Hey there, nice to meet you!

I’m Aleta!

Hey there—nice to meet you!

I’m Aleta!

I am passionate about…

…helping women find happiness, confidence, and purpose in their lives. And I believe in having a plan!

In fact, I’m so passionate about helping women with these things that I wrote a book, Women Who Spark: 12 Steps to Catapult Happiness, Cultivate Confidence and Discover the Purpose of Your Life. 

And then another: Women Who Spark After 50: Inspirations to Reignite and Reinvent Your Life for the Second Half.

What inspired this?

“I love helping women reignite and reinvent their lives for an amazing second half. We have too many decades ahead of us to leave them to chance.”

Perhaps, just like you, I have wondered what’s next for me.

Think back over the past twenty to thirty years and all you have accomplished. Really…pause for a minute.

Has it crossed your mind you may have—yet again—that many years ahead of you?

It’s crossed my mind—not just for me, but for all of us.

During the past seven years—I’m 57 by the way—I’ve rolled up my sleeves to uncover the bigger purpose of my life. I want the decades-long striving for productivity and accomplishment to lead somewhere meaningful.

When I arrived on the other side of the messy middle of life (you know…..raising kids, working full time, stretching finances to pay the mortgage, getting too little sleep, missing workouts, surviving divorce….I know you know the messy middle!), I wanted to have a fulfilling future ahead of me. I didn’t want life to have beat me down. In the process of my own searching, I discovered this:

My purpose in life is to help mid-life women lean confidently into their amazing future self!

Aleta Norris

My purpose in life is to help mid-life women lean confidently into their Amazing Future Self!

Aleta Norris

I can help you!

Ladies, life is not over for us in our 50’s or 60’s. Not even close. Traditional retirement timeframes often lead us to think our productive years are winding down.

Today, many women are leading amazingly productive lives well into their 80’s and 90’s.

Many have reinvented their lives after age 50. Reinvention is different for everyone. There are so many ideas to choose from: a new businesses, revitalization of your health, an ending of a difficult relationship, the start of a new career, a return to college, the adoption of (or fostering of) a child, embarking on a new hobby or interest, and this list can go on and on.

Let’s join them. Let’s lean into an amazing future. As George Bernard Shaw so eloquently said, “Let’s be fully used up when we die.”

Which Brings Me To You!

Are you interested but not sure where to start?

I’ve designed a variety of products and services to help you find greater productivity and positivity in your life. Most importantly, I can help you discover the sparks in your life, for both the day that is in front of you, as well as the decades that will follow.

Below are a few things to consider:

  1. Want to explore a Midlife Makeover? The midlife crisis is a thing of the past. It’s time to take control of your happiness, confidence and clarity of purpose. My 8-week Women Who Spark Midlife Makeover may be a perfect solution if you’re looking for more in your life.  I launch new groups every spring and fall. Learn more.
  1. As mentioned, I’ve written a book called, Women Who Spark: 12 Steps to Catapult Happiness, Cultivate Confidence and Discover the Purpose of Your Life. Click here to read a sample chapter (Step Five: Cultivate Confidence) or order my book.
  1. Join my FREE Facebook community, the Women Who Spark Tribe. Here you will find women who provide support, encouragement, inspiration and friendship for one another.

I want to help you find greater productivity and positivity in your life. Most importantly, I want to help you discover the sparks. 

Still not convinced you deserve to be a priority?

Let me ask you a few questions?

  • Do you wonder if there is something more to life than what you have going right now?
  • Are you losing interest in your 20+ year career? Are you bored? Burned out?
  • Are you confused about what you’ll do now that the kids are gone (or almost gone)?
  • Does your life feel like it hasn’t come together the way you envisioned?
  • Are you still healing from the ending of a relationship?
  • Do you have a blank page of dreams?
  • Do you have a passion project idea or business idea…with no idea how to start?
  • Do you yearn for more happiness, confidence, and purpose?

Don’t let good enough be good enough.

I’d love to support you in your journey.

A few fun facts:

SPOUSE: I am married to my quirky, amazing husband, Steve. We are avid baseball fans and got married at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, in 2017.

FAMILY: Together with Steve, I have five fun, adventurous adult children who teach us about living life fully.

MY LIFE’s WORK: I have co-owned a leadership training and coaching firm, Living As A Leader, for almost 25 years and have had the privilege of supporting thousands of leaders across the United States. My work at Living As A Leader continues today.

PETS: Luke, our Goldendoodle, is a big floppy muppet dog. My husband is the one who said we’d be even happier if we had a dog. He was right.

HOBBIES: Plants and flowers in the summer!

LIFE MANTRA: Good and bad co-exist; Happiness and sadness co-exist; Success and failure co-exist. Through all of it, we can find happiness, joy, fulfillment, and purpose.

SPARKS: Aside from these five kids in our family, one of the greatest sources of my joy is my zany girlfriend group. We all need a tribe who makes us laugh!

FITNESS: I work out at 9Round Fitness. Three or four times a week. In and out in 30 minutes. Bonus: I get to punch and kick things!

MOST DIFFICULT HABIT TO BREAK: Drinking Diet Coke. Who am I kidding? Will this ever happen?

CHALLENGE: I had a twenty-year stint as a single mom to my three really cool kids. They’re great in their adult lives: Happy, productive, adventurous. I’ll be peppering in stories to share the good times and the tough moments during those years to let all of you single moms know it can all turn out okay!

SIMPLE PLEASURES: Hot tea in the morning. A cold Chardonnay on a warm sunny day. A cozy fire in January.