"People may call what happens at midlife a "crisis", but it's not. It's an unraveling - a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you're "supposed" to want to live ... to let go of who you think you're supposed to be and to embrace who you are."

Brene Brown

Are you ready "to let go of who you think you're supposed to be and to embrace who you are" in this next chapter of your life?

As a society, we talk about what happens at midlife as a crisis. Which sets us up for resignation and regret. It can seem like it's too late to fulfill some of our bigger dreams.

To me, it feels more like an opportunity than a crisis. We can choose to see the "big" birthdays as an opportunity for reflection, for reimagining what is possible and, perhaps, for reinvention.

I created Your Next Chapter Map because I believe - wholeheartedly - that, at midlife, it's too late NOT to pursue some of your bigger and bolder dreams. 

I created Your Next Chapter Map for me and for women like me. For women who know that they want to start living more courageously. To dig deeper. To bring their bigger dreams to life. To live an irresistible obituary.

If there are things that you've always wanted to do, later is here. It's time.

“There is no statute of limitations on starting over. Re-invent yourself every day. Be the girl who walks barefoot and listens to blues. Tomorrow, wear a trench coat and speak fierce truths. Be a phoenix. Be ashes. Burn down. Resurrect. Let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.”

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Why do we stay stuck in lives that we have outgrown or which never fit us in the first place?

I have found in my own life and in my clients’ lives that, when we feel stuck or when we don’t pursue our most meaningful life, one or more of three things is happening:

1.  You’re not completely sure what it is that you want to achieve, explore or experience. You might not know what you do want but you do know that you’re not happy with how things are right now. You thought that your life at this age would be very different than it is and you’re ready to do something about it. You might have spent years or decades living someone else’s definition of “success” and you are now finding that it feels increasingly hollow and disappointing to you. Or you might love many aspects of your life and have had an amazing career but you still have this constant nagging sensation that you’re ready for something bigger. That you’re ready to do work or pursue dreams that every step you’ve taken in your life so far has prepared you for. But, and this is a big but, you genuinely can’t get a sense of what it is exactly that you want to change or pursue; or

2.  You know exactly what you want to change or do or pursue in this next chapter of your life but you can’t figure out the “how” of the changes you want to make. You’re at a loss as to how to get from where you are now to where you want to be; or

3.  You know what you want and you have a pretty clear idea of what you would need to do to make it happen but you just can't seem to find the time, energy or courage to make the changes you want to make or the thing that you want to do seems “too big” so you keep talking yourself out of pursuing it. You are starting to realize that the biggest thing getting in your way is you. This has been my personal favorite - I could have earned a PhD in procrastination but I never got round to it ...  


Your Next Chapter Map was designed to help you to overcome these obstacles:

1.  I will help you to get clearer on what it is you want to do or achieve or experience in this next chapter if you’re feeling confused or unsure about what it is you want to do or which dreams you want to pursue.

2.  If you know what it is that you want to do (for example, you know you want to start a business but you’re not sure how to make that happen), I will help you to figure out the how to go from where you are in your life right now to where you want to be.

3.  If it were easy to make these changes, you would have done so already. It isn’t easy to make bigger changes and having a coach in your corner can make all the difference in the world. I will be here to encourage you, to support you, to give you a perspective that is hard for you to see by yourself and to be a passionate defender of your dreams if I sense that you are falling into old patterns of self-sabotage.

Lin Manuel Miranda

"That clock you hear is the sound of your own  heart.  Sink your teeth into this life, and don't let go."

 So how does Your Next Chapter Map work?

To create Your Next Chapter Map, you will work through a six-step process.

You will receive a video or audio recording for each step plus additional resources (books, podcasts or articles that dig deeper into the material for that step) plus worksheets to complete.

You also receive 6 or 12 hours of coaching time with me to support you as you go through the process. You can choose 6 coaching calls with me over a 3 month period or 12 coaching calls with me over a 6 month period. If you want to create Your Next Chapter Map more quickly and you have time to do a lot of work in a short period of time, we can work more intensively over a 30 day period with 4 x 1.5 or 3 hour sessions.

You might have a specific goal or project in mind that you would like to map out or reverse-engineer with me.  Or you might have a vague idea of some of the things that you would like to achieve and experience and you would like support in creating the focus and framework to decide which of those things you want to prioritize.

As your coach, I will meet you where you are. However, I passionately believe that the process I have created for Your Next Chapter Map gives you a framework that will be invaluable not only for the change or changes you want to make now but as a framework you can use again and again as your life continues to evolve during the years ahead.

You will have lifetime access to the recordings, resources and worksheets (plus any updates).




This first step is designed to help you to eliminate some of the stress and overwhelm and to make space in your calendar so that you have the mental and physical energy to devote to figuring out your next chapter.  


The starting point as we plan this journey is YOU. Your next chapter is all about embracing who you really are. Your natural skills, talents, passions, dreams - the foundation of who you really are.


My goal for this step is that it helps you to excavate “who you were before the world got its hands on you.” The exercises and assignments will help you to let go of who you’re NOT.


The Process

You will create a 3-5 year vision of the most satisfying, fulfilling and meaningful life you want to live. You will then choose a 12 month focus to set you on track for that longer-term vision.  


In this step of the process, you will create a plan for the next 90 days so that you make the most of each and every day. You will get clear on what to focus on and what not to focus on anymore!


THIS is what it comes down to. At the end of each day, Steven asks himself just one question: "Did I overcome resistance today?" That's really all that we need to do, day in and day out.


Includes:

- a video or audio recording for each step;
- a list of resources for each step (books, podcasts or articles that dig deeper into the material for that step);
- worksheets to complete for each step;
- 6 hours of 1:1 coaching sessions with me.  The 6 hours can be split into 45 or 60 minute sessions;
- lifetime access to Your Next Chapter Map Online Course (available by mid-October); and
- 3 month membership in The Next Chapter Lab.






Includes:

- a video or audio recording for each step;
- a list of resources for each step (books, podcasts or articles that dig deeper into the material for that step);
- worksheets to complete for each step;
- 12 hours of 1:1 coaching sessions with me. The 12 hours can be split into 60 or 90 minute or 3 hour sessions;
- lifetime access to Your Next Chapter Map Online Course (available by mid-October); and
- 6 month membership in The Next Chapter Lab.




Option 1
Your Next Chapter Map with 6 hours of coaching

Option 2
Your Next Chapter Map with 12 hours of coaching

What's Included

COST: $1,500

COST: $2,750

Book Option 1

Book Option 2

"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die—whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.”

Gilda Radner

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