2023 1st Quarter WUSUT Review 

The Quarter in Review from Wake Up, Shake Up, Thrive!

What do Roman gods have to do with amplifying your time and energy?

As we wrap the first quarter of the year here at Wake Up, Shake Up, Thrive!, we’d love to take a moment to connect as we share some important updates. We’re continuously looking for ways to celebrate and look ahead, so what better way to do that than by measuring our progress with inspiration from the months themselves?

The name January comes from Janus or Ianus, the Roman god of passage and new beginnings and the keeper of the gate

Whether we’re looking backward or forwards like Janus, the Wake Up, Shake Up, Thrive team is always looking for chocolate! In January, a select group of our clients found what they were looking for with a special delivery of Swiss chocolate from us. If you are in Europe, schedule a discovery call with us to discover if our favorite kind of chocolate is the same as yours!

Speaking of gateways, have you met our book publisher and gatekeeper, Paul Smith? After several years of only communicating via phone and email, we were graced with Paul’s presence IRL (that’s In Real Life!). Despite not speaking the language, he designed and published our book “en Français”. With his hard work and guidance, we were able to share our book at the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Synergie Marathon in the Fall of 2022 reaching French speakers worldwide. To that, we said: “Oui, s’il vous plaît!”

In January, we also attacked entrepreneurship with our article about “5-star Senior-Preneurs”, Discover why junior start-ups don’t have a “fighting” chance next to aged 50+ entrepreneurs! 

February is named after Februa, the Roman ritual of cleansing.

A common modern purification ritual is streaming shows and movies after a busy day. Just as entertaining and probably more relevant, why not stream our Thrive Guide Alive video series on your device, which we shared for free in the month of February? 

Watching our short video series leads to insights about THE most common questions we get from our coaching clients. 

Your takeaways include: 

  • Five-minute videos to inspire thriving relationships
  • Real experiences and examples beyond what you’ll find in our book
  • Your shortcut to amazing nuggets of life-changing information 
  • A way to save you time and energy with our favourite and most impactful tips for each dimension of well-being
  • A mobile tool you can take with you anywhere, anytime, to listen, watch, and WUSUT!

Shareable content for friends, family, and coworkers- we can not think of a better way to nurture relationships than by sharing!

“Excellent videos – you and Dominique are lucky to have found each other.” 

“Superb video series!” 

If you missed your opportunity to snag Thrive Guide Alive for free in February, email us here, and we’ll ensure you get it!

March stands for Mars, the Roman god of war.

In March, we showed how we’re fighting for 50+ employees with an overview of Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive published in the March French Forbes “coup de cœur.” For non-French speakers, our English language blog recaps the article explaining exactly who we are, what we do, and how we help.

Leaders can access our Information Pack about our corporate offerings.
Individuals can contact us for perfectly tailored one-on-one coaching options – whether you’re still working for someone or contemplating becoming your own boss.

We’re spreading our impact with podcast guest spots, too!

If popping a podcast in your ears is how you like to learn, we’ve got 4 recent guest appearances for you: 

  1. Living Life Naturally Podcast – hosted by Lynne Wadsworth 


  • How not to marry yourself to your emotions; changing “I am” statements to “This is how I feel” 
  • How age and experience help you manage your own  and other’s emotions 
  • How sleep, diet, and rest can help manage symptoms of menopause

2. Midlife Mastery Podcast – with Brock Edwards


  • How working with clients in different countries has shown us differences in how ageing is viewed. 
  • How your professional brand is unique and how you can understand what yours is
  • Changing views of retirement given demographic changes, living longer and

3. Fit Mother Podcast –  from Dr. Anthony Balduzzi  


  • How nutrition, activity and sleep gives us control of 70% of the ageing process
  • Diving into the five dimensions of well-being (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and financial) 
  • How living in Switzerland has influenced the way in which we view ageing

4) Dreams with Deadlines – with host Jenny Herald


  • How to know what a person who is thriving looks like and how you can support them at work
  • How business leaders can retain and optimally integrate older members of their workforce
  • Respecting your emotions at work without letting them overcome what you’re trying to accomplish

On April 1st, Ellen will officially take on the role of president of the jury for the 2023 Swiss Diversity Awards. Along with Dominique, she contributed to the SwissDiversity AGEING IN SWITZERLAND THINK TANK. Along with over 45 other DEI professionals from Switzerland, WUSUT explored the subject of age diversity in Switzerland, its importance, current trends and solutions. The Powerpoint presentation and other resources can be downloaded here.

Coming Up! April is derived from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and procreation. 

We’re loving our work with corporate clients with our following two offerings. 

“Exploring the AAAs of Multi-Cultural Sensitivity” 

60 mins to ½ day session 

This interactive and lively course will focus on Awareness, Acknowledgement, and Action (AAA) around Gender, Sex, Age, and Race so employers and employees alike can: 

  • Understand what multicultural sensitivity is and why it matters,
  • Gain awareness about the need for multicultural sensitivity at work and in life — ethically and professionally,
  • Obtain the resources needed for further competency, action, and ongoing learning and development for yourself and to share,
  • Embrace DEI to the benefit of the entire workplace.

“Getting the Best Out of the Five-Generation Workforce”

60 mins to ½ day session 

This collaborative and entertaining session helps employees acknowledge, appreciate, and make use of their differences by:

Overcoming false stereotypes through 

  • Identifying assumptions
  • Adjusting their lens

Guiding people to share knowledge and expertise for harmonious relationships where they are:

  • Taking advantage of differences
  • Embracing mutual learning

Providing the resources needed for further action and ongoing learning and development.

Did You Know – 74% of workers are willing to learn new skills or re-train in order to remain employable?

Give your employees what they want and what your company needs to be nimble and responsive in 2023 and beyond!

Our Best, 

Ellen and Dominique

We want to hear from you! Do you see yourself in any of the offerings above, or do you have questions you’d like to drop into our inbox? Let us know!

Would you like to learn to coach the aging population? Our 7-Hour WUSUT Coach Training is now approved for ICF & NBHWC CE

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