Reinvention Rebels

Reinvention Rebels

Dream big, overcome self-doubt and reinvent yourself in midlife! Does this resonate with you? You’re a midlife or older woman and wondering what’s next. You’re tired of putting everyone else’s dreams before your own. You know there’s something more you’re meant to do in your next chapter. Unsure about how to get started and reinvent yourself in midlife? I’ve been there too. It took me 54 years to find my purpose and bold voice. I got curious, flexed my courage muscle and stepped into my greater mission. I reinvented myself unapologetically and I’m loving life – that’s what Reinvention Rebels do. And you know what? You can be a Reinvention Rebel too! I’m your host, Wendy Battles. By day, I work in cybersecurity and help people stay safe online. By night, I’m the host of the Reinvention Rebels podcast. I share stories of brave and unapologetic women, 50-90, who have boldly reinvented themselves to find new purpose and possibilities. These midlife and older women are fierce and inspired. They’ve given themselves permission to shine. They’re all in on reinventing themselves in creative, bold ways (like Mary who started running at 55 and is running in global marathons at 72!)As an inspiring reinvention podcast host, coach and speaker, let me help motivate you to see new possibilities. I share insights, ask compelling questions and share amazing examples of women who have reinvented themselves later in life. It’s never, ever too late for a new chapter. Ready to be bold and find your Inner Reinvention Rebel? Grab your earbuds, hit play and together, let’s become Reinvention Rebels!🎧 Tune into the Reinvention Rebels podcast:⬇️Download our FREE audio, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Rebel Journey


February 23, 2024 6 mins

Join me, Wendy Battles, on a journey through the inspiring lives of audacious women aged 50 to 90 who've reinvented themselves in the most empowering ways.

These Reinvention Rebels are here to light the path of transformation with their stories of embracing new purposes and possibilities in midlife and beyond.

This season's theme, Own Your Awesome, is all about confidently pursuing your dreams and step...

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Join me, Wendy Battles, on a special solo journey as I explore the nuances of hitting that ReInvention sweet spot in midlife and beyond.

Reflecting on my personal reinvention path, I share stories of voice acting aspirations and my later pivot into nutrition and health coaching, underscoring the persistence needed and the importance of turning a deaf ear to the doubters.

This narrative sets the stage for season ...

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Can developing new habits help us reinvent ourselves in midlife?

That's the question I'm unpacking in the new episode of the Reinvention Rebels podcast.

Have you read Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg?  It's an easy-to-read, informative and engaging book about making small changes that stick. I'm using it as my personal framework for developing habits that will help me move forward this year and I'm ...

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Join me, your host Wendy, on a journey of discovery and inspiration with the incredible Katurah Bryant, a 71-year-young Reinvention Rebel who exemplifies the transformative power of reinventing one's life. 

Part of my Where Are They Now mini-series, I'm excited to welcome Katurah back to the show after our interview over 3 years.

Listen in as she shares the latest chapter in her Zola Experience saga, whi...

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Can breaking free from the 'age cage' revolutionize the way we view our later years?

That's the profound question Wendi Knox addresses as she returns to our show, casting a light on her quest to redefine the aging experience for women over 50.

I loved when Wendi joined me three years ago on the podcast at 66 and talked about the transformative nature of dragonflies in lighting her reinvention path...

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My favorite reinvention stories involve self-discovery, growth and new possibilities that we didn't see coming but we're open to.

When we create an intention, take action in that direction and then trust things will unfold, we can create reinvention magic.

That's what my season 1 guest and good friend Erica G. Bradley has done.

She started a new career, grew a thriving travel business, and...

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I've had this idea for a while - interview past guests to see where their reinvention journey has taken them - how they've grown and what have they've learned about themselves.

Stories of growth are powerful. Usually because they involve some degree of stumbling or confusion before we really figure things out. 😆

You'll find that in this first Where are They Now interview with the fierce and fa...

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Hello, Reinvention Rebels, I've missed you!

After a longer-than-expected hiatus, I'm back and excited to share some inspiring, empowering, and invigorating content with you. My absence was due to the loss of my mom, a true Reinvention Rebel herself, whose spirit continues to guide and inspire me.

