Fifty and Fabulous! Summary


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Some women dread the approach of their fiftieth birthday, fearing it’s goodbye to good times and good looks. Others barely notice the transition: they know how to welcome each age for its particular blessings. These are the women who aren’t trying to turn back the clock, but reaping the fruits of a life well lived, recognizing and receiving the real gifts that ‘fifty-plus’ brings. Women for whom being fifty or over doesn’t mean less, but more.

Drawing on her own experience, as well as exhaustive research into other women’s stories—a series of interview conducted in five countries—Jaki Scarcello shows with wisdom and wit how changing our attitudes toward aging can bring about a ‘virtuous cycle’ of rejuvenation. Women who know this embrace the years after 50 with a spirit of optimism and energy that is truly liberating. They understand that in maturity a woman has the potential for genuine elegance, a beauty more than skin-deep that sparkles confidently and generously from the eyes, and a whole new brand of personal sexiness. On a deeper level, they possess a secret power and joy, which radiates outward into the world and illuminates everyone around them.

These women who blossom in their 50s know that their time of life is a time of grace, and that it’s richer and more ripe with possibility now than at any other time in our history. Through their stories runs a common thread of spiritual transformation—the harvest of a good life when it starts to divest itself of youth’s superficial anxieties. In the space that opens up beyond 50, experience and potential form a perfect fusion: this is the most fertile ground a woman ever knows.

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UK Release: Feb 2010

Fifty & Fabulous!: The Best Years Of A Woman’s Life
Jaki Scarcello
Hardback, £12.99
Duncan Baird Publishers

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Vicky Hartley

Publicity & Marketing Manager at Duncan Baird Publishers


North America Release: April 2010

Fifty and Fabulous!: The Best Years Of A Woman’s Life
Jaki Scarcello


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Hardback, $19.95
Duncan Baird Publishers

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New Release:2014

Fiftyand Fabulous: Life Affirming Lessons from women 45-102
Jaki Scarcello


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Softcover $12.95
Watkins Publishing Ltd

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About Jaki

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Jaki Scarcello has spent 30 years listening to and enabling individuals and organizations as a leadership consultant, facilitator and coach working with Fortune 500 companies in Canada and the USA.

She has privileged access to the struggles of women and men finding their way as they attempt to balance the various roles in their life: career, family and community. She has observed that the journey to find one’s place of contribution is a lifetime pursuit and sometimes life experience can be changed by simply switching the perspective through which it is viewed.

In 2007, Jaki jumped on the upswing of social media and created, a web-based tool which unleashes the power of many minds within organizations to solve workplace problems. Jaki’s goal was to replace herself and provide people with the technology to do for each other what she had done for them as a consultant and coach.

In 2006, as Jaki turned 55, she shifted much of her focus to a new project. She reflected on her career and observed that she had followed the working lives of baby boomers through the workplaces of their 30s, their midlife career changes and now it was time to turn her attention to their transition to post retirement activities. Her goal is to engage the boomers in the later stage of life as purposefully, energetically and fabulously as every other stage of their lives.

Jaki is spreading the word through her book, Fifty and Fabulous!: The Best Years of a Woman’s Life, published by Watkins and to be released in London, UK and New York, spring 2010 and through Fabulation Events to be held in major cities across the US and Canada starting in spring 2010.

Jaki is a an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach. She is a Social Science graduate from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and has studied workplace coaching at the Adler School of Psychology in Toronto.

Jaki’s favorite never ending journey has been motherhood with her daughter and son. She lives a nomadic life between two fixed bases: Toronto, Canada and Hermosa Beach California. Between spells in either home she travels with her husband an author and lecturer.

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