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Mastering Midlife Podcast

237 EpisodesProduced by Mark J SilvermanWebsite

Mastering Midlife podcast is for you if you’re in your 40s and 50s and asking yourself "what happened?"For those of us driven to succeed, but concerned about burnout in your work, career, and relationships. It’s the show that teaches you how to thrive when the world asks the most of you.This podcas… read more


Karen Goldfinger Baker on How Shame And Worthiness Effects Even Pro Athletes and Top Executives

MM0061 Karen Goldfinger Baker: How Shame and Worthiness Effects Even Pro Athletes and Top Executives


Karen Goldfinger Baker is a powerful Executive Coach with a demonstrated history of working with inspired leaders to be extraordinary. Significant experience, knowledge, and skills in Business, Nonprofit Organizations, Coaching, and Team Building. Strong, direct, networked professional with certification from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. 


It doesn’t matter your accomplishments (a Super bowl Ring), or your title, shame and worthiness are part of the equation if you are a thinking, feeling human being. Karen Goldfinger Baker works with NFL Players and Top Executives and shares with us the common themes that even the elite deal with. I love this conversation because what I learned from Karen, is that the self-talk, the negative feelings, or even the evidence that we are not up to the task, do not matter. Go and create anyway!


“We often have conversations about magnificent possibility, and then we get to….’but not for me,’ and it’s heartbreaking.” – Karen Goldfinger Baker


Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • The cost of holding on to the façade.
  • How Karen creates amazing things, even with the feelings of shame and unworthiness.
  • Karen’s one-line business plan: “Heal what you can, accept what can’t, and get what you want anyway.
  • Listen for how Karen really expresses the above statement. Way more visceral.
  • The secret sauce from unworthiness to peace.


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