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I’m so excited to introduce you to my guest on the show today, Alana Kirk, who is a certified coach, best-selling author and motivational speaker. Alana is chatting to me today about how to get out of survival mode and into thriving mode.

As The Midlife Coach, she empowers women to thrive in, not just survive midlife, which today is a decades long stage from our 30's to our 60's.   She supports women to find clarity, confidence and direction in the mayhem of midlife, in the areas of:

  • relationships - including marriage, divorce, and post-divorce relationships.
  • career - getting back, moving on, changing it up
  • a new life stage - juggling family and career, post-family adventure, post-marriage adventure

She is the best selling author of The Sandwich Years, and her latest book Midlife, redefined: Better, Bolder, Brighter is a self-guide so the reader ends up with her own bespoke midlife (wo)manual. 

 An experienced speaker, Alana gives corporate talks and workshops, as well as running her own events. She writes a successful Substack newsletter called Your Midlife Matters.

Alana is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, and guest on TV and radio. She can be found at, on Instagram @‌midlifecoach and at

For Alana's next online workshop Revive & Thrive, which is focussing on overwhelm, click

  • Listened to this about 6 times now! Love, love, love it! Realky excited about listening at the wk end and jotting down points on it. Will definitely share on my FB J! Xx

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    About the author 

    Jessica Cooke

    I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

    I’ve now supported over 6,779 women over 14 years in my Thrive Coaching Program get fit and break free from unhealthy habits!