Life coach Juli Hicks has created a program—Flourishing After 50—to help women become their best selves

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The 90-day Flourishing After 50 program, created by life coach Juli Hicks, weaves together the science of applied positive psychology with the art of coaching to support women navigating the significant transition of midlife.

By Patricia Nugent

Women in their 50s and beyond who have raised their kids and find themselves feeling confused and unfilled may be asking themselves, “Is this all there is?”

When life coach Juli Hicks turned 50, this is the question she asked herself. Fortunately, as an expert in positive and transformational change, personal growth and holistic health, she has the tools and experience to find an answer to the question.

“I was feeling stuck, dissatisfied and restless,” she says. “I felt like my life could and should have more meaning.”

Then she had an “aha” moment when her 14-year-old daughter mentioned she would be voting in the next election.

“I thought to myself, ‘Wow, think of all the new experiences she will have in the next four years—her first boyfriend, her first car, high school graduation.’ Then I thought about the new experiences I would have in the next four years and I didn’t see anything new to look forward to,” recalls Juli.

So she hit the pause button.

Juli Hicks is a Certified Life Coach, Registered Corporate Coach, and is certified in Applied Positive Psychology.

“I decided to take bold actions, to challenge myself to shake up my world,” Juli says. “I re-evaluated by coaching practice, took a break from my consulting business and from teaching yoga. It was about finding the courage to step away from what was working to find something that would be of greater service and have more impact.”

She also gave herself permission to have more fun, freedom and joy in her life.

In the end, Juli was moved to carve a niche through her personal coaching practice and create a 1:1 life coaching program exclusively for mid-life women.

Flourishing After 50 blends the science of positive psychology with the art of coaching to support women navigating the significant transition of midlife. “Women at this stage often feel confused and stuck,” says Juli, who is a Certified Life Coach, Registered Corporate Coach, and is certified in Applied Positive Psychology. “We’ve lost our sense of purpose, we worry our best years are behind us, and we’re uninspired about the future. At the same time, we experience significant changes in our relationships with our partner and with our adult children.”

Juli says Flourishing After 50 is for women who know deep down they are meant for more and are ready to prioritize themselves in a whole new way.

In the program, women take a journey through nine learning modules and corresponding coaching sessions with Juli, either by Zoom, phone or in-person if near the Greater-Akron area. Clients learn principles, tools and best practices that will impact every area of their lives.

“Only through self-awareness can women get a clear picture of who they are and what they want,” she says.

Additional benefits of the program include unlimited email support, access to Juli’s resources, a free 90-minute Introduction to Yoga workshop at Yoga Bliss in Fairlawn, and the opportunity to join others within the Flourishing After 50 community at quarterly private gatherings and workshops, all optional.

“Mid-life should be about renewal, a time of positive change,” says Juli. “My mission is for women to realize that their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.”

Right now Juli is offering to Mimi readers $300 off the 90-day Flourishing After 50 program through July 31. If you’re curious about the program, Juli is also offering a free half-hour consultation to discuss how your unique situation and goals could be addressed.

For more information, please visit JuliHicks.com.