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Turning 30 Podcast

Emma Wilson

The Turning 30 Podcast is a collection of real-life candid conversations with 30-somethings navigating the ups and downs of adulthood. The podcast is hosted by Turning 30 Life Coach Emma Wilson who is on a mission to help those in their late twenties and thirties to break free from what society says turning 30 should look like, accept where they are and to feel empowered to take positive steps forward at this pivotal time. Every week a new interviewee opens up about what it is really like to turn 30, diving deep into topics such as careers, relationships, friendships, mental health, lifestyle and self-development. A chance to learn more about growing-up: the good times, the not so good, and all the lessons we learn in between.

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Turning 30 and Owning Your Timeline Ft. Laura Behnke
4d ago
Turning 30 and Owning Your Timeline Ft. Laura Behnke
When we are growing up, many of us are told that we are capable of achieving anything in life that we want.   A good career? You go and get it! Move to a new city? Go for it! A great social life? All yours. A committed, long-term relationship? Of course it will happen for you!   But what happens when you get to 35 and you haven’t ticked off everything on the list? What happens when a relationship not only hasn’t happened up until now, but seems like it never will?   That is the story of this week’s podcast guest, Laura Behnke. Living in the city of her dreams (New York) and in a high achieving career (as a successful tv anchor) her life was panning out as she had wanted, apart from the fact that at the age of 35 she had never been in a long-term relationship. She spent her early thirties focused on her romantic life and believed that because she hadn’t yet met someone, that there was something wrong with her.   SPOILER ALERT: There was absolutely nothing wrong with her! Shortly after making some big mindset shifts following her 35th birthday, she met her husband.   In this episode Laura shares with us her story, of how she went from panicking and not enjoying her thirties, to feeling calm and accepting of her timelines, and eventually meeting her partner and having a child in her 40s.   If you are looking for some inspiration and expansion- Laura’s story and this is the episode for you!   Laura: IG: @laurabbehnke   Emma: IG: @turning30coach Reclaim Retreat details: www.turning30coach.com/retreat
Turning 30 and Owning Your Timeline Ft. Laura Behnke
4d ago
Turning 30 and Owning Your Timeline Ft. Laura Behnke
When we are growing up, many of us are told that we are capable of achieving anything in life that we want.   A good career? You go and get it! Move to a new city? Go for it! A great social life? All yours. A committed, long-term relationship? Of course it will happen for you!   But what happens when you get to 35 and you haven’t ticked off everything on the list? What happens when a relationship not only hasn’t happened up until now, but seems like it never will?   That is the story of this week’s podcast guest, Laura Behnke. Living in the city of her dreams (New York) and in a high achieving career (as a successful tv anchor) her life was panning out as she had wanted, apart from the fact that at the age of 35 she had never been in a long-term relationship. She spent her early thirties focused on her romantic life and believed that because she hadn’t yet met someone, that there was something wrong with her.   SPOILER ALERT: There was absolutely nothing wrong with her! Shortly after making some big mindset shifts following her 35th birthday, she met her husband.   In this episode Laura shares with us her story, of how she went from panicking and not enjoying her thirties, to feeling calm and accepting of her timelines, and eventually meeting her partner and having a child in her 40s.   If you are looking for some inspiration and expansion- Laura’s story and this is the episode for you!   Laura: IG: @laurabbehnke   Emma: IG: @turning30coach Reclaim Retreat details: www.turning30coach.com/retreat
Turning 30 and Let’s Talk About Money ft Ellie Austin-Williams
15-06-2022
Turning 30 and Let’s Talk About Money ft Ellie Austin-Williams
Today’s episode is about a topic that so many of us avoid talking about but has such a significant impact on the way we feel about being in our thirties: MONEY.  I have invited Ellie Austin-Williams onto the podcast for one of my most interesting guest interviews yet. After becoming Bored of the same old financial content written by middle-aged men, Ellie set up This Girl Talks Money to tackle the money taboo and help women gain ownership of their finances. Whether we like it or not, most of the big life decisions that we make, where to live, where to work, what our lifestyle looks like, if we want to travel, if we want to have a wedding or bring children into the world are influenced by the way we feel and approach money. In this candid conversation Ellie and I dive into: Why people find it so uncomfortable to talk about money, yet why we should be having these conversations more openly and more often. Why money is such a determining factor in how you feel about being in your thirties. Why people are SO obsessed with buying property. How to cope with all the money we spend as hen party and wedding guests.  Practical tools to get started with saving money and taking control of your finances.  This is an episode and a topic that every single one of us should be talking about, full of interesting statistics, insights and opinions, and one that you do not want to miss! Ellie: IG: @thisgirltalksmoney Emma: IG: @turning30coach There are still spots left on the Turning 30 Retreat to Jordan!! For more information, click here.
Bonus Ep: A vulnerable share and a personal invitation...
26-05-2022
Bonus Ep: A vulnerable share and a personal invitation...
