Jaki Scarcello
50+ Vitality Advocate
Author and Advocate for Aging Fabulously and Fearlessly, Jaki has supported and facilitated the working lives of baby boomers through the workplaces of their thirties, their midlife career changes and now their transition to post retirement activities. Her goal is to engage the boomers in the later stage of life as purposefully, energetically and fabulously as every other stage.

Jaki is spreading the word with a three pronged attack

• Fifty and Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life, published in the UK by Watkins 2010, distributed in the North America by Sterling, Fabulosas aos Cinquenta, published by Platano Editora 2011, Fabulosa aos 50, published by Companhia Editora Nacional 2012.

Jaki blogs wildly at her own site www.fiftyfab.com and guest blogs on the following:




Jaki has been rated “Best of Vibrant Nation” 2011 and 2010 and has frequently been rated “Most

Popular Post of the Month”.

• Fifty+ Fabulation Workshop Events held in major cities across the U.S. and Canada. A day that can change a life forever though the exploration of Gerotranscendence.

• Transitional Coaching. www.Fiftyfab.com offering women exploring life 50+ one on one support and guidance.

Currently Jaki is working on her next book which explores the male 50+ experience of aging.

Managing Director and Creator snapanswers.com, a web based problem solving tool which optimizes the skills and experience within an organization for sharing real answers and learning to improve thinking and performance. Think of it as an internal goggle answers. www.snapanswers.com

Founder, Senior Consultant at FPS Consulting, Facilitating Profit with Spirit, a consulting and coaching practice located in Hermosa Beach California. FPS offers the talent without the cumbersome machinery. In 2012 FPS celebrates 10 years of building better leaders and creating superior organizational cultures across the U.S. and Canada.

Clients have included: Option One Mortgage, Riverside Charitable, Showtime Networks, Sears Canada, Canadian Tire Corporation, California Tradewinds, Alton Missouri School District, Black Photo Corporation.

Top producing consultant with Forrest & Company, a leadership and strategy consulting practice in Toronto, Canada. Jaki was valued by her clients for her skill in aligning business vision and strategy to individual behaviour. Among other significant projects, Jaki led the sale, design and implementation of TLC, The Leadership Coach™. TLC helps organizations develop a coaching model, tools and processes, in alignment with the business strategy. TLC facilitates the kind of conversations which promote the achievement of stretch goals.

Sears Canada has used to TLC to create workplace environments which meet and exceed customer’s expectations.

Clients also included: Sun Microsystems, Cedara Software Corporation.

A leader on the collaborative team that designed and implemented CTAL U, one of Canada’s first Corporate Universities. CTAL U took organizational learning at Canadian Tire Corporation, Canada’s most shopped
retailer, to a premier level. For Canadian Tire employees, CTAL U gave the words “learning organization” plan, form and action. CTAL U continues to play a vital role in bringing Canadian Tire Call Centres, best in class recognition.

Internal Learning Consultant at Canadian Tire Acceptance Limited (currently operating as Canadian Tire Financial Services) Jaki was regarded as a cause/purpose oriented manager who delivered practical and innovative solutions. In 1995, the Financial Services Division experienced tremendous growth which was complicated by the Division’s remote geographical location. In response to this challenge, Jaki created an internal, self directed career development system. CDS is still a valued workplace tool and continues to positively impact employee satisfaction and retention rates. Designer and General Manager of a network of innovative Community Career Centres (operating as a division of the Business Education Council of Niagara) which served at risk youth and adults in four educational districts. The programs which Jaki and her staff designed were the first of their kind and established a standard for career education which has been modelled across Canada.

Jaki’s innovative leadership, in the Community Career Centres, distinguished the BEC as a not for profit organization which became sustainable through self sufficient community programming.

Jaki has taken on the challenges of people and work from inside and outside organizations and corporations.

Her work experience has covered the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Jaki is a currently on the board of BTW Unlimited Los Angeles, CA and an active member of WNBA, Women’s National Book Association.

Jaki travels internationally each year. She credits her international experiences for releasing her from most of the ideas she had about how others should live.

Fly fishing has taught her patience and filled her joy of learning and scuba diving has renewed her belief that while it is often easier to go with the current, going against it can be wonderfully exciting.

Jaki has a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She studied Workplace Coaching at the Adler School of Psychology in Toronto and is an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coach.

