Are you looking for a place to connect with like-minded women over 50 as you consider retirement, experimenting with something new, or considering the “what now” question?
Are you attracted to participating in a group or retreat to help you discern the next phase of your life, with the gift of other women’s support and insights to enhance the process?
Do you long to hear of new possibilities and new models of living/working in your 50s, 60s, 70s as you consider the next stage of your life?
Would you benefit from group encouragement to listen to your inner voice, lean in to your own wisdom, and explore the new questions you’re asking?
Join one of our expertly-designed groups or deep-dive retreats created especially for women over 50 who are ready to compose the next phase of their life journey.
Our Groups and Retreats provide supportive, powerful containers within which to reflect on what you’re done with, what’s calling you next, and be cheered on in the presence of like-minded women
toward your new vision.
Virtual LIVE Workshops and Groups
Using best practices from 20 years of facilitating virtual groups
Claim a place to hear your own voice, be heard by others, and gain insights from like-minded women.
As we pioneer new territory in our 50s, 60s and 70s during this time of massive evolutionary change, we need tribes that will hold and affirm us.
"A Call to Further Becoming": An interactive workshop for women over 50 seeking to live their best lives
Join a circle of women over 50 in this engaging and informative workshop on the promising ways you can live the purposeful and fulfilling life you want.
Based on Sue’s 100 interviews with women and modeled after her highly-successful University of Denver class and its later virtual version, you’ll hear how women in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond are answering the question “What now?”. Redefining friendships, engaging beauty and spiritual fulfillment, finding deeper purpose, while unabashedly declaring we’re “done with” ~ these are some of the themes we explore. You’ll hear inspiring stories of ways women are living fully into this stage of life. And the wonder of Zoom technology allows you to break into small group discussions to share your own stories, challenges, and hopes.
Spring 2020 class completed!
Fall 2020 class dates to be announced.
“This group quickly became part of my soul’s DNA. I have been heard, witnessed, and valued which led me to publishing an article, security two books reviews for publication, and taking a leadership role in another book. I’ve also begun to speak up more at meetings. All of this is evidence that I believe I have something important to say now. I facilitated a 5-hour strategic planning session – and I had confidence! Sue, you are able to distill in beautiful accurate way, what you hear, what you witness, and what strikes you. For the first time I feel I have been heard. It’s surprising how so many people and groups want to tell you how to fix their problems – but you and the group have showed me another way to witness. I’ve loved ALL the aspects of this experience.”
— Annette Thornton, Associate Professor, Michigan University
Deep Dive Virtual Retreats for Women over 50
To support your further becoming
We offer Transformational Retreats specifically for women age 50+. Each Retreat supports women addressing the big “what now?” following successful careers or the completion of any life path thus far.
Held virtually in response to coronavirus restrictions, our Retreats support women’s “further becoming,” drawing from the rich promises of Mary Catherine Bateson’s breakthrough discoveries about the new stage of life between 50-70+ and Sue’s subsequent findings interviewing 100 women over 50. Virtual retreats include:
Powerful exercises to help you envision the life-path you want to create
Group sharing & feedback to tap the wisdom of our collective experience
Personal practices that enable listening to your intuition
Guidance from Sue about the 10 principles of living happily and purposefully at this stage of life
Solo reflection and journaling time
“Paired walks” with other Retreat participants
Small group coffee chats between virtual group circles
Your Possibility Scenarios, shaped from a time-tested process that allow you to think beyond current assumptions
1 year of monthly group check-ins for support, feedback, encouragement
Details here on October 2020 Women’s Further Becoming Retreat!