Barbara Waxman MS, MPA, PCC

Founder, The Odyssey Group, The Odyssey Group

Barbara Waxman, MS, MPA, PCC

Middlescence Expert, Gerontologist, Coach, Author, and Speaker

Barbara Waxman MS, MPA, PCC is a nationally recognized Middlescence expert, coach, author, and speaker. In 2005, as the only Master’s level gerontologist and internationally certified coach in the US, she founded The Odyssey Group, providing executive and life coaching to adults, midlife and better. Working with Barbara, senior leaders and teams have expanded their leadership capacity and ability to deliver measurable results. Clients span such industries as technology, HR, retail, automotive, health care, financial services and the non-profit sector.

Barbara is the author of three books examining aging, including The Middlescence Manifesto: Igniting the Passion of Midlife and and is contributing editor to How to Love Your Retirement: The Guide to the Best of Your Life (Hundreds of Heads Books, 2010). Her work has been featured on CBS This Morning, in Marin Magazine, Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global, Wharton Business School’s Work and Life podcast, and The Gap Year Podcast for Grown-Ups. A Wexner Heritage Foundation Fellow, Barbara holds Masters Degrees in both Administration and Gerontology, with certifications from the International Coach Federation and The Hudson Institute.