Podcast Guest


Midlife Mentor, Life Coach & Author


Favorite topics:

Setting Intentions to Thrive!

(or Practical Manifestation)

  • What are intentions to thrive?
  • How do they create more self-confidence?
  • How do we focus on thriving over surviving?
  • What is the process of setting thriving intentions?

How We Change Habits & Invite Shift

(I literally wrote the book on it!)

  • What is the cycle of SHIFT?
  • Why changing habits is so challenging
  • What's the one thing that determines the success of shift?

Shifting from Surviving to Thriving

  • Why are we so focused on surviving long after we need to be?
  • What is the essential difference between surviving & thriving?
  • What are some small shifts that we can make to thrive?

Confidence Booster: Self-Validation for People-Pleasers

  • Why do we crave external validation so much?
  • Is there a simple process to start self-validating?
  • How does this boost my own confidence?
  • How do I let go of needing approval?

Having the Hard Conversations

  • How do I know what I want from a challenging conversation?
  • What are some ways to approach a hard conversation that helps us be heard?
  • What are my expectations from a hard conversation?
  • What does success look like?
  • What if I don't get what I want?

Confidence Breakers: People-Pleasing & Perfectionism

  • Why these habits get in the way of feeling confident
  • Why we began these habits
  • How we let go of people-pleasing & still feel like a good person
  • How we feel confident with good enough

Improv conversations around:

  • Shame and it's impact on us
  • People-pleasing and creating loving, connecting boundaries
  • Being intentional & aligned
  • The challenges & beauty of midlife
  • Other topics? Just ask.

About me:

I teach women how to be human, at least that's what my clients say.

What I really teach them is how to manage the discomfort (feelings, old beliefs, & wounds) and embrace the gifts of being human (emotional resilience, unbounded creativity & rich, sweet moments), so they can show up to life exactly how they want to.

My gift is challenging women who have okay lives to make them amazing without feeling guilty or stuck.

Learn more about me here.

Connect with me:


What podcast hosts have said:

"I just loved this episode, such great info - thank you!"

-Denise Eckart, The Relaxation Lounge

"Thank you, Christina! I really enjoyed our episode. I was very energized after!!"

-Lisa Tickel, Healing & Growing, Hand in Hand

"I loved chatting and truly felt a kindred connection between us."

-Sue Dhillon, Blossom Your Awesome Podcast

"It was tons of fun working on this project with you!"

-Savannah Blake, Align, Vibe & Flow Podcast

Tune into my Guest spots here.

What Clients Say:

"Christina teaches people what it means to be human & to embrace it.

She creates a space that isn't about solving problems or judgment which makes this online space feel safe and genuine."


More reviews here.

Podcasts I've guested on:

Healing & Growing Hand in Hand

Calm Your Daily Stress with Denise Eckert

Blossom Your Awesome with Sue Dhillon

Publishable bio:

Christina Smith is a life coach specializing in confidence and self-love in midlife so that women can finally truly like themselves and how they show up for themselves and their relationships. She's helped people move through tough transitions in coaching and with her book, Inviting Shift. Her focus is on helping women to empower themselves so they can make their second half the best half by dropping the people-pleasing and perfection and stepping into desire, authenticity and joy.

Christina is also the host of The Inviting Shift Podcast - a place for midlife women to embrace their uniqueness and truth with confidence. The mission is to help women reinvent midlife so we can revolutionize how we see aging and ourselves as we age. She encourages people to be more gentle with their humanness so they can truly shine the way they choose to without gratitude lists or toxic positivity.

A little more about Christina:

Christina loves teaching and coaching around how we live more intentional and confident lives so we can feel more joy, alignment, and ease -- especially as we're aging. She’s authentic and honest (sometimes to a fault) and she can see the wisdom beneath what is said to help beautiful humans see more clearly and empower themselves to show up the way that they want.

She talks to plants and small animals, but that’s about where the Disney princess in her ends. She's also known to drop f-bombs to show she’s serious. Loves a binge - binge-watching or reading that is. She’s humorous and loves dangly earrings. Catch her late at night rather than first thing, she needs a minute to awaken - unless she’s out in the woods camping -- then she’s probably the first one up.

Her husband has been her biggest mentor in life -relationships will do that to you if they are really good. Also known for reminding people that confidence is a skill, not a natural talent, and that everyone could just be a little more gentle with their humanness.