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I am the self-proclaimed number one champion of midlife women and a cheerleader for all women. I’m an agency owner, keynote speaker, podcaster, and leader in the midlife women’s empowerment movement.

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The Midlife Truth Project with Julie Flakstad

In this episode, we delve into the profound experience of midlife, a stage that often feels isolating despite our highly interconnected world. We’re all yearning for deep, authentic relationships where we can openly share the deepest truth about our lives. It’s a time when we might mistakenly believe that everyone else has it all figured out except us. But the truth is, no one truly has it all sorted! That’s why we need each other.

My guest today is Julie Flakstad, the visionary founder of The Midlife Truth Project. Julie Flakstad is a speaker, writer, and founder of The Midlife Truth Project, an initiative to better understand the many transitions women often face as they settle into their 40s and 50s. Having helped create and produce over 350 events, workshops, and programs over the past ten years, Julie is currently working on a documentary about menopause and midlife. An advocate of cross-generational learning, she is passionate about bringing women of all ages together around complex and vulnerable topics. Her work was most recently featured in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper. Julie also serves as a mergers + acquisitions advisor, helping entrepreneurs navigate scaling and selling their businesses.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Julie’s entrepreneurial journal and midlife realizations.

  • Not undervaluing your skillset as you look to change or pivot in your career. 

  • The genesis of the Midlife Truth Project and key learnings from interviewing dozens of women.

  • Why women often feel alone in midlife and how we’re both actively changing this narrative.

  • The profound impact of nurturing deep, and enduring female friendships.

  • How to best support other women.

  • The art of reevaluating your priorities in midlife.

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