Act 3 – A Good Place To Start

A note this week from Gina, a participant in our Act 3 Workshop at The Guardian in early 2018.

In February 2018, I decided that plans for the next chapter in my life needed some serious consideration. I stumbled upon an advertisement for an ‘Act3’ workshop and it seemed a good place to start.

All I knew were that the challenges I faced we’re probably familiar to many others in my age group. Aging parents, aging partner; and although my career had sustained me both creatively and financially for the better part of 30 years it still felt as though there were many new paths to travel (and I was really looking for a change).

To be honest it all felt daunting and I’d reached a crossroad. I’d put a lot on hold. So the workshop definitely kick started a process. It gave me an opportunity to look at the issues in an informal way, this was both good and challenging. Once I’d identified and acknowledged some of the fears (and ways in which I limited myself...); it became easier to recognise old patterns and to see what was holding me back.

In making some lists and mind-mapping, I was able to identify what really excited me and what I could plan for. Once I had a plan to try and do an MA, the next steps were more straightforward. Practical applications, looking at finances and visiting colleges.

There were doubts along the way... but somehow these diminished as I became more able to access my own convictions. I’m now on a full-time course in London. It’s fantastic to be a student again, and although there’s still a lot of juggling (and doubting!) The journey so far has been exhilarating.

Thanks to Act 3 …

– Georgina Hall

Join our Guardian Masterclass

Life doesn’t stop at 50: How to enjoy a fulfilling Third Act

Make a plan for the next stage of your life in this masterclass with professional coaches Judy and Adrian Reith

Date: Sunday 27 January 2019
Times: Afternoon course, 2pm-5pm

Research shows we are living longer, in better health, with higher expectations. So what’s your plan for this extra time?

Judy and Adrian Reith, life coaches and third acters, will provide you with a structured framework to visualise, consider and plan your Act Three years in a positive way, whatever your circumstances.

They will take you through what matters as you get older – the aim is to die without regrets – focussing on your values and purpose in relation to home, health, play, money, relationships, spirituality, meaning, work and world issues.

You will acquire tools and tips for appraising areas of your life, to gain clarity on what you want for your future and how to get there – with time for exercises, group discussion and reflection, as well as what you need to continue your plan into your Third Act.

Please note this is not a class about financial planning, retirement properties or health issues, although these aspects will be acknowledged. You’re encouraged to bring a partner or a friend – this can enhance reflection and effectiveness, and a shared journey.

Content

  • What you want from act three and how to get there

  • The four crucial roots to support you

  • Tools to use for positive change

  • Individual and group work

Tutor profiles

Judy and Adrian Reith are professional coaches and writers, covering life, parenting and executive coaching. Founders of Act3Life.com, they facilitate events and coach individuals to prepare for a life well lived.

Judy is a seasoned parenting expert, writer, broadcaster and life coach. Her publications include 7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must KnowBe a Great Mumand Transform Living with Teenagers. She draws on her training in child development, counselling and parent education to help thousands of parents. 

Adrian became an executive coach after an award-winning career in advertising and radio. Since 2006 he has specialised in executive, life and leadership coaching and facilitation. He is also a published author and recently built an eco house – which is now an empty nest.

Plan your post-50 life in 2019

Life doesn’t stop at 50: How to enjoy a fulfilling Third Act

Make a plan for the next stage of your life in this masterclass with professional coaches Judy and Adrian Reith

Date: Sunday 27 January 2019
Times: Afternoon course, 2pm-5pm

Research shows we are living longer, in better health, with higher expectations. So what’s your plan for this extra time?

Judy and Adrian Reith, life coaches and third acters, will provide you with a structured framework to visualise, consider and plan your Act Three years in a positive way, whatever your circumstances.

They will take you through what matters as you get older – the aim is to die without regrets – focussing on your values and purpose in relation to home, health, play, money, relationships, spirituality, meaning, work and world issues.

You will acquire tools and tips for appraising areas of your life, to gain clarity on what you want for your future and how to get there – with time for exercises, group discussion and reflection, as well as what you need to continue your plan into your Third Act.

Please note this is not a class about financial planning, retirement properties or health issues, although these aspects will be acknowledged. You’re encouraged to bring a partner or a friend – this can enhance reflection and effectiveness, and a shared journey.

Content

  • What you want from act three and how to get there

  • The four crucial roots to support you

  • Tools to use for positive change

  • Individual and group work

Tutor profiles

Judy and Adrian Reith are professional coaches and writers, covering life, parenting and executive coaching. Founders of Act3Life.com, they facilitate events and coach individuals to prepare for a life well lived.

Judy is a seasoned parenting expert, writer, broadcaster and life coach. Her publications include 7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must KnowBe a Great Mumand Transform Living with Teenagers. She draws on her training in child development, counselling and parent education to help thousands of parents. 

Adrian became an executive coach after an award-winning career in advertising and radio. Since 2006 he has specialised in executive, life and leadership coaching and facilitation. He is also a published author and recently built an eco house – which is now an empty nest.

Be part of our book — Act3: How To Live A Better Life After 50

We're writing a book to help you live a much better Act3, and we could use your help.

We've made a film

Starring Judy, a tortoise and Adrian explaining in 90 seconds what the book is about.

We're very lucky to be working with genius crowd funding publisher Unbound who pre-sell the first 500 copies.  Job done.

You can be part of the book

By pre-ordering a copy you can help massively, and we'll print your name in the book to say thank you.

Pledges start at £10 for the eBook, and £20 and upwards for the first edition.

Other goodies

As you'll see, we're offering individual one-to-one coaching; OR a breakfast with us in a small group at our house to discuss Act3; OR we can speak at your group; OR we can work with you to design a corporate event to tackle the issues that Act3 presents for staff or clients.

You can pre-order the book

Just click here.

The book is designed as a manual for you to be able to work through all the areas of your life, such as home, work, money, the world, relationships, health and soul - and get a much more rewarding outcome in each and every area.

We provide the tools

We call them our 7 Pillars of Act3 - you'll need them to get the positive change you are looking for.

We very much appreciate your support.