At a time when many women look forward to sitting on the couch with their feet up and watching television, Maura Sweeney’s post-retirement plan included embarking on the life of her dreams.

After working  in corporate America and homeschooling her daughter who’d successfully launched, Maura made good on her daughter’s challenge to take jazz dance lessons. Clumsy by nature, yet having long dreamed of learning the art of dance, Maura enrolled in and subsequently failed the course more than once. But she didn’t give up.

Lesson by lesson, Maura muscled up and discovered that some dreams are worth failing for.

Today, Maura is sometimes mistaken as a dance instructor. Her success greenlighted her dream to become a sought-after speaker, an author, and a podcaster.

You will learn:

  • How giving ourselves the chance to fail can create a ripple effect for other opportunities.
  • The path may be longer and meandering, but never lose sight of your inner guiding light.
  • It’s never too early — or too late — to change course to find your best and authentic self.
Bio: Groomed to be an attorney and follow in her late grandfather’s footsteps, Maura Sweeney reached an impasse at age 23. She couldn’t lift herself out of a chair to attend law school class and when she opened her mouth, she couldn’t speak! The moment of presumed “failure” forced her to exit one life and embark on another to find her light, purpose and happiness. Decades later, she’s an author, world traveler, international speaker and the trademarked Ambassador of Happiness.

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