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How to Cultivate an Empowered Midlife: Online Workshop with Barbara Waxman

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How to Cultivate an Empowered Midlife: A Live Online Workshop with Barbara Waxman

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PLEASE NOTE: This event will be hosted live online. Instructions on how to join the webinar will be included in your event confirmation email. If you need additional assistance finding or joining the event, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu.

Cultural norms and rampant ageism label midlife—our 40’s through 60’s—as the proverbial downhill slog to decline. The reality is entirely different and full of potential. In the last century, we have added about three decades to our life expectancies. Previous constructs based on shorter life spans no longer apply.

When we subscribe to society’s outdated default thinking, we think our story has been written and our physical, emotional, and mental energy is waning away as each day passes. The longevity patterns of the 21st century have created an opportunity to experience and understand midlife, or middlescence, as years full of renewal and possibility.

Join gerontologist and nationally renowned coach Barbara Waxman for a dynamic and interactive workshop on cultivating an energetic and empowered middlescence on your own terms. In this workshop, Barbara will transform your view of middlescence and provide tools to restore and maintain your energy. Integrating lecture, self-assessment, and interactive exercises, Barbara will guide you through The Five Essential Elements to thriving in midlife to help you be your most effective and impactful self, personally and professionally.

It is time to step into new ways of thinking, and living, in midlife!

Barbara Waxman MS, MPA, PCC is the leading authority on Middlescence and a passionate advocate for aging, wisdom, and thriving in midlife. Her mission is to shift cultural norms around aging by establishing Middlescence as a unique life stage. Barbara is the founder of Odyssey Group Coaching LLC which includes her one-of-a-kind coaching model, Entrepreneurship Turned Inward© and proprietary content such as the Five Essential Elements© to help middlescents thrive personally and professionally. She is one of the only Gerontologist-coaches in the United States. Her breakthrough coaching has inspired hundreds of individuals and senior leaders with compassion, honesty, and a light heart while incorporating cutting edge research and methodologies. Barbara is the author of two books examining aging, including, most recently, The Middlescence Manifesto: Igniting the Passion of Midlife. Her work has been featured in multiple media outlets, including CBS This Morning, Marin Magazine, and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.

A Wexner Heritage Foundation Fellow, Barbara holds master's degrees in both Public Administration and Gerontology from the University of Southern California, and coaching certifications from the International Coach Federation and The Hudson Institute. An inveterate globetrotter, she has ‘repotted ’ in Italy and recently spent time on a ‘leadership repotting’ journey in India. Her community involvement includes work with ExtraFood.org, How Women Lead, and Beyond Differences. Barbara is a lifelong learner, hiker, yogi, sometime chef, and loves stepping just outside of her comfort zone. Originally from New York, Barbara lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Scott, and is thankful to have her adult children not too far away.

If the cost of attending a workshop is a barrier for you, we want to remind you that we always offer scholarships for our workshops. Click here to apply. Please note that scholarship applications are due 10 business days prior to the workshop.

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