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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Apr 27, 2020



Vicki Shillington is the Chief Happiness Officer at Thinqshift. Vicki has over 20 years of experience as an executive and consultant at North Highland, Andersen, and IBM. She's led countless business and digital transformations for Fortune 500 companies. Her sweet-spot is in tackling the underlying culture shifts required for true organizational transformation. She loves to bring the core principles of positive psychology to help shift mindsets and help others learn how to flourish no matter what their circumstances.


Adrenaline will fuel us in the Chaos Stage. Energy will drop when we drop into the Acceptance (or, in it for the long haul) Stage. We have no idea when the New Normal Stage will begin or what will be expected of us, but we damn well better be prepared.


Join us today for this essential conversation on how to navigate the Three Stages of this disruptive and unpredictable crisis. Vicki shares her wisdom on how to care for ourselves and the people we care about in each stage. We talk about the leadership skills we need to cultivate and the practices we need to develop to ready ourselves for what’s to come.


“You will feel what you feel, and so will your team.   Accept it. Then be who they need you to be.” – Vicki Shillington


Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • Three Stages of a Crisis – each with unique personal and leadership challenges/opportunities
    • Chaos
    • Acceptance
    • The New Normal
  • When do you show empathy, when do you motivate?
  • How do you know what stage you or your team is in and how do you move them along?
  • You must meet your employees, friends, family and clients, where THEY are.
  • How do you take care of yourself in each stage, and how do you prepare to thrive in the next?
  • We must embrace the future and let go of “what was.”


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