Cultural norms and rampant ageism have labeled midlife as a crisis riddled with stagnation and decrepitude. The reality is entirely different and full of potential. Old constructs no longer apply.
New and updated for 2021, Barbara’s science-based, proprietary Five Essential Elements process will enable you to discover how the Elements can change your life. Assess your current energy status and turn insights into action by creating an activation plan to cultivate clarity out of chaos, live authentically and expand your leadership capacity.
During this Mastery Week you'll explore the new reality of Middlescence at the intersection of Chip Conley's concept of the Modern Elder to gain a new understanding of the growth and development that will allow you to create clarity out of chaos, regenerate and renew.
Barbara Waxman envisions our midlife years as a vibrant, extraordinary time to unearth accumulated wisdom. An advocate who helped redefine this period as the life stage Middlescence, she rejects the American trope of middle age as a period of suffocating stasis. Her recent TEDx Talk, The Myth of the Midlife Crisis, explores the ageist origins of midlife myths and empowers viewers to join her mission to shift attitudes about aging by embracing Middlescence as a life stage filled with exciting new opportunities.
Author of The Middlescence Manifesto and founder of Odyssey Group Coaching, Barbara helps adults in midlife thrive personally and professionally using her singular executive life coaching model, Entrepreneurship Turned Inward©, and her proprietary, science-based Five Essential Elements© and Five to Thrive Quiz©. She is one of the only gerontologist-coaches in the United States incorporating such cutting-edge research. An Advisory Council Member for the Stanford Center on Longevity Barbara is a faculty member at Chip Conley’s Modern Elder Academy and an angel investor in the Active Aging and Longevity Fund with Portfolia. She has appeared on CBS This Morning and has been featured in Marin Magazine, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global and Grace Creative’s global #AgeIsNotJustANumber campaign.