927B Sixth Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 USA Phone: 310.374.3519

Email: inquiry@fpsconsulting.com www.fpsconsulting.com

Sample Blog Postings and Social Networking Links

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The following blog generated this comment “This is probably the most important article that Vibrant Nation has published”

News and politics category- Why have I not taken to the Streets?


From www.fabafterfifty.co.uk

Weddings and Mortality



From www.fiftyfab.com

Divorce and Mid Life Transition


From www.lady.co.uk

Tips for Uncomplicating Your Complicated 50+ Years


Watch me speak -YouTube Videos

Fifty & Fabulous - An Interview w/ Jaki Scarcello


Redefining the Art of Aging Well


Entries by Jaki Scarcello

Ms.Bacall, Rembrandt and My Grandpa

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2014 | (00:23)

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that"
Lauren Bacall

Ms. Bacall if you run into my Grandpa up in heaven please feel free to curl up beside him and tell him the life stories etched on your beautiful face, I...

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Contemplating Death on a Sunny Day in Spain

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2014 | (23:09)

I don't usually resist change, far from it for I have led a life of constant reinvention but maybe now I am facing some new level of change, some finality that my ego is programmed to rail against.

On my walk today I watched a bulldozer demolish a house. This...

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How Can We Find These Children?

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2014 | (20:21)

When my daughter was 15 a young girl her age was abducted in our small town. Within hours of realizing the evil that had occured search teams combed the woods organized in long lines of worried parents and sympathetic neighbours. The police questioned every imaginable suspect or witness.


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Women 50 Plus, Find Ways to Be Heard

(1) Comments | Posted 25 April 2014 | (22:19)

A group of women, of a certain age, are hanging out together to shake up your perception of older women, not just by their message but also by their medium.

Sadly, women 50+ can find themselves less than welcome on some of the more traditional communication channels. What to...

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Nice Guys Are Back in Style

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (23:43)

Photo Credit- Dreamstime- Yanlev

...and they don't finish last!
Have you noticed the nice guy characters creeping into film lately, guys like Walter Mitty in The Secret life of... and David Grant in Nebraska. These gentle men folk have got me thinking.
What makes up a nice guy?...

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I Am a Facebook Fan and Proud of It!

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2014 | (04:17)

My personal relationship with Mr. Zuckerberg's baby started off tentatively but today, I am a total convert. Facebook works for me. It is a communication method that suits my lifestyle, the right tool for the job. I am a nomad, born in one country, grew up in another and now...

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To Cut or Not to Cut

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2014 | (03:43)

When I was fifty, I was sure that cosmetic surgery was not for me. I had investigated it, met with the doctors, discussed the options and decided no. I was satisfied to go the natural route.
Well now I am sixty two and I feel good. My energy is...

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New Norm for That "Certain Age"

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2014 | (17:15)

I am struck by the wonder of the variety of women 50+. Those who would market to us often tend to paint us into a limited number of gray aged types but the fact is we are all types. Women across the world,past the celebration of their 50th birthday are:...

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The Damage TV Can DO

(0) Comments | Posted 26 February 2014 | (16:38)

Spoiler warning - if you have not watched the final episode of the HBO series, Damages - DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER.
Please note: I watch selected TV series on DVD because I refuse to let TV schedule my life, so this discussion is not current to the latest programming.


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Reflections on a Gift of Aging- Grandparenthood

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2014 | (17:31)

This week the most glorious event occurred in my life. I became a grandmother. I have a new title, a new role, a new position in my family and in society. But what lies behind the letters in the title and the position on the family tree is an explosion...

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Five Tips for Michelle Obama's 50+

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2014 | (16:54)

"I'm going to be fifty and fabulous January seventeenth." Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama official portrait headshot

Fifty & Fabulous! Thanks Michelle for dropping the title of my book in that...

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Lessons From the Tea Ladies of Khartoum

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2014 | (22:52)

Across the world, across our cultures and varying circumstances we share many of the same daily rituals and sometimes we can be transported into someone else's parallel moment -with luck the experience can change us forever.

This morning, as I sipped my breakfast tea, I read about the women and...

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No Resolutions For Me!

(3) Comments | Posted 30 December 2013 | (22:19)

I think New Year's resolutions are a great idea because I am for the most part lazy and lacking in self discipline. If it were not for 1 January, I would float into the next 12 months of my life without direction or purpose but this year I am going...

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