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Leadership, Longevity, and the Modern Matriarchy with Barbara Waxman

As women reach midlife, we find that not only our physical selves change, but also our values, leadership styles, and how we want to leave an impact in the world. And as we live longer lives with more years in “middlescence”, we are searching for new techniques and advice for navigating this stage. Barbara Waxman, a leadership coach with expertise in gerontology and life stages, is here this week to explain the concept of “middlescence”, how we change as we age, steps we can take now to increase our longevity, and more! This week’s episode 103 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about leadership, longevity, and the modern matriarchy! 



In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Barbara Waxman shares the importance of self-reflection and intellectual curiosity in the next stage of life and actionable steps you can take right now to reverse engineer your life for joy and independence at age 100. 


Barbara Waxman, founder of Odyssey Group Coaching, is passionate about building leaders’ personal and professional skills so they can thrive while increasing their ability to manage complexity and maximize their effectiveness. With over two decades of experience coaching CEOs, C-suite leaders, and entrepreneurs, Barbara utilizes a holistic approach to help clients lead and communicate authentically, sustain high performance, and expand their influence and impact.



Some of the talking points Julie and Barbara go over in this episode include:

  • Recognizing and valuing the throughlines of our life's journey in forming our authentic, powerful leadership.

  • The concept of the “modern matriarchy” and how it affects our leadership as women.

  • The new life stage known as “middlescence” and how it affects our careers, personal lives, and everything in between.

  • The importance of maintaining meaningful connections and relationships, especially with other women, during periods of change and growth.

Barbara’s Seven Lifestyle Levers Assessment and her weekly newsletter are available through her website. Don’t forget to check them out!


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