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Ageing is Inevitable; Growing Old is Not

The difference boils down to the steps you take RIGHT NOW.

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Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! is designed to:

  • Wake up the 50+ generation to grasp the modern ageing paradigm.
  • Shake-up mindsets to embrace the years ahead
  • Provide the tools to thrive NOW.
Some see life beyond 50 as a world of new opportunities. Others approach it with concern. The difference between the two boils down to the steps you’re taking RIGHT NOW.
This book gives you the confidence and the tools to answer that question with a resounding, ‘YES!’

Using our signature 5 Dimensions of Well-Being, we’ll show you EXACTLY how to elevate each area of your 50+ life.

Physical

Learn why Nutrition, Movement, Sleep and Mindfulness are the most impactful areas on longevity.

Emotional

Discover that 90% of our decisions are based on our emotions, which means that a healthy mindset is critical when thinking about your future.

Spiritual

Explore the bond between who you are, what you’re made of and who you will become.

Intellectual

Understand the importance of regularly stimulating your brain for optimal ageing.

Financial

Gain clarity around your material needs and wants, as well as why now is the perfect time to realign.

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Wake-up Shake-up Thrive

You’re about to change your life in the coolest, most profound ways possible. Just wait until you see the view from the top.

Don’t Grow Old Waiting.....

Meet Ellen and Dominique

Ellen Kocher

Ellen Kocher

Ellen Kocher is a Swiss-American economist and certified Workplace Wellness Consultant and Holistic Health Coach. With a master’s degree in Health & Wellness Coaching and multiple accreditations, Ellen has lived in Switzerland for three decades. She has dedicated the last 15+ years to coaching hundreds of individuals and groups in dozens of organizations to make sustainable lifestyle changes, empowering them to go from knowing what to do to actually doing it!

Dominique Ben Dhaou

Dominique Ben Dhaou

Dominique Ben Dhaou has been working in human resources leadership for over 30 years. As the founder and Managing Director of the consulting firm, PointNorth International, she helps professionals and executives reinvent careers that truly fit their experience, values, skills and purpose. In 2016, she was named "Best Professional in Human Resources.” In 2018, she was voted "Best Leader of the Year" by the same organization.

What Early Readers are Saying

Corinne Pollier-BousquetFormer President International WW Weight Watchers
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The book is brilliant and is shouting authenticity.  It allies simplicity- « no extreme, no excess »-, practicality « wrap ups » « elevate now » and « thrive guide »-, and experience - « journeys »-, all supported by strong references. I can only appreciate how  « wake up, shape up, thrive » can inspire and help any 50+ to live a better life, to feel in peace with oneself and to age harmoniously with oneself and the others. A true hymn to silver age !
Anne Macnabb NadjafiFounder AMWellness
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If you are looking on how to “elevate” your life after 50, this book is your first and best resource. As dominique and ellen say ...those who prepare for life after 50 tend to flourish. Those who neglect it, often regret and decline. Take your life to the next level, become cooler now than in your 20s and 30s, and begin thriving in your 50s and beyond!
Michael BeachamFinancial literacy expert, author, Money savvy generation
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This book is packed full of practical, doable advice which, if taken to heart and put into practice, will improve anyone’s quality of life, not just those of us over the age of 50. I’m going to send it to my millennial daughters!
Jürgen MüllerPartner at PwC, TEDx speaker, Happiness advocate in the business world
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This book is a very agreeable and easy read and a wonderful start for everyone over 50 or younger who wants to give his or her life a new direction in a practical way
Charlotte AllenRebel Success for Leaders speaker, consultant, and bestselling author.
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A truly inspirational read in your 50s and beyond! Wake-Up, Shake-Up Thrive! is a comprehensive guide to how to live your best life after 50. Intentional focus on the five dimensions of well-being based on Swiss Secrets is simple in it's completeness. Kocher and Ben Dhau have blended a mixture of data, stories, examples, and the Wrap UP that make this an easy read.
Chris KirkFormer CEO SGS
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An inspiring, thoughtful and thought-provoking book. A must read, full of wisdom and suggestions to make our lives easier. It is inciteful, focussed and yet an easy read. The authors give practical, interesting advice in a very digestible style. Brilliant.
Christiane BisanzioHR Executive, Geneva
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The silver tsunami is upon us. A HR leaders, we need to be ready to address a healthy and engaged workforce at any age, by coming up with modern, practical and innovative solutions. Ellen’s and dominique’s book wake up – shake up – thrive! Offers a wide range of ideas that are holistic and easy to implement.
Suzanne WiseSenior Executive
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As a 59 year old british female senior executive living in switzerland and on the cusp of “retirement” this book provided helpful guidance, pointers and encouraged self reflection and most importantly action. Small steps and changes in your life, habits and routines can make a big difference and this book nudges you to take these steps in a very engaging way
Caroline Duetsch KubikManaging partner of vertikom switzerland gmbh- zurich switzerland
Read More
“Wake-up, shake-up. Thrive! A book that finally helped me to understand what real balance in life means. Thanks to your book, I’m finally able to name when my saboteur is getting control over my life and when i should follow my sage. “Attitude is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” By Roy t. Bennett – I would expect all 50+ to take the time to make the right choice and read this book and start to live a fulfilled life.
JR Annecelli
Read More
“Reading ‘Wake-Up Shake-Up Thrive’ is just like enjoying a brisk walk in the Swiss countryside with Ellie. She enthusiastically shares her tips for for healthy living while being a role model for staying active and youthful. Her collaboration with Dominique encourages us all to Thrive!”
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What Early Readers are Saying

