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Choose Your Next Yes! Change Careers, Midlife Woman, Empty Nester, Mindset, Life After Forty, Life After Fifty, Decision Making

Dr. Mel Vandevort - Career Coach, Midlife Mastery Coach, Woman Entrepreneur, Empowering Woman

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*Are you in a new midlife or empty nest season of your life? *Are you a professional woman searching for clarity about a career switch? *Do you need the courage to start your own business? *Are you a Christian ready to confidently follow God's plan for your life and career? Welcome to Choose Your Next Yes! Hi Kindred. I'm Mel, a professional midlife woman, mom of grown-ups, coffee, and Jesus lover. I have had a lot of big, life changes and I haven’t always been clear about God’s plan ...
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Join Dr. Mel in this insightful episode as she explores the challenge of achieving work-life balance. Whether you're navigating a career transition, seeking clarity on your next steps, or simply striving for greater harmony in your daily life, this episode is for you. Dr. Mel shares three practical tips for setting boundaries, prioritizing self-car…
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Are you stuck because fear is the comfort zone that keeps you from moving forward? Ever wondered how many opportunities you've missed because of doubt or fear? 🤔 Don't let uncertainty hold you back from seizing the chances that come your way. Take action, even if it doesn't seem like a clear 'yes'. You never know what blessings may follow when you …
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Uncover the transformative power of purpose-driven entrepreneurship and reclaim your aspirations and talents. Today I speak to life the significance of aligning your business endeavors with your personal passions and values. We explore how purpose-driven entrepreneurship offers you a pathway to redefine your identity, contribute meaningfully to the…
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Welcome to a transformative episode where we explore the essence of progress—a tangible reflection of your growth mindset. Progress is more than a mere checklist; it's the visible manifestation of your journey towards personal and business success. Just as Proverbs 16:3 advises, committing your efforts leads to the establishment of plans. Today, jo…
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Today, we focus on the heart of perseverance—the unyielding commitment that propels your growth journey. As James 1:12 reminds us, 'Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.' Join me as we discover how perseverance become…
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Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Today, we delve into the richness of your untapped potential—an uncharted reservoir waiting to be explored. Together, let's unravel the keys to unlocking this hidden strength and navigating the vast landscape of your unique capabilities. This exploration is your pathway to making transformativ…
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Today, we delve into the universal concept that serves as the guiding force for both personal and professional growth—Purpose. As Proverbs 19:21 reminds us, 'Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' Join me as we explore how purpose can be the catalyst illuminating the path to your next yes, be it a caree…
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Update on the progress of the rebrand, my new educational consultancy, and too much hustle. Ladies, are you in a new season of your life? Feeling like you're stuck in an endless loop of searching but not quite able to make those big life decisions? Or maybe you just need that little spark of courage to chase your dreams? Well, if you're ready to ge…
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Today, we're diving into a topic that many midlife women can relate to: the evolving relationship with our adult children. As our kids grow up and spread their wings, it's natural for the dynamics to shift. In this episode, we'll explore three tips to help you foster a healthy, fun, and lighthearted connection with your adult children. So, let's ge…
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In today's episode, we'll explore the importance of taking responsibility for your own learning and provide you with practical action steps to empower you on this path. Whether you're a student, professional, or lifelong learner, embracing this mindset can accelerate your growth and unlock your true potential. Let's get started! Ladies, are you in …
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Today, I'm talking about how to avoid failure by ACTing: Acknowledge, Cultivate, and Take Action. Our focus today is on "The Only Way to Fail is Not to Participate," a mantra emphasizing the importance of active engagement. So, settle in, grab your favorite drink, and join me as we explore how Acknowledging our fears, Cultivating a mindset of openn…
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Today, we're diving into 2 Timothy 1:7 with a message that speaks to the hearts of many midlife women like you and me. It's a simple but powerful idea: God didn't give us a spirit of fear, He gave us one filled with strength, love, and clarity. It's a reminder that we all need, especially when we're stuck in seeking our purpose. This is your chance…
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Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of Choose Your Next Yes, As we gather around the table of life, we’re going to dive into the acronym 'THANKS', a guide to infuse our celebrations with intentionality. In the spirit of the season, we'll explore tips and actionable steps to trust the divine process, honor our unique journeys, appreciate the G…
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Setting boundaries and being able to pour from a full cup is an important step toward OWNing your time. What question should you ask yourself to also own you time and be productive rather than just busy? In this second part of my conversation with Lissa we talk about all this as well as being intentional in our decision and life choices, and the 3 …
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In this episode, my guest host, Lissa Figgins and I are diving into the daily struggles that many of you face. It's that feeling of doing so much throughout the day, yet not being able to pinpoint what truly mattered. The constant focus on what's left undone, the never-ending to-do list that leaves you feeling defeated, especially when it comes to …
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🎙️ Exciting News from Choose Your Next Yes (CYNY)! 🌟 Hey Marvelous Midlife Women! I've got some fantastic news to share from the CYNY family! 🚀 Embark on Your Midlife Mastery Journey with CYNY! At CYNY, we're all about guiding incredible midlife women through the transformative journey of rediscovering their purpose and reclaiming the life they asp…
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Are you ready to Step into the adventures of midlife transition. Today, I’m talking about what defines a midlife woman and the exciting reasons that ignite your quest for a new purpose where God's guidance takes center stage, leading us toward a fulfilling life transformation. Our compass? Wisdom from Scripture, revealing the everlasting principles…
