"Midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
I’m not screwing around. It’s time"
I understand your deep desire for fulfilment that hits hard at this stage of life
The wonderful women I work with aren’t often looking to build “multiple six-figure businesses” in the online space. For them, the Internet is a fabulous, valuable tool but it will never replace the delight and power of personal connection.
As a Next Chapter businesswoman, you want to connect with your clients. You want to be of high service. You value contribution and fulfillment, for your work to have impact, meaning and purpose. You want a business that nourishes and energises you and complements rather than commandeers your life.
You also want and deserve to be well rewarded for the difference you make in the lives of your clients. But it can be common to get stuck doing the work that you can, but not necessarily the work that you really want too. Change without support can be challenging, no matter how strong your desire.
It’s also not unusual to find your business growth often stalls, that client enquiries become sporadic and for self-doubt, overwhelm and procrastination to kick in. And it’s certainly no fun to work in isolation when this happens.
IF THAT'S BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO TURN THE PAGE?
Because I agree wholeheartedly with Brene, it IS your time.
Your world is opening up now.
- Perhaps that’s because you’re emerging from taking full-time care of your family or others who’ve been depending on you.
- Perhaps it's because you've outgrown your old business vision and are ready for change, for something that's more...you.
- Perhaps it's because you've come through illness, separation, divorce, addiction or trauma and you’re battle-scarred but stronger and more insightful and with a strong desire to share your message and to infuse this experience into the heart of your business.
Whatever your catalyst, it's your time.
You've no doubt noticed that your desire to be “on-purpose” in your business and to experience fulfillment has increased significantly. There’s also likely a growing sense of urgency to respond to that yearning inside to reach your potential, to have more impact, to have, significance.
AND I CAN HELP
I'll help you reconstruct your existing business so it feels more aligned with the woman you have become. Together we’ll work on letting go of self-doubt, getting clear on your message and business model and mastering wholehearted marketing and sales so you can balance your desire to attract clients and cash flow with your desire for contribution and fulfillment.
WHY IS THIS WORK SO IMPORTANT TO ME?
Because I wasted far too much time stuck in the should’s and musts of life, believing that what I really wanted to share and do with my work was not possible because I wasn’t enough.
Just. Not. Enough.
Once I finally developed the courage to let go and make the leap into My Next Chapter in 2012, the feeling of joy and relief and the many, MANY women I have worked with since who are now on the same journey, confirmed it was the right decision. Trust me, there really is so much more waiting for us when we listen to our heart.
WHAT DO I BELIEVE IN?
I believe in new possibilities. In evolutions, not revolutions. In progress, not perfection.
I believe in you, and your ideas, the contribution you are here to make.
I BELIEVE IN THE WOMAN THAT YOU HAVE BECOME.
I want to help you build your confidence and self-belief. I want to provide you with a fresh perspective so you can develop clarity on your next steps. And then I want to help you build a framework, a structure to adopt and adapt, to bring your ideas to life and define what success in Your Next Chapter will look like for you.
And, perhaps most importantly, I want to connect you with other like-minded women who are also in their 40’s and beyond and embarking on their next chapters in business and life too so you no longer feel isolated or overwhelmed.
I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!
In my little corner of the web, because although I’m very happily anchored in my happiest of Next Chapters now, it took me awhile to get here and I’ve learned how to navigate the bumps on the road and that means I have so much to share with you to make your own journey a little easier.
Life in my Next Chapter is way better than it used to be!
I’ve developed a healthy self-belief that springs from a solid core of self-worth. I’m doing work I love, work that aligns with my heart and makes a difference.
But to appreciate what an achievement this feels like, I need to share a little of my story, because it certainly wasn't always like this...
LET ME TAKE YOU BACK A FEW YEARS.
Because I still get goosebumps when I look back.
When I remember how I was struggling to make good choices. When I was overwhelmed and unaware and not taking care of me.
Back then I had a 'charmed life'. Great husband, two lovely kids, a nice house in the suburbs, wonderful friends, a successful corporate marketing career followed by a freelance marketing consultancy I ran from my home after the kids were born.
All the happiness and success boxes appeared to be ticked.
