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Why Generation Exceptional?

Stuck somewhere between the affluent Baby Boomers and the high maintenance Millennials is a somewhat 'forgotten' generation.  The Generation X!


Those of us born between 1964/5 and 1984/5 make up the Generation Xers.


We're stressed, we're sandwiched between looking after aging Boomers and supporting our stay-at-home-for-as-long-as-possible Millennials BUT we are coming into our own and doing some exceptional things.


Join me as I explore and celebrate the women of this UNFORGOTTEN GENERATION!

Generation Exceptional Episode 6 - Chatting with Fiona Maunder.  Wife, mum, personal trainer and breast cancer survivor.


In this episode I'm chatting with Fiona about how she dealt with the devastating news that at the age of just 43, and with 2 young children to care for, she was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer.


Fiona's inspirational blog FitnessFi and the Big C follows her journey from diagnosis right through to the present day.  


You can also follow Fiona on Instagram where she is @fitnessfi and if you'd like to help her exceed her target by donating to her fund raising efforts you can find her Just Giving page at here.

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Intro music courtesy of Ben Sound 


Generation Exceptional Episode 7 - with Jo Blackwell, Portrait Photographer, Author and Founder of The Midlife Movement.


In today's eposode I'm chatting with Jo Blackwell.   Jo has created a one-stop-shop for everything a woman could need to know to help her navigate midlife and beyond.  Her latest venture The Midlife Movement brings together specialists from a wide range of different disciplines to provide support and inspiration covering all areas of health, wellness and lifestyle.


Jo believes that the world needs the wisdom, experience and love that women 50 plus have to offer. Her mission is to help women to increase their confidence so that they can become more visible and step into the lives they were meant to lead in the second half of life.


You can join The Midlife Movement and get access to a wealth of help and support by visiting www.themidlifemovement.com and you can also learn more about this amazing Movement via Jo's closed Facebook Group The Midlife Movement

Generation Exceptional Episode 8 - with Laura Wade, owner of Slipper Camps - women only inspirational mini-breaks.


Today I'm chatting with the lovely Laura Wade.  Laura left her successful career in the legal profession in her early 50s to set up Slipper Camps, a unique holiday experience where women can try new things, meet new people, relax and enjoy themselves.


She shares the ups and occasional downs of going into business on your own and explains how the idea, and the name, Slipper Camps came about.


Laura is currently offering Gen Ex listeners a 10% discount for her next Slipper Camp and you can find our how to receive this discount at the end of the show.


Check out Laura's website at www.slippercamps.co.uk and you can also find her Facebook Page here.


Today I'm chatting with Alex Brooke, a former Project Manager in the nuclear industry, who decided at 44 years old to ditch her successful management career, to buy a franchise in the travel industry.


Alex is a lover of adventure holidays, roller coasters and punk music!  She talks to me about why she chose to go down the franchise route rather than set up as an independent business owner.


You can check out how Alex can help you plan and create your dream holiday at http://www.notjusttravel.com/alexbrooke/