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Two Boomer Women & The Fine Art of Conversation
Two Boomer Women is hosted by One Boomer Woman – Agnes Knowles (while Boomer 2- Mar Sulaika Ochs - is on sabbatical) – and in the second Boomer Woman chair is a revolving door of guests who have something to say to Boomer Women. It’s Boomer time: Boomer interests, Boomer life. If you’re interested in being a guest, click this link:
October 13, 2021
TBW Guest: Inspiratrix Extraordinaire Gail Hamilton
The recording gods were a little uncooperative with Agnes' voice in this episode but Gail's stories make up for everything! How's this for a CV: National Speakers Association certified international motivational virtual and live speaker Consultant Trainer Author Degree in Voice Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology Sung the lead role of Mimi in La Boheme Sung the lead role of Violetta in La Traviata Taught piano for 40 years Crowned Ms. Colorado Senior America 4th-runner up in the national Ms. Senior America pageant Helped build her former Habitat for Humanity home Climbed the historic 75-story Sydney Harbour bridge Former President Jimmy Carter has called her story “a force that is an inspiration” and, breaking news... insurance advisor too!! About now you're asking how many women I'm interviewing today! One! Gail Hamilton. and if the CV isn't impressive enough, shall I add that Gail is completely blind? Listen up for Gail's amazing stories - she does nothing by halves! She left a problematic childhood behind to be amazing, and inspire others to be amazing too. Gail mentions Travel Eyes, here's the link: Find Gail at: Her book: Leave your comments wherever you listen to podcasts or at When you think "blind" you'll never think "disability" again.
October 6, 2021
TBW Guest: Caregiver Coach Wendy Taddeucci
Many people, especially Boomer women, are faced with a role reversal as their parents age and the need presents for them to take care of affairs for one or both of their parents. It can be stressful, it can be exhausting, it can be a full-time job. Wendy Taddeucci experienced all of the above when she was just 37. Nine years in she has taken all her experiences and everything she's learned to help other people prepare and shorten their learning curve when it comes time to care-decide for a loved one. Find Wendy at Download her 5 Steps document at Getting Back to You: Leave your Comments wherever you listen to podcasts or at
September 29, 2021
TBW Guest: Life Strategist Regina Andler
Agnes has joined a podcast guest search platform and today you meet the first guest found there: Life Strategist Regina Andler. Regina's topics are so pertinent to women, and especially Boomer Women: create more harmony and balance in your life the art of saying "No". how to be okay when things are not okay. when a less-than-rewarding job is a drain at work and at home Regina discusses life topics and scenarios we can all identify with and gives us valuable tips for dealing with them. Find Regina at: and on Facebook: Leave your comments wherever you listen to podcasts or at Apply to be a guest at the website also!
September 22, 2021
TBW Guest: Confidence Creator Susan Cox
"Get visible with your style." That's a concept you'll never hear Agnes coaching on! That's why you'll appreciate today's guest, Susan Cox. Whether you're bemoaning what age is doing to your body, or ready to spruce up the old you, or wondering about colour as you age, or (like Agnes) miss those fabulous heels you used to wear, Susan has great thoughts, ideas and tips for us Boomer women. If you're concerned what the people in your life will think when you join the Look-Like-A-Million-Bucks Club, Susan has advice for you too. Susan is the Founder of Fiercely 50-ish and can be found at She has a Facebook page: and a group: and you still have time to register for Susan's mini-workshop on Writing your Style Story: Leave your comments where you listen to podcasts or at If you'd like to be a guest on the Two Boomer Women podcast or know someone who would, there's an application form at the website too.
September 15, 2021
TBW Guest: Freelance Success Coach Sharon Dyer
Perhaps it's an omen that so many of the guests recently are coaching Boomer women to recreate their income source, whether that means leaving your current 9-5 or revitalizing it or yourself. Today's guest has another interesting option for you: Freelancing. The possibilities seem endless, certainly more than Agnes ever realized... the trick is to get noticed! Sharon Dyer supports professional over-55s transitioning from a career to create a plan as they step into the next phase of their life, to have the confidence they can have and truly enjoy the lifestyle they desire and know they can manage the changes that come along. Sharon helps you discern between risks and chances, she coaches you through change and opportunity, she helps you see the rewards that come with courage. Finally, with Sharon, you'll create the profile that gets noticed! You can find Sharon at Leave your Comments where you listen to podcasts or at Want to be a guest? Find an application at
September 8, 2021
TBW Replay: Can You Afford to Leave the J-O-B?
The podcast seems to be running a theme right now about leaving, or at least changing up, your current 9-5. Can you afford to do that? You need to crunch the numbers ahead of time! This episode is a replay of an episode aired last February, wherein Agnes reviews her Income-Outgone Analyzer, with an invite to download a copy so you can run your own budget through it. Also a short, but full-on, course about other facets of retirement you might want to consider... plan for. Link to Nahanni's previous episode: Link to the video that demonstrates the spreadsheet featured in the episode: The pre-retirement course Agnes mentions can also be found at the above link.
