A Personal Growth Community

for Women 40+

Do you…

  • Love personal development and self-improvement?
  • Consider yourself a lifelong learner?
  • Enjoy exploring ideas related to optimizing our lives?
  • Seek out opportunities to tackle your blind spots and challenges?
  • Value deep conversations and meaningful connections?

Then I invite you to join THRIVE, a personal growth community for inquisitive women 40+, just like you!

Midlife (and beyond) is a great time to take stock.

After 4 or 5 (or more!) decades focused on DOING, for the benefit of our careers, our families, our communities, we owe it to ourselves to…

Press Pause

I bet, like many of us, you are ready to take stock, to take the time and space to reflect on where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to go moving forward.
But how do you get started? It begins with AWARENESS fostered by CURIOSITY. With asking the big existential questions about yourself and the meaning of your life…

Who am I today?

In all my brilliance and wisdom, my humanity and vulnerability. Beyond the roles I’ve played as wife, mother, provider, volunteer, caregiver. What are my superpowers? What lights me up?

Where have I been?

How has my past shaped who I have become? How can I reframe my life’s narrative as a hero’s journey, a story of survival, resilience, and redemption?

Where do I belong?

Who are my people? Those who will show up for me whether I’m in the depths of despair or the heights of happiness. Who do I want to surround myself with? Who do I need to release?

What is holding me back?

What habits, beliefs, attitudes, and mindsets are standing in my way? What feelings am I denying or minimizing? What unfinished business do I need to attend to?

What life do I want to create now?

How do I design my best life moving forward?  What do I want to double down on?  What needs to change?

 

This is the critical reflection we owe ourselves in order to design a vibrant, joyful, and fulfilling next chapter.

That’s exactly why I created THRIVE, a personal growth community for women 40+ who are eager to STOP living by default and START living intentionally — and design their best lives yet!

THRIVE is here for YOU whether you’re a “hot mess” or you’re “firing on all cylinders”—and we know how quickly that can change. The key is that you’re not willing to sit idly by and take your chances on what life will dole out next. You’re excited to learn, you’re not afraid to look at the hard stuff, and you’re committed to taking action to create your future.
And no, that doesn’t mean reinventing yourself or blowing up your life. You’d be amazed how small shifts in awareness, attitudes, and behaviors can cause profound shifts in satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy.

When I joined the membership, I was feeling overwhelmed with relationship, financial, and health issues and felt stuck, unable to move forward. The membership helped me determine what is important to me and within my control so I could identify clear goals, then focus my energy and resources on those goals, one day at a time. I decided to prioritize my health and my finances and I’ve taken positive steps to improve both. I don’t know that I would have done this without Hélène’s encouragement! I loved all the resources provided inside the membership, especially the workshops. And I really enjoyed meeting other women in this similar stage of life. One of my key takeaways learned by participating in the membership has been to enjoy not only the goal, but the journey that takes you there.

Kathy Groenhagen

The THRIVE personal growth community has 3 levels of membership, including a FREE level!

When you join at ANY level (including the FREE level) you will enjoy…

Interactive Expert-Led Workshops

Each month features a new theme carefully chosen to support you on your journey, with a live, interactive workshop based on that theme. Workshops are given by Hélène or by guest speakers with deep knowledge of the subject matter, and always feature a lively Q&A. These sessions are recorded so you can access the replay anytime, for the current as well as all previous months’ workshops. Here are examples of past workshops you’ll get immediate access to when you join:

Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Tame Procrastination

Setting Boundaries

Empower Your Speaking Voice

Meditation Practice

Mindfulness

How to Start a Blog

Decluttering 101

Rewrite Your Money Story

Own Your Superpowers!

Aging Unapologetically

Optimize Brain Health to Minimize Dementia Risk

When you upgrade to the paid Girlfriend or BFF level, you’ll also enjoy…

A 6-Week Journey to Purpose

In this signature program, exclusively available to THRIVE members, you’ll learn what YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE in life is right now, in your current chapter. Through 6 weeks of video lessons and proven assessments, you’ll uncover the building blocks of purpose—your values, strengths, passions, and callings—and put them together into a powerful purpose statement that resonates deeply for you. You’ll be excited to wake up every morning, knowing who you are and why you’re here!

A 6-Week Happiness Challenge

Join us as we unpack, one week at a time, the essential, research-backed building blocks of happiness, and you discover your unique path, along with the critical steps to take to boost your happiness, starting today. 

Topic Discussions

In our Let’s Discuss sessions, we build on our theme in a live discussion group facilitated by Hélène. Prompted by a short reading or video, we come together to share perspectives on a specific topic. For example, during our DECLUTTERING theme, we discussed “Decluttering, beyond the stuff”—think ridding ourselves of unnecessary emotional and mental baggage. And during our MONEY theme, we tackled the age-old question: “Can money buy happiness?”

