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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.