“happiness-matters in Midlife”

How can you be happier in Midlife?

What’s Wholebeing Happiness in Midlife?

How resilient are you, post-Covid? Tapping into your Creativity every day? How about, actually Thriving?

What’s stopping you from getting the most out of your life, every single day?

🎙🎧 Please join me, Julia Seal, to explore your MIDLIFE in a whole new way… from STUCK & PUZZLED, discontent or just plain, miserable to Resilient, Creative, even Thriving… Wholebeing Happiness, no matter what



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On Tuesdays, I share ideas on how to turn your world into the playground of your life, looking at your difficulties in relationships, career, emotional & physical health as the best place to get UNSTUCK in your midlife and to address what’s not working in your life.

We explore ways to create the very best version of you, no matter if you’re bored at work, unhappy at home, overworked and stressed, wishing for a fresh new #WFH career, finding your team or family challenging or even if you love your life (on most days!).

It’s all about evolving yourself beyond your past & current difficulties: increasing your resilience and creativity so you can make the most of this next phase, this next chapter in your life – so you can genuinely thrive.

I share how you can COACH YOURSELF every day by:

🔸 Managing your thoughts, on purpose & intentionally
🔸 Harnessing the power of your emotions – all of them, good & bad – no positivity white-washing here!
🔸 Applying the best of leadership coaching & life coaching that sees you making long-lasting change in your life
🔸 Tapping into the world’s wisdom on the philosophy & science of Happiness
🔸 Creating daily powerful self-coaching practices – Midlife Happiness Habits that really work!
We’re crafting the next version of you – creating the jigsaw puzzle artwork of your life, together


“There really is no better time to coach together!”
Each episode with me is a mini-coaching session with coaching tools and step-by-step guides – designed to help you take immediate action on the most impactful ways to increase your daily success – while supporting you through the difficulties… and joys of midlife! 😄


In Series 1 looked deeply into how we define Happiness for ourselves by the time we get to Midlife – specifically Wholebeing Happiness. I talk about positivity white-washing, dangerous happiness traps, the opportunity for self-evolution and what to do with our negative emotions as a first step. I use a lot of examples from our careers & every day working lives – even exploring the opportunities for happiness in Menopause at Work…yes!


Currently in Series 2, I’m diving deep into something I call “Brain Management” and how to use our brains as the powerful computers they really are – in service of living our best lives. I’m exploring our Brain Design in Midlife + Mindfulness & Meditation + the Life Patterns that make up how we’re wired to think, feel and create results in our life + our Body-as-Brain. Four very fun & insightful topics with ideas on how to integrate them in your every day life.


Weekly check-ins   –   Coaching Tools   –   Happiness Hacks

weekly check-ins  detailed coaching tools   step-by-step guides

Inspirational Wisdom   –   Coaching Tips   –   Fun!

wisdom & inspiration     coaching tips    fun together


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What our clients say

“I first came to know Julia when I stepped into a new role at work. Wow! What an amazing and transformative journey it has been. Julia is a highly skilled coach with a warm, engaging personality. It is really easy to talk to her about difficult issues. Julia is a gifted listener and able to uniquely distill what she hears into valuable, credible insight. She offers practical tools for problems – tools that are sometimes so simple but always so helpful. Through her insightful coaching I have come to value my strengths and my leadership style. Julia has helped me reflect on life, balance and happiness (and not just at work). I really appreciate her “whole life” approach.  Knowing myself better has really helped me and my engagements with others – thank you Julia! If you are looking to learn more about yourself and realize your potential, I highly recommend Julia.” Dr Jen M

“I first started coaching with Julia back in 2015, and her warmth, guidance, and attention to the emotional atmosphere will always keep me going back. She is an amazing coach, and she has the ability to speak to me straight-to-the-heart, giving me the real deal in a gentle way. Sessions with Julia are always a welcome break, and I know I can count on a good laugh and fresh perspective to get me out of a rut. She knows me so well, and the fact that she can recall little details of our sessions through the years always makes me feel at home and at ease. No judgment, no risk – I can always be honest with Julia, and I know she is honest with me. Our conversations are my safe space, home-away-from-home.” Hayley K

“I can’t thank my coach, Julia, enough for her caring support and her gentle, but firm, guidance throughout this journey. I have valued her sense of humour and ability to ask the difficult questions with sensitivity and care. She really knows how to listen to make one feel heard, understood and appreciated. After each session I was invigorated and inspired to achieve my goals. She spurred me to dig deeper and to get to the bottom of my recurring negative patterns and to find tools to overcome them, to develop self-awareness, to set early indicators to alert for any relapses, and ways to get back on track and to nurture and tap into my inner spirit and core strength on an ongoing basis. This time with her has been incredibly helpful and is likely to have a lasting impact on my life. I feel like I have changed for the better and am stronger for it.” Jenny W

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I’m the Founder of Happiness-Matters – online coaching for professional women in Midlife.

I’ve been coaching since 2009 and am a Professional Certified Coach – accredited by the International Coach Federation as ICF (PCC) with over 2000 hours of coaching. My coaching qualifications include certification as an Integral Coach, Relationships Systems Coach, Team Coach and Life Coach.

I also still consult to organisations on employee engagement, culture, employee happiness and self-leadership through self-coaching!

Most of all, I am just fascinated with our ongoing pursuit of happiness and by the choices we make in our everyday lives that lead us away from our happiness.

I’m passionate about bringing women into direct conversation with their happiness, re-imagining our lives to create our own version of happy, resilient, creative, thriving – no matter what. Midlife is such a special – and difficult – time, I see this as the most incredible opportunity to address what’s not working in our lives and to step forward into an expanded version of ourselves – the unstoppable version, whether it’s caring for aged parents or grandchildren, leaving a legacy at work or tapping into our true nature…

Happiness-Matters is all about putting your Wholebeing Happiness as the top priority in your life, crafting what happiness really means to you at the deepest level – evolving yourself to the next level and moving beyond your current struggles to a deep soulful connection to your life and your contribution to the world.

I’m having so much fun on the Podcast at the moment – please do join me and let’s spend time together creating our best lives…

You can also subscribe to my MIDLIFE coaching notes

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Sample to listen now: 🚩 #2.6.BODY – Your body’s in-built Midlife Red Flag System

Series 2 – Episode 6: BODY AS BRAIN – It’s the third corner piece of your Midlife Happiness Puzzle! We begin our exploration of the Mind:Body Connection and how to tap into its power for your long lasting happiness.

I’ll introduce one of my favourite tools, one I use myself every day and one that is foundational to exploring your body’s wisdom in our Brain Management journey together – your Midlife Red Flag warning System.

Look at Red Flags as they’re built into our language in order to identify your own Red Flags – from pirates’ warnings to sharks and wildfires. Find the “Flight or Flight” system that’s unique to you and what’s actually happening inside your body when this system is triggered.

Then dig deeper into the more subtle signals of your somatic experience – the little sign posts on your day’s journey that something is not quite right for you, when you’re off track in your life.

By following my simple steps to doing this, you can create your own inner reference system and even discover how to use midlife irritation and midlife exhaustion to your advantage (I know, how crazy!)  – how these can actually show you, moment-by-moment, the way forward to your best life!


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