Sharing Sessions

In our Let’s Share sessions, we enjoy an open forum on Zoom, facilitated by Hélène, to connect around whatever is going on in our lives and to share our wisdom and resources. What questions are we pondering? What is fascinating us? What aha moments have we had? What are we reading or watching? What is inspiring us? What actions have we taken to live more intentionally? What personal goals are we setting? What are we celebrating? Where are we struggling? What help do we need from our community?

Encouraging Community

When you join, you’ll be invited into a private, nurturing, members-only Facebook group, where like-minded women share perspectives and questions, challenges and successes, aha moments and resources. If you’re tired of experiencing negativity either offline or online, and perhaps you’re hesitant to participate in social media, then join our judgement-free zone. We moderate our group closely and do not tolerate any behavior that contradicts our mission and values.

Accountability Partners

It’s often hard to keep the momentum going when we’re flying solo. That’s why we recommend everyone pair up with an accountability partner. Working together is fun and rewarding. Plus you’re much more likely to take action when you’re checking in regularly with another member.
This is entirely optional but if you’re game, we’ll assign you an accountability partner—or you may make a connection and reach out to another member you’d like to choose as your partner.

BONUS CLASSES!

Choose Your One Big Goal Challenge

In this challenge, you get 5 days of short videos and assignments that help you get crystal clear on the ONE BIG GOAL you want to pursue right now, the one that will make the biggest difference in your life.

8 Secrets to Reach Your Goals

Are you ready to pursue your ONE BIG GOAL? Don’t start without checking out this one-hour masterclass that unpacks the 8 research-backed best practices that can significantly help you not only define your goals but actually achieve them.

When you upgrade to the paid BFF level, you’ll also enjoy…

One monthly 45-minute 1-on-1 where you’ll receive dedicated mentoring and accountability from Hélène.

Take a Tour of our Membership Portal

What’s all this worth?

Discover Your Purpose Program

$1,000

Boost Your Happiness Challenge

$1,000

Interactive Expert-Led Workshops

$500

Live Topic Discussions

$250

Live Sharing Sessions

$250

Library of Workshop Recordings

$3,000

Bonus Classes

$500

Encouraging Community & Accountability Partners

Priceless

Total Monthly Value = $6,500+

You get all of this for only $97 per month.

As a business owner, why would I offer a $6500+ monthly value for $97?
Because I’m not running this business to make loads of money. I am here to serve as many people as I possibly can. At this $97 investment, more women 40+ will have the opportunity to thrive in their next chapter. I do not want price to be a barrier for anyone.
This is the only way to work with me.
I am dedicating all my time, energy, and resources to this membership.
This is my passion.

THRIVE is for you if you are ready to…

Commit to a personal journey of discovery and expansion
Show up, in all your brilliance and wisdom, in all your humanity and vulnerability
Get curious about yourself and others, listening deeply and sharing courageously
Be seen and heard, known and understood, by other inquisitive, reflective, open-hearted women
Examine the beliefs and fears that are blocking your path to fulfillment
Put your dreams back on the list and enjoy exploring them—without guilt
Get into action, taking small steps to yield big results
Belong to a community that supports who you are now—and who you are becoming

Two months into it, I am really enjoying the membership.  The variety of workshop topics (presenting by Hélène or guest speakers) are useful, interesting, and enjoyable—and I love that there’s a replay if I can’t make it live.  The group coaching session I recently had was extremely helpful.  Hélène not only offered her insights but also encouraged members of the group to share their perspectives.  Everyone is super supportive and encouraging.  This membership is a lot of bang for your buck if you ask me!

Doreen Landolfi

Hi, I’m Hélène! 

Yes, I’m a certified life coach. But more than that, I’m a student of life with a passion for personal development. I’ve read hundreds of self-help books, subscribe to dozens of podcasts and blogs, love watching TED Talks (and TV series like Scenes From A Marriage or In Treatment)—all related to psychology and human behavior.
While sometimes I wonder if in another life I’d have been a psychotherapist, the truth is that I don’t think I’m cut out for working 1-on-1 day in, day out. I much prefer facilitating introspection, awareness, learning, and sharing—in community. And I absolutely love doing that with women 40+ because they bring so much honesty and hard-fought wisdom into the conversation, informed by both their struggles and successes over several decades.
My goal is to help these brilliant and resilient women continue on their personal journeys, along with other inquisitive women, so they can get clear on who they are, discover what lights them up, and design their lives with intention.
I am all about creating a safe and nurturing space for THRIVE community members to bond with other women as they support one another in their personal development. That’s why I’m so excited to build THRIVE into the number one forum for women who are eager to learn, reflect, and grow together. I hope you’ll join us!
On a personal note, I’m a wife and the mother of twin twenty-something daughters. I split my time between Chicago and Sarasota, love travel, dancing, ‘70s music, crime shows, ranunculus—and I eat chocolate every day!
I’m a Certified Life Coach with a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. I’m a recovering marketing executive for Fortune 500 companies who’s turned my 20-year fascination with psychology and human behavior into my mission-led profession.
I do a lot of speaking, from radio to TV, podcasts to women’s retreats. I also love showcasing women who are pursuing their passion in midlife and beyond through my written and video interviews—more than 500 to date!

