I’m a keynote speaker and reinvention expert and I speak to professional audiences about the possibilities and challenges of reinventing your life and work.

My new keynote is Adventures in Reinvention: Changing Your Life and Work Is an Experiment That Can't Fail.

It's based on my experience of pivoting numerous times in my career, from journalist to blogging expert to book publisher. And from reinventing life by leaving Washington D.C. after 31 years and moving with my husband to an island off the coast of Maine.

I thought such a big change would translate into a complete reinvention. But it doesn't work that way. Reinvention is a bumpy journey with unexpected twists and turns. It is a sometimes painful process and it takes time.

It starts by confronting the deathbed question, "Are you living the life you really wanted?"

At the nub of reinvention is the dichotomy between what you want to do, what you think you should be doing, and what you actually do. 

My keynote mixes personal stories with relevant case studies, historical context, and my proven methodology for planning and executing a reinvention.

I offer an approach for weathering the painful periods when you are stuck and struggling for clarity, as well as concrete steps for reinvention.

My keynote can be adapted for a range of audiences, particularly those at mid-life and beyond.

Named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company, I have spoken at major conferences and before business groups throughout the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and China.

Taking a Gap Year After Sixty

My main stage talk at the World Domination Summit in front of an audience of 3,000. I start speaking at 00:39.


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