Dr. Sirena Pellarolo, Midlife Midwife and Bilingual Latina Speaker, is a board-certified Holistic Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, spiritual counselor trained at the Agape International Spiritual Center as a Prayer Practitioner, international best-selling author and speaker, radio host and blogger. With over 35 years-experience researching women’s empowerment, mentoring thousands of students and clients, and facilitating women’s circles. Sirena believes in a holistic approach to guide women navigate career and life transitions successfully, drawing from her extensive training and experience in the body, mind and spirit connection. Her own midlife re-launch from College Professor to Midlife Reinvention Coach models for her clients how to courageously rebirth themselves at midlife by unleashing their unique personal power, creative self-expression and hands-on genius.
Dr. Pellarolo is Professor Emerita of Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies from California State University, Northridge. She has authored and published numerous articles and two books on Latin American performance and gender studies, globalization and new social movements, focusing primarily on women’s empowerment. She is co-author--among others--, of Menopause Mavens: Master the Mystery of Menopause (2015), Journeys of Discovery, from the series Divas That Care (2018) and “Voices of the XXI Century: Women Who Influence, Inspire and Make a Difference” (2019).
forthcoming Recover Your Juiciness: A DIY Guide for an Empowered and Healthy
Midlife will be out in Summer 2021. She is currently working on a manuscript
titled Post-Midlife Renewal: A Manual to Thrive in the Wisdom Years.
*Extensive experience in individual and group mid-career coaching
*Master Minds facilitator
*Women’s circles host
Spiritual Counseling and Education
*Prayer Practitioner at the Agape International Spiritual Center, Los Angeles, and the Ojai Center for Spiritual Living
*Faculty at the Escuela de Liderazgo Espiritual, Centros para la vida
Espiritual, México (online Spiritual Leadership School for the Global Centers
for Spiritual Living)
Radio Host and Interviewee
*Host of “Ask the Midlife Midwife! Tricks to Rebirth Women at Midlife and Beyond,
*Women 4 Women Radio Network and I Heart Radio.
*Radio host at Spanish network Mindalia TV
*Multiple radio interviews and appearances at tele-summits, including Women’s Speakers Association TV, Mindalia Televisión, Spain.
*Bilingual radio show “Viva mi vida,” on 4WCY Radio on Holistic Health, covering US Latino/as and Latin America
*Soul’s Calling Coach Certification Program with Career Coach Rikk Hansen
*Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Raw Food Educator, the Living Light Culinary Institute.
*Board Certified American Association of Drugless Practitioners
*Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, State University of New York Purchase College.
*Practitioner Training, Agape International Spiritual Center, Los Angeles
*Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UCLA
*Masters’ in Spanish, UCLA
*“Post-Midlife Renewal: A Manual to Thrive in the Wisdom Years,” in progress.
*“Recover Your Juiciness! A DIY Guide for an Empowered and Healthy Midlife,”
forthcoming Summer 2021.
*“Creating a Movement of Wise Women on Fire to Change the World,” Voices of the XXI Century:
Brave, Bold and Brilliant Women Who Make a Difference, Women’s Speakers Association, 2019
*“Ignite Your Inner Fire and Re-Launch at Midlife,” in Journeys of Discovery, from the series
Divas That Care, edited by Candace Gish, 2018
*“The Masquerade is Over: Shedding Masks at Midlife.” In Menopause Mavens:
Master the Mystery of Menopause, edited by Jane S. Ashley. Flower of Life, Press, 2015
*“Midlife Beauty: The Real Thing.” In Success in Beauty: The Secrets to Effortless
Fulfillment and Happiness, edited by Charlotte Howard. Saint Stephen,
Heart Centered Women Publishing, 2014.
*The Huffington Post
*A Friend for the Ride
Workshops and Speaking Engagements
* “Mapping Your Successful Mid-Career Reinvention”
*“Four Steps to Rebirth at Midlife”
*“El poder transformador de las transiciones en los ciclos vitales de las mujeres”
*“Life Is Not Over at 50, Ladies!”