But I was stressed out by all that I was juggling, constantly unhappy, unfulfilled, overwhelmed and carrying a massive load of guilt for feeling that way.
I was scared that the 'Everything's Fine' facade that I so carefully presented to the world would crack and the real story of my “not enoughness” would be revealed to my friends and family and clients.
In the midst of this spiraling self-belief crisis (which had been my traveling companion for a very long time, in fact, since my teens), I had become increasingly dependent on winding down with a few drinks at the end of the day. I loved the way it felt when alcohol quieted the doubts and turned down the volume on the judgmental voice that harassed me about my inadequacies from the inside.
I was stuck in a self-destructive pattern that just wasn’t working.
Eventually - thankfully - I began to understand that outside solutions never fix inside challenges. With help and support, I flicked that switch and stopped numbing myself. And I began to grow again.
I began to believe in myself and my worth and just what I was capable of. This major shift came from within and allowed me to begin a new chapter in my life. I began to realise that it's our self-belief that shapes the extent to which we flourish and expand. It's our ability to listen to - and act upon - our own intuition that supports us.
ANOTHER CHAPTER BEGAN AND MY MARKETING AGENCY EMERGED
Once I let go of the external props that had held me up (and held me captive) - once I took hold of the resources within me, my optimism, enthusiasm, and self-worth were revitalised.
This new vitality spread into my business life. The small marketing consultancy that I had launched at my dining room table in 2003 grew. And grew. And grew!
I moved from being a solopreneur in a home office into serviced offices with casual staff. And from there to buying an office in Chatswood and expanding my team to four staff. Together we built a multiple six-figure turnover and served clients in three states.
But by late 2012, something else dawned. I realised I’d built a business that utilised the skills from my previous corporate life, but one that was no longer fulfilling.
I now knew from experience how important it is to pause when these feelings emerge. To listen when our hearts speak.
I remember thinking:
"Can I really do this? Should I? Can I really let go of this business and start anew? Isn’t there something just a little bit foolish about letting go and starting again at 43? Shouldn't I just knuckle down, suck it up and make this work?"
But then I considered the alternative. I imagined NOT making this change.Not following my heart. Not listening to my intuition. Staying safe. Staying where I was, doing what I was good at, but doing it without joy.
And I realised there's actually something far more foolish about that.
It was time for another chapter to begin.
It unfolds when we choose to live wholeheartedly with joy and curiosity. When we choose to trust ourselves. When we embrace the work that reflects and leverages our life experiences, building upon our journeys, our skills, our passions, challenges and unique experiences. When we define success by our own values, not by what anyone else suggests.
It happens when we align purpose and possibility. Where the ripples we create help and inspire others in ways they never imagined. Ways that we never could have imagined earlier in our lives.
Because success and fulfilment isn't just about what you accomplish in your life. It's also about what you inspire others to do.
YOUR NEXT CHAPTERS ARE OFTEN CATEGORISED BY SIGNIFICANT SHIFTS.
Shifts from ambition to fulfillment.
From should to could.
From success to satisfaction.
From obligation to contribution.
From maybe I can to yes, I'm leaping!
It’s all about e x p a n s i o n and it's exciting and scary and challenging and freeing all at the same time...
ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW POSSIBILITY?
Let's have a Wholehearted Conversation and explore how I can help you take the next step, just click here to read more and get started.
The "Official Bio"
Following a corporate Media career in advertising, marketing, sponsorship and sales with News Limited, Angela launched her Marketing Consultancy, Ideas Into Action, from her dining room table in 2003 after the birth of her children.
Ideas Into Action provided diverse expertise and solutions across business planning, marketing strategy, graphic design, website development, copywriting, launch strategies, project management and more and the business quickly grew to a stage where Angela purchased an office in Chatswood, leading a small, committed team of four staff and several contractors, taking care of small to medium-sized clients in three states.
In 2012, Angela made the decision to move on from the world of purely strategic marketing and to cater to the emerging market of female entrepreneurs. Drawing upon her depth of business and personal development, she has created a unique blend of marketing and mindset support to help women in their 40’s and beyond flourish in a “Your Next Chapter”® business and life.