As A Successful Woman Leader Over 50, Do You Often Wonder What The Heck You Are Going To Do With The Second Half Of Your Life?
If you’re used to being successful in your endeavors, but now you find yourself indecisive about the next steps to take in your personal life and career… Then you’re going to be pleasantly surprised over what I have to share with you on this site.
Let me guess…
You want to leave a legacy and know that your life really counts and that it’s impactful; full of meaning and purpose.
You want to continue being successful and have a positive effect on others and on your own personal growth.
You’re at the age where your quality of life matters more than ever before, and you want the kind of life that inspires you to keep looking good, feeling good, and doing good.
You could use a little guidance from someone over 50 who’s been there, done that, and is living an amazing life.
I can help You
I’ve been exactly where you are. I understand your frustrations. I know where you’re stuck, and I know exactly how to help you move forward…
I’ve been turning lemons into lemonade for years using my methodology for solving problems in my career and my personal life.
I’ve got my sexy back (not that I ever really lost it… LOL) and started dating again after being a widow for several years
I retired and built my own online business after decades working as a top executive in several organizations.
I’ve authored and published several books on leadership, living a vibrant life, and being an influencer
I won the Ms. Black Fit and Fine beauty pageant as the oldest contestant to ever have won the crown
I’ve been featured on a TV commercial in my bathing suit living a vibrant life
I was able to snap out of feeling sorry for myself and start living the second half of my life with excitement and fun
We Share The Same Goal And Have Traveled Similar Paths
You see, I’ve been a successful leader my whole adult life: rising through the ranks in my career, being a loving mother and wife, raising millions of dollars for community initiatives…
But throughout my 50’s and 60’s I started wondering, “now what?”
I struggled emotionally and felt completely overwhelmed
Lost my husband to cancer. Said goodbye to children who moved on to new, wonderfully independent adult lives.
Cared for, then buried my parents. Became a grandmother. Got scared about retirement.
I felt uncertain about this new era
Noticed my body wasn’t as quick to recover as it was at 30. Found gray hairs. Started going through menopause.
I knew I wasn’t done yet, but was confused about how to make the moves for a vibrant next chapter – this “second half” – of my life.
And then it happened – the moment that got me out of my funk and completely changed my life…
One evening during my nightly ritual of crying and feeling sorry for myself – desperately missing my mother, father, and husband of over 40 years (who all passed within a 2-year period), reading their obituaries over and over again…
All of a sudden, the tears stopped.
I felt lighter, and I said to myself, “wait a minute, this isn’t over.”
And as I looked down at each of these loves of my life, on the front cover of their obituaries I noticed something they all had in common…
They were three incredibly different people, but they each had a dash… that hyphen… that line… that horizontal stroke in between the day they were born and the day they died.
And it hit me like a ton of bricks…
It’s all about that dash!
And for days I just thought about the dash of my mom’s life, and the dash and my dad’s life, and the dash in Otha’s (my husband) life. And I recognized and realized how important that dash was.
That little horizontal stroke was everything!
It represented their meaning, their life, what they gave, their legacy, their reason for being on earth, the raison d’etre, their gifts, and their talents.
The laughs, the cries – EVERYTHING – was represented in that horizontal stroke.
And so, I began to have real peace, gratitude, and happiness from that horizontal stroke.
Each day I would take papers and I’d just draw a horizontal stroke… and draw a horizontal stroke… and draw a horizontal stroke.
I thought I was going crazy, but later realized there was an awakening happening within me.
I kept thinking about that stroke and thought to myself when I make my transition, what are my children going to do? What are they going to think? They’re going to see that and think it’s going to be all about my life and what I’m leaving.
Looking at that dash and thinking about the life of my loved ones and all that they contributed, all that they meant, is what got me through it.
That dash – it’s the meaning of what you represent in this life
And I hadn’t finished writing my meaning. My dash was not complete.
From then on, I began to recraft myself. Re-design, re-image, re-think me. This whole “re”– doing it over.
It was like a rebirth
I took stock of my life. Reimagined my purpose. Set new goals. Developed a game plan. Made myself a priority.
I learned an awful lot about myself and rediscovered the power and uniqueness within.
This all led to the formulation of my methodology for living a vibrant life that allowed me to …
- Fearlessly approach change
- Step back into purpose
- Imagine endless possibilities
- Start living and loving again
And, I’m going to help you do the same.