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In this deep conversation, I had the privilege of discussing the power of intention, gratitude, and self-reflection with Michelle Kinnett. We explored the significance of setting daily intentions, focusing on who God has created us to be, and proactively working toward our unique purpose. We explored how embracing intention, taking small steps, and…
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In today's engaging conversation, I had the opportunity to discuss the profound impact of affirmations, gratitude, and maintaining a positive mindset with Michelle Kinnett. We underscored the significance of consciously choosing to focus on the positives in life and how this can bring about a remarkable transformation in one's perspective. During o…
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Welcome, fabulous listeners, to a brand new episode that's about to unlock the secrets of mindset like never before. Buckle up, because today we're diving headfirst into the world of mindset transformation. I'm going to peel back the layers, dig deep into your brain's nooks and crannies, and figure out how to turn your thinking from 'Mission: Impos…
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Today, we're all about bold action. Have you been feeling hesitant or uncertain about the next steps in your life and career? It's time to rise up and embrace your unique purpose. In the inspiring story of Esther, who took bold action to fulfill her God-defined purpose, you’ll discover three powerful strategies to empower your journey. Let's explor…
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In today's discussion, we'll navigate midlife transitions, addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by midlife women seeking their God-defined purpose. Drawing inspiration from Psalm 139:13-16 and Isaiah 40:31, I'll guide you through self-discovery, lifelong learning, mentorship, and more, empowering you to embrace your God-given purpose. …
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Hey friend, I want to take a moment to share a profound truth with you, "It's not our abilities that show who we are, it's our choices." As a midlife woman on the path to discovering your God-defined purpose, you've encountered uncertainty and confusion, perhaps questioning your abilities and your place in this world. But I want you to know that yo…
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In this special episode of Choose Your Next Yes, I'm on a mission to guide you through three powerful segments. First, we'll dive into the concept of 'Restoring' your confidence. With a biblical touch, we'll explore verses like Isaiah 40:31, and talk about reigniting your strength to take those next steps. Then, we'll 'Reimagine' your life's purpos…
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On Part 2 of my conversation with Giuseppe and are diving into the importance of creating a safety net as you pivot in your career. Giuseppe and I discuss financial preparedness, diversification, and the power of side businesses. Discover how to protect yourself from unexpected career shifts and gain valuable insights into building a resilient path…
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Today we have an episode that's packed with valuable insights for anyone considering franchise ownership. If you've ever wondered how to fund your franchise dream or if it's even possible, you're in for a treat. My guest today, Giuseppe Grammatico, a seasoned expert in franchise business, is here to demystify the world of franchise financing. From …
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Welcome to Choose Your Next Yes! In this episode, we're diving deep into the reservoirs of your untapped potential. Join me as I explore the art of unlocking your spiritual potential, transforming it into confidence and courage in motion. I’ll show you how to restore your confidence, reflect on your unique talents, embrace your spiritual gifts, and…
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This is the second story of a courageous woman of the bible in the series In Her Footsteps. This is a story that resonates with recognizing and utilizing your God-given gifts and talents. The focus is on the remarkable Deborah, a prophetess and judge in Israel. Her story highlights the significance of acknowledging and harnessing the unique gifts t…
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Today, we're exploring the enchanting season of fall, a time when nature herself demonstrates the art of letting go and embracing change. But we're not just talking about the leaves turning crimson; we're delving into the transformative power of fall in our own lives. We'll connect the wisdom of the Bible to this seasonal shift and discover how it …
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Hello Kindred! In this episode, I am talking with Cindy Allen-Stuckey who shares invaluable insights about finding your God-defined purpose, aligning your passions and talents, making small corrective shifts, and transforming your midlife journey. Join us as we explore the power of self-reflection, embracing your spiritual gifts, and reclaiming you…
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Today, we dive into the art of decision-making, uncovering the keys to making choices that resonate with your core values and passions. Decisions are the building blocks of our lives, and their impact can ripple through our existence. In this episode, we explore the consequences of making a bad decision reveal four compelling reasons to steer your …
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No frills in this episode. I am dropping in for a second time today with a raw, heartfelt message the God brought to my attention and how I know what decisions to make in every situation. Are you stressed and anxious at work and feel like your life is out of control? Do you want to work for yourself and own your time but don’t know what to do or ho…
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In this episode, Holly highlights the importance of surrounding oneself with trusted individuals who can provide guidance and support during challenging times. She emphasized the value of making choices, even if they might lead to mistakes, as a crucial step in personal growth. Her story demonstrates the power of resilience and learning from life's…
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Have you ever felt like you were crawling on glass, trapped in a cycle of indecision and self-doubt? Have you ever felt the weight of grief and guilt all the way to your bones. Beloved, true transformation can emerge from the depths of grief and guilt, leading to a life of purpose and confidence? In today's powerful conversation, Holly Williams sha…
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Today, I’m diving headfirst into a topic that's as exciting as a treasure hunt – it's all about being faithful stewards of the resources we've been given. Imagine this episode as your personal adventure map to discovering, nurturing, and supercharging your unique God-given talents. So, kick back, grab a cozy drink, and let's embark on this exhilara…
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