About Evelyn

I‘m a late bloomer, and a tad on the stubborn side - one of the monikers bestowed upon me by a good friend is: “You’re not the boss of me” (I even have a sign hanging in my office to reaffirm it). I find my bliss in all the everyday little things that I am exceedingly grateful for, and I love to laugh, but tell the lamest jokes (just ask my family). I’m also a published author and poet, currently working on a book about midlife transitions faced by women 40 and older.

I’ve never taken a linear path, but it’s a path that’s worked just right for me. I’m an entrepreneur now at midlife, and as Founder & CEO of my coaching and consulting practice I specialize in helping women executives, professional women and women entrepreneurs who want to achieve a more sacred kind of success. For these women, the desire to play a bigger game requires a strong profit motive, but making money is no longer the goal. The goal is a search for significance, a journey to uncover the wealth of the self, a rite of passage to their highest purpose and to a life that’s as unique as their fingerprint.

After 20 successful years in the corporate and non-profit world, I experienced my own turning point. Today I mentor women through their unique turning points and help them cultivate extraordinary lives of passion and purpose in midlife and beyond. I spent those 20 years working as a leader in fundraising, sales, marketing, management, and operations. Over time I came to the realization that I was naturally coaching the people around me in every experience I had, and gained my coaching certifications in order to do the work I feel most called to do.

I received my B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University, where I graduated in the top 1% of my class (something I’m especially proud of because I did this while working full time and raising my two school-age children). I am a Certified Retirement Coach, having received my training through Retirement Options, Inc., the leader in retirement coach training with a worldwide network of over 600 professionals serving individual, couple and group clients. In addition, I am a Certified ReCareer Coach, an assessment driven coaching system that is the first of its kind in the coaching profession to address the new population of career changers and career extenders created by the new economy.

I’m the author of more than two dozen books and audio programs including the book From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Seven Women Executives Share Their Turning Points and am currently writing a book on women navigating through midlife. I’ve provided expert commentary to ForbesWoman, WE Magazine for Women, Expert Insights, and other publications that focus on business women in midlife; have been named 1 of 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2011 by WE Magazine for Women, and was recently named a Fabulous 50 Top Blogger by Boomer Diva Nation.

And just in case you might be wondering who I am when I take off my business “hat”: I’ve had a life-long love affair with the great outdoors. I hike, mountain bike, and at one time dabbled in mountain climbing (meaning that I climbed Africa’s 19,341 foot-high Mt. Kilimanjaro when I turned 41). Traveling is probably my next greatest passion besides spending time with my two grandchildren (soon to be three), and I enjoy reading, gardening, online Solitaire and anything with Chris Noth in it (aka “Mr. Big” on Sex and the City).

Grandma Moses began painting in her late 70s, Laura Ingalls Wilder published the first of eight volumes of the Little House series at 65, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas began her environmental crusade for the protection of the Everglades at the age of 79.  As George Eliot said: “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”


If you’re a business woman intent on making this next stage of your life uniquely your own, Click HERE and let’s explore the possibilities together! I can’t wait to hear from you!

 

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