Navigating  Midlife Transitions

An 8-week online course to navigate midlife’s most common transitions with confidence and a fresh perspective.

Enroll Now | Course Begins Oct 02
Lifetime course access
Immersive self-discovery
Guidance on midlife
Money back guarantee

This course is right for you if…

1

You’ve recently experienced a "Massive Shift" in your life.

We’ll help give you tools to create structure, identify direction and make space for internal processing time.

2

You're ready to reframe the infamous “Midlife Crisis”.

Relationships, career, health, and purpose can all shift at once and be overwhelming. We transform a "crisis" into a “calling."

3

You're inspired to explore and maximize your “Next Chapter”.

We’ll help you to reflect on your lifetime of experience to cultivate and harvest the wisdom you can share.

A groundbreaking online retreat...

What You’ll Receive

— Pamela Grieb, Community Manager
97
NPS
97% of surveyed graduates say that they are better equipped to navigate midlife transitions after taking this course.

Where am I in Midlife Transitions?

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.

My Space is Changing

  • 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

Yes, I relate to this.

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.

My Body is Changing

  • 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

Yes, I relate to this.

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.

My Mind is Changing

  • 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

Yes, I relate to this.

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.

My Profession is Changing

  • 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

Yes, I relate to this.

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.

My Priorities are Changing

  • 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

Yes, I relate to this.

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.

My Purpose is Changing

  • 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

Yes, I relate to this.

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.

500+ Alumni

What Our Students Say About the Course

"An online course unlike any that I’ve seen before. Very engaging!"

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!

"This was a beautiful journey that has come to an end, unfortunately."

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.

"Highly recommended for anyone wanting to live a richer life as they age!"

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!

"I signed up in 15 minutes!"

This course helped me think about different ways to stimulate our thinking in transitions that we’re going through. My greatest appreciation was the beginning, the middle, and the end.

97
NPS
97% of surveyed graduates say that they are better equipped to navigate midlife transitions after taking this course.

Course Overview

Begins October 02 • Enrollment closes September 30

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.

Week 1
Live

Intro Session

Meet your community, discover the 6 P’s of Midlife Transitions and what it means to become a Modern Elder.

OCT 02 | 12pM — 3PM ET (5pm — 8PM GMT)
Week 2

Personal Transitions

Explore your transitions at this time: in relationships, career, health. Learn key mindset management tools.

Week 3
Live

Physical Transitions

Understand how changes in our bodies, hormones, drives, and sensuality affect our self-image and presence.

OCT 16 | 12PM — 2PM ET (5pm — 7PM GMT)
Week 4

Psychological Transitions

Looking at our emotions — from anxiety to depression — we cultivate the mastery of feelings in transition.

Week 5

Pandemic Transitions

We’ve all been touched by this global event and will review why EQ is never more important than in midlife.

Week 6
Live

Professional Transitions

From career loss to seeking bliss, midlife prompts reinvention. A new view of work, money, and mentorship.

NOV 06 | 12pM — 2pm ET (5pm — 7PM GMT)
Week 7

Purpose Transitions

Your (divine) direction, Ikigai (convergence of one's passions, beliefs, values, vocation) for meaning and a sense of awe.

Week 8
Live

Closing Session

Graduation! Come together, integrate your experiences, make new commitments, and get ready for what’s next!

NOV 20 | 12pM — 2pm ET (5pm — 7PM GMT)

Meet Your Core Teachers

Chip Conley

Chip Conley

Modern Elder Academy | MEA founder, Student, Sage

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.

Kari Henley

Kari Henley

Director MEA Online, Digital Evangelist & Strategist

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.

Jeff Hamaoui

Jeff Hamaoui

MEA Co-founder, Chief Education & Innovation Officer

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.

Christine Sperber

Christine Sperber

MEA Co-founder, Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

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.

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Join 1000+ MEA Alumni from 20+ Countries.

"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!

Nancy Rielle
Nancy Rielle
Intergenerational Cohousing Catalyst
"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.

Carol Davis
Carol Davis
Learning & Dvlpmt. Strategist
"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.

Eddie Dobbins
Eddie Dobbins
Dream Coach
"Human connection, warmth and love"

The human connection, warmth and love you were able to build into an online program is amazing.

Pat Whitty
Pat Whitty
COPE Certified Health Coach
"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.

Cindie Adams
Cindie Adams
Social Advocate, Adventure Seeker
"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.

Debbie Hesse
Debbie Hesse
Non-Profit CEO, Entrepreneur
"I didn’t realize how much I needed this course!"

I didn’t realize how much I needed this course! Thank you!

Barbara Vance
Barbara Vance
Freelance Customer Service Professional
"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.

Upkar Arora
Upkar Arora
CEO Rally
"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.

Pamela Grieb
Pamela Grieb
Community Relations Manager
"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.

Leslie Hielema
Leslie Hielema
Global Innovation Engineer
"Amazing!"

Loving the content and the capacity to fit it in around my schedule in my own time.

Natasha Ginnivan
Natasha Ginnivan
Postdoctoral Fellow UNSW, AU
"Exceeded my expectations"

MEA Online exceeded my expectations. Your structure just works. And Lifetime access is a big deal!

Angela Vazquez
Angela Vazquez
Senior Consultant
"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.

Linda Grubbs
Linda Grubbs
DEI Learning Consultant
"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.

Michael MacNair
Michael MacNair
CEO, GO MACNAIR Travel
"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!

Carole Cooper
Carole Cooper
Caregiver
"Thank you for putting this together!"

Thank you for putting this together! I have already learned a lot and have enjoyed the process!

Beth Woolfork
Beth Woolfork
Sr, Project Mgr, OnShift
"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.

Adele Martz
Adele Martz
Dir. Risk Mgmt. Blue Cross, Blue Shield

Let’s do this. Together.

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97
NPS
97% of surveyed graduates say that they are better equipped to navigate midlife transitions after taking this course.

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