September 1, 2021
TBW Editorial Rant: Agnes on the Up-Coming Federal Election
Twenty-two months into a 4-year mandate Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a federal election. I this episode, Agnes reviews the three main party platforms (for lack of a better word...) as they pertain to seniors' issues. Boomers are either seniors or soon-to-be and Grey Ruckus is all about seniors so Agnes isolated those issues... yes, we are well aware there are a myriad of issues in any election, but this episode focuses on seniors. Links to party platforms: The Liberals: (the official election platform was not released as this episode was recorded, and this linked page has grown since Agnes did her initial research) Better Care reference: Better Care backgrounder: 'Support for seniors': The Conservatives: The NDP: The Grey Ruckus website: Agnes' previous article at Grey Ruckus: Leave comments for this episode at
August 25, 2021
TBW Guest: Kathleen Wolf on Creating Career Success
Kathleen Wolf helps forward-thinking organizations and individuals create meaningful business growth and career success. Based on her experiences in corporate and her own business, Kathleen developed the Experience Ecosystem®, a proven framework that guides organizations and individuals, recentering around their purpose and building meaningful growth based on their strengths. This approach used with clients delivers extraordinary results. In this episode, Kathleen discusses strengths and weaknesses and the value of "being prepared" and what that entails. This is the third episode in a series about being a Boomer dissatisfied with their 9-5 and looking for options about what to do about that. You can find Kathleen at Leave Comments where you listen to podcasts or at
August 18, 2021
TBW Guest: Marena Drlik on Transitioning to Entrepreneurship
Marena Drlik helps women 45+, who are transitioning from employee to entrepreneur, make the mindset shift that is necessary for their success. She helps her clients create their entrepreneurial identity and the focus, motivation, and flow needed in their new world. Marena is a Transformational Life Coach. She uses coaching skills, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Core Transformation, and hypnosis. Marena talks about outside work and inside work in becoming an entrepreneur. In this episode, she discusses some of the roadblocks (inside work) a new entrepreneur might meet in her journey... forewarned is forearmed, they say! Listen in if you or someone you know is making the transition or contemplating the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Find out more about Marena, or contact her at Leave your comments where you listen to podcasts or at
August 11, 2021
TBW Guest: Leanne Le Cras on Quitting That Toxic Workplace
Several years ago, Leanne realized her dream job was turning into a nightmare, and she had to get out. In this episode, Leanne shares her decision, her discussions with her husband, all the things she needed to consider in order to make "getting gone" a reality. Leanne is very open about the before, the during and the after of her decision to quit her job... which makes this a must-listen for anyone who is thinking that leaving their workplace is the most healthy option. She shares a few tips too about processes you might want to check out. She has been a blogger for a number of years and she references several articles she wrote during and about her journey, the links are: My Story In A Nutshell - <a href=' Where To From Here? - <a href=' When You're In A Season Of Waiting - <a href=' Discovering your Core Values - <a href=' Leanne also references an Australian book with lots of great advice, The Barefoot Investor: <a href='
August 4, 2021
Summer Rerun: TBW Guest Michelle on Trans Children
Summer Rerun #3 - Regular programming resumes next week. A scenario you might never have imagined goes like this: your grandson comes to you and wants to talk. You can tell it's important so you curl up on the couch with him and he says "Gramma, I have this boy-body but I know I should be a girl." Most of us would not know how to react, and would probably say the wrong thing. Learn how to handle what might be the most important conversation of your life in this episode with Michelle, mother of a trans daughter, who knew more about the situation than most of us and helped her withdrawing child become the radiant, vibrant daughter she is today. Whether the actual conversation includes you, or you just aren't sure what's going on as more and more people speak out about their gender identity, Michelle breaks it down and helps us understand how to be and what to say when transitioning touches our life. Michelle and her family live in California so do the necessary research for help and support where you live. One link that Michelle shares is: If you have questions that Michelle could answer send them to Agnes at [email protected] Share your thoughts about this episode at
July 28, 2021
Summer Rerun: Suspense Writer Maggie Thom
Maggie Thom... Glenna Mageau... today you'll primarily meet Maggie Thom: award winning suspense/mystery/thriller writer. Maggie discusses her methods - writing, plot development, character studies - and the preparations for publishing. If you've ever considered writing, you'll get lots of tips. If you're looking for a good suspense with twists and turns throughout, you'll be following Maggie in no time! Links mentioned: Scrivenor: (that's Maggie/Glenna's affiliate link - full disclosure: she will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you) Draft 2 Digital: Smashwords: Island Rock Creations: Find Maggie:
July 26, 2021
TBW-Manly Monday: Keenan Fiddler on Gut Health
Gut health is one of those subjects we don't know enough about and it's not the prettiest subject around so, often, we don't mention it. Keenan Fiddler in a Holistic Nutritionist. He explains probiotics, prebiotics, antibiotics. You may inherit your genetics but you also inherit habits - that's not always handy. Healthy food can help, even fix, a lot. Stress can be internal and external and is not helpful, in the least. Keenan guides us on what's good to eat, what should we avoid (we know most of this, we often choose to ignore that knowledge). Keenan gives us great general information. However - his information does NOT preclude or replace a doctor's consultation or recommendations. You can find Keenan at Leave your comments wherever you listen to podcasts or at Click Subscribe! Leave stars!!
