Living Forward. Letting Go of What Was to Embrace What’s Yet to Come with Diana Place
What can be more daring than living your passions in the most exciting time of your life? Today’s guest will show us that we can reframe our perception and experience of aging by taking leaps of faith.
In this podcast episode, we are chatting with Diana Place, the Founder and CEO of Third Act Quest and the 333 Collective. She connects women as they create their life’s most exciting chapter, their “third act”
After years of dancing on the edges of her passions, through a rollercoaster life and career, it was the coincidence of three lightning-strike experiences: a cancer diagnosis, the loss of a business venture, and an empty nest that led Diana to where she is. As she turned 60, that compelled her to dig deep, to focus on what she truly wanted to do with her “one wild and precious” life.
Fostering connection, inspiring others, and sharing people’s stories have always been a personal passion of Diana’s. After rising strongly from these lightning-strike moments, she has now put this passion front and center.
In this episode
[02:07] Diana’s favorite “touchstone” quote by Mary Oliver and what it means to her.
[03:59] The little breadcrumbs that Diana followed have driven her all these years.
[05:44] Diana started by doing little things and initiatives on the side.
[06:43] “This is my life. I am lucky to have every single moment of it, and I wanna spend every single moment from here to the end doing those things that I love.” – Diana
[08:01] The idea and thought about the two-word motto “living forward”.
[12:10] Message from a special book: our duty in this world is to recognize what it is that you want to share and to put it out in the world.
[14:42] Diana explains her two organizations for women, Third Act Quest and the 333 Collective.
[17:05] The three steps to Diana’s “Dare On” dare.
[19:41] Diana’a three peak moments and action steps to bring the same into your life.
About Diana Place
Diana Place is the Founder of Third Act Quest and the 333 Collective, Speaker, Storytelling Event Producer, and Life Transitions Coach. Her 35-plus-year career of taking leaps of faith to embrace her passions, values, and dreams has driven her to teach others that their “third act” can be the most exciting and meaningful chapter in their life’s story.
Her professional career includes a decade in Boston with an international ad agency; ten years with America Online (AOL/Time Warner) in a leadership role during the early days of the internet culminating in a role as Senior Vice President; and four unique entrepreneurial ventures. In the early ’90s, she founded a cause-marketing firm. Later, post-AOL, she launched a photography business and The Global Design Post.
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