No limits. No regrets.

YOUR TIME IS NOW!

When you take charge of your life and act on your new awareness and passion, you show yourself who you are and what you’re capable of. You grow in skills and confidence, step by step. You wake up every morning excited to face the day and you go to sleep each night with peace of mind, because you know you’re on the right path for you. You feel fulfilled, empowered, and joyful.

What is growth and fulfillment worth to you?

Think about it…

 

For only $97, you get a month of expert guidance and resources, along with community and accountability.  So you can create the life you want—and deserve!
If you’re looking to invest in yourself, this is the best and most affordable way to do it.

What’s all this worth?

Discover Your Purpose Program

$1,000

Boost Your Happiness Challenge

$1,000

Interactive Expert-Led Workshops

$500

Live Topic Discussions

$250

Live Sharing Sessions

$250

Library of Workshop Recordings

$3,000

Bonus Classes

$500

Encouraging Community & Accountability Partners

Priceless

Total Monthly Value = $6,500+

Take a Tour of our Membership Portal

THRIVE Membership Levels

Thrive

Fan

$0/Month

N

1 Monthly Zoom Live Event, typically an expert-led workshop

Thrive

Girlfriend

$97/Month

N

1 Monthly Zoom Live Event, typically an expert-led workshop

L
N

1-2 Additional Monthly Zoom live events — such as discussions and experiences

N

Access to recordings from all past workshops

N

Dedicated FB group to connect/learn/inspire 

N

Access to self-paced classes and useful tools (Purpose, Happiness, PDFs)

N

Option for accountability partner

Thrive

BFF

$197/Month

N

1 Monthly Zoom Live Event, typically an expert-led workshop

L
N

1-2 Additional Monthly Zoom live eventssuch as discussions and experiences

N

Access to recordings from all past workshops

N

Dedicated FB group to connect/learn/inspire 

N

Access to self-paced classes and useful tools (Purpose, Happiness, PDFs)

N

Option for accountability partner

L
N

Monthly 1-on-1, 45-minute coaching session with Hélène

*Only 3 spots left!

FAQs

Is this membership only open to women in midlife and beyond?

Yes, this membership is only for people who identify as women and are 40 years or older. 

What happens after I join as a GIRLFRIEND or BFF member and what do I have access to immediately?

As a new GIRLFRIEND or BFF member, you get access to all our member resources as soon as you register and for the duration of your membership.

Once you become a member, you receive a welcome email with a link to the membership portal (with the username and password details) and an invitation to the private Facebook group. There, you’ll be able to find the dates and times for our upcoming workshops and group coaching sessions.

If you can’t find the email, please check your Junk Mail folder. Still can’t find it? Contact our support team.

What happens after I join as a FAN member and what do I have access to immediately?

As a new FAN member, you will get to join us in 1 live event each month. We send out a newsletter the first of each month to inform you about upoming events and allow you to mark your calendars. We also send reminders with each event’s unique Zoom link as the date approaches.

How is the content delivered?

The monthly workshops, topic discussions, and sharing sessions are live on Zoom (you’ll get reminders via email and in the Facebook group). The daily interaction takes place in our private Facebook group. The password-protected membership portal gives you access to previous workshop recordings and other resources such as downloadable PDFs.
Note: The above is all available for THRIVE GIRLFRIENDS and BFFs. FANs get access to 1 live workshop per month. 

I’m not really technical. Will I run into issues?

No worries! We have kept the membership portal super simple and easy to navigate. If you ever run into trouble with the portal, Facebook group, Zoom sessions, emails, or anything else, you will find a comprehensive Support Page inside the Members Area, including FAQ. If you get stuck, please reach out to our support team and we’ll help you troubleshoot.

I don’t use Facebook. Can I benefit without it?

If you’d rather not use Facebook, you may connect with the other members via the monthly interactive workshops and coaching calls.

