007: Thriving in Midlife w/Jackie MacDougall


Jackie MacDougall is an award winning writer, producer, blogger, podcaster and speaker with over 20 years experience in TV and digital marketing, creating content for women with some of the most recognizable and innovative names in entertainment like Queen Latifah, Harry Connick Jr., Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen and Sharon Osbourne.

As a creative and dedicated digital content creator, Jackie served as founding editor of a parenting site for Warner Bros. and was instrumental in creating the site from the ground up, reaching millions of readers within the first year and building an actively engaged online community. It was that position that sparked Jackie’s passion for connecting with women through media, landing her on Good Morning America, Today Show, CNN, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Drew and Huffpost Live. Jackie has also produced video and written content for countless websites and magazines, hosted live online events, launched co-branded sweepstakes and contests, and enjoys speaking and participating in live panels on a variety of topics that relate to women, parenting, business and media.

Now as a creative mentor and leader, Jackie is the founder of Forty Thrive, where she taps into her own personal insight and voice to connect with women -- online and in person -- helping them find their own distinct voices and use that voice in a way that’s authentic and effective. She is also the host of a new podcast for women over 40 also called Forty Thrive which will be launching soon! And on March 10, 2017, Jackie will be presenting the Thrive by Design Workshop in Valencia, California, in which women from all over the United States will be coming together to hear experts in the fields of wellness, money and career speak.


In today’s episode, Jackie shares her passion for connecting with, understanding and empowering women. We discuss how common it is for many women in their 40s and 50s to feel like it’s too late in life for them to create a life they’ve always dreamed of, and how her goal is to empower women and help them realize that it’s never too late since we have more opportunities than ever before for women rediscover what they’re passionate about and get out there and their mark on the world. We also talk about the importance of goal-setting to help set us up for success. And we talk about how there are many ways to connect with like-minded women who have the same interests and passions through various avenues such as Facebook groups and other social media.

You can connect with Jackie at fortythrive.com. And as a special offer for New 30 listeners, Jackie has generously offered a free ticket to her upcoming Thrive by Design Workshop on March 10, 2017. So if you’re in the Los Angeles area or can be that weekend, simply go to fortythrive.com/workshop and use the code THRIVEVIP47 to receive your free ticket (a $297 value) and pay only the $47 materials fee. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

Thank you so much for listening today and as always, I’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below to say hi and find the link for my new Facebook group called The New 30 Community. If you’re wanting a little extra inspiration and encouragement, or just to connect with other women like you this is the place for you! I'd also love it if you'd subscribe to the show on iTunes and leave a rating and review for the show.

Have a great week! Karen

About the author, Karen

Karen Barrett is a life coach and the host of The New 30 Podcast, a weekly show for today's 50-something woman. She lives in Oregon and has 3 kids, ages 26, 19 and 8.

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