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Do you want to believe that aging is cool and thinking about what’s possible is fun?
The Women in the Middle® Academy is your special place to learn how to love your life after 50.
Get excited about your life again without the confusion, frustration and stuckness.
As a midlife woman, you’ve probably spent the last 20 or 30 years of your life putting everyone else first.
Your kids. Your family. Your boss. Your coworkers or clients. Your friends.
Whenever someone needs something? You leap to the rescue. You handle it.
But there’s a cost. You feel too busy and blah. You’ve lost touch with who you are and what you want.
Your needs, your goals, your dreams, even your health—all of that gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list.
Right now? It’s time to change this pattern.
It’s time to put yourself first.
This may sound selfish or indulgent, but it’s actually the exact opposite.
Because when you put yourself first, you find yourself again. You become even more confident, purposeful, joyful, healthy and strong.
Imagine what it would be like to wake up feeling confident and excited about your future.
You have even more energy to share with the people you love. And this self-care will help you allow yourself to be happier along the way.
Putting yourself first might feel awkward, initially. It might feel unfamiliar or even scary! But it’s the single best decision you can make. It’s a decision that will change the rest of your life.
Are you ready to finally focus on yourself and your future?
I know how you feel because I felt the same way.
I was stuck between 45 - 50 years old.
I loved my work but something was off. I just didn’t feel content anymore. I felt agitated and bored. Like I was wasting valuable time.
I had never been stuck like this before. The thing was, I didn’t know what I wanted. I had been at my job for more ages and hadn’t really thought about my goals and dreams for a few decades. I knew what I didn’t want though. Feeling like this...It sucked!
I knew there must be more out there for me. More impact. More meaning. More fun!
I had no idea how to figure this all out. It felt like an out-of-body experience where I was watching myself be stuck and confused. It was painful and frustrating. It all felt urgent, like I was running out of time. But here I was wasting time.
By a stroke of weird luck, I got laid off. That was the push I needed. After taking some time to deal with the hurt, I decided to get really quiet with my life so that I could begin to listen. I decided to hire a coach to help me dig deep and get the clarity I was looking for about making the important changes I knew I would have to make. That I was both excited and scared to make.
Was I too old?
Was it too late?
What was the right path forward?
Did I have it in me to commit to myself this way?
Coaching taught me how to think on purpose and then apply this skill of discovering my thoughts to goals and dreams for my next chapter. I learned how to deal with my fear. I realized I was the one I was waiting for. That insight helped me take responsibility for my life. That’s when everything began to change.
What if I told you that you’re already on the right path?
You may not realize it, but I believe you’re already on the right path. Your life has been preparing you for your future. All you need to do is learn how to look at your life through a different perspective so that you can see what’s already there.
I’m passionate about helping you remove the mindset traps that bind you to a life that you no longer love. Once you get unstuck, the answers you’re looking for are there waiting for you. You just need to know how to unlock them.
That’s exactly why I created the Women in the Middle® Academy.
Women in the Middle® Academy is an online program and community for midlife women, ages 50 and better.
Through this program, you work with a Master Certified Life Coach (that’s me!) and learn how to think on purpose and change your life.
Can you imagine...
✓ Prioritizing and loving yourself in a whole new way.
✓ Upgrading and being intentional about every part of your life: relationships, self-care, career, and more.
✓ Figuring out your goals and dreams instead of leaving them on the back-burner, unimagined.
✓ Putting a stop to doing things that don’t align with your priorities or come from a people-pleasing energy, like saying “Yes” out of habit or when you really “No.”
✓ Focusing on celebrating your life to maximize pleasure and delight, which is a way better way to use your valuable time.
✓ Being more creative and having more fun, so that you can open yourself up to trying new things and learning new insights about yourself, even at your age.
✓ Regret-proofing your life, so that when you look back a few decades from now, you’ll truly feel like you went all in and lived life to the fullest!
If you’re having a midlife crisis, or stuck in a rut, feeling lost, purposeless, unclear about your goals in life, or feel like you’re running out of time to figure out what you want, the Women in the Middle Academy is for you.
The Mistakes You’re Making that Keep you Stuck
Mistake #1: You think you’re too old.
It’s so easy to think you’re too old and start to believe it, but it’s just not true. Age is “neutral.” You end up focusing on what you can’t do instead of what you can do. This limits you big time.
Mistake #2: You believe that you’re stuck with stuck.
Stuck can feel out of control, like you need a solution from “out there” somewhere. But being stuck is about the way you’re thinking and that’s optional. You can learn how to unstick yourself.
Mistake #3: You don’t own your feelings.
It’s easy to think that someone or something is making you feel the way you’re feeling about aging, empty nest, being “in the middle” of a long-term job, caring for your parents and menopause. This stage of your life can be confusing. When you don’t take control and aren’t intentional about your emotions, you respond out of habits that aren’t serving you anymore to create the life you want.
Ask yourself, what are you willing to do to go from feeling stuck and confused about what you want to absolutely excited about your life again?
