Loss of purpose: You’re not defined by your role as a mom. You are more.
What’s coming next that’s going to light you up? In this episode, we’re going to get a dad’s perspective on what to do when you have lost your purpose.
We have a new friend in the house, Jay Ramsden, The Empty Nest Coach.
Jay’s a graduate of the Coaching & Positive Psychology Institute, and with his background, he has a deep interest and love for helping people find their way in life. Before he became a certified life coach, he spent 30 years in education helping people solve problems and find a better way to move forward in their personal and professional lives.
Also, this guy’s killing it in TikTok’s empty nest space. You’re going to love his perspective so go check him out.
Join our conversation today. He brings his own empty nest experience along for the ride.
In this episode
[02:42] Jay’s experience with being an empty nester.
[05:04] How to find our identity and purpose as an empty nester
[07:25] The experience of your children going off to college
[08:28] Jay talks about his content and how parents are not defined by their role.
[10:44] Jay’s best tips on rediscovering yourself.
[13:49] “The biggest point is you don’t have to go it alone.” – Jay
[14:30] What are Jay’s tips for an empty nester?
[18:39] Asking yourself, “What’s coming next that’s going to light you up?”
[21:10] Jay’s Dare for the audience.
Your Dare is to get comfortable with uncomfortable things. Practice this by ending your shower with a cold water count to five for five days straight! Under cold water, it shocks your body and tells your brain how it can do uncomfortable things. It’s a good primer.
Leave us a review. Leave us a comment. And as always, Dare On!
About Jay Ramsden
Jay Ramsden, The Empty Nest Coach, helps empty nesters navigate one of life’s most challenging transitions. A graduate of the Coaching & Positive Psychology Institute, he guides people in finding their purpose.
A sought-after speaker and presenter, Ramsden has given over 30 presentations at independent school conferences including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Business Officers Association (NBOA), Enrollment Management Association (EMA), Association for Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), Mid-South Independent School Business Officers (MISBO), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS). Presentation topics have included leadership, data and research, enrollment management, technology, and social media. Recent presentations include “Data Analysis and Research Tailored to Your School’s Size, Budget, and Personnel” (NAIS), “Surfing Smart Data: Using Psycho-Demographics to Target Market” (NBOA) and (EMA), and “Lead With Why: How Schools Can Inspire Change” (FCIS).
A co-author of “Communicating and Connecting with Social Media” from Solution Tree, Ramsden has been featured in NAIS’s Independent School magazine “Best Practices in Data-Driven Marketing,” NBOA’s NetAssets magazine “Strategies: Budgeting Ed Tech with Confidence” (2017), Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools’ TECHedADVIS event “Lead with Why: How EdTech Leaders Can Inspire Change” (2015), “Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter” (2015), Southern Association of Independent Schools’ “Social Media Super Stars” (2014), EdTech Magazine’s “5 Reasons Chromebooks Make Sense for Schools” (2013), Lenovo’s “Thinkpad x131e Chromebook for Education” (2013), and WCPN Cleveland the Sound of Ideas “Technology in the Classroom” (2010).
His specialties include strategic visioning, strategic planning, leading teams, change management, data analytics, and communication initiatives.
Connect with Jay
Free gift: 10 Things NOBODY F’ing Tells You About Surviving an Empty Nest
Jay’s Podcast: Intentionally Curious
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonramsden/
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