The MidLife Coach
I run my own events and workshops, as well as offer keynotes talks, webinars, and workshops for companies on developing an empowered midlife mindset
Speaking events, talks and workshops
I am passionate about empowering women to live a vibrant, valiant midlife.
Recent events have included co-hosting The Confidence Conversation, several corporate talks for International Women's Day and speaking at the World Menopause Health Day event in Dublin, and a recent keynote speech for LinkedIn.
An experienced speaker and workshop facilitator, my passion for helping women go from fine to fantastic, along with my skill as a storyteller means my talks and workshops are inspiring and uplifting events that also deliver practical tools and take-aways.
"Alana delivered an engaging, interactive, keynote speech followed by a panel discussion at LinkedIn entitled “Redefine the woman or redefine the system”. It was a pleasure to deal with Alana right from the beginning of our engagement. Her creative thinking was evident throughout the brainstorming sessions. Alana is very skilled at eloquently explaining different perspectives. Nothing was ever too much of an ask, including taking the time to meet with the panellists individually to get to know them. The detailed planning culminated in an energetic, motivational, impactful event. Thank you, Alana!"
Ger Cashman and Jennifer Galster, Employee Resource Group Leaders, LinkedIn
I'm hosting a lively and practical webinar called REFRESH Your Midlife on 3rd October. You'll get loads of practical tips and encouragement to put you on that never-ending Autumn to-do list. You can register here.
The next Confidence Conversation is confirmed for the 5th November 2023, in Dublin's Dean Hotel. Tickets available here. We have already hosted 3 sold-out events, and I'm so excited to be joining forces again with the stylist Aoife Dunican, and personal trainer Tracy Byrne to bring you a fabulous morning to empower you with confidence in how you embrace midlife in how you think, look and feel.
You can tune in here for my latest guest podcast appearance on Your Truth Shared where I discuss the difference between ageing gracefully and ageing powerfully.
If you would like to chat about me speaking at your company or event, please get in touch.Let's talk
Keynote speech at LinkedIn
I was delighted to give the keynote speech across LinkedIn Europe for the Wisdom Employee and Women Employee Groups, on women redefining their roles and how the system needs to be redefined.
I unpacked the midlives of women, and the opportunity we have today to shape what we are and will become. Women are an umbrella with many spokes, with various threads that make up our lives. I explored how we define success and our ability to redefine and imagine that as we go through life - questioning whether the only definition of success is up? What if success had a variety of definitions and "the only way is up" is not the only song to sing? As I moderated a panel the discussions explored the intersectionality between us with great speakers and panelists from across the Employee Resource Groups of Families, Women, BIG, and Wisdom. I likened our generations as the rickety bridge between the women who couldn't and the women who are coming but who we need to teach don't define success singularly as just hanging on by our fingernails. As we think about the bridge we are going across today with bits missing, what one plank will you add to build a better bridge for those behind you?
Empowering women to thrive,
not just survive, midlife.
With a powerful look at the pressures and possibilities facing women today, along with an empowering practical approach to managing midlife in a way that nourishes rather than drains, these are my signature, and most requested talks:
Empowered Midlife Mindset
A one hour talk, or 3 hour practical workshop that explores why this is a unique midlife for women, with practical tools on how to develop an empowered mindset to redefined midlife to give you the life you want.
Wellbeing in midlife
A one hour talk that focuses on healthy bodies, minds and emotions for women at midlife.
Reconnecting to Yourself
A one hour talk, or 3 hour practical workshop that explores why this is a unique midlife for women, with practical tools on how to develop an empowered and redefined midlife.
Women and Money Mindset
A one hour talk that focuses on women's relationship with money, and how to develop an empowered money mindset
The Confidence Conversation
After three sold-out events in Dublin and Cork, myself and partners Aoife (The Stylebob) and Tracy (Burnzone) will be back soon with more events.
This is your complete guide to confidence all in one day - Looking confident, feeling confident and having a confident mind.
What people said;
'What a fantastic morning with three inspiring women. I came away feeling ready to change. Thank you!'
'Wonderful vibe and energy in the room. Picked up my tool kit for life'
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I love to write and talk about all things midlife women as an experienced speaker and media contributor.
I was recently a guest on RTE One's Tommy Tiernan show. Other media includes the Irish Times, Irish Independent and Woman's Way, and UK and Irish TV & radio including BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour, RTE ONE Tommy Tiernan Show, RTE Radio 1's Ray Darcy show, Brendan O'Connor Show, Newstalk's Pat Kenny show, Virgin Media 1's Ireland AM and many more.
Speaking clients and events include The Confidence Conversation, LinkedIn, LEO Women in Business Network, M Word event,UCD Innovation Academy, Presidio, Women@LinkedIn, World Menopause Health Day, Dept of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, and Dublin LEO, Louth LEO.
Alana delivered an engaging, interactive, keynote speech followed by a panel discussion at LinkedIn entitled “Redefine the woman or redefine the system”. It was a pleasure to deal with Alana right from the beginning of our engagement. Her creative thinking was evident throughout the brainstorming sessions. Alana is very skilled at eloquently explaining different perspectives. Nothing was ever too much of an ask, including taking the time to meet with the panellists individually to get to know them. The detailed planning culminated in an energetic, motivational, impactful event. Thank you, Alana!
Ger Cashman and Jennifer Galster, Employee Resource Group Leaders, LinkedIn
Thank you very much for your brilliant contribution to the M Word event. We are getting
rave reviews from so many women who went home enriched and empowered thanks to your wise words.
Aisling Grimley, Founder - www.mysecondspring.ie and The M Word conference
Your talk was a smashing success. Thank you so much. A lot of women fed back about the power and insights they gained from your session.
Jillian McGill, Founder - Wild You Art, and Empowered Women Retreat
"What a fantastic morning with three inspiring women. I came away feeling ready to change. Thank you!" Kimberly, participant of The Confidence Conversation
"Alana kindly facilitated a talk for the Department in March 2022 on Redefining MidLife. Participants found her presentation very inspiring and empowering, with some participants saying it was the best presentation they have heard this year! Participants loved Alana’s positive and can-do attitude, and walked away from the session feeling their attendance was very worthwhile and with much food for thought." Sarah Bealin, Executive Officer, Learning and Career Development Unit, Department Enterprise, Trade and Employment
"Alana Kirk delivered two excellent webinars to LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network members in 2020 and 2021, 'How to Manage your Life and your Business" and "Money Mindset for Women". Both webinars were well structured and full of motivational insights and practical tips relevant to the audience. Alana brought a fun and empathetic style to the webinars that ensured that participants enjoyed the sessions while picking up valuable tips." Pauline Logan, Coordinator, LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network
Alana's talk on money mindset gives a whole new perspective to the relationship we, as women, have with money as well as a ton of practical tips on how to improve that relationship and grow our financial freedom. Our group took away so much value and we would highly recommend Alana.
Andrea McQuillan, President, - Network Ireland - Louth Branch
Alana provided a talk to DPER on International Women’s day which centred around the
#breakthebias theme. The talk was very well received within DPER and Alana was rated
as a very good speaker in a subsequent staff survey.
Jason Landon, HR Strategy Unit - Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
If you'd like to learn more about my speaking topics and availability, please do drop me your details below.