The Boomer Woman’s Podcast, episode 215

Alison Smith

Heather Whelpley: Break Free of The Rules

Heather Whelpley started life as an audacious, confident, whole-life child… but as she grew through her teens into womanhood, she wore the societal rules so many of us grew up with, that many of us hold true to this day. Until one day, as she says… she woke up.

How did Heather wake up to this reality?

Are rules gender separate or gender neutral?

How did she connect to her “grounded wildness”? How do we do that?

What’s her advice for us mid-age women who want to recognize and break free from some of the “brules” we’ve been living under?

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About the guest: Heather Whelpley

Heather Whelpley is a speaker, award-winning author of Grounded Wildness: Break Free From Performing Your Life and Start Living It and An Overachiever’s Guide To Breaking The Rules: How To Let Go Of Perfect and Live Your Truth, and host of the podcast, Grounded Wildness. Her work galvanizes women to break the rules with purpose, reclaim their bold voice, and unleash their authentic leadership—and life. Heather has spoken to thousands of people across the US and internationally, including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, universities, and associations. Prior to starting her business, Heather spent over a decade in human resources and managing development programs for high-achieving women at Fortune 500 companies in the US, Australia, and Latin America. Her first book, An Overachiever’s Guide To Breaking The Rules: How To Let Go Of Perfect and Live Your Truth, has won multiple awards, including the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Living Now Book Awards, and the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Heather second book, Grounded Wildness, was published in the fall of 2023. Heather lives in Colorado where she spends as much time hiking and exploring as possible.

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