Of course, you’ll be missing out on the daily interaction in the Facebook group, which would be a shame. You can always set up a Facebook profile just for this group without using the rest of Facebook. Our support team can show you how!

When are the live events scheduled?

Most of our events occur weekdays (on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays), between 1 and 6 pm US Eastern time. We plan month to month so we can respond to your needs. You’ll find the current schedule inside the membership portal and in our Facebook group.

Who are the experts delivering workshops?

Besides your experienced certified coach and founder of this membership, Hélène T. Stelian, we recruit talented coaches, therapists, and professionals with expertise in specific areas helpful to women 40+. They have years of in-depth knowledge on the subject matter and will teach valuable lessons with practical applications to your daily life. And if you’d like to recommend a topic or a speaker, we welcome your suggestions. Simply reach out to our support team.

What if I can’t join the events live?

For GIRLFRIENDS and BFFs, the Workshops are recorded and available (after the live session) inside the membership portal, in our growing library of recordings.
To allow for more open sharing, the Topic Discussions and Sharing Sessions are not recorded. You’ll want to show up live. We strive to accommodate our members’ schedules and time zones by varying the days and times and encourage you to reach out with your scheduling request.

How much time should I expect to invest in this membership?

That is entirely up to you! We know that individual situations vary and that some weeks are busier than others. When you join us, you’re in control of how much you use your new support system. You’ll choose to do as much or as little as your commitments allow. And remember, even small steps build on each other for a cumulatively significant impact.

What does being an accountability partner entail and how do partners get assigned?

If you tend to procrastinate, thrive on deadlines, or would enjoy taking this journey with another member, you’ll want to take advantage of the membership’s accountability partner feature.

You and your partner will decide how you prefer to keep each other on track. Some choose to do daily check-ins over text, others to report on their progress weekly via email, and others to schedule regular phone calls or video sessions. It’s up to you! We also provide guidelines and how tos in our Resource Library’s downloadable “Accountability Partners: Best Practices” document.

We put the call out to our members to find out who’d like an accountability partner and may request more information in order to match the respondents. Of course, if you have formed a connection with someone in the membership through your interaction in the Facebook group or one of our Zoom sessions, you may choose to message her via our Facebook group and ask her to become your accountability partner. 

Are my personal details private when joining this membership?

Absolutely! We keep your personal information totally private and never share or sell your data.

How does payment work?

THRIVE is a recurring monthly membership subscription. You are welcome to join for just one month and see if it’s for you.

We know how busy you are, so we’ve set up a convenient payment system. If you ever wish to cancel your membership, we make that simple too. And you are always welcome to re-join!

What payment methods do you offer and how do you ensure my data is secure?

Our website processes payment using Stripe, the world’s most trusted online payment system. Payments are encrypted through Stripe and we never have access to your payment information. Stripe allows you to make payments using debit or credit cards.

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes! Our membership offers you a risk-free opportunity via our 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. This guarantee starts from the day you initially join.

If at any time during the first 30 days you decide you do not want to continue with your membership, simply contact the support team to submit your request to refund your payment and cancel the membership subscription.

We ask that you participate fully in the membership to ensure you gain the maximum benefit available to you. If having done that, you discover within 30 days that you are not completely satisfied, we wholeheartedly encourage you to contact us for a refund.

How do I cancel my membership subscription?

At any time should you wish to cancel your membership, you can do so by reaching out to our support team. We will then cancel your membership and confirm via email that your request has been processed.

You are welcome to join us again at any time in the future by resubscribing based on the offer and pricing available at that time.

How do you pronounce Hélène’s name?

I get that question a lot! I grew up in Paris, France, and went to French schools so the French spelling and pronunciation of my name have stuck. To pronounce my name, simply say the two letters L and N in a row, with the emphasis on the N, and you’ve got it.

I read these FAQs but I still have a question. How can I contact you for help?

If you can’t find the answer to your question in these FAQs, please contact our support team and we’ll respond promptly.

What’s all this worth?

Discover Your Purpose Program

$1,000

Boost Your Happiness Challenge

$1,000

Interactive Expert-Led Workshops

$500

Live Topic Discussions

$250

Live Sharing Sessions

$250

Library of Workshop Recordings

$3,000

Bonus Classes

$500

Encouraging Community & Accountability Partners

$Priceless

Total Monthly Value = $6,500+

Your price is $97 per month

Join Risk Free!

The THRIVE membership comes with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee. We are completely committed to providing you with high quality resources. While you are responsible for how you use those resources, and for your choices and actions, we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and on providing you relevant and targeted content and support on your journey to joy and fulfillment in the second half. Having used the content in THRIVE, if for any reason you are not satisfied in the first 30 days of your membership, we encourage you to contact us for a full refund. It’s that easy!