Late Starters Club

Late Starters Club

Are you looking to start something new in your 40’s, 50’s or beyond but are scared to start? I never want to hear people say: “Oh it’s too late to make a change” or “I wanted to do that when I was younger, but it’s too late now.” WHY??? Why are 20 and 30-year-olds the only people who are allowed to start something new? For people who are in their 40’s, 50’s, and beyond, you are uniquely qualified to launch that business, have that creative idea, or start that new life. You’ve “been around the block” as they say and your experience makes getting started faster and easier. In this podcast, we will talk with people who have successfully started a business, made a major career change, started creative endeavors, made major health changes, started competing as an athlete, and gone back to school…all in their 40’s, 50s or beyond. This is the place for inspiration, motivation, and mindset shifts. You will walk away ready to take action with practical and informative advice from some of the most amazing “Late Starters” on the planet!


February 5, 2024 6 mins

Today I have an announcement to make that is a little bit heart breaking because I truly believe in the inspiration that the Late Starters Club has been sharing with the world. It is so important that we chase our dreams no matter what stage of life we are at. Our actions not only inspire younger generations but motivates our peers to see what is truly possible in this world.



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Have you had a lifelong dream to live overseas and haven't made that happen yet? Maybe things have gotten in the way like family, jobs, life. My guest today, Christine Gritmon didn't let that stop her. 


Last year, Christine turned her lifelong dream into reality by moving her entire family from the US to the UK. Join us in today's episode as Christine opens up about the hurdles and cultural differences s...

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January 22, 2024 28 mins

Have you ever poured your energy into something, only to find the road filled with obstacles? Today, my guest is Sarah Clay, whose varied career has taken unexpected turns. We'll talk about how she became a LinkedIn trainer for companies and entrepreneurs and the journey that led her to this point.


During the pandemic, Sarah faced a major shift after losing 85% of her clients. However, she turned this se...

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In this episode of the Late Starters Club, I am interviewing Leigh Shulman who shares her later-in-life journey of traveling the world, writing a book, and starting a successful business.

Leigh is the founder of the Inspired Writer community, details how she decided to uproot from Brooklyn, NY with her young family to explore the world and eventually settle in Argentina. We discuss the importance of setting boundaries, believing in...

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This week on Late Starters Club I'm talking with Barry Karch, host of the Running For Your Life podcast. Barry has been training for a marathon after a 20-year hiatus from running. We talked about what motivated him to get back into running and his yearly Misogi (see the link below to learn more). He talks about this year's defining goal of climbing the equivalent of Everest in the 29029 Challenge in...

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January 1, 2024 9 mins

I don't know about you, but I love planning out my year and setting goals and reflecting on how my past year went and being super intentional about what I want the next year to look like. In today's episode, I'm going to dive deep into what I do to brainstorm my goals for the next year. And I'm going to give you some tools and questions you can use to set your year up.

Some of the things I will share with you:


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In this Christmas day edition of the Late Starters Club, I am taking some time to reflect in a season that is a bit slower for me. I wanted to share with you how I am looking back over the past year with gratitude, giving myself a little extra grace and preparing to set my 2024 goals. Join me next week as I share my specific process for setting goals in the new year!

[00:00] Wrapping up 2023 with Gratitude, Grace, and Goals


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December 18, 2023 32 mins

In this episode, I talk with Ron Macklin, founder of Macklin Connection, bestselling author, and entrepreneur. Through a unique mid-life transition, Ron left his career as an engineer to pursue a role as a coach, primarily focusing on team building in organizations. 


We talk about the importance of acknowledging and embracing fear in the professional environment, underlining that everyone is afraid and i...

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December 11, 2023 26 mins

Do you think it's too late to get into acting or voice narration? My guest today, Kris Keppeler got bit by the acting bug in her early forties then eventually took that love from the stage to voice narration in her sixties. 


