Oct. 27, 2021

A Self Made Fashionista Finds Her Second Wind Creating “Goldenistas”, A Whole New Term For Over 70’s

A Self Made Fashionista Finds Her Second Wind Creating “Goldenistas”, A Whole New Term For Over 70’s

Kelly Grace O’Connor has always been close to the elderly. She lovingly took care of her mom and her grandparents until they passed away. Little did she know that a simple gesture of love and care would eventually turn into her life’s mission someday…

Today, Kelly is an award-winning elder rights advocate, marketing consultant, and the host of Goldenista Social Club podcast. A podcast dedicated to the elderly, aiming to share stories, wisdom, experiences, and laughter for people to hear. And from supporting more than 1,000 families while working as a volunteer in a local hospice, Kelly has stayed true to her purpose through Legacy Life Coaching - supporting older adults in finding new passion and purpose in their lives.

In this episode, Kelly shares how everything that happened in her life came together to fulfill her purpose. And how her passion and heart worked together to touch the lives of not only the elderly, but their families.

I believe that the web has been woven for every person, and it's our responsibility to really look for them and find it. - Kelly

In this episode:

[0:58] Wendy introduces Kelly.

[4:28] Kelly as an elder care consultant.

[6:23] Having conversations earlier in life can empower people in terms of deciding what will happen to them.

[8:13] Kelly coaches Legacy Life Coaching, a group for people aged 70 and above. It focuses on living and the legacy that they want to leave in the world.

[9:57] From one podcast episode, the Hyper Grandma to building an entire show out of it, called Goldenista Social Club

[12:07] Who is Kelly Grace?

[14:08] How Kelly got into modelling.

[16:56] Her time in Japan exposed her to the back and side of the fashion industry.

[17:39] While working in LA, Kelly’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She took care of her and her two grandmothers.

[18:43] After her mom died, she helped her grandmothers move to their retirement communities.

[21:38] Becoming a successful publicist in LA.

[23:00] Going through a failed marriage and business.

[25:04] Getting reinvigorated by serving others through volunteering in a hospice.

[27:21] When the stones come together...

[29:18] A time for reinvention.

[30:27] Goldenista Social Club: Creating a new model for elderhood

[31:53] Finding purpose for later in life.

[35:29]  Sharing stories, wisdom, and experiences through her podcast.

[37:56] Sometimes our friends can see something in us that we aren't willing to see.

[41:00] A gift of purpose.

[41:34] I believe that the web has been woven for every person, and it's our responsibility to really look for them and find it. - Kelly 

About Kelly Grace O’Connor

Kelly Grace O’Connor is an award-winning elder rights advocate, marketing consultant, and the host of Goldenista Social Club podcast. A podcast dedicated to the elderly, aiming to share stories, wisdom, experiences, and laughter for people to hear. She also created Legacy Life Coaching to support older adults in finding new passion and purpose in their lives.

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