I turned 61 on June 3, 2020, and I must admit that I, too, had a problem finding the "Middle Way" between the concern over the passing of the years and the development of wisdom in aging.
I was born in the US to two parents who were immigrants to the US from different countries; my father, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, and my mother, a 9th generation Israeli.
I learned early on how to move between languages, cultures, and traditions. I recall that even at an early age, I was always passionately excited by the act of searching and curiosity in "life exploration." At age 21, I immigrated to Israel. I later left for East Asia, where I spent close to 5 years, immersing myself in the languages, martial arts, and philosophical/psychological teachings in those traditions. Much of this guides me today as well.
After completing my International MBA from the Thunderbird School of global management in 1989, I worked for 15 years in international marketing in the hi-tech and biotech industries, eventually leaving that field to transition into what has been a most meaningful professional path as a life, career and business coach, since 2004. It has been a labor of love, much more love than labor, as I cannot imagine anything more fulfilling than helping others make good on their potential in life.
Over the years, I have been privileged to train, obtain, and apply skills in the worlds of mastermind group facilitation, storytelling, entrepreneurship, and freelance writing. The last few years have seen me arrive at what I feel is the most challenging pursuit for me going forward: to experience, teach, mentor, and guide others in unveiling their vast potential in harvesting their wisdom and leveraging the opportunity that aging offers them.
I never cease to be inspired by the saying of the writer George Eliot - "It's never too late to be what you might have been."