We’ll help give you tools to create structure, identify direction and make space for internal processing time.
Relationships, career, health, and purpose can all shift at once and be overwhelming. We transform a "crisis" into a “calling."
We’ll help you to reflect on your lifetime of experience to cultivate and harvest the wisdom you can share.
Led by the 3 MEA co founders and Kari Henley, learn from leading transition experts on aging, career, health, relationships.
Reexamine the first half of your life and set new coordinates, with clarity and purpose to navigate the road ahead.
Strategic model offers community building, unique immersion, amplified learning about aging and midlife transitions.
Using our proprietary 6P’s of Midlife Transitions, explore the Anatomy of Midlife Transitions and expand your “TQ.”
We believe in long life learning and so will you after experiencing your MEA Online. This course is yours. Forever.
Live events, 1:1 conversations, asynchronous process to achieve a balance of community learning and self-discovery.
“ Loved the flow and structure of each week. The biggest gift I received was that of community. I now have a strong support system and friendships to help me navigate my journey to truly becoming a Modern Elder. ”
How many of the following transitions do you relate to? Check off as many as you'd like to learn more about how this course helps address each one.
I am a recent empty nester
I am moving to a new place
I am trying to downsize my life
I am taking in an adult child or aging parent
MEA Online will help you learn how to better understand where you are emotionally, intellectually and interpersonally during the challenges that transitions of place and space can bring. You’ll receive new tools, resources and insights to better manage an empty nest, divorce, caregiving, or moving and build a new community in the same place.
I am experiencing menopause (andropause for men)
I am feeling like my diet and exercise is off
I am dealing with new health issues
I am losing my sense of adventure
Midlife brings many different changes that can affect our health, mood, fitness, sensuality, and overall approach to aging. Do you have an inner ageist in you somewhere? This 8-week course will help you to approach your next chapter of life with confidence, curiosity and perspective to grow whole, not old.
I feel stuck, angry or irritable more than I’d like
I have more anxiety and fear about the future than before
I forget things and worry about cognitive decline
I feel more alone and lonely and not sure what to do about it
It is common to arrive at midlife stressed out, nervous or excited about the future and sometimes feel more than a bit stuck. This course will create the time for you to assess your current perspectives in life, adjust where you may have a “fixed mindset” and become inspired to adopt a new “growth mindset” about your life.
I am retiring and still adjusting to it
I need to continue working and am not sure I have the skills
I’d like to start a business or project and am anxious about it
I have lost my job or work and trying to get back on track
Professional transitions often feel the most urgent of them all and, while packed with practical needs for resources or skills, there are also a host of emotional elements to be addressed. Whether you are ramping up or slowing down, MEA Online will help you build transitional intelligence (TQ), which is critical for future professional success.
I continue to feel uncertain about the future
I am more aware of the need to get my affairs in order
I’ve had to modify my life dramatically due to the pandemic
I have not spent a lot of time thinking about what death can teach me
The pandemic has continued to impact the globe and many have changed their sense of priorities. What matters most now and what about the ultimate transition of death? Throughout this course we’ll explore the topic of the pandemic, and “passing” as a paired transition that can offer profound insights, through poetry and resources.
I am ready to dive into my legacy work
I want to better understand my purpose
I want to build a new community of like minded people
I am ready to become my best self
It is rare when we give ourselves the time to truly reflect on our purpose. How has it changed? What matters most to me now? This course offers opportunities to understand your core values and strengths, as well as practical tools to uncover your purpose or embrace the one you have.
With where I am in my life, I really needed this course. It was all about transitions. This course really helped me narrow my focus, and think about what are next steps…and I got them!
The program was spectacular. It really surpassed my expectations. I was really surprised about how the course was curated. There was such a warm intensity and personal touch to it.
This course gave me the tools and the comfort that I wasn’t alone, as well as a greater confidence that I could get through these feelings of being stuck. The program was fantastic!
Managing relationships, career, finances and health at midlife can be challenging. It can also become the best time of your life. Let’s disrupt the midlife crisis into a midlife calling.
MEA Online offers experiential learning, growth, and connection with insightful tools to shift your mindset and create more resilience and adaptability. Explore the most common transitions in midlife and create a roadmap to redefine your next phase of life. 97% of MEA Online’s students have said that this 8-week course has helped them become better prepared to welcome real, meaningful change into their life.
