How to Start Over

How to Start Over

Starting over is nothing new for the ladies in the Forty Thrive community. New careers, new cities, new relationships and so many other big changes are taking shape. Diann Wingert is no stranger to starting over. The former therapist turned life coach recently uprooted her entire southern California life for a new adventure in Portland, Oregon. Hear what she thinks are the three things every woman over 40 must know and do before making a huge, life-altering change.

Mentioned in this episode:

Midlife Crisis or Midlife Awakening?

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

About Diann Wingert

After two decades of being a successful therapist, Diann changed walked away from her private practice to become a masters level certified coach, helping women over 40 ditch their excuses,discover their courage and go after their most audacious goals. Diann passionately believes that this stage of life is the most powerful, if we are willing to let go of whatever is holding us back. Diann’s powerful combo of expertise on the midlife brain and menopause, coupled with her own unique personal experience makes her the go-to resource for women 40+.

Personally, since turning 40, Diann has gotten divorced, raised her three children to adulthood, embraced Buddhism,   traveled the world, gone skydiving, studied German, remarried and became a first time entrepreneur.  Now in her 6th decade,  Diann is looking forward to continuing to learn, evolve and defy her own limits.

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The NO-vember Challenge

The NO-vember Challenge

Do you feel like you’re spreading yourself too thin? Are you feeling exhausted and depleted because you’re constantly saying yes, even when you don’t want to?

You’re not alone. Women everywhere, including in the Forty Thrive community, share how fatigued, stressed out and overworked they often feel. 

But what if we decided — together — for this month of November only, to say NO when we’re asked to add another thing to our never-ending to-do list?

In this week’s episode, Jackie talks with Christine Sarno, a business coach, advertising and sales powerhouse and Jackie’s BFF. Together they throw down the “NO-vember Challenge,” a 30-day challenge to say NO to the things that don’t serve you, your goals and your inner peace.

In this episode, Jackie and Christine discuss:

[5:05] Why women are often people pleasers

[8:30] Christine’s message to women feeling victimized by their circumstances

[9:06] Discussion on Diann Wingert’s insight into the menopausal brain

[11:08] Christine’s parent influence

[12:00] Christine talks about being her mom’s advocate 

[13:35] What can you say “NO to this month?

[16:20] We don’t always have to say yes to everything 


Susie Moore

Diann Wingert: Midlife Crisis or Midlife Awakening

Diann Wingert: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life


An award winning sales and advertising powerhouse, Christine Sarno bring her business degree to 20+ years of leadership experience in media, promotions and tech to both corporate and start-up environments. 

Christine has worked closely with clients across a broad range of industries that include both Global Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies.

As a proven sales strategist, savvy negotiator, deal closer and skilled problem solver, Christine can confidently sift through the clutter to catalyze a clear, effective strategy, and help any client solve their largest, most pressing challenges.

It’s my ongoing work as a career mentor, helping others identify what’s truly preventing them from finding success, and teaching them how to face the fear with self-empowerment, where I’ve found my true niche and life’s calling.

I am a self-proclaimed “Tiger Daughter”, raised to be strong, driven and self-motivated in my quest for personal and business achievement. I strive to support and advise clients with authenticity, encouragement, and a dollop of tough love. 

I’ve got your back and will tell you what you need to hear. You deserve honesty. It’s integral to your success.

A single mother of two beautiful children who bring me immeasurable joy in this world, I understand the highs and lows of life and appreciate the privilege of learning from failure versus regret.  I have the strength to get up and move forward again, and truly understand the blessing of a little luck.

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The Actual Thing Keeping You Stuck (It’s Not What You Think It Is)

The Actual Thing Keeping You Stuck (It’s Not What You Think It Is)

When Jackie walks into the wrong room at a conference, she finds exactly what she needs — and more. Hear the story and find ways to get yourself unstuck. Hint: Your mindset has very little to do with it. 

Featured Guest: 

Shanna Lee is a personal coach and energetic frequency expert. She is the #1 Best Selling author of The Soul Frequency: Your Healthy, Awakened and Authentic Life and the founder of and The Soul Frequency Show Podcast, leading the conversation on raising your energy frequency and creating a life founded on truth and alignment. She is a speaker, businesswoman, and consultant to executives of Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, influencers, and fashion industry experts.

