Rocking Midlife®- the Podcast

Rocking Midlife®- the Podcast

The Rocking Midlife® Podcast's mission is to encourage women over 40 that life can ROCK in their next season. Hosted by Cat Coluccio, a vibrant speaker, entrepreneur, author and reinvention coach who resides in New Zealand, Rocking Midlife® features real, unscripted conversations with amazing midlifers from around the globe. From menopause, to reinventing your life, to side hustles, to sex – no subject is off limits. Rocking Midlife® will inspire and motivate you to be brave, to stop procrastinating and to create the life and legacy you want! Make sure to subscribe, leave a great review and please share so that our Midlife voices can be heard! Here's to Rocking Midlife! Cat x Grab my free report, "5 Tips to make your Midlife ROCK" and subscribe to my newsletter so that you never miss an episode! Let's connect! Website: FB / Insta / IN: @catcoluccio Email:


October 29, 2023 36 mins
Redefining Menopause

Welcome back to the Rocking Midlife Podcast!

In this week's episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with London-based Rachel Lankester. Rachel is not just a fabulous author, (whose book is on the recommended New York Times list for books about menopause) but a mentor and podcast host of Magnificent Midlife, an online hub celebrating and empowering women in their 40s and beyond.

During our conversation, we disc...
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Fighting for Your Health in Midlife: How to Become Your Own Advocate

Do you feel like your midlife medical concerns are being dismissed and not taken seriously? Are you tired of being told ‘it’s all in your head’?

You’re not alone!

Join me on this episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast as I interview Dr. Efrat LaMandre, founder of The Knew Method. Dr E. helps people optimize their health, prevent illness, reduce medication and feel ...
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Get ready to embark on a journey to rediscover your inner and outer beauty at midlife with this week's episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast!

In this episode, I sit down with the fabulous Karen Viesta, a life and health coach, as well as the host of the Wellegant Woman Podcast, as she unveils practical beauty secrets of French women in their midlife prime.

We dive into Karen's popular blog post, "The Beauty Secrets of French Wome...
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Midlife Reinvention - Doctor to Film-Maker

Are you feeling stuck in the same old routine of life?

Ready for a midlife reinvention but have no idea where to start?

Then look no further!

Hear Ross Hewitt's inspiring story of how he made the leap from being a MD to trying his hand at film-making. His journey is both motivating and encouraging, and will perhaps give you the nudge you need to muster your courage to take the steps necessary...
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August 7, 2023 28 mins
Loving Life at 50+!

Have you found yourself in a bit of a slump?

Maybe you're not feeling great about your looks, your life, or maybe you are simply just feeling "blah." After all, you're not a spring chicken in your twenties or thirties, so there's not much to look forward to - right?


In this episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast, I'm joined by a lovely lady all the way from New Jersey - Maria Sabando - who is the author of a...
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Are you feeling lonely and disconnected at midlife?

You don't have to stay that way!

In this episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast, I'm joined by business partners AND best friends, Dr. Lynne and Dr. Brooke to discuss how powerful friendships are in your midlife years.

During our conversation, these wonderful ladies share about the transformative power of friendships at midlife, offering valuable strategies and insights to help you ...
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July 5, 2023 30 mins
Are you a woman in your midlife season, feeling overwhelmed when it comes to managing money?

Then join us this week on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast as we talk to Alison Jacobson – an expert in personal finance who has been through some extremely tough times and come out the other side.

Learn how Alison rebuilt her life after a shattering divorce and bankruptcy, and how she helps other women realize their potential for a more fulfill...
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April 26, 2023 48 mins
Menopause can feel a confusing and tumultuous time - but it doesn't need to be a negative season in a woman's life.

Today's guest on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is Dr Cari Schaefer who helps women navigate this stage of life and embrace their Menopause Transition, and she shares some practical tips you won't want to miss!

Dr. Cari Schaefer, DACM is the founder of Wise Woman Emerging, a platform midwifing woman through the menopausal...
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Are you looking for a way to start living a more fulfilling life?

Then this episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast will inspire you, as Gloria Carpenter shares her personal story, as well as tips about how you can create your most meaningful and joyous life - no matter your age. Learn how self-belief and understanding your true desires are the first steps on the path to a happier, more purposeful life.

