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Live the Life You Love at 50+: A Handbook for Career and Life Success

Live the Life You Love at 50+: A Handbook for Career and Life Success

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By (author) Keren Smedley

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 18mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0077145976
  • ISBN 13: 9780077145972
  • Sales rank: 65,293

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"'Who am I? Where am I going? Why do I feel so stuck?' Keren Smedley's new book poses those difficult questions to help challenge old ways of thinking and offers positive tools and ideas to help us move forward." THE SUNDAY TIMES "They say 50 is the new 30. With insight, positivity, and brimming with practical ideas and solutions, this book shows us how reaching for the stars at 50+, is both achievable and empowering." Jo Hemmings, Behavioural Psychologist and Relationship Coach "When you arrive at the last page of Keren Smedley's wise and entertaining advice, studded with anecdotes and mental exercises, you will not only know more about yourself, you will anticipate a lot more joy from your future." Irma Kurtz, writer, broadcaster and Agony Aunt for Cosmopolitan "Short on waffle, long on research, crammed with useful information, suggestions, practical tools and exercises." Tim Willis, Editor, High50.com "I would recommend this book to any 50-something who is starting to think about what they do next - or those who act as line manager, mentor or coach to individuals who need to address this challenge." Martin Ellis, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP "Throughout, you feel Keren Smedley is with you, right there knowing, listening, teaching, even beaming. All of us over 50 should read it and do what she proposes. So should everyone on the way to 50 for that matter." Nancy Kline, Time to Think Coaching, UK "This excellent book is full of ideas to start afresh and develop a positive outlook on life. Course participants share their challenges and this helps the reader to reflect on their own circumstances. This book prepares the reader for their future." Professor Stephen Palmer PhD, Centre for Coaching, London, UK Age no longer defines what you can or can't do: don't fear it, embrace it! It is possible for someone who has entered the second half of their life to start a new career, get remarried, have a young family, run a marathon, travel the world, take up a new high-risk sport or start a new business. In Live the Life you Love at 50+, life and business coach Keren Smedley shows you how to do just that - through following groundbreaking coaching exercises that led hundreds of her clients to success. Discover how to: Identify your values and beliefs Create a personal vision for your life Develop the skills and strategies needed Learn how to encourage and praise yourself all the way With this life changing coaching technique, you will learn how to define your personal life vision and reach your dreams with ease.

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Keren Smedley, author, broadcaster and columnist, has established herself as one of UK's most sought after commentators on relationship issues: whether personal or within the workplace. As an experienced management consultant, counsellor, life and business coach, Keren is regularly called upon by individuals and organisations to help address and resolve modern day issues and to facilitate change. Keren has a regular slot on BBC Berkshire as their relationship expert, and is a regular guest on BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Radio London and Radio 4 Women's Hour. She is Woman's Weekly Agony Aunt and feature writer; writes regularly for the Daily Mail and contributes to Good Housekeeping, Woman and Home, The Sun and other magazines.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements About the Author Introduction Part I: The big question Chapter 1: Know yourself now Chapter 2: Managing choices and making decisions Part II: Your career Chapter 3: Embracing change in the workplace Chapter 4: Being the best I can in the workplace Chapter 5: Empowering yourself to change your career Chapter 6: Being your own boss: Bringing out the entrepreneur inside you Chapter 7: Making my retirement work for me Part III: Your lifestyle Chapter 8: Money, money, money Chapter 9: Families and how to survive them Chapter 10: Modern relationships Part IV: Your health and well-being Chapter 11: Keeping fit and looking good Chapter 12: Getting older: How to do it gracefully Chapter 13: Setting realistic goals and aspirations Resources Notes Bibliography Index