
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