At the age of 50, deciding to change your life, career and entire path can feel like an impossible task. It can sometimes feel like you are too set in your ways and life to make a change, which is why we are so deeply honored and excited to share our interview with the inspirational Dominique and Ellen, Co-Founders of Wake Up, Shake Up, Thrive! Both of these ladies share how and why they decided to ditch their careers for entrepreneurship after their 50th Birthdays and how you can too!

They are also sharing how physical change is just the beginning and what other areas we also need to focus on in order to make lasting change for life. So get ready to take notes and wake up and shake up your life so you can thrive today at any age or any stage.

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BIO – Dominique Ben Dhaou & Ellen Kocher

Dominique Ben Dhaou is a Swiss National who has been working in Human Resources leadership roles in international organizations for over 30 years. She has experience in 12 different industries across continents. As the Founder and Managing Director of PointNorth International, she helps professionals and executives reinvent a career that truly fits their experience, values, skills and purpose. Her passion for untapped potential goes far beyond conventional human resources practices. Most recently, Dominique’s work focuses on the 50+ demographic, including her recently released book “Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! How to Lift Up Your Life in Your 50’s and Beyond.”

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Ellen Kocher is an Economist and Certified Workplace Wellness Consultant who holds a master’s degree in Health & Wellness Coaching. Following 10 years as an Executive in Finance, Ellen made some major lifestyles change and has dedicated the past 20+ years to walking her talk through workplace wellbeing, promoting a holistic approach to eating, physical activity, health, resilience, and self-care. Ellen has coached hundreds of individuals and groups in dozens of organizations to make sustainable lifestyle changes empowering them to go from knowing what to do to actually doing it! Most recently Ellen’s work focuses on the 50+ demographic, including her recently released book “Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! How to Lift Up Your Life in Your 50’s and Beyond.”

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

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