In this bonus episode I am also sharing a short story of what happened to me a few months ago after I saw a photo of an ex of mine and how it catapulted me into a comparison spiral.   Because, sometimes, this happens- and even as a coach, I am not immune to these things!   This experience reminded me why it is so important to Reclaim your thirties and take control of your future.   That’s exactly what I did, and I took it and made it into this two day masterclass so I can teach you all as well.   On Sunday and Monday I am running a two-part FREE masterclass to celebrate the doors opening to my Reclaim Group program and I want to invite you all to join me there.   Both masterclasses will take place on May 29th & 30th @ 7:00 pm GMT /2:00 pm EST/ 11:00 PST.   Link to sign up is here:     In these two days of workshops, you are going to learn:     The 4 steps you need to reclaim your thirties and live a life that feels good for you.My method for how to beat comparison and live your own pathHow coaching can help you to create any result that you want.     THIS IS FOR YOU IF:   If you feel that everyone around you is ahead and you are ‘left behind’,Your heart drops every time someone around you hits a milestone that you are nowhere nearThe stories that you have around being in your thirties are negative and disempoweringYou are fed up of feeling stuck, trapped and confused.You feel stuck and lost on your next steps and are craving clarity and support     Can’t wait to see you there!   Link to sign up:     Follow me on IG at @turning30coach
Turning 30 and Choosing an Alternative Path Ft. Emily Shain
11-05-2022
Turning 30 and Choosing an Alternative Path Ft. Emily Shain
What does it mean to choose the alternative path? Sometimes in life we make decisions that aren’t exactly what our younger selves had in mind. Sometimes in life we make life choices that those around us don’t fully ‘get’, or that aren’t in line with the choices of our parents or peers. It takes a certain amount of courage to be able to stay true to yourself and do what is really calling you, and that is what this week’s podcast interview is all about. I have invited my friend and client Emily Shain to share with us her experience of not going down the conventional route, and following her intuition to become a yoga teacher, holistic therapist and coach in her twenties. Her journey has also led her to move countries TWICE in one decade, following her wish to live in nature and move to Panama, a place where she feels connected to her values. If you have ever considered making a life-changing decision (or have already made one) but you struggle with other people’s opinions or how to integrate what you really want with how your external reality looks, this episode is going to inspire and expand you. Most of all it's going to help you to know that you have the power to pick the path that is right for you.  As well as sharing her personal story and how she has dealt with fear of other’s opinions and societies’ expectations, we also talk about practical tools of ‘embodiment’ i.e. how to actually become that person that you really want to be! Emily: Website: @iamemilyshain The Embody Podcast:   Emma: Insta: @turning30coach Retreat details:
Turning 30 and Starting Again when the plan goes to sh*t ft. Dorothy Johnson
27-04-2022
Turning 30 and Starting Again when the plan goes to sh*t ft. Dorothy Johnson
In honour of the 50th episode of the Turning 30 Podcast, I’ve invited back one of my favourite guest speakers from the first few episodes: break-up coach Dorothy Johnson.   Whereas last time we did a deep dive into the topic of breaking up in your thirties, this time we are in conversation all about building your next chapter when life throws you curveballs that you didn’t plan for.   We so often have our lives planned out in a certain way and then, when it doesn’t go exactly as we expected, we have to redirect and sometimes start from scratch. When this happens, we have two choices: to sit back and hope that things will work out, or to proactively go out and build a brand new reality.   Choosing to believe and taking action to recreate a new plan is the core of what both Dorothy and I do in our coaching programs and we have such a shared mission: to educate that with the power of your mind you can go out and build a life that is so amazing, you will let go of your old plan and be grateful that it didn’t work out!   In the episode, Dorothy tells her inspiring story of going from a gut-wrenching break-up to building a life she loves that ultimately led her to a whole new career in helping others and a brand new fiancé!   We talk about how it feels to go off-course, why time isn’t the only way to heal a heartbreak, practical tips for how to build your life back up again and how to not lose hope when you’re in doubt that the life you want is waiting for you just around the corner.   We laugh, we cry, we preach and we bring our most vulnerable selves to this very important discussion. This episode will give you goosebumps and contains a message that you didn’t even know you needed to hear to help you feel excited about your future.   Dorothy:  @breakupcoachdorothy    Emma: IG: @turning30coach  Turning 30 Retreat Information and Registration:
Turning 30 and How to Make New Friends in Your Thirties
13-04-2022
Turning 30 and How to Make New Friends in Your Thirties
In the third and final instalment of Friendship month, I am giving you free exclusive access to one of the key modules of my brand new Friendships Mini-course: How to Make New Friends.   Whilst many people think that making friends in your thirties is more challenging than our younger years, I’m here to remind you that not only is it possible, but it is one of the most rewarding things you can focus your energy on at this age. In an ideal world, aligned friends that share similar values and lifestyles to us would organically appear on our doorsteps, however the reality of it is that we have to go out and consciously and intentionally make these friendships. And when we do, the connections that we create are fulfilling and uplifting. I have created a clear six stage process for how to make new friends, tried and tested over the past two years where this has been one of my key goals. This episode is for you if you have been feeling the urge to make new friends, struggle with loneliness and feel that your current friendships aren’t satisfying you, want to know where and how to make new friends To access the remaining 7 modules of the Friendship Mini-course for only $30 (£22) until the end of April (when the price goes sup to $99), buy it here: turning-30-coaching.teachable.com/p/friendships-in-your-30-s-mini-course   8 Audio modules packed full of coaching and content about how to have better friendships. With modules on emotional adulthood, expectations, boundaries, letting go of friends and how to cope when your friends are at different life stages, you will gain practical coaching tools to strengthen your current friendships and help you to create new ones. Learn more at @turning30coach on Instagram.
