The Catholic Midlife™

Spark your midlife renewal.

The Catholic Midlife™

Spark your midlife renewal.

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Midlife is a profound and fruitful season of life. 

By this time, you’ve come a long way in life. You have experience, wisdom, self-awareness, and maturity. You’re looking ahead to the next season, and the fact is you have a lot of life left to live. You have a lot to offer.

This is a pivotal moment. Now is the time to lean in and set the stage for the next 20-plus years. 

You might be asking some of these common midlife questions

I’ve spent the last 20-plus years devoting my time and money to my family and work.

Now that I have a little more freedom, what should I be doing?

The kids don’t need me in the same way anymore, and my family relationships are changing.

Who am I now? What’s my purpose? Where is my place?

I’m not sure what I have to offer anymore. I need to reexamine my gifts and calling. 

What’s the unique contribution God wants me to make to the kingdom?

I know I have more potential, but old patterns, sins, and limiting beliefs are holding me back.

How can I break through the obstacles that keep me from fulfilling God’s will?

Life has been challenging, and I’ve had unexpected trials.

How can I renew my hope and vision for the future, remaining steadfast in faith and committed to love?

I’ve been ‘doing the next thing,’ but my life seems to be in a rut, and I think there is more God has for me.

How can I go deeper, experience more peace, and be more effective in mission?

It’s Time for a Midlife Renewal

This is the perfect time to go deeper with God, create personal breakthroughs, and rekindle your vision for the next season of life.

The Catholic Midlife Renewal™ Program has 5 pillars:


When you are renewed in hope, you root your life in the promises of God and have a clear and focused vision of where those promises are taking you.  You can live in the midst of life’s uncertainties without fear, anxiety, or discouragement. You hold together authentic humility with the courage to step out into the world and receive the great things that God has for you.


When you are renewed in energy, you can access the internal energy that supports you in living the Christian life. You know how to turn fear, worry, guilt, anger, resentment, frustration, and judgment into trust, confidence, curiosity, non-judgment, and powerful action. You use self-awareness, self-mastery, and self-confidence to collaborate with God in creating your goals and choices.  You have a strong sense of inner peace and fulfillment, compassion for others, and the capacity to influence those around you towards the good.


When you are renewed in love, you can identify, target, and release the key beliefs, emotions, and behaviors that are holding you back from greater love. You embrace genuine self-love, which forms the foundation for love of others and love of God (Aquinas).  You know yourself as a subject– a person loved by God, seeking happiness, and participating in God’s creative love which affirms to all “It is good that you are.”


When you are renewed in purpose, you have a profound sense of who you are, where you came from, and what you’re here to do. You have a clear thread you choose to shape your life around. You keep your larger purpose in your sights, but you also know how to create daily purposeful moments, to make choices from purpose and not from fear, and to discover purpose in the challenges and trials of life.


When you are renewed in unity, you experience yourself as a whole and integrated person. There is a connectedness between who you are as a spiritual being and who you are as a mental, emotional, social, physical, and environmental being.  You experience harmony between the workings of nature and grace, and you rejoice in your identity as a human person created and redeemed by God.

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We’re so glad you found us

We are Karen and Curtis Herbert, and it’s our mission to spark a Catholic Midlife Renewal full of hope, energy, love, purpose, and unity.


We work with Catholics just like you who are navigating the midlife season, seeking ‘what’s next in life, and who desire to be intentional about living their future with hope and a strong sense of purpose.


Midlife is full of tremendous opportunities and possibilities. It’s a time to explore new ways of living your gifts and talents, to deepen or restore your relationships, to rekindle your life of faith, to let go of old wounds and beliefs that are no longer serving you, and to experience new joy and freedom. 


Join us on The Catholic Midlife™ Podcast and work with us in our 1:1 or group coaching programs to experience a midlife renewal that will set a firm foundation for the next phase of life!



“Working with Curtis and Karen has been so rewarding. Through their coaching, assessments, and tools, I’ve gained valuable insights, including why I do the things I do and how to make conscious decisions to change. I have a framework for moving toward fulfilling relationships with my adult children, I’ve formulated my values, and am now crafting my vision and intention for the next phase! I’m so glad I invested in myself.”



“I didn't realize how many internal battles I was having and expectations I couldn't fulfill for myself. As a result of this program, I feel stronger. I feel more empowered. I have a sense of freedom. Karen and Curtis are exceptional, and I didn’t know how much I needed this until I joined it.”



“For the first time I feel equipped to consciously choose the path that is right for me rather than be at the mercy of everyone else’s expectations and needs. I have more optimism that I will actually reach my goals.  I feel less fearful about trying new things because I have developed greater self-compassion and confidence.  I want to live more authentically instead of trying to maintain the persona of “perfect” mom and wife. I am so thankful to Karen and Curtis."

Embrace The Midlife Renewal

Here’s how we can work together.

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Listen to the Podcast

We can’t wait to get to know you! Subscribe to The Catholic Midlife™ Podcast, join our free discussion group on Facebook, and reach out on social media to say hello.

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Book a Consult

Thinking about coaching but need to learn more?  Apply for a consultation call with Curtis or Karen to discuss what you are looking for and decide whether or not we are a great fit for your needs.

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Work with Us

Consider working with a midlife renewal coach in a 1:1 setting, or in a group with other midlife Catholics.  Learn more about our coaching services below and listen to client testimonials here.