SalmonJacket.HeadShotPour yourself a glass of wine, mix a mojito or splash some scotch over ice and join the fun with Annmarie Kelly and her latest expert guest as they talk about things that matter to midlife women. Annmarie interviews a wide variety of experts, some who tell stories of victory, others who inform or motivate and still others who will make you laugh. They talk about the trials and triumphs of mid-life reinventions, empty nests, aging parents, relationships, money!

Most Happy Hour listeners tell Annmarie that what they like most about the guests is that the on-air conversations sound just like the ones they have with girlfriends over lunch, tea or happy hour. Tune in every Friday at 3pm. Annmarie is at WCHE Learn more!

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Friday Happy Hour Guests:


May 4: Mary Walton

 Mary on Friday Happy Hour  How much do women know about our political history? Mary Walton thinks not enough – and she’s been working to change that! Mary is joining Annmarie Kelly at the Friday Happy Hour to talk about two women who made a difference in their own day, and their contributions are important to all the Victory Chicks today. Mary Walton was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 24 years.

April 27:  Cathy Sikorski

   Happy Hour friend, Cathy Sikorski is back this week to talk caregiving, Seniors.  We’ll also be talking about Cathy’s new book, Who Moved My Teeth

April 20: Kristen Edens

 Kristen Edens on Friday Happy Hour Kristen Edens, like a lot of people, had a change of fate after the 2009 financial meltdown. It affected her career, her finances, and her marriage. But, you know the saying, you can’t keep a good woman down. Kris story is as inspirational as it is practice. If you’re thinking about a reinvention or a new/next chapter, you’ll like Kris’ story.

Kristen Edens, is a personal finance and business expert helping those over 50 manage the new midlife. Find out more about Kris at  and on her Grandparents in Business FB page

April 13: Linda Meyers

 linda meyers on friday happy hour with Annmarie Kelly How many people do you think say, “I wish I could give it all up – or retire – and live in Tuscany – or Paris – some other exotic place? Linda Meