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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 3 - Interview with Michelle Green - Style Blogger


In this episode I'm chatting to fellow 50-something, Michelle, a mum, wife, style guru and blogger.  We discuss empty nests and finding our own style as we head through midlife.


You can find Michelle's blog at www.fiftyandfab.co.uk or follow her on Instagram at fifty_andfab.


Also, if you fancy joining a fabulous community of Generation Xers all looking to be the best version of themselves they can be, come and join my facebook group Fifty, Fit and Fabulous

Michelle pleated skirt

Generation Exceptional Episode 4 - Interview with Julie Dennis aka The Menopause Coach


Julie is a menopause specialist, speaker, trainer and author and has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to helping women through the unknown and often uncomfortable period we used to call 'the change'!  Julie works with industry to raise awareness of menopause symptoms in the workplace, running corporate workshops and educating managers on how best to support their midlife female employees.


Check our her book The Hot Flush Freedom Challenge available on Amazon in both paper and Kindle versions or visit her website juliedennis.net.  You can also follow Julie on Facebook at Julie Dennis - The Menopause Coach and she also has a closed Facebook Group, The Menopause Chat Room.  If you're on Linkedin you can find her here.



Julie Dennis

Generation Exceptional Episode 5 - Chatting with Gail Craggs.   Ex-work colleague, friend and one of my first coaching clients.


Gail chats about how she set herself a goal to transform her body, shift her excess weight and look and feel amazing at her son's wedding.  


She talks about how changing habits has helped her to shed the weight, find a love of exercise and embrace healthy eating and why she would never get back to the slimming club merry-go-round.


Download my Habit e-book here

Join my Facebook Community, Fifty Fit and Fabulous here

gail wedding

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.