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Author: Jackie MacDougall

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The Forty Thrive podcast connects women over 40 (and beyond) with the experts, resources and tools they need to thrive. Join Forty Thrive founder and creative coach, Jackie MacDougall, for candid conversation, compelling interviews, and an abundance of strategies and tools to rock life over 40.
39 Episodes
Dia Bondi is a communications powerhouse who shares her brilliant way to help women like us not only ask for what we want, but actually get it. (Hint: it's like nothing you've ever heard before) About Dia Bondi   For the last 20 years, some of the most extraordinary world leaders, CEOs, philanthropists and innovators have considered Dia their secret weapon. Over thousands of coaching sessions, she’s helped them tap into their power and move their businesses forward.   Dia helped Rio secure the 2016 Summer Olympics. Her clients include a wide range of organizations in technology and beyond.  She’s coached changemakers at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Commonwealth Games Federation.   In 2018 Dia Launched Ask Like An Auctioneer, a project to help 1MM women ask for more and get it using the mental model and frameworks from the world of Auctioneering.  Her drive is to help women be more courageous in how and what the ask for, gain a sense of control and confidence in their negotiations so they can reach their goals faster.   Dia is a SheEO activator and sits on the Development Board for The Coaching Fellowship, accelerating extraordinary women leaders in social impact. In 2016, she took up the mic as an auctioneer to maximize fundraising for non-profits benefiting women and girls. Dia is direct, magnetic, fierce and insatiably curious — and she’s passionate about helping women succeed.      Connect with Dia   Website   Ask Like an Auctioneer   Facebook   LinkedIn   Instagram   Twitter    
If you’re looking to feel your absolute best without beating yourself up over being perfect, this is the episode for you.   Courtney Townley, wellness expert and host of the Grace and Grit podcast is here! What I love about Courtney is how she’s evolved her business and her message into so much more than nutrition and exercise. Courtney takes such a gentle, holistic approach — she’s the go-to expert whether you’re at the beginning of your new health journey or just looking to up your game a bit.      Mentioned in this episode:   The Real Reason You Feel Like Crap   More about Courtney:   Courtney Townley began working in the fitness industry over two decades ago when she transitioned from the professional dance world. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA and is fully certified as a STOTT PILATES® instructor, National Strength and Conditioning personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), ACE Health Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach. She is also a very proud student of the Ido Portal Method.   Courtney has owned 2 fitness facilities and was so blown away by the results that clients got from her health coaching services, she decided to commit fully to developing that aspect of her business. She’s driven to learn everything she can about her field to help her clients get the results they desire and to be sure they have fun along the way.   Connect with Courtney:   Grace and Grit podcast   Grace and Grit private FB group   Work with Courtney:   Check out Courtney's FREE masterclass — she’s sharing how behavior change really works so you can reach your health goals with more ease and grace.   
A Quick 3-Minute Reminder

