Kirsten Beske started out adult life as a corporate lawyer married to a wonderful guy and by 50 she’d become a psychotherapist, got divorced and fell in love with a fantastic woman. Then, just as she was approaching the empty nest stage of life, she doubled down on parenthood by adopting a seven-year-old little girl.
Host Sherrilynne Starkie welcomes clinical psychotherapist and transition coach Kirsten Beske to episode 29 of the 50 Women Over 50 podcast.
Kirsten started out adult life as a corporate lawyer married to a wonderful guy and by 50 she’d become a psychotherapist, got divorced and fell in love with a fantastic woman. Then, just as she was approaching the empty nest stage of life, Kirsten doubled down on parenthood by adopting a seven-year-old little girl.
In this interview she talks us through the many dramatic turns and twists in her life and shares with us the lessons she learned along the way.
Her advice to her 30-year-old self? “Stop trying to play with the guys. Just stop. You are never going to be one of the guys. It's always going to be an uphill battle and life is too short,” she says. “Just lean into who you are and find the people that are going to love you for who you are instead of you trying to pretend to be this other way.”
Kirsten Beske, Founder of AProPositive LLC and Kirsten Beske Coaching is a Mindset and Transformation expert, helping professionals and entrepreneurs break through invisible inner barriers to attain more clarity, impact and ease in life and business. A Harvard graduate, she is an experienced psychotherapist and mindset coach specializing in helping women master their own internal world to achieve success. A former litigation attorney, she pivoted mid-career to align with her higher purpose and skillset. With over a decade as a clinical psychotherapist and now mindset coach, she serves others to expand, transform and attain their full, limitless potential.
Sherrilynne Starkie started this show as a creative project with the goal of interviewing 50 women past their 50th birthday to learn how they see the world, what lessons they’ve learned and what advice they have for us all. She’s been blogging and podcasting for 18+ years as part of a successful marketing and communications career and loves learning from all the women she interviews. Subscribe to 50 Women Over 50 wherever you get your podcasts and please share it with your friends. Get each weekly episode dropped into your inbox by subscribing here. If you’d like to be one of the 50 Women over 50 featured on this podcast apply by clicking here.