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How to Get What You Really Want

How to Get What You Really Want

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. 


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Say It with Me: “Not Today!”

Say It with Me: “Not Today!”

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? 


Tackling the Most Common Challenges for Women Over 40

Tackling the Most Common Challenges for Women Over 40

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.

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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!).

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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.

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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

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Are You Really Ready to Make a Change?

Are You Really Ready to Make a Change?

When it comes to shaking things up over 40, Samantha Kemp Jackson is living proof that anything is possible. From switching careers — not once, but twice — to starting over in parenting, Sam is all about reinvention and following your dreams.

A Parenting writer, media commentator and creator/host of the Parenting Then and Now podcast, Sam is the mother of four children, ranging in age from adult to elementary school.

Find Sam online at her blog, Multiple Mayhem Mamma or writing over at Medium or on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Today’s episode is brought to you by a super fun Forty Thrive giveaway. We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to FRIENDS! The Musical Parody running July 16 – August 4, 2019 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA.

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.

It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music filled romp.

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From Bachelorette to Business Badass

From Bachelorette to Business Badass

Part 1 of a 2-part series: In a candid, exclusive interview, Bachelorette-turned-designer and entrepreneur, Moana Dixon, shares her journey from childhood to reality TV and, for the first time publicly, reveals what really happened during her heartbreaking experience on the Bachelor with Dr. Travis Stork.

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In this episode

• Who is Moana Dixon?

• Why she agreed to be a reality TV contestant

• What really happened behind closed doors with Travis

• Secrets behind the scenes in Paris

About Moana

Moana Dixon spent 18 years in the wine and spirits industry before leaving her career as a senior executive to change the way you think and feel about the spaces you find comfort in. It all started when Moana began making pillows out of indigenous and vintage textiles she had collected along her travels.

Over the past four years, she has turned her small company the HUNTEDFOX (also known as H|F) into a full scale custom design house that works with designers across the globe on everything from homes to television sets, weddings and events, serving clients like Gina Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson, Nobu Malibu, and The Voice.

With a deep commitment to quality, detail and comfort, she and her team make beautiful home décor in downtown Los Angeles by hand.  The company delivers products right to your door and can be found in retail stores all over the US and beyond.

Moana is offering Forty Thrive listeners 30 percent off everything So get shopping! 

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Also mentioned in this episode: 
Forty Thrive episode 4 with Diann Wingert 
Dr. Joe Dispenza
Luke Storey, the Life Stylist Podcast
The Value of Vulnerability with Amy Porterfield

The Value of Vulnerability with Amy Porterfield

If you’ve followed online marketing expert Amy Porterfield for more than five minutes, you know she’s constantly tossing out actionable tips and online strategies — it’s her superpower. But as a regular listener of Amy’s podcast, I felt something shift in her several months ago. How she showed up on her show started to feel… well, different.

I wondered… is it because she’s now over 40?

Did she have a coach or confidante pushing her in this new direction?

Was she tired of hiding behind who she thought she should be, instead of who she really is?

Yes, yes, and yes.

Amy shares the pivot she’s taken in her life, both in front of the camera and behind it. Plus, hear how her friends called her out for being one Amy privately, and another when showing up in business.

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Amy Porterfield is an online marketing expert and host of the top-ranked business podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy. But before the multiple 7-figure revenues and 250,000+ loyal subscribers…she was a self-proclaimed corporate “yes” girl. She shares how the time she took notes (at a separate table, mind you) for personal development guru Tony Robbins and a table full of men working in marketing that she discovered she wanted a piece of the action.

But it wasn’t all smooth sailing when Amy decided to break out on her own. It wasn’t until she built a successful business filled with consistent clients that she realized she actually haaaaated what she was doing and made a pivot.

That brings us today when she’s killing it in the online game and even expanding her team and creating big goals for the future.

Plus, Amy shares what “Forty Thrive” means to her.

Random Amy facts: 
• She authored one of those big yellow “Dummies” books all about Facebook.
• She was named by Forbes as one of the Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers
• She can’t get enough of The Real Housewives.
• She’s embarrassingly obsessed with her dog, Scout.
• And she can be found playing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” on repeat.