Claire Cook believes with all her heart that it’s never too late to shine on. She began reinventing her own life in her 40s and turned that passion into a brand that’s not only the overarching theme of her writing and speaking engagements but a beacon for new opportunities to find her. Claire shares everything she’s learned on her own journey that will help you find that place where your own passion intersects with profit. She’ll help you get a reinvention plan, deal with the inevitable ups and downs, and rise above the negativity, often the biggest challenge of all. (She’ll also tell you what it was like to hang out with John Cusack!) 

About Claire –

CLAIRE COOK wrote her first book in her minivan at 45. At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, which is now a 6-book series. Claire is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon bestseller of 18 books, including Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention and Shine On: How to Grow Awesome Instead of Old.

Claire has been a Today’s Woman on the Today show, a judge for the Family Circle magazine fiction contest, a finalist and a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Beach Book Festival fiction and grand prize winner. She’s given keynotes and workshops around the world. People magazine said her writing “goes down as easy as it sounds,” Good Housekeeping called it “laugh-out-loud,” Redbook “gleefully quirky,” The Boston Globe, “a hoot,” and the Chicago Tribune “funny and pitch-perfect.” Stay in the loop for Claire’s new releases, giveaways, and insider extras at

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