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About Carol Orsborn

Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. (1948) is the author of over 30 books for and about the Boomer generation, spirituality and aging and quality of life, having appeared on Oprah, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News among others. Her most recent book "The Making of an Old Soul: Aging as the Fulfillment of Life's Promise" has won praise from James Hollis, Rami Shapiro and Andy Achenbaum, who called her book "A tour de force". The late Gail Sheehy, author of the classic text on adult development, "Passages." wrote that Carol's body of work on conscious aging is "The best I have ever read on this most significant passage."

Dr. Orsborn's blogs appear regularly at (online home of the Fierce with Age Archives, a free self-guided conscious aging retreat and the Sage-ing International Book Club).

Other books include "Older, Wiser, Fiercer: The Wisdom Collection", which has been hailed as a classic in the conscious aging field and her bestselling "The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker's Guide to Growing Older" coauthored with Dr. Robert L. Weber which won gold in category of aging consciously at Nautilus Book Awards, Amongst her books for Random House is "The Art of Resilience", which remains in print after twenty years.

During her long career as a life stage marketing expert, Dr. Orsborn co-founded Fleishman-Hillard's FH Boom, the first initiative by a global PR firm to help brands connect with the Boomer consumer. She co-authored the first book on marketing to Boomer women, providing her expertise to such clients as Ford, Humana and Prudential Annuities.

Dr. Orsborn lives on the Cumberland River with her husband in Madison, Tennessee. She is the mother of two and has two grandsons.


What the Experts are Saying about Carol Orsborn's Books:

What is an “old soul,” but someone who has observed, explored, reflected, and seen the deeper patterns beneath the surfaces of life. In The Making of an Old SoulCarol Orsborn shares her story of continuity amid change, and depth amid the daily detritus. Her shared insights will stir the reader to similarly reflect on what abides amid changes, and what brings depth and dignity to our life.

—James Hollis, Living Between Worlds and Prisms: Reflections on this Journey We Call Life.

Bursting with revelations, Carol’s amazing book has set my mind spinning from insight overload! Healing and full of the fierce grace of enlightened aging, it may even help your grown children understand their parents’ new and joyous weirdness. Dive in and discover the sacred mystery of your own life. This book will change you.

—John C. Robinson, The Divine Human

At 76 years old, I found this book to be a gift that I will treasure for as long as I live.

It was the poet John Keats who spoke of our life as “the vale of soul-making.” Alas, Keats knew nothing of old age, since he died at the age of 25. But his phrase is exactly what Carol Orsborn’s book offers us: a passionate belief that later life can be a time of discovery, creation, and unfolding—becoming the person we were meant to be

—Harry (Rick) Moody, retired Vice President for Academic Affairs, AARP

Carol Orsborn has written a stirring book to guide readers along a journey to “something more”— an intense, liberating spiritual merger with the divine. The Making of an Old Soulleads readers toward this final spiritual awakening, thus rewarding the struggles and lessons accumulated through a long life. This book wisely teaches why and how.

—Brent Green, Questions of the Spirit: the Quest for Understanding at a Time of Loss