Turning 30 and Being a F*ck Up Ft. Alexandra Potter
27-01-2022
Turning 30 and Being a F*ck Up Ft. Alexandra Potter
This week’s podcast episode is a replay of one of the most popular Turning 30 episodes from 2021.   When our big birthdays loom, whether it be 30, 40, 50 or beyond- we often see this as a signpost to check in with ourselves and evaluate where we are in life. A lot of us come to the conclusion that we aren’t doing life 'right', and that we have ‘f*cked up’ when our lives don’t look like we expected.   This is the topic that bestselling author Alexandra Potter writes about in her latest book ‘Confessions of a forty-something f*ck up’ and I invited her onto the podcast to talk all about it.   As well as diving into the characters and topics in her book, Alexandra openly shares her personal story of being published as an author for the first time the week before her 30th birthday, and her experience of being a woman in a world where ageing is seen as something negative instead of something to embrace.   We talk about societal pressures, friendships, loneliness, vulnerability and why we should embrace ageing and everything it has to offer. This conversation is one of the most uplifting and inspiring conversations I have ever had about growing older. If you ever have a sense of ‘time running out’, and want some reassurance that you aren’t ‘doing life wrong- this episode is for you.   Turning 30 details: Insta: @turning30coach Website: www.turning30coach.com   Alexandra's details: Insta: @alexandrapotter
Turning 30 and What Men In Their 30s Really Want ft. David Chambers
12-01-2022
Turning 30 and What Men In Their 30s Really Want ft. David Chambers
Let’s be honest, those of us who are single and dating in our thirties have developed some beliefs around how straight men conduct themselves and there are some universal ‘truths’ that have developed on this topic: To name but a few: “All the good men are taken”“Men this age are scared of commitment” “Men aren’t as willing to do the work as women are” “All men want is sex”“Men in their 30s are looking for younger women” Who better to verify these theories and to ask questions that represent all of the male population than a dating and intimacy coach for men?!   On this episode of the Turning 30 Podcast I have invited men’s life coach David Chambers onto the podcast for a no holds barred conversation on the topic of men and commitment, and to ask him the truth about what men in their thirties are looking for in a romantic connection.   As well as telling his own story of how he became a dating coach and breaking down the well-known stigmas around men in their thirties, David and I also dive into what men are truly looking for inside of a committed relationship, and it’s not what you think!!   I also used this conversation as an opportunity to ask him some personal questions I have been struggling with in my own dating life, and I have to say, David’s responses gave me so much food for thought on the way I view men and the way I show up in dating.   If you are on board with any of the above beliefs, are looking for some clarity on dating, and you are intrigued to hear about what men are really looking for from a relationship, this episode is for you.   **DISCLAIMER** This podcast is a discussion on the dating dynamic between heterosexual men and women.   Emma: Insta: @turning30coach Website: www.turning30coach.com   David: Insta: theauthenticman_ Website: www.theauthenticman.net
Turning 30 and Embracing Your Feminine Sexual Power Ft. Bianca Marzouk
27-10-2021
Turning 30 and Embracing Your Feminine Sexual Power Ft. Bianca Marzouk
This week’s episode is a special guest interview with love and sexuality coach Bianca Marzouk, where we are diving into the topic of how to embrace and express your feminine sexual power in your thirties.   Our thirties are the perfect time to start having these conversations and getting to know ourselves in a deeper more intimate way. It is crucial that women start to shed the fear and shame of speaking out loud about our sexuality and our feminine powers. Creating this dialogue is the first step to being more open about the way we express ourselves sexually, and this is the reason I have invited Bianca onto the podcast to discuss this powerful topic.   We take a deep dive into reasons that we can find out difficult to access our feminine power, an explanation of what it means to be in feminine energy (it’s really not what you think!), how this shows up in dating, feminine archetypes.   Bianca also gives some practical tips for where to start if you are ready to start exploring your feminine energy and want to embrace your feminine sexual expression in your thirties.  We also discuss why finding community and sisterhood is the ideal way to work on your feminine sexual expression.   If you want to explore a whole new side of the coaching and psychology world and get to know yourself and your powers as a woman, this episode is for you!   Turning 30 Coaching: Insta: @turning30coach Reclaim Program: https:/www.turning30coach.com/reclaim-your-thirties APPLY:   Bianca Marzouk Love and Sexuality Coach: Insta: @Bianca.marzouk Website: www.biancamarzouk.com