starting a business at 50.


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What if you could start over doing what you loved?

When Covid hit, Deb Porter asked herself that exact question. She had just begun an exciting new job but then was told that they weren’t able to pay her what they agreed on. Instead of sitting in despair, Deb leaned into her faith to identify a new path. She asked, what if I could do what I love? It was through that question, HOLD – Hearing Out Life Drama was born!

Deb’s experience as a minister in the Methodist Church and as a caretaker for her ill ex-husband was the perfect background to cultivate a listening first mentality that is the foundation of HOLD. 

In today’s episode, Deb walks us through the trials and tribulations that guided her to start her business and what it’s really like to start a business at age 50. 

Tune in to hear more!

In this episode we discuss:

[4:00] Deb shares her background
[7:49] Deb loses her job and needs to pivot
[10:39]what is HOLD?
[19:13] what it takes to be a good listener
[38:38] Deb’s business tips

Book recommendations for overcoming:

1] Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
2] Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
3] What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry

You can connect with Deb at @hearingoutlifedrama or at

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Becca Feauto

Becca wants to live in a world where emails are short, love letters still exist and every “thank you” note is scribbled by hand.