Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive!

How to lift up your life in your 50’s and beyond — Swiss secrets to not growing old — (Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! Book Series 1)

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Pub Date 5 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 10 Jan 2022

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Advance Praise

"#1. “What makes Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! different from the myriad other books on the topic is the focus on action. This book’s Thrive Guide helps each reader create their custom action plan so they can turn inspiration into action and impact. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to increase their success and happiness.”

William Arruda, Author of Digital YOU: Real Personal Branding in the Digital Age

#2 “This book is brilliant and is shouting authenticity. It allies simplicity “no extreme, no excess”, practicality “wrap ups” “elevate now” and “thrive guide”, and experience “journeys”, all supported by strong references. I can only appreciate how “Wake-Up, Shape-Up, Thrive!” can inspire and help any 50+ to live a better life, to feel in peace with oneself and to age harmoniously with oneself and the others. A true hymn to silver age!”

Corinne Pollier-Bousquet, Former President International WW

#3. “An inspiring, thoughtful and thought-provoking book. A must read, full of wisdom and suggestions to make our lives easier. It is inciteful, focused and yet an easy read. The authors give practical, interesting advice in a very digestible style. Brilliant.”

Chris Kirk – Former CEO SGS

#4 “Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! inspires us to be before we get old. It is a life enhancer ... definitely my bedside book for the many years ahead, which I have now decided will be the best of my life… bearers of happiness, value and why not, exemplary!”

Dominique Faesch, MBA, Présidente, Cercle Suisse des Administratrices

#5 “A truly inspirational read in your 50s and beyond! Wake-Up, Shake-Up Thrive! is a comprehensive guide to how to live your best life after 50. Intentional focus on the five dimensions of well-being based on Swiss Secrets is simple in its completeness. Kocher and Ben Dhaou have blended a mixture of data, stories, examples, and the Wrap UP that make this an easy read.”

Charlotte Allen, Rebel Success For Leaders Speaker, Consultant, And Bestselling Author

#6 “This book is packed full of practical, doable advice which, if taken to heart and put into practice, will improve anyone’s quality of life, not just those of us over the age of 50. I’m going to send it to my millennial daughters!”

Michael Beacham, Financial Literacy Expert, Author, Money Savvy Generation

#7 “Wake up Shake up, Thrive! has changed my way of thinking about many of the upheavals of mid-life. The authors make a strong case for viewing these changes as a springboard to the last third of life, which can be even more healthy, productive, successful, and fulfilling as the first two. A book to dip into regularly for motivation on the path to better!”

Viviane Lowe, Fit for Life Foundation

#8 “This book is the perfect guide to help you face with plenitude and youthful spirit a beautiful and rewarding phase of your life, life after 50. I wish I had had a book like this to help me in my journey. Its holistic approach, easy tips and rich testimonial makes gives a positive and awakening perspective on how to make of this period of life a period of joy, serenity, and health. A revealing guide to the Swiss way of living and ageing.”

Maria de la Hera, Member of The Board Of Advisors at Valeur Absolue Parfums

#9 “This book is a very pleasant and easy read and a wonderful start for everyone over 50 or younger who wants to give his or her life a new direction in a practical way.” Jürgen Müller, Partner at PwC, TEDx speaker, Happiness advocate in the business world

#10 “If you are looking on how to “elevate” your life after 50, this book is your first and best resource. As Dominique and Ellen say ... those who prepare for life after 50 tend to flourish. Those who neglect it, often regret and decline. Take your life to the next level, become cooler now than in your 20s and 30s, and begin thriving in your 50s and beyond!”

Anne Macnabb Nadjafi Founder AMwellness 

#11 “Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! is an easy and informative read which encourages and motivates one to embrace self-love by adopting good life style habits.”

MEILING, Fashion Designer

#12. “The slver tsunami is upon us. As HR leaders, we need to be ready to address a healthy and engaged workforce at any age, by coming up with modern, practical, and innovative solutions. Ellen’s and dominique’s book wake up – shake up – thrive! Offers a wide range of ideas that are holistic and easy to implement.”

Christiane - Bisanzio, HR Executive

#13. “As a 59-year-old British female senior executive living in Switzerland and on the cusp of “retirement” this book provided helpful guidance, pointers and encouraged self-reflection and most importantly action. Small steps and changes in your life, habits and routines can make a big difference and this book nudges you to take these steps in a very engaging way.”

Suzanne Wise, Senior Executive

#14 “Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! A book that finally helped me to understand what real balance in life means. Thanks to your book, I’m finally able to name when my saboteur is getting control over my life and when I should follow my sage. “Attitude is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” By Roy t. Bennett – I would expect all 50+ to take the time to make the right choice and read this book and start to live a fulfilled life.” Caroline Duetsch Kubik, Managing Partner , Vertikom

#15. “Reading ‘Wake-Up Shake-Up Thrive’ is just like enjoying a brisk walk in the Swiss countryside with Ellie. She enthusiastically shares her tips for healthy living while being a role model for staying active and youthful. Her collaboration with Dominique encourages us all to Thrive!”

JR Annecelli, Entrepreneur, Artist"

"#1. “What makes Wake-Up, Shake-Up, Thrive! different from the myriad other books on the topic is the focus on action. This book’s Thrive Guide helps each reader create their custom action plan so...


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Featured Reviews

An uplifting and comprehensive approach to planning the third age This energised book covers the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and financial dimensions of the journey to getting older. I particularly enjoyed the idea of Passion Power and the pursuit of interests, learning and new experiences that really "light you up."

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Although I'm a little younger than my 50s I was keen to read this to see what strategies it recommended. It has easy to implement strategies and plenty of examples for thriving in middle age and beyond. I'm pleased I've read this one! Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Loved this book. A great insight into tips and tricks on how not to be "old" in your fifties and beyond. Really enjoyed the positivity of how to blend all areas of your life to live everyday as your best self by adopting better habits and making small changes. Highly recommend - I guarantee that you will pick something up from this (you don't have to be 50 or over - be prepared in advance for the approaching years!).

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