About Dr. Geneva Williams
After a 40+ year career as an award-winning, innovative nonprofit leader, Dr. Geneva Williams reinvented herself as an author, international speaker, podcaster and title-holding advocate for women to live fit, fine and a vibrant life.
A late-life beauty queen, entrepreneur, and online course creator, Dr. Geneva shows women that you can do anything at any age. She delivers a powerful message on legacy and leadership.
As a facilitator and workshop leader, her talks center around how to create influence, impact and do good in the community. She shares how she went from her stellar career as a President/CEO, becoming a widow after four decades of marriage, still raising two millennials at home – to becoming the oldest contestant to win the Ms. Black Fit & Fine pageant, to being recognized as a leading Michigan businesswoman, and going on to star in her first television commercial.
She knows what it’s like to try to figure out “what’s next” when you don’t even know what’s left. She guides her clients through her proprietary blueprint on vibrant living that inspires women to take action and make an impact.
Listen To Dr. Geneva Podcasts
- Ep. 89 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #4
- Ep.88 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #3
- Ep. 87 Justice on the Jersey Shore: Leadership Lesson #2 Black History Month
- Ep. 86 Justice on the Jersey Shore: Leadership Lesson #1
- Ep. 85 Cheryl Walker Robinson:
- Ep.84 N. Charles Anderson: The Leadership History Maker in Action
- Ep 83 Dr. Sandye P. Johnson: Transforming Education in Harlem
- Ep 82 Charmaine Brown: NAWBO Leader On the Move to Impact Michigan Business Women
- Dr. Stacie NC Grant: Legacy of Faith Grows #Faithpreneurs & Entrepreneurs Ep. 81
- Veronica Hood: Real Girl Talk with Women Over 50 Ep. 80
- Sabra Robinson: Hustle & Flow of Resilient Black Widowed Women Ep. 79
- Tameika Isaac Devine: Work Life Integration Strategist & Leadership Mentor Ep. 78
- DeLores Pressley: Helping Others to Leverage Their leadership Voice Ep. 77
- Dr. Towanna Burrous: Empowering Diverse Communities Through Coaching Ep. 76
- Karen Taylor Bass: Change Agent. Media Expert. Podcaster. Yoga Instructor. Ep. 75
- Judge Marilyn Atkins: The Triumph of Rosemary Ep. 74
- Alison Vaughn: The Success and Style Coach Helping Others Reach Their Goals Ep. 73
- Regina Robinson: Showing Others How to Fearlessly Strut Confidence Ep. 72
- Shawn Fair: Life in the Trenches Leader Ep. 71
- Carmen Thomas: Transformational Leader Helping Others to Shine Like GEMS Ep. 70
- Ola Jackson: Inspires Women of Color to Engage In Self-Care Ep. 69
- Demarra Gardner: Black Women About Business Doing Well and Fabulous Ep. 68
- Dee C. Marshall: Empowering Women to Win, Rock and Rule Ep. 67
- Jewel Tankard: Bravo TV Star and founder of the Millionairess Club Ep. 66
- Dr. Priscilla Archangel: From corporate executive to leadership coach, consultant & more Ep. 65
- Dr. Siohvaughn L. Funches: The WOW Foundation on a Mission to Help Women Ep. 64
- Edward Egnatios: Grassroots Leader Uniting the Community Ep. 63
- Maria Stanfield: From the Front Desk to Corner Office Ep. 62
- Dr. ZaLonya Allen: National Entrepreneurs Association Ep. 61
- Dr. Michele Leno: The Wellness Psychologist Ep. 60
- Wendy Y. Bailey: Mining Your Mindset for Success Ep. 59
- Kiko Davis: Ebony Magazine Power 100 Honoree Ep. 58
- Dena Dodd Perry: YogaShero and Beauty Communications Strategist Ep. 56
- Lashanda Henry: The Sista That’s Leading Other Sistas in the Tech Space Ep. 55
- Erica Lynn Gillis: Teaching Others How to Step Beyond Themselves to Heal Ep. 57