July 21, 2021
Summer Rerun: Financial Planner Nahanni Ackroyd
This episode first appeared in February 2021. It appears here this week while Two Boomer Women take a well-deserved break. Nahanni Ackroyd is a diligent, caring, perceptive, smart financial planner on Vancouver Island. In this episode she discusses some of the basics of Retirement 101 in the Canadian context. Critical Illness insurance is recommended by Agnes and Nahanni - so she touches on it. Finally, if giving is part of your financial plan, 100 Who Care is a great way to keep your dollars local. Acronyms for this episode: RRSP: Registered Retirement Savings Plan TFSA: Tax Free Savings Account RRIF: Registered Retirement Income Fund CRA: Canada Revenue Agency OAS: Old Age Security CPP: Canada Pension Plan GIS: Guaranteed Income Supplement Links: Nahanni Ackroyd: 100 Who Care: Join the TBW conversation: <a href='
July 19, 2021
Mar-velous Monday: The Story Goddess Remembers Air India
1987 was two years after the Air India catastrophe and it was the year that Mar Sulaika was invited to get her story as the investigations continued to unfold. The woman she spoke with gifted her a sari, a few pieces of which Mar Sulaika still has and appreciates. During her career as an investigative researcher and producer, Mar Sulaika had a front row seat to the outfall from many impactful events. In this series, she explores her most memorable and touching. You can find more Story Goddess at The Story Goddess Remembers... series can be found at Leave your comments wherever you listen to podcasts, or at
July 14, 2021
TBW Guest: Fran Pitre Pursued Her Dream
We all have dreams... or had dreams... that got put on a back burner because life happened. Today Fran Pitre talks about how she put a former dream back on the stove and cranked the heat! Apparently raising three sets of twins, running a home and having two careers wasn't enough because her former life as "the singer in the band" wouldn't stop itching her. Hear her story and listen to her tips about pursuing that dream, not letting it fizzle out. To try, and possibly pivot is better than always wondering "what if". The opposite of success is not necessarily failure. You can find Fran at Her YouTube channel is: Talk to us at
July 7, 2021
TBW Guest: Retirement Options Coach Susan Farling
After a thirty year counselling and psychotherapy general private practice, Susan's transition to specializing in retirement and third stage of life coaching was a natural one. Today she discusses ageism: some of the background, why it's important to recognize it, the impact of internalized ageism, ageism in society, and intergenerational ageism. Both Susan and Agnes have personal examples. Susan can be found at Leave your Comments where you listen to podcasts or at And... of course... feel free to share this episode!
July 5, 2021
Mar-velous Mondays: The Story Goddess Remembers Burstall, Saskatchewan
Mar Sulaika is back for what might be shaping up for a new series called "The Story Goddess Remembers..." where she revisits some of the most memorable, heart-leading stories from her career as a reporter and producer. Today: Burstall, Saskatchewan where tragedy befell the small community in 1995. Mar Sulaika leads with her heart, captures a story from the hearts of others, and touches our hearts with her memories. Find more at
June 30, 2021
TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London Wraps Up
DurgaMata of London brought so many fabulous and interesting stories to the podcast the time flew! so... it became several episodes. In this third and final episode, she reviews her Seven Steps to Happiness. Hopefully listeners will join DurgaMata and Agnes as they brainstorm the qualities and skills of happy people. Find out more about DurgaMata and the varied ways she leads clients to reduce stress and increase resilience at Share your thoughts at
June 28, 2021
TBW-Manly Monday: Bob Levin on Computer Security
Bob Levin got his start in computers in 1973! That's called an early adopter. In this episode he talks security: our computers, our email, the internet... and his mantra Back-up. Back-up. Back-up. From passwords to patches, he explains why security is so important... and that it's our responsibility! Bob can be found on FaceBook: He explained he has a course to help you upgrade that unsupported Windows 7 to Windows 10. He made it free for you: He recommended two password managers: LastPass and Bitwarden, here are those links: Back-up your computer and its files!!! Bob recommended iDrive, here's that link (full disclosure, at no extra cost to you Bob will make a very small stipend if you buy): Share your thoughts at: <a href='
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