A Quick 3-Minute Reminder


Each week, I work extremely hard to connect women over 40 with experts and resources to help enhance your life, provide practical tools and maybe inspire and motivate you to create the best freaking life ever. It's also important to me that I share my own personal experiences and struggles, because I know if I'm struggling with it, maybe you are too. This week, I had an amazing interview scheduled to share with you. And I will -- soon. But I've decided to live by example and make a decision that I desperately need, and may actually be a lesson you need to hear.  I'd love to hear from you. Is there something in your life you need to say "not today" to?     
If you’re a parent living in an empty — or almost empty — nest, this episode is for you. Lisa Heffernan, co-founder of Grown and Flown, has made it her life's work to support parents during what can be an extremely difficult transition.   In the midst of guiding their own kids through this crazy transition, Lisa and her biz partner, Mary Dell Harrington, launched what has become the largest website and Facebook group for parents of fifteen to twenty-five year olds, earning them a spot on People Magazine's 25 Women Changing the World in 2017.   Now they’ve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that they’ve learned into a handy, must-have guide.   Get the Grown and Flown book today!   Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to—and through—high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic—such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life—it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars.   Get the audio version of Grown and Flown for FREE! If you're a fan of audio books like I am, you are definitely going to love this offer! Get a free month of Audible -- and FREE audiobook download -- at   Mentioned in this episode:   The Gift of Failure: How to Step Back and Let Your Child Succeed   Meet 100 People: A How-To Guide to the Career and Life Edge Everyone's Missing   Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls   Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood   Find Grown and Flown on:   Facebook Instagram Twitter  
Have you noticed this summer, we should be calling the show the Sixty Thrive podcast? Strong, smart women over 60 are amazing and I feel lucky to share two more badass broads in this week's episode. Cathy Ladman and Mindy Sterling are hilarious, brilliant — and close friends! So I got to travel to the beach in Santa Monica, CA to chat with them both.    About our guests: Mindy Sterling is an actress and voice actress best known for her roles as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers films (hilarious), Principal Susan Skidmore on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm, and Miss Francine Briggs on iCarly. Cathy Ladman has been seen in several films and TV shows including Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Everybody Loves Raymond. She's been on the Tonight Show nine times and was the only female comic to appear on the last two of Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show Anniversary” shows.    
We're taking on some of the biggest challenges women over 40 face every day with psychotherapist and relationship expert, Stacy Kaiser. Stacy is just as passionate as I am in helping you live the life you really want -- and she's got some amazing experience to help make it happen. Click here to download... Some of the topics we cover: Dating over 40 and the red flags you should definitely notice What we can do NOW to create a future of happiness The secret we can learn from millennials Why we’re depleted and what we can do about it The Power of NO And why late afternoon pajamas are the best idea EVER About our guest: Stacy Kaiser is a licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and media personality and author of How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know. Stacy was the resident psychotherapist on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, Lifetime's DietTribe, Investigation Discovery's Fatal Vows, parenting expert on The TODAY Show and Good Morning America, and regular guest expert on Steve Harvey and The Doctors. She’s worked with the FBI, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Unified School District... but her most coveted role is as my guest on today’s Forty Thrive podcast (well, duh!). Are you enjoying the Forty Thrive podcast? There are three things you can do that will make all the difference! SUBSCRIBE – it’s literally one simple button and will allow the show to automatically be updated on your favorite podcast app SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND — you know the one, she needs this episode! And to make it easier for you, you can always share it directly from HERE RATE AND REVIEW — Apple Podcasts and other apps are all about confusing algorithms. So the more activity they see, the more people will discover the show. Everything helps!      
We all want to have better skin as we age over 40, 50 and beyond. It's possible! Our Forty Thrive skincare expert reveals the secret to a plump, youthful complexion. Plus, are you making this common mistake during your skincare routine? She says it's quite possible!   Click here to download... Mentioned in this episode: Colorscience Sunscreen Daily UV Essentials Find an Osmosis Beauty skincare expert near you Osmosis Skincare Enzyme Cleanse Osmosis Skincare Nourishing Moisture Osmosis Skincare Growth Factor Serum Osmosis Skincare DNA Repair C Serum Calm Vitamin A Serum LED (Light emitting diodes) Nelly De Vuyst BIO FEMME Elle Cleansing Foam Bio Medical PH Toner   Meet Our Guest: Kathleen Szabados is a licensed Esthetician, Make-up Artist and Pilates Instructor. Kathleen takes great pride and pleasure in helping her clients look and feel their very best.  With the proper products, skin care routine and fitness program, everyone can achieve this goal at any age.  She continues to stay on the cutting edge of new technology and skin care treatments, constantly evolving her service offerings.  She feels very lucky to have cultivated such a fulfilling career in skincare and is extremely thankful for her fantastic and loyal clientele.  Kathleen’s Wellness Center is based in Santa Clarita, CA and can be reached HERE.
I'm Old. Come at Me!

I'm Old. Come at Me!