I'm excited to share what's on the horizon in coming months.

We'll explore some exc...

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Remember when your limits were only as far as your imagination could take you?

When you believed you could be anything and age was merely a number?

Well, hold on tight as we take you on a memorable journey, celebrating extraordinary women who haven't just dared to dream, but have reinvented themselves to turn those dreams into reality.

Age is just a number for these inspiring women who have all br...

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Here's a little secret: asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, but a catalyst that propels us towards our goals and dreams.

The truth is, asking for help isn't always easy, it's something I have grappled with at times.

But let me share with you how this simple act of asking for help transformed a live event at the recent International Festival of Arts and Ideas into a Reinvention Rebels po...

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Welcome to the first Reinvention Rebels live episode! An episode filled with inspiring reinventions and empowering journeys - a conversation that redefines the concept of personal growth. 

This episode was recorded at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut on June 20, 2023.

I'm thrilled to share the microphone with two incredible guests - Ellen Pankey and Lisa Franco. They take...

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Midlife is no joke. Full of unexpected peaks and valleys.

Our changing bodies. Caring for kids and/or parents. Making tough decisions about our future. 

It feels like the path isn’t always clear, right? 

We may stumble and fall yet we are wise and perceptive.

What if we leaned into the signs around us to help guide our path?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

✳️ how awakening to ourselves helps us o...

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Welcome to another inspiring episode of the Reinvention Rebels podcast, where we have the fearless Jen Baljko joining us to share her incredible journey of reinvention. Throughout her life, Jen has bravely embraced change and sought joy in every new experience.

At 25, she packed up her car and drove across the US to start a new life. At 33, she sold everything she owned and moved abroad. At 44, she walked across two contin...

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Ever feel like you've lost your mojo in midlife?

What if you could reclaim it and transform your life in ways that truly light you up?

Join me in this special episode of the Reinvention Rebels podcast as I share some exciting details about the upcoming Midlife Mojo Virtual Summit from June 18-22.

I'm honored to be one of 25 midlife influencers bringing you this free event!

Get ready t...

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I'll never forget the moment when I realized that my health coaching career wasn't going as planned.

I was in my mid-40s. I had quit my corporate job to pursue my dream.

But I wasn't making any money AND it ends up it wasn't my true passion.

I was failing and felt awash with shame.

But instead of letting that perceived failure define me, I learned to embrace the power of ap...

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Ever thought about reinventing yourself in midlife? This episode will motivate you about what’s possible!

When I first met Kathy Murray, I was inspired by her courage and determination to reinvent herself in midlife, facing challenges head-on and turning them into opportunities to grow. From relocating to Germany and navigating life as an expat, to becoming an award-winning cheerleading coach and breaking stereotypes with ...

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Thinking about reinventing yourself?

Are you seeking more meaning and purpose in your life as you hit midlife or beyond?

Does it feel like reinventing yourself will give you fresh ideas and perspective but you're not sure where to start? 

I believe we already have all the answers we need. But our busy, non-stop world makes it hard to hear the wisdom that’s always there, just waiting to be uncovered.


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What if you could transform your life and rediscover your true passion?

Join me, your host Wendy, as I chat with the inspiring Ana Tajder, an award-winning international journalist and author who went from a burned-out corporate employee to embracing her love for writing and creating the Thank You Mama podcast.

Together, we'll explore Anna's incredible journey of self-reinvention and celebrate the extra...

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We all know the phrase "I had to learn it the hard way." 

But what can we learn about ourselves from difficult circumstances and life lessons?

Reflecting on personal failures can reveal growth and serve as a stepping stone to greater success.

I've experienced that first hand and I imagine you have your own version of how hard won lessons, though painful, ultimately helped you to grow.

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If you're a midlife or older woman, you've probably spent time contemplating the greying of your hair - good, bad and everything in between.

Whether you're joyfully going grey, contemplating what's next for your hair or  coloring it, you will love what I'm sharing today.

In this episode, I have a fascinating conversation with Robin Salls, the founder of the first-ever magazine for silver-h...

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