“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Second Act Coaches helps people in midlife who have a dream they want to pursue but are held back by doubt and fear. We guide people through the fear and uncertainty and empower them to lead themselves towards their dreams with a sense of courage, clarity, and confidence. If now is the right time to make your change, we can support you through it.


Is Now the Time to Make a Change?

As they say, timing is everything. If you are thinking about making a change but have not yet done it, that may be because you are not sure if you are really ready. There are many factors that go into the decision to make a change and when to do so. Learn whether now is the right time. Click the button below to take the quiz and start your journey. 

Getting Ready to Change and Live Your Dream

One thing is certain change is constant.
We all experience changes in needs, expectations, relationships, careers, economics, business, time demands, and more. Well there’s no formula that allows us to manage change, We can  help you discover how to effectively navigate your day-to-day life, and identify and live your dreams right now.

Everything that “Matters” is Energy!

More than a hundred years ago, Albert Einstein addressed the scientific community, passionately presenting the idea that everything we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell are not matter, but energy. We use the Core Energy Coaching process to help you tap into your inner purpose and passion and thrive in our ever-changing world.  

Meet Your Second Act Coaches, Mary Jo Rathgeb and Michael Thomas


Second Act Coaches, Mary Jo Rathgeb and Michael Thomas have both experienced career changes,  illness, and other challenges.  The shared experience of losing a loved one would eventually bring them together. They’ve since developed a mutual mission to aid others experiencing life-changing losses and transitions, encouraging others to recognize and share their personal values and powers and start following their dreams! 

Mary Jo was a joy to work with. Mary Jo has a very calming way about her, and a unique ability to break down a problem step by step and get to the core of your true feelings and listening to what is truly in your heart.

Quieting the voices in my head of what I “should” be doing with my life and tuning into the things that truly make me happy in life. It was uncomfortable and scary at times but once we got there it was just as it was meant to be.

Mary Jo was extremely helpful in helping me get out of my own head and trying to figure out what kind of changes I needed to make to be the most happy. Because in the end happiness is what it’s all about!

Mary Jo has a way about her that is both patient and stimulating, a unique combination that allowed for me to get to the root of what needed to change in my life effectively. Not to mention she is a kind a thoughtful person, and always made me feel at ease. 

Sarah, NY, NY

The experience of working with Mary Jo was unnerving at the start as this endeavor was all new to me, however it did not take Mary Jo long to put me at ease. She quickly helped me hone in on a lifelong goal and the means to achieve it through a series of questions and exercises. The biggest shift I experienced was in realizing that my goal is achievable. Mary Jo’s specialty is in listening, digesting what she heard and then translating her insights into meaningful and actionable information. If you are looking to uncover and understand what stands between you and your goals, Mary Jo is your answer. Mary Jo is one of the most gifted counselors I have ever met. 

Lorraine, Milton, VT

Mary Jo helped me figure out my niche and my brand as I’m starting out with my new business. As a new entrepreneur, I had so many questions and was overwhelmed with multiple decisions I had to make. Working with Mary Jo was the best investment I made. She was thoughtful, encouraging, and most of all, empowering. She made me feel comfortable and asked the right questions at the right time. I appreciate her consistent, thoughtful and patient coaching style that was extremely valuable to me during this critical stage in my business. I highly recommend her for any new entrepreneurs who may be struggling in their new start-up.  

Christine, NY, NY

We will support and guide your dream to become your vision!

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