The mid-life crisis is largely a myth. Did you know, there is no evidence that a crisis is any more common in midlife than at any other time. The word crisis has its origins in the Greek word Krisis which means deciding or decision point – which is much more accurate. Jacques coined the phrase midlife crisis back in 1965 but his research was based on clinical patients and has not been replicated. There is evidence that life events can have even more impact in midlife – such as being made redundant or getting divorce. A time for understanding and support rather than ridicule and dismissing. The good news is choices made in midlife have the potential to make the greatest difference – to your health, happiness and wealth. The perfect time for a midlife review.
Published by Laura Walker
Laura is a recognised expert in careers, talent management and organisation effectiveness - specialising in career and organisational transitions. Through coaching and consulting, she works with individuals and businesses who know they want to reinvent their future, but need help figuring out how. She has a wealth of business experience, having held Director level positions in respected businesses across six different sectors – including Retail (John Lewis Partnership), Pharmaceuticals (GSK), Insurance (Aviva), Oil and Gas (Centrica), Defence (BAE Systems) and Luxury Goods (Burberry). Laura holds a Masters in Coaching and Mentoring Practice, a first degree in Psychology, and has conducted award-winning careers transition research. She is an APECS accredited Coach and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. Her book Dancing with fear and confidence: How to liberate yourself and your career in mid-life was published in November 2020 to excellent reviews. She works globally, with current clients in the US, Europe and the Middle East. She lives on the Kent Coast with Rob and has two grown-up children. She is an amateur photographer, a reluctant house renovator and a keen walker. View all posts by Laura Walker