Corinne Pollier-BousquetFormer President International WW Weight Watchers
Read More
The book is brilliant and is shouting authenticity.  It allies simplicity- « no extreme, no excess »-, practicality « wrap ups » « elevate now » and « thrive guide »-, and experience - « journeys »-, all supported by strong references. I can only appreciate how  « wake up, shape up, thrive » can inspire and help any 50+ to live a better life, to feel in peace with oneself and to age harmoniously with oneself and the others. A true hymn to silver age ! If you are looking on how to “elevate” your life after 50, this book is your first and best resource. As Dominique and Ellen say ... those who prepare for life after 50 tend to flourish. Those who neglect it, often regret and decline. Take your life to the next level, become cooler now than in your 20s and 30s, and begin thriving in your 50s and beyond!
Anne Macnabb NadjafiFounder AMWellness
Read More
If you are looking on how to “elevate” your life after 50, this book is your first and best resource. As dominique and ellen say ...those who prepare for life after 50 tend to flourish. Those who neglect it, often regret and decline. Take your life to the next level, become cooler now than in your 20s and 30s, and begin thriving in your 50s and beyond!
Michael BeachamFinancial literacy expert, author, Money savvy generation
Read More
This book is packed full of practical, doable advice which, if taken to heart and put into practice, will improve anyone’s quality of life, not just those of us over the age of 50. I’m going to send it to my millennial daughters!
Jürgen MüllerPartner at PwC, TEDx speaker, Happiness advocate in the business world
Read More
This book is a very agreeable and easy read and a wonderful start for everyone over 50 or younger who wants to give his or her life a new direction in a practical way
Charlotte AllenRebel Success for Leaders speaker, consultant, and bestselling author.
Read More
A truly inspirational read in your 50s and beyond! Wake-Up, Shake-Up Thrive! is a comprehensive guide to how to live your best life after 50. Intentional focus on the five dimensions of well-being based on Swiss Secrets is simple in it's completeness. Kocher and Ben Dhau have blended a mixture of data, stories, examples, and the Wrap UP that make this an easy read.
Chris KirkFormer CEO SGS
Read More
An inspiring, thoughtful and thought-provoking book. A must read, full of wisdom and suggestions to make our lives easier. It is inciteful, focussed and yet an easy read. The authors give practical, interesting advice in a very digestible style. Brilliant.
Christiane BisanzioHR Executive, Geneva
Read More
The silver tsunami is upon us. A HR leaders, we need to be ready to address a healthy and engaged workforce at any age, by coming up with modern, practical and innovative solutions. Ellen’s and dominique’s book wake up – shake up – thrive! Offers a wide range of ideas that are holistic and easy to implement.
Suzanne WiseSenior Executive
Read More
As a 59 year old british female senior executive living in switzerland and on the cusp of “retirement” this book provided helpful guidance, pointers and encouraged self reflection and most importantly action. Small steps and changes in your life, habits and routines can make a big difference and this book nudges you to take these steps in a very engaging way
Caroline Duetsch KubikManaging partner of vertikom switzerland gmbh- zurich switzerland
Read More
“Wake-up, shake-up. Thrive! A book that finally helped me to understand what real balance in life means. Thanks to your book, I’m finally able to name when my saboteur is getting control over my life and when i should follow my sage. “Attitude is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” By Roy t. Bennett – I would expect all 50+ to take the time to make the right choice and read this book and start to live a fulfilled life.
JR Annecelli
Read More
“Reading ‘Wake-Up Shake-Up Thrive’ is just like enjoying a brisk walk in the Swiss countryside with Ellie. She enthusiastically shares her tips for for healthy living while being a role model for staying active and youthful. Her collaboration with Dominique encourages us all to Thrive!”
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