Today our discussion covers her path into acting, how she finds and lands roles, the challenges of marketing a business, and her success in creating a networking group for creative b...

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This week I am interviewing Tracy Malone (Host of the Narcissist Podcast) a leading voice on the subject of narcissist abuse.

We talk about her journey of building a successful business by blending her personal experience with narcissism and her experience as a marketing professional. Along the way, we will discuss what led her to change her career and her entire life.

Tracy shares her personal experiences, the growth of her busine...

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In today's episode, I have the pleasure of chatting (and laughing) with the incredibly talented Leanne Linsky, CEO of the online comedy streaming platform, Plauzzable. Leanne takes us on a journey from being a bookkeeper, to a full-time comedian in New York then in LA, before returning to school for her master's at age 50 then ultimately founding her own company. Listen in to learn how Leanne's view of failure has changed the way s...

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In this episode of the Late Starters Club, we have a fascinating interview with entrepreneur and inventor Paul Baron. We start today's interview by discussing Paul's journey of partnering with a firm in China to bring an innovative product to the US. Paul shares his experiences in starting businesses and talks about the importance of relationships and taking calculated risks. Whether you're a late starter or someone looking to make...

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My guest today is a little bit crazy. Jeff Seckendorf is attempting to break the hour record on a track cycling at age 70. He’s training right now and didn’t start seriously competing until his late fifties. Join me as we talk about how (and why)  Jeff is attempting to set this record and where his passion project, The Institute of Purpose comes into play.

Jeff Seckendorf is a master athlete, small business owner,...

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In this episode, I spoke with Paul Zolman who shares his journey from a background of anger to understanding the significance of love. Paul grew up in an environment that fostered anger, and he spent many years grappling with anger issues until he decided to make a change. After his divorce, Zolman utilized the concept of the Five Love Languages to develop a cube game aimed at helping him express love more effectively. The game ser...

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Today I'm talking to Bob Gentle and he shares with us how one conversation over coffee with a client transformed his business from a local web designer into a global coaching business. We talk about his challenges as an introvert, the importance of personal branding, overcoming fear and self-doubt, and the advantages of being a late starter in pursuing your passions. Bob also shares strategies for dealing with overwhelm and the pow...

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My guest today lives a unique lifestyle that most people would love to live. Jean Marie DiGiovanna lives home-free as a mobile businesswoman (she does not like to use the term digital nomad - and she explains why the term isn't quite right for her in the episode).  From how she got started, the lessons she's learned and the misperceptions of what this lifestyle takes to live - we cover it all! 

Jean Marie DiGiovanna is an internati...

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In today's episode, I'm going to be sharing some of the lessons I've learned after running a podcast for a year, some of the things I love about the podcast, and some of the things that are going to be changing here at the Late Starters Club podcast.

Join me as we talk about:

[00:00] Celebrating One Year of the Late Starters Club Podcast

[01:52] LOVE: All of the people that I have had the chance to speak with over the last year. I ...

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In today's episode, I spoke with Will Matthews, who has taken on the challenge of completing seven Ironman competitions after leaving a successful corporate career to start his own coaching company. Will shares his journey of starting his own professional development company, the courage it took to take that leap, and the mindset shifts necessary to navigate life's changes. With insightful discussions on the fear of commitment, the...

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In today's episode, I interviewed incredibly talented and funny Merit Kahn. Merit shares some truly insightful and entertaining stories about their journey to creating her one-woman show. From cold calling theaters and accidentally stumbling upon a potential collaboration, to finding humor in life's frustrations, Merit's experiences and perspectives are sure to inspire and entertain. She also introduces us to her upcoming workshop,...

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This week we have an amazing episode! If you have been listening to the show you know one of my favorite things is to hear everyone's favorite quotes. So I have pulled together 41 different quotes from 33 of my past guests. There should be something here from everyone to be inspired by and maybe you'll find your new favorite quote!

Learn from these amazing late starters!

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