Podcast: Anne Fowler Wade

Age Defying Careers
Age Defying Careers
Podcast: Anne Fowler Wade

Podcast: Making your career work for you, with Anne Fowler Wade

Anne Fowler Wade is a failed retiree, at least that’s how her husband would describe her. The Soulmate Dance blogger and coach develops courses to help people find love and relationships. She’s been consistently self-employed for 40 years and says she has always felt most secure being her own boss, after all, she needn’t worry about getting fired!

In this podcast, Anne explains to Elise Stevens how she has shaped her career to fit every stage of her life – through marriage and divorce, motherhood and ill health. After starting her own business with her ex-husband straight out of college, Anne soon learned her passion and strength was in helping people with the human side of their businesses. Naturally, when her marriage ended she took that part of the business and moved forward, training and coaching with a focus on helping others weave together their home life and work life.

When breast cancer struck 15 years ago, she was forced to reshape her career again, cutting back a little and focusing on work closer to home in small businesses, women-owned businesses and not-for-profits. More recently, operating her business online means Anne can write and coach from the road, so her and her current husband (who has successfully retired) can travel. If retirement means having more time to indulge in your passions – maybe Anne is retired after all!


  • Our businesses and careers can only grow as much as we are prepared to grow personally.
  • No matter how old we get, we are always able to engage with and learn about new technology.
  • How you can shape your career to fit your life.
  • Why your career should be working for you, rather than you being a slave to it.
  • How you can feel more secure working for yourself than someone else.


Anne Fowler Wade is a blogger and coach who develops courses to help people find love and relationships. Her business, Soulmate Dance, is not about where to meet people and what to wear. It’s about how to be the mate you wish to find in all aspects of your life. She blogs about finding new love and nurturing the love you have, how to build healthy relationships, money, travel and retirement, mindfulness and gratitude. Anne is living, loving and thriving, with the mantra ‘you’re never too old and it’s never too late’.

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