I'm Alana, The Midlife Coach.
I empower women to run your life, rather than be run down by it.
🌟 To matter more in your own midlife.
🌟 to say fuck it to ageing gracefully, I want to age powerfully
🌟 to reconnect to yourself amid all the roles and responsibilities you carry
🌟 to grasp ambition by the love handles and live life on your terms
🌟 to redefine any or all aspects of your midlife because in this unique midlife, none of the old paradigms apply
Chatting to Tommy Tiernan!
What a wonderful opportunity to be invited as a guest on the RTE1 Tommy Tiernan Show, and talk all things midlife women and why we are the generation to be defining midlife. Check out what we talked about here.
You can also listen to my recent guest appearances on some recent podcasts. With the Another MindBody Story podcast I discuss why we must embrace the good, the bad and the ugly in our midlives. And in the Your Truth Shared podcast, I discuss the opportunities this extended midlife is giving us, and why it's important to forget about ageing gracefully, but to age powerfully. You can listen here.
Want to feel like you're running your life, rather than life running you down?
You’re not alone.
Midlife is a time of incredible change - some of it wanted and some of it not.
You can have been so many things, to so many people, for so long, you've forgotten who you are to yourself.
Or you're at an exciting (or daunting) new stage of life and want to matter more in your own midlife
And that's where coaching comes in.Tell me more!
Talking Midlife Relationships with Brendan O'Connor and other interviews
Listen in as Brendan and I talk redefining midlife relationships, why the end of a marriage is not a failure and how starting again can be the best thing that can happen to you. Listen here.
I really enjoyed the conversation with Finola Howard on her fabulous Your Truth Shared podcast where we discussed the importance of women's self-investment and why happiness isn't always the best goal (it's a much better one!). You can listen here.
And I had a blast chatting to the UK celebrity dating expert Geneveive Gresset as the inaugural guest on her new interview series Fizz & Tell where we chat about thriving in midlife and the difference between sensuality and sexy. You can watch and listen here.
What is Midlife Coaching
Coaching is simply a safe neutral space where you get to explore what you want, and how you want your life to feel... and then figure out ways of doing that.
It's like putting on a pair of glasses and seeing clearly for the first time in a while.
You can sign up for a number of different packages to suit your needs.
You can also book an hour Discovery Coaching Session to see how coaching can really help you empower your midlife.Coaching Options
My new book is out now!
When my own midlife got messy, I wrote the book I needed to read. Using my own story, those of the women I have coached and my coaching tools, this book will help you take control of your midlife. Each chapter has a theme and an exercise so that by the end you'll have your own bespoke midlife (wo)manual.
You'll go on an adventure of self-discovery, then get the coloured markers out for some midlife designing how you want your life to feel, and finally you'll roll up your sleeves and start actioning and living the life you want.
Why this could be the moment to say
"This is my time!"
Thrilled to be interviewed by Cormac and Sarah on RTE Radio1's Drivetime (31/5/23) about redefining midlife, especially when the kids are grown. I even made Sarah nervous when I suggested it's an important time to reset the marriage too! You can listen in here.
This was on the back of my article in the Independent on why this is your time! You can read it here.
This is an initial discovery session to explore where you are at and how coaching will help you.
You will come away with clarity and confidence in knowing there is a pathway ahead.
This session can then springboard you on to subsequent coaching sessions or packages if you choose.Book Now!
If you'd like regular writing and midlife musings....
sign up to my newsletter Your Midlife Matters. I focus on themes and solutions I glean from my coaching, often with practical exercises, coaching on specific areas, and much more. I run fortnightly interviews with inspiring midlifers on topics from beliefs, goals and habits, to food, mood and mojo; from sex, success and style, to fitness, health and hormones; from sleep, skin and hair to career, change and challenges and a bit of whatever else affects us women at midlife.
Redefining mid-age and redesigning a life you love
I am a coach and cheerleader for women who are:
🌟 overwhelmed with the struggle to juggle it all
🌟 underwhelmed with what they have for all the work and sacrifice they've made
🌟 are in the midst of change
🌟 who are experiencing one of life's wrecking balls, be that divorce, grief, illness
🌟 who are excited about the next stage of life but not sure what to do with it.
I help wonderful (but possibly slightly frazzled) women find themselves in the mire of midlife.
This is YOUR time!
There is so much potential for women in this redefined midlife...sometimes you just need the space to focus your thoughts and energy on grabbing it.
Let's not age gracefully. Let's age POWERFULLY!
Sign up for some coaching and I'll show you how.I'm interested in coaching
What's the right question to ask yourself at midlife?
Was thrilled to be asked back to East Coast FM with the wonderful Andrea Hayes to talk all things redefining midlife. You can listen to the 11 minute interview here where I explain what question you should be asking yourself (especially if you're feeling lost or stuck), and how to matter more in your own midlife. Listen here.
What my clients say...
Thanks so much for your coaching. You’re brilliant at bringing clarity to the chaos and clutter of my mind!
Co-founder of My Silk Pillowcase
I was at your online seminar a few weeks ago and it was such a wake up moment for me. I'm now following your five elements system and thrilled with it!
Alana’s coaching exceeded my expectations and it gave me time to reflect on aspects on life and how we move forward and achieve our maximum potential with ease.
Michelle Irvine, Pilates Instructor
Alana is direct in her communication, and very action oriented. She's also extremely encouraging, and positive. Working with Alana has been such a good investment of time and money, and I plan to continue working with her to bring my business to the next level.
I benefited hugely from working with Alana, whose style is fast paced with a dynamic approach to goal setting. A great listener, she drilled down into my comments which made me question my beliefs and actions more profoundly. I felt very comfortable around her and I would highly recommend her if you're feeling stuck or need to get clear on the big life or career issues
Genuine warmth, goodness and empathy radiates from you, actively listening and being totally engaged while gently guiding me to find answers inside myself I didn't know where there. Thank you so much for energising me, and helping me to recognise and value my strengths again. You are a great coach and I will definitely be recommending you.
"I've just completed the coaching programme with Alana and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Before starting, I was hungry for change in my life, but didn’t know where to start. I knew I had more in me, but didn’t know to find it.
Over the last few months, Alana has guided me on a journey of self-discovery. I have uncovered creativity that I didn’t know I had and have challenged fears and self-limiting beliefs.
Alana has a lovely style of being both challenging and compassionate, which enabled me to confront challenges in a safe environment. And I now have a plan and feel ready to embark on the next stage of my life. It’s a work in progress, but I have a sense of where I’m going and how to get there. Thank you so much!!"
I love to write and talk about all things midlife women.
These are a few of the TV, radio and press I've been feature in