Marilyn C. O’Leary

Life Change Coaching, Books, and Events

Welcome! My name is Marilyn C. O’Leary I am a professional life coach who works with people working through issues of life change. If you are a retiree, a widow or widower, recently divorced, want to change careers or are experiencing another significant life transition, I can help. I am also an author who has written books about loss, serious and chronic illness, grief, resilience, and renewal.

Third Act of Life is my Blog where I talk about what it means to be in the third act of life, what it’s like being a widow after 50 years of marriage, and simply what it’s like to be alive in this world today.

Join my mailing list to learn about my events, book and poetry readings, and experiential workshops related to goal setting, life fulfillment, and finding joy.

Please go to my Events Page for an announcement of a series of three workshops, one each month in March, April, and May, 2023, on Exuberant Aging.


How to Be a Widow

I am pleased to announce my latest book, How to Be a Widow. This book is a personal story in essay form of the surprising and not-so-surprising things I discovered about becoming a widow after 50 years of marriage.  Learn more about my books.