Tune in now and discover how t...
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Are you experiencing uncomfortable symptoms during menopause? Turns out, inflammation might be to blame. In this episode, I'm joined by Canadian nutritionist and women's health coach Annie Gaudreault, and we explore how inflammation affects the body during menopause and what you can do about it.

Learn more about how to reduce inflammation and improve your health during menopause by tuning in to this episode. Annie not only explains ...
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There's no age limit on success! Tune in to this week's episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast, where I'm interviewing award-winning surgeon, Dr Samantha Pillay, who shares advice about how any woman can achieve her goals.

Dr Samantha is a powerhouse of a lady who is on a mission to inspire women to believe in themselves and create the change they want to see in the world - something she does every day herself, be it via her medica...
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We all know that change is a constant in life - especially in our career and work -but it's not always easy to embrace it.

In this Rocking Midlife® Podcast episode, I'm joined by an amazing lady - Dr Carol Parker Walsh - for a conversation around the topic of how to survive and thrive in midlife by embracing the changes that come our way.

Dr Carol is a catalyst for transformational growth, confidence, and career/life alignment. She l...
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Are you feeling stuck in a rut?

Do you wonder if you're in the middle of your own midlife crisis?

Well, don't worry, because today's guest on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is going to share not only how she relaunched her own life - but how you can too.

Hilary DeCesare is an award-winning business expert, esteemed author, and pioneer of female powerhouses in Silicon Valley. As a sought-after speaker, founder of The Relaunch Co., and on...
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So you want to make some extra cash on the side?
Given the rising cost of living, creating another income stream is wise - but where to start?

There are a million different ways to do this, but if you want to get started as quickly as possible, here are three of my favourite types of side hustles. Each one has its own unique set of benefits, so listen in to find out which one is right for you!

You can read more about these 3 different...
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February 9, 2023 28 mins
In this episode of the Rocking Midlife® podcast, I'm joined by the fabulous Jacqueline, (Jack) Perez.

Having found herself struggling to make sense of what was happening to her when she hit menopause, Jack set out to find experts who could help. She then founded Kuel Life - a collective of nearly 60 thought leaders from around the world, (including yours truly!) covering every aspect of menopause and midlife.

Kuel Life is now an amaz...
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February 1, 2023 8 mins
Who do you want to become in 2023?

Tune in to the very first episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast for 2023, to hear my personal update as well as a challenge for you!

To give you some perspective as well, I recorded this first episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast in mid January – well before the record breaking weather bomb that hit New Zealand, causing widespread flooding and damage to Auckland. Hence, I sound quite upbeat and...
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November 29, 2022 16 mins
I turned 57 last month, and as with every birthday, I spent some time reflecting about the years that have passed and what I've learned along the way. In this episode I share 5 of these reflections:

* Let go of the past
* Ageing is a privilege
* Your voice still matters
* Keep setting goals
* Step into your spotlight

Do you take the time to reflect on your birthdays too, and what would you add to the list I came up with?

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Welcome to Season 4 of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast – the season of the Side Hustle!

With my new book, "Your Midlife Side Hustle" launching very soon, and the evening news footage painting an increasingly bleak picture economically, I am more passionate than ever to offer HOPE, by encouraging women to start a side hustle that is passion-fuelled, purposeful and of course, Profitable!

When feeling the pinch financially, often our first...
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October 19, 2022 33 mins
Do you feel like your creativity has been suppressed under the weight of all the “must-dos” in your life? Then this week’s interview with Faigie Kobre might just be the inspiration you need to dust off your paint brushes, your sketchbooks, your musical instrument or your pottery wheel, and reignite that creative spirit in your midlife years!

Faigie lives in New York and is a mother of 6 children and grandmother to many! She works wi...
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August 18, 2022 34 mins
This week's guest on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is a beautiful, vibrant lady from my homeland of Australia - Edwina Murphy-Droomer. 

We connected recently when Edwina invited me to be part of a fabulous 11 day challenge she is hosting starting on the 22nd August: the More Extraordinary Every Day Challenge for Midlife Women. (You can still register for your FREE ticket here: )

Edwina is a "Vision Bu...
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