- Christy Rutherford: All-Star Leadership Coach as seen in Forbes Ep. 54
- Amy Hilliard: Marketing Genius Showing Others How to Sizzle After 60 Ep. 53
- Alycia Huston: America’s #1 Neuroleadership Speaker Ep. 52
- Sarita Pittman: Atiras Professional Coaching Career Expert Ep. 51
- Mitzi Miller: Award-Winning Media Maven on Influence and African American Culture Ep. 50
- Carlotta Tutt Holloway: The Arts, Culture and Community Advocate Ep. 49
- Mike Wynn: 7 Habits To Overcome Obstacles To Win Ep. 48
- Carla Feagan: Transform Your Trauma to Power, Passion, and Positivity Ep. 47
- Kim Bettie: Coach and Activist Inspiring Resilience and a Ferocious Sense of Community Ep. 46
- Michelle Washington: Leading Women to Their “MORE” Ep. 45
- Velton Showell: Tranformational Approach to Leadership Ep. 44
- Dorinda Walker: Inspirational Warrior, Survivor, Community Advocate & Author Ep. 43
- Robert “YB” Youngblood: How to Have Confidence & Power When Using Linkedin Ep. 42
- Dr. Missy Johnson: How to Be Fearless in the Face of Cancer Ep. 41
- Dr. Geneva Speaks On: Time Manangement Ep. 40
- Dr. Clarence Nixon, Jr.: How to Learn How to Learn Ep. 39
- Keisha Taylor: A Game Changer Among Women in the Sports Business Ep. 38
- Sherry Sims: From LinkedIn group to Thriving Business Ep. 37
- Kumari Williams: How to Win at Work Ep. 36
- Mitchell Levy: The AHA Guy Ep. 35
- Vashti McKenzie: The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Reach Your Goals Ep. 34
- Cornelia Shipley: How to Get More Impact, Influence and Income Ep. 33
- Post Graduation Survival – Ready or Not Here We Go Ep. 32
- Mary Wilson: Why Living Life With Passion is Key to Living a Supreme Life Ep. 31
- Juliette Okotie-Eboh, PhD: Shares Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Life Ep.30
- Nicole Roberts Jones: How to Find Your Fierce Effect at Work Ep. 29
- Rahama Wright: A Queen “Boss,” NextGen Leader & Social Entrepreneur Ep. 28
- Elizabeth Mays: Bold Millennial Executive That Means Business Ep. 27
- Dr. Ken Harris: African American Entrepreneurship, Economics and Education Ep. 26
- Penny Bailer: Full time volunteer and Education advocate Pt. 2 Ep. 25
- Penny Bailer: Her #1 Goal is to Level the Playing Field Ep. 24
- Rochelle Riley: New Book Examines the Impact of Slavery Ep. 23
- Sam Wells: Mentor of the Year by MCSC Ep. 22
- Rev. Charles Williams II: The Dream Keeper Leading the Fight Ep. 21
- Edgar L. Vann: True Confessions of an Overachiever Ep. 20
- Dr. Bill Pickard: Millionaire Mover & Shaker but mostly a Mentor Ep. 19
- Leveraging Your Leadership with Social Media Ep. 18
- Jessica Byrd: A Chic Mom Empowering Other Moms Ep. 17
- Carol Goss: From Skillman Foundation to Warrior Women Ep. 16
- Jason Appling: Cool Smart, Inc. and Tux & Chucks Ep. 15
- Loretta Forbes: The Girl Empowerment Advocate Ep. 14
- Meryl Davis: The Inspiring Olympic Figure Skater Ep. 13
- Dr. Cleamon Moorer Teaches People to Be MORE Ep. 12
- What Volunteering Taught Me Ep. 11
- Dave Bing: The Secret Sauce to Building Up Our Community Ep. 10
- Dave Bing: Talks about Rising above Racism, Team Building and Leadership Ep. 9
- Collin Mays: Champion for Change Ep. 8
- Andrew Morrison: Inspiring Aspiring Doctors & Science Professionals Ep. 7
- Mahogany Jones: Swirling Arts, Education and Activism Ep. 6
- Focusing on the HOPE for Detroit, Jason Lee, CEO of Focus: HOPE Ep. 5
- jessica Care moore Cares More: Poetry in Motion as The Youth Institution Builder Ep: 4
- Education: The Real Coleman A. Young Legacy with Khary K. Turner Ep. 3
- Gail Perry Mason’s Money Matters More and Here’s Why
- Ignite to Impact with Dr. Geneva