Business Consulting and Personal Development
for Women 40+.
Let's seize The Next Half.

"Inspirational", "Highly recommended", "Game-changing advice."

 

Services


Business Consulting

I have an expertise in helping companies improve their performance. For 30 years, I've advised over 380 clients ranging from start-ups, fast growth to Fortune 50s. I provide specific plans for increasing profits and also address strategic imperatives facing each client. I was Director of International Strategy of Merrill Lynch International and hold an MBA from Harvard Business School. Please email me to arrange a discovery call to discuss how I can help your company optimise its potential.

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Personal Development

I can help you navigate the murky path of mid-life. I understand the challenges women 40+ face and can lead you to identify and pursue the optimal path for your Next Half. I provide a Personal Advisory Service based on decades of experience as a Mentor, Mother, Wife, and certified Coach. Please contact me to arrange a Discovery call to see how I can help you thrive.

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Blogs and Podcasts

The Next Half's popular Blogs and Podcasts help women navigate midlife. We discuss issues facing women over age 40. I use humour, personal anecdotes and helpful hints to address topics we care about.

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How I can help you


How I can help you
The Next Half helps women aged 40+ identify the best path to thrive professionally and personally.  

We offer expert advice on business consulting, personal development and a popular blog on navigating midlife. We provide "one place to go" solutions to optimise your business ... and you.

Please see the summary below and the subsequent pages to understand how The Next Half services can help you. 

Please Email me at kirsten@the-next-half.org to schedule a discovery call to determine how we help you achieve your next step.

My Business Consulting Service offers strategic, business development and mentoring services to maximise your company's performance... and profits. As a successful corporate advisor for 30 years and a Harvard Business School Alumna, I provide proven expertise in finance, strategic planning, business development, and investment viability. Let's figure out how to maximise your business' potential!

My Personal Advisory Service helps people with life experience (over 40) identify, pursue and achieve their best life possible for The Next Half. I can help you if you are searching for a new direction, an energy recharge, some comfort or simply to smile and think . I provide sought after advice on personal development with over 25 years experience as a mentor, certified coach and mother to three young adults.
I will encourage you to refocus, re-spark and to reach for your dreams.
We all deserve to be excited about our future. Sometimes we just need a little starter-fluid.
That's where I come in.

This sentiment is echoed in my Blogs. The Next Half's Blogs discuss issues facing so many of us aged 40+. I use humorous, personal anecdotes, thoughtful missives, and helpful tips to discuss many topics we face while underpinning a message of inspiration.

The Next Half's advisory services can help you identify, pursue and achieve your personal or professional goals. You owe it to yourself to seize The Next Half.





Blogs


Readers told me: "These are more than "blogs", they're golden Insights!"

With a nod to the past, let's rename the famous reindeer to capture the key topics and themes that resonated with The Next Half over 2021. These names can help us all recall how we can help ourselves over the next year.

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Women's self-belief often erodes in midlife as we face so many changes out of our control, such as the menopause. Let's explore this and discuss what we can do about it.

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Let's discuss current fashion trends for autumn '21 and why this could be our best fashion season EVER. Read some thoughts on fashion trends: The importance of the popular trend of hiring outfits, "activity fashionistas" and what I learned about myself.

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Have a job interview soon? Best position yourself for success in a tough job market by listening to these top tips on how to win at an interview. These suggestions do work!

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Know a recent grad who is searching for a job? This blog provides practical advice to recent graduates and their families on ways to succeed in the job hunt.

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Let's talk about True Grit. It's a compliment to tell someone they have grit. But what does it really mean? Is it teachable? How has the definition evolved recently? Let's discuss the importance of mental well-being and refer to recent top athletes' move to take agency over their mental health.

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do your loved ones? Read these top tips on how we can best manage this all too familiar emotion. These proven pointers will help you tackle feeling overwhelmed.

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As a local of SW19 for over two decades, I feel qualified to provide an inside scoop on living next door to the Tennis Championship, Wimbledon. This blog will discuss some personal observations about this year’s play, as well as share some gentle reminiscences of a few true, humorous stories about life during the Tournament from my local resident’s perspective.

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Let’s discuss top tips to optimise the skincare routine for us women over aged 50. We each may have discovered our favourite products and techniques that we follow. But are they right? Today, let's discuss the most effective and important routines each of us should use to optimise what Mother Nature gave us.

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Many of us are now asking ourselves “What’s Next?". Are you? Let’s discuss that loaded question and propose ways to address the worries that loom when facing an undefined path. Not too much of an objective for a short blog, eh?

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Fabulous List of Must-See Top 100 Films (chosen by The Next Half readers).

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Need an escape right now? This feature discusses the restorative powers of watching a truly awesome film, reminisces about the joys of visiting repertory film theatres in NYC in the 197os, and provides a list of Must-See Films for Adult Family Bonding Time.

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Testimonials


 Thank you so much for giving our business your immense knowledge and inspiration. Our time with you was incredible and productive!"

Karine Torr, Founder/ Owner
     

 I went to speak with Kirsten as I was contemplating the next steps for my business and about to embark on my first equity fundraising. She is sharp, smart and insightful. She quickly focuses down to critical areas and rapidly understands the key drives of a business. Kirsten's advice was insightful and helpful. As an "owner/ founder", she allowed me to see the "wood-from-the-trees" and focus on the three or four things that will make a difference to my business.""

W. Austin, Owner/ Founder
     

 I am not exaggerating when I say Kirsten helped me get me life back on track. She listens patiently and then applies her valuable experience, wisdom and training to help me sort out my issues. She gently guided me to see my inner strength and tackle a significant personal problem. I won...with Kirsten on my team. I highly recommend Kirsten's Personal Development Advice."

Priti S.
     

 5 STARS! The Next Half blog is funny, insightful and current. Every week I look forward to the useful tips, wordsof advice, fun anecdotes and all around great reading. Don't miss it!"

DiCape Town
     

 Kirsten really understood what we want to achieve in our business and her sharp strategic thinking and experience helped us build a solid plan for going forward. Kirsten is an absolute pleasure to work with."

Marja-Leena, Publisher
     

 "The Next Half Blogs are nuggets of wisdom and inspiration."

Melinda M.
     

Featured In...


Tinted Specs Podcast Interview

So excited to share with you my first podcast interview. Tinted Specs with Georgina. Have a listen!

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Darling Magazine

"Inspiring Woman: Kirsten Kulukundis". Honoured to be the cover and the main feature in your print and online magazines.

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At Forty Five

We are excited to announce that The Next Half is now featured on AT FORTY FIVE, an online magazine for women aged 45+ .

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The Really Helpful Club

The Next Half is thrilled to be selected as a recommended Directory member for its thriving community of 15,000 members who share reliable recommendations and helpful information.

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CONTACT


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