You have a choice, even though it doesn’t feel like that most of the time. When you settle for feeling stuck, you’re actually making a decision to not have your own back.
That doesn’t sound like you, does it? But that’s what’s happening. You haven’t made a commitment to your own happiness and fulfillment.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You can decide to unstick yourself!
If you’re ready to go from spinning in stuckness to owning the responsibility for creating your amazing next chapter but you need someone who’s been there to guide you along the way...
I created the Women in the Middle® Academy for you!
Are you ready to...
Work on your beliefs about what your age really means to you?
Empower yourself to dream big?
Manage the way you’re thinking about what’s possible?
Stop wasting time?
Take control of your emotional well-being?
Get out of autopilot living?
Lean in to your next chapter with anticipation and giddy excitement?
What You’ll Gain from the Women in the Middle® Academy
1. A FRESH ATTITUDE ABOUT LIFE.
When you believe the best is yet to come, there’s so much to look forward to.
The Women in the Middle® Academy provides mindset coaching to give you a whole new perspective on life. You’ll wake up feeling excited about each new day and what’s really possible!
2. GET UNSTUCK AND CHASE THOSE GOALS.
You’ve always wanted to learn how to paint? Write a book? Start a garden? Go to the Galapagos? Have a more meaningful relationship with your adult kids? Pivot your career or become an entrepreneur? Now is the time.
The Women in the Middle® Academy shows you how to get unstuck, set exciting goals and get moving.
3. A LIFE WITH THOUSANDS OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES… AND NO REGRETS.
Tragically, most people reach the end of their life and think, “I wish I had taken more risks,” “I wish I had worked less and had more fun,” “I wish I had allowed myself to be happier and did what I wanted to do.” Many regret that they didn’t pursue their dreams because they conformed to other people’s expectations.
I want to make sure that is NOT what you’re feeling later in life.
The Women in the Middle Academy helps you design a life that’s authentic, joyful and full of memories that you love.
How the Women in the Middle® Academy works:
The Women in the Middle Academy is a six month group coaching program and community that focuses on coaching, community and connection. Your personal transformation will include mindset, self-development, confidence, courage, midlife goal setting, tons of personal insights, accountability and more.
Post-Graduation: After you graduate, you will have the opportunity to continue in the Academy with a membership option.
The Women in the Middle Academy happens online so you can join from anywhere in the world.
What the Women in the Middle® Academy includes:
THINKING TUNE UP
You’ve taken your car to get a tune up, right? Now, let’s tune up your mind! Learn how to identify (and change) the unhelpful beliefs that hold you back from having the life you want. It’s like a makeover for your brain.
Inspiring videos and worksheets to help you think differently about your age and stage of life. As a member of the Academy, you get fresh videos twice a month! There’s always something new to check out as you navigate your way forward to your new destination, your exciting next chapter!
MIDLIFE COACHING AND CLASSES
Every month, you’re invited to attend three group coaching sessions (led by me) that will cover all kinds of topics: Self-Care, Relationships, Career Change, Goal Setting, Empty Nest, Positive Aging, and more. Everything is recorded so you can always pop into the library and catch up on anything you missed.
Every month, get even more inspiration from two Women in the Middle Podcast Workbooks that are in sync with your monthly curriculum. Episodes have been carefully curated to support and enhance what you’re working on.
INTRIGUING GUEST SPEAKERS
Every other month, hear from engaging and fun guest experts that will add value and insight to this age and stage of life.
MINDFUL DOODLING WORKSHOPS
Every other month, learn and have fun with Zentangle® Method Workshops (taught by me, a Certified Zentangle Teacher). It’s an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It’s also a meditative outlet to help reduce stress, boost creativity and practice the foundational mindfulness skill of staying in the present moment. No art skills required!
(The Zentangle Method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. “Zentangle” is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.)
Every month, you’re invited to join us for a Zoom call where the point is to carve out time to have fun. That’s it! The lofty goal of “50+Fun Times” is to socialize, get to know each other, connect and laugh. Totally optional. There will be games and themes, so buckle up girlfriend!
STORIES & SHARED EXPERIENCES
Hear true stories from Academy members who have done big, brave things. Learn from these midlife heroines, so you can apply these lessons to your life as well.
Learn to be as accountable to yourself as you are to other people. You will have the option to join a small and structured, peer-led accountability group to help you create the success and transformation you’re excited about.
How you’ll get unstuck and clear about how to thrive in your next chapter
✪ Clear Mind
Learn how to change your long held beliefs about aging and possibility so that your mindset can support your self-care, relationship and career goals now more than ever.
✪ Clear Emotions
You'll discover a new way to feel about your ability to grow forward and manage your fear and build confidence and self-love so that it no longer stops you.
✪ Clear Contribution
You'll go through a powerful set of exercises and coaching so that you'll unlock your deepest desires about what you really want professionally and personally so you can go after creating the life you want confidently.
