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Editor’s List: Authority Magazine’s Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life (Part Six)

Many successful people reinvented themselves in a later period in their life. Jeff Bezos worked in Wall Street before he reinvented himself and started Amazon. Sara Blakely sold office supplies before she started Spanx. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a WWE wrestler before he became a successful actor and filmmaker. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from a bodybuilder, to an actor to a Governor. McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc was a milkshake-device salesman before starting the McDonalds franchise in his 50’s. How does one reinvent themselves? What hurdles have to be overcome to take life in a new direction? How do you overcome those challenges? How do you ignore the naysayers? How do you push through the paralyzing fear?

Authority Magazine started a series called “Second Chapters: How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life”. We interviewed and featured successful people who reinvented themselves in a second chapter in life, to share their story and help empower others.

Some of the leaders we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips. Please enjoy these videos and interviews below.

Carol Lempert, Carol Lempert Speaking LLC

Carol Lempert started her career as a stage and film actress. She now runs a boutique training and consultancy firm that helps supercharge corporate leader’s executive presence — and their careers — with the performance secrets actors use to light up the screen.

Currently, she and her team run virtual training and coaching programs for Fortune 500 organizations on presenting with telepresence, selling with stories, and building resiliency.

Fun fact (shhh: don’t tell her mother) rather than a cup of joe for breakfast Carol has been known to start her day with a cup of Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream.

The complete interview can be read here:

Kathy Kane, Kane Creative Consulting

Kathy is a creativity coach, writer and recovering corporate citizen in her second chapter. She is an ardent advocate and supporter of a creative approach to life’s transitions as well as an awakened, meaningful, rich and purposeful second half of life or Second Chapter. She lives in North Jersey with her husband of 34 years and a wonderful, large, extended family.

The complete interview can be read here:

Rachel Binder, Pomare’s Stolen Perfume

Rachel Binder is the “nose” and brand owner of Pomare’s Stolen Perfume based in Venice, California. She is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and a wine educator at Future Food Institute and Matthew Kenney Culinary.

Rachel is a winner of the Art and Olfaction “Aftel” Award for handmade perfumery for her work on the perfume “Rasa”. She also is the recipient of the “New Luxury Awards” Brand of the Year for sustainability in natural perfume.

The complete interview can be read here:

Nancy Volpe Beringer

At age 64, Nancy Volpe Beringer, a Philadelphia fashion designer, made history as the oldest ever contestant on Project Runway. She left her corporate type job at the pinnacle of success and enrolled in the three-year Drexel University’s graduate fashion design program and graduated at the top of her class at age 61. As one of the final four in Season 18 Project Runway, her finale collection reflected her brand’s mission of inclusivity, adaptive design, and sustainability. Her designs of wearable art and PPE sustainable fashion are available online at

The complete interview can be read here:

Joe Erwin, Erwin Creates

Vickie Gould is a marketing and book coach, publisher, and 10-time bests-selling author who has been featured in, Tedx UofM, Writer’s Digest and HuffPost. As a result of working with her, Vickie’s clients become best-selling authors who are able to leverage their stories, grow their following, create more impact, and turn their readers into clients while they sleep. Her 109 best-selling clients span four continents, 14 countries, and 21 states and include a former Canadian Olympic track star, a female Golden Globe boxing champ, a mom and autistic daughter duo, and “regular” people from all walks of life.

The complete interview can be read here:




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