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Badass Women at Any Age

Feb 1, 2022

After staking so much of her identity in being a mother, Hélène Stelian realized, as her daughters prepared to leave for college, that throughout her life she had fallen into things and had not been living consciously. With the goal of creating her life with more awareness and showing up authentically, Hélène embarked on a self-exploring journey that would help her discover her true authentic self and eventually lead her to help others live intentionally. Hélène is a Certified Life Coach, Speaker, and Community Builder.  As a midlife empowerment coach, she helps women who are struggling in their 40s who wonder if their best years are behind them and what’s next for them because she believes it is our time. She shows them how to put themselves first, reclaim their identity, and figure out what’s next so that they can create a no regrets future. She is the Founder of the THRIVE Coaching Community, where she helps women 40+ take charge of their lives and prioritize their dreams. Hélène also speaks on many topics, including midlife, purpose, the empty nest, perfectionism, procrastination, legacy, and goal setting. Having built an active community through her Facebook, empowering women in midlife, Hélène splits her time between Chicago and Sarasota.  She loves to travel, dance, watch crime shows, and eats a lot of chocolate every day.   

What You Will Hear in This Episode:   

Hélène’s background story and the turning point that motivated her to show up more authentically in her own life.

What Hélène learned about herself.

Who Hélène was before the transition and who she is now.

How the fantastic journey of self-discovery informed Helene’s work.

Most common challenges for women 40+ years.

Helping women make a shift.

The effects of aging on women.

What we can learn from the life we have lived so far.



“You can be a badass, show up and own who you are, including the shit in your background.”

“You have the opportunity to create the life that you want.”

“Living in the regrets space is not helpful. It is so productive to have a positive attitude about aging and the future.”

“Whatever regrets that you have in the past, you can turn it around. It is never too late.”

“The concept of your purpose is fundamental in defining the meaning of the rest of your life.”

“Hardship and struggle is such an amazing way to learn.”



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