When Arthur Vibert aged out of advertising, he was overweight, unhealthy and had not much to look forward to. Then he did something most people are afraid to do -- he took action. Hear how he flipped the script on his life and took charge of his happiness, and now inspires countless people 40+ to do the same.  Click here to download... Meet Our Guest:  Arthur Vibert has had a rich and varied career, working in advertising in London, Chicago, New York and San Francisco; working as a commercial director; video producer and more recently, writing and coaching. He was responsible for co-creating the Max Headroom campaign for Coca-Cola, the Saturn “Launch” campaign that introduced the Saturn car, as well as work for Levi’s, BMW, and many more. His work in video production includes collaborations with Apple, Mozilla and others. More recently he has been interested in working with people 40 and older who are dealing with the realities of aging in a culture that doesn’t really seem to know what to do with them. His message is simple: you are the author of your own life story - don’t let cultural expectations or the opinions of others push you into a life you don’t want to live. Follow Arthur on LinkedIn or Facebook or at 
If you spend any time online. you’ve probably witnessed a kerfuffle or two. Isn’t that a great word? As the leader of the Forty Thrive private FB group, it’s sometimes a delicate dance when moderating a group of strong, passionate women. And I'm not the only one. Elsie Escobar not only co-manages a group of 13,000 women, she's the community manager at my favorite podcast host, Libsyn. She's as passionate as I am about helping women find their superpowers and share it with the world. As a leader in the online space, we're sometimes subjected to some not-so-happy people. In this episode, I share a scenario I witnessed and how Elsie broke allllll the usual rules of the internet with her response to an angry post. Click here to download... Mentioned in this episode: Forty Thrive Episode 12 (with Elsie) Day One App FRIENDS! The Musical Parody Get 20% OFF* Select Main Floor Tickets (Regularly $65, $45)Available performances: July 16 - August 1st Sunday - Thursday evenings only Use code: ROSSANDRACHEL Meet Our Guest:  Elsie Escobar is a die-hard podcast junkie who lives, breathes and works the medium, and has since 2006. Elsie Escobar co-runs the largest community for women in podcasting with a corresponding podcast (of course) called She Podcasts. Their sole mission is to empower women to continue to share their voices while creating a safe community of podcasting education and support. Elsie was one of the first female indie podcasters using audio to teach yoga. Elsie’s Yoga Class has now been downloaded over 4 million times! Elsie has the unique perspective and expertise of a podcast listener, independent podcast producer, and podcasting industry analyst/personality. You can find Elsie online on FB, Twitter and IG @elsieescobar and check out Elsie's NEW podcast Sobre Podcasting.  
Shut Up, Roberta

Shut Up, Roberta


Have you ever set a goal or had a dream, only to be completely interrupted with that voice — you know the one, the voice that tells you "you’re too old" or "you're not good enough." It’s a voice that’s so strong, it has the power to stop you from even trying. Until now. Click here to download... In this week's episode, I talk with Wendy Miller, an award-winning, writer, producer and creative powerhouse, working with media giants like NBC, Lifetime and Oprah Winfrey. She's also spent over seven years as Head of Programming for Playboy TV, before launching the hilarious and thought-provoking podcast, Sex Ed the Musical. Wendy and I talk openly about the nagging voice that keeps us from living the life we truly want. Wendy even has a whole persona for her voice! You definitely want to hear Wendy's brilliant and effective ways to quiet the voice and help you move forward in doing anything and everything you’ve ever desired. Mentioned in this episode: Episode 2: Let's Talk about Sex (over 40) with Wendy Miller Sponsored by: Find your voice through podcasting, my personal small group program that will take you from idea to launch in three months or less. You could certainly find the nuts and bolts of podcasting through a google search, but my super power is pulling the very best, unique and special you out of you and helping you to create a podcast that stands out from the rest and positions you as the expert you are. To find out more about how you can join my summer session —starting next week — click here! Let's get together! I'll be in the audience at the MILF podcast LIVE event (featuring Wendy Miller) happening in LA on July 24. Host Jennifer Tracy has extended an exclusive Forty Thrive promo code to save you 50% off your ticket. That's right, you can get in for just TEN BUCKS! For tickets, click here and use promo code: FORTY10
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