Center, learn, reflect and connect with our core faculty, 10+ guest experts and a small cohort of like-minded travelers. Enjoy authentic conversations weekly that cultivate new friendships and build community. Our unique blend of high energy live events, weekly videos, community conversations and reflection tools truly feels like an immersion retreat grounded in a highly effective framework and experiences that will leave you feeling more peaceful, connected, optimistic, and inspired. If reexamining the first half of your life and setting new coordinates to navigate the road ahead sounds appealing, then you’ll deeply appreciate the personal and professional development you will get out of MEA Online.
Meet your community, discover the 6 P’s of Midlife Transitions and what it means to become a Modern Elder.
Explore your transitions at this time: in relationships, career, health. Learn key mindset management tools.
Understand how changes in our bodies, hormones, drives, and sensuality affect our self-image and presence.
Looking at our emotions — from anxiety to depression — we cultivate the mastery of feelings in transition.
We’ve all been touched by this global event and will review why EQ is never more important than in midlife.
From career loss to seeking bliss, midlife prompts reinvention. A new view of work, money, and mentorship.
Your (divine) direction, Ikigai (convergence of one's passions, beliefs, values, vocation) for meaning and a sense of awe.
Graduation! Come together, integrate your experiences, make new commitments, and get ready for what’s next!
Hospitality veteran, entrepreneur and author, Chip envisioned the world’s first midlife wisdom school while writing Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. MEA’s campus opened in 2018.
A digital course designer, facilitator and host, Kari is a social entrepreneur, writer and developer of “digital intimacy” tools that build meaningful connections and global communities.
A seasoned teacher and master facilitator with an entrepreneurial mind, poet’s heart, and seeker’s soul, Jeff’s midlife transition to Baja led to partnering and purpose in building MEA.
Hospitality maven and former pro athlete, Christine is a champion of others. With a passion for writing, mentoring and learning, she is the “C” in MEA’s culture, connection and community.
"As close as you can come to a live retreat."
It just works and is as close as you can come to a live retreat. You all really care!
"Will forever mean a lot to me"
Thank you so much for the impactful training design in the 8-week MEA program on transitions! The experience will forever mean a lot to me.
"I hope each of you have the opportunity to experience the online course."
I hope each of you have the opportunity to experience the online course. It’s content and information for midlifers was truly a remarkable experience to go through.
"Human connection, warmth and love"
The human connection, warmth and love you were able to build into an online program is amazing.
"We got so close that we feel like we’ve known each other for years."
Started out as a slow crescendo that ended in an explosion of fabulousness! We got so close that we feel like we’ve known each other for years.
"This course has literally transformed my life!"
This course has literally transformed my life! It helped me decide to take the steps to learn how to be an entrepreneur and how to build my confidence to take these next steps.
"I didn’t realize how much I needed this course!"
I didn’t realize how much I needed this course! Thank you!
"For anyone wanting live a richer life as they age!"
I would highly recommend this program for anyone who wants a road map and a community they can call upon, to navigate through their own transitions, and live a richer life as they age.
"The biggest gift I received was that of community."
Loved the flow and structure of each week. The biggest gift I received was that of community. I now have a strong support system and friendships to help me navigate my journey to truly becoming a Modern Elder.
"Without these new tools, I would have been in trouble"
Without these new tools, I would have been in trouble, possibly turned my natural sadness into depression as a new empty nester. This training on transition is so necessary.
Loving the content and the capacity to fit it in around my schedule in my own time.
"Exceeded my expectations"
MEA Online exceeded my expectations. Your structure just works. And Lifetime access is a big deal!
"What a course, what a community!"
An online course unlike any that I’ve seen before. This course really helped me narrow my focus, and think about what are next steps…and I got them.
"My biggest takeaway was the confidence"
My biggest takeaway was the confidence and permission to move forward without any pressure of timeline or having figured it all out well.
"The best thing that came out of 2020!"
This was the best thing that came out of 2020! All of the team and my fellow compadres at MEA have really opened up a new path for so many of us. Thank you!
"Thank you for putting this together!"
Thank you for putting this together! I have already learned a lot and have enjoyed the process!
"I have much more peace and acceptance of who I am."
For the first time in my life I feel that I am good- just as I am! There is always space for improvement but I have much more peace and acceptance of who I am.
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our next course, beginning Oct 02.
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Enjoy MEA online for a reduced price of 15% while spots last.
Some of our transitions are personal and voluntary. Others are external and involuntary. Midlife is filled with more transitions than any other time of life. How are you preparing to master this change?