Updated: Feb 25, 2022
This is our time! We’re stronger when we work together to lift other women up. EvolveMe's #40over40 list curates profiles of women who have or are in the process of reinventing their careers in their 40s, 50, 60s, and beyond. We're thrilled to share these stories of reinvention - women returning to work, pivoting careers, or launching new ventures!
Meet founder and consultant Marcie Shelton! Marcie made a pivot from her human resources career to a new chapter as an entrepreneur. Now she works with leaders to change their behavior to impact results. Read on to learn from her experience!
What is the current focus of your career?
As a mother of two young girls and a veteran of corporate America, I took a leap of faith in the spring of 2021 to chart my own course as a Leadership Development Consultant. I’m leveraging my experiences from the last 20+ years working in respected Human Resource and Talent functions at Ingersoll-Rand and Danaher.
My passion is coaching leaders to support and develop their teams. Great leaders enable successful workplaces, which create thriving communities. The outcome is an improvement in business results by understanding and evolving leadership behaviors.
What prompted your career reinvention?
I wasn't happy. I couldn't put my finger on it a few years ago - but I wasn't who I wanted to be. At that time my girls were 2 and 5 - so something about being a mom and being over 40 invigorated me to figure it out.
What's the best thing about mid-life career change?
It's liberating. Since I create my own schedule, I can explore all the different things that fill my bucket.
What's the biggest challenge?
There are so many things I want to explore! I find myself getting frustrated that I can't fit it all in!
What's your personal mantra/mission? Why?
Do more of what makes you happy.
Your best career advice for other women at midlife is...
Get outside and get moving! Literally. Our brains and our bodies perform better when we get them moving and get them in nature. Even if it's 10 minutes day - walk around your neighborhood; breathe; stretch; listen to the birds; relax.