✪ Clear Path
Use your new mindset skills and tools to help understand yourself more and see real opportunities at this stage of your life in a whole new way; you'll learn to focus on what's possible instead of what's not.
★★★ BONUS GIFTS ★★★
A generous collection of bonus gifts, including the Passion Project Workbook, the Self-Conﬁdence Workbook, plus an eye-opening class on Self-Care Secrets That Nobody Wants to Talk About, and so much more.
PLUS SOUL-SISTERS AND NEW FRIENDS
These are isolating times. You might be more home-based than ever before, unable to travel or see your family and friends as much as you like or even take your usual vacations. You might be feeling bored or stagnant.
You might also feel alone with issues like aging, menopause, career malaise, being single again, obligations with your aging parents or the emotional ups and downs of your own empty nest. So much going on!
If you feel lonely, that’s completely understandable. And that’s why it’s important to find new ways to connect online, so you can have someone to talk to, and have a close-knit community in your life - one full of amazing women who are ready to make important changes in their lives.
The Women in the Middle Academy provides a community of midlife women from all around the world. Here, you’re part of a “club” that just “gets it.” We’re feeling it too and understand what you’re going through; we can empathize on a deep level. Inside the Academy, you'll find kindred spirits and support, online, 24/7, every day of the week.
A PERSONAL NOTE
FROM SUZY, FOUNDER
OF THE WOMEN IN THE
Dear amazing “woman in the middle” who is reading this message,
After getting my Master’s degree in Applied Social Psychology, I spent 27 years working in health promotion and mental health education.
Although I loved my career, I found myself feeling stuck around the time I turned 50. This “stuckness” lasted for 5 long years.
I felt bored and stagnant. I wanted more out of life. I felt it deep inside. That voice whispering, “Life is pretty good on paper… but… it just feels like something is missing.”
I also felt like I was running out of time...to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up, lol. That’s what it felt like.
But when you dig a little deeper, I realized I was really afraid of dying too soon. Before I did what I was meant to do.
I’m guessing you’re feeling a similar whisper inside of you, too.
Maybe your inner voice is whispering:
“You need to finally prioritize your health and take better care of yourself.”
“Life is short and it’s passing so quickly. You’re wasting valuable time and need to go after your dreams before it’s too late.”
“It’s time to stop feeling so uninspired and “blah” all the time. You don’t have to live this way. What are you really afraid of?”
Or maybe even this one...“It’s okay to love yourself, be kind to yourself, and put your needs first.”
If you’re feeling those kinds of whispers, then The Women in the Middle Academy is for you.
I hope you’ll join and say “Yes!” to a new and exciting chapter of your life.
What if you really believed that the best really is yet to come?
Women in the Middle Love Getting Unstuck!
I’m amazed at how changing my thoughts about any given circumstance can create a whole new feeling and then a completely different result! I’m no longer stuck with my previous, often unhelpful thought patterns. I love how Suzy is so supportive and upbeat. It’s very clear that she has found her passion and wants to help guide us to ours. I cannot wait to learn more!
- Deena H. Missouri
Coaching with Suzy has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. She is highly skilled, has a laser focus ability to see what is holding you back and is relatable and fun. Since I’ve been coaching with Suzy, I’ve lost weight, made the decision to change careers, developed strong boundaries, manage my thoughts, taken risks, and I’m happier than I have been in years!
- Debbie B. California
With Suzy’s help, I was able to take the “automatic” out of my “automatic default.” The actions I do or do not take are no longer a mystery of why to me. Do I still stumble off the path I envision for myself? Yes. The difference is that after coaching with Suzy I’m able to recognize stumbling means nothing other than I need to get up, brush myself off, and get right back on the path to the life I’m designing for myself.
- Laurie W. Nebraska
Suzy is an inspiration. She brings us powerful tools to transform our thoughts to live on purpose in midlife. Her humor and sincerity are heart-warming!
- Ellen M. Oregon
You’ve helped me grow in this period of my life. I just turned 60 this summer. When I joined I was floundering & lost. I was struggling to find what I was supposed to be doing next. The kids are grown...my work goals were met... I had no idea what to do next. Learning to be the Queen of my Brain Domain.... learning how to think about what I am thinking has been so helpful! I realized many things about myself and my motivation... my thoughts about aging that were negative and holding me back. I learned I had thoughts that were literally decades old that I was allowing to direct me today. I have the tools to keep moving forward and growing in midlife... Thanks to YOU!
- Renee P. Missouri
Learning intentional thinking is liberating. Now, even if I start to spin, I recognize that I can step outside that process and understand what thoughts and feelings caused me to spin. I can then change my thoughts and resulting feeling and take control again!
- Peggy H. Illinois
I enjoyed working with you... You are so dynamic and energetic and enthusiastic! I really loved all that positive energy! I really like how you patiently help us come to the realization of what our actions can be to change our thoughts and feelings. It’s like an “aha” moment every time! You really have a gift for that.
- Colleen M. California
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