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Magnificent Midlife

Sep 6, 2022

Hattie Voelcker went from being a barrister to retraining as a performance coach, working particularly with singers. She's so wise and inspiring! And great fun too. 

We talk about:

- Why Hattie made the change from barrister to performance coach

- The similarities between the two professions

- The beauty of transferable skills

- The power of understanding people's wants, needs and vulnerabilities

- How being a family law barrister helps her coaching practice now

- Moving from a very high-powered career to a new and different role

- How people of all levels suffer from impostor syndrome

- How the real fear we feel when stepping forward is looking stupid, both for men and women

- How our desire for perfection can hold us back

- Vulnerability and courage as two sides of the same coin

- Empathy starts with ourselves

- How it's OK, in fact, normal, to be nervous when stepping forward

- It's fine to be just OK and to be you, and in that is perfection

- Life is an infinite series of nows

- How fun is vital to life

- The importance of pausing in midlife

- SMOG, WELL and WISE words

- Getting rid of the word should from our vocabulary!

And more!


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