Next Chapter Book

Discover how to design and confidently live your next chapter


even if you feel lost after a major life transition and have no idea who you are anymore


“Now what?”

That’s a question all of us ask ourselves after a major life transition.

Retirement, divorce, a career change, moving, having kids, kids leaving the “nest”–navigating life after a major transition can get messy. Really messy!

There may even be times you look in the mirror and don’t even recognize the person staring back at you.

That loss of identity is a lot more common than you think. Who you are today is often deeply rooted in the past, with your spouse, your children, your career, or even your community involvement. When a transition changes that, it can be confusing and lonely.

It feels like someone drove you out into the middle of nowhere, pushed you out of the car without a map, and said, “Good luck.”

Faced with the daunting task of finding myself after retirement as a corporate executive, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery to figure out who I was and what I wanted outside of my 30-year corporate identity.

In my new Amazon best-seller and #1 Hot New Release book, Your Next Chapter. Dream It. Design It. Live It., I share personal stories, lessons learned, and journal exercises to help you discover who you are without limitations, what you really want out of your next chapter in life, and how to get it!

Book Testimonials

Like Christine, I had the opportunity to do a work study program in high school.  She was my mentor for that program. I always felt like a peer with her, instead of the shy little girl from a poor background that I believed others saw. She challenged me to meet stretch goals. She validated my choices and recognized my accomplishments. I’ve carried that experience through life and strive to emulate the support I received.  First, I aspire to model the behavior I want from others, then encourage their attempts to progress, and grant them grace along the way. Reading her book is helping me write the next chapter of my life. I can trust it is going to be amazing.

How many of us live our lives by default rather than by design? I know I have…for years. This book is a wonderful exercise in how to truly design your life. The stories and experiences from Christine’s life are relatable, and the questions she provides throughout the book are thought provoking, designed to make the reader dig deep into her own story. This book is an easy to follow road map, for any stage of life, any age of life. No matter what your next chapter is, I highly recommend using it as your guide. I wish I would have had it years ago!

Deb B.

Oh my goodness. After reading the first chapter I KNEW there was goodness just for me at this time in this book. The concepts in chapter 4 were further confirmation!

Angie C.

It has definitely been a year of transitions for a lot of people. I found this book to be extremely helpful in breaking down the steps needed to really get me to understand where my next steps will be and, almost more importantly, a true roadmap to help get me there! This book is right on point and fun to read. I highly recommend it and wish I had had this years ago!! It’s a MUST for anyone facing a new chapter in your life!


Have you heard about others that have these great mentors that help them achieve more than they thought they could and you were always a bit jealous because you didn’t have that person too? Yeah, I get you! In reading Christine Stallard’s book Your Next Chapter it was like having that incredible mentor. Reading the book felt like sitting across from her in a coffee shop talking about experiences, lessons learned, and how to do life better and more authentically. It’s the book, plus the exercises, that will inspire you, challenge you, support you and lead you to that next level, wherever that may be! It is a book I will be referring back to as new challenges present themselves for a little bit more mentoring as I live fully!

Annette L.

I started following Christine’s blog (which has concepts from her book) and enjoyed what she was writing about. At first, I didn’t think I needed any guidance in my life, but after downloading her morning mindset template and reading her book, I realized I had fallen into a trap…a rut called retirement and empty-nester which included no plans or goals. Life was just happening, I was busy with household duties and grandkids but no real accomplishments and nothing that was for me. I felt a bit lost. But Christine has given me the jump start to get back fully engaged in life and I feel like I am really designing the life I want to live and not just letting life happen. I would recommend Christine for any phase of life you are in. It could be life-changing.

Linda L.

Your reality may be limited to the here and now, but your future reality can be something totally different, because it has yet to be written!

There is a path out of the darkness and into the light--one that leads freedom, fulfillment, and joy, no matter how challenging things feel right now.

You are the author of your own life’s story.

You have the pen! That means you have an incredible opportunity in front of you to design a life you love, that’s authentic to you!

If you’re ready to…

Harness your current wisdom and talent and use it in new ways in your next chapter

Rekindle your passions and discover new ones

Begin to live life by design--your design--instead of by default

Overcome negative self-talk and navigate your life transition with confidence and grace

Gain the clarity and confidence you need to be unapologetically you and make a lasting impact in the world

Discover how your mind works so you can release limiting beliefs and conquer your fear of the unknown

...then buckle up and get reading for an exhilarating, rewarding journey filled with inspiration, reflection, and discovery.

Navigating life after a major transition can be messy,

but it doesn’t have to be painful. 

It can even be enjoyable, when you understand how to seize it as an opportunity.

In Your Next Chapter. Dream It. Design It. Live It. I’ll take the mystery out of life after a transition and provide easy-to-follow action steps to help you write your next chapter, whatever it may be.

Your life wasn’t meant to be lived by default,

or wrapped up in getting approval from others. Your life is a blank canvas you get to design!

Now is the time to start living your best, authentic life,

and the map to making it happen is waiting for you inside the pages of my book.

So whether you’re in the middle of a major transition and feel lost…

If a major transition has ever brought you to your knees and you want a map to turn it into an opportunity...

Or you just want tools to create a life by design instead of setting for a life by default…

Then order your copy of this book today, and use it to dream, design, and most importantly, live your next chapter!

Order the book and companion journal together and I'll open a 20-minute spot on my calendar just for you. Order 5 or more copies of the book, and I'll send you a signed copy. Just send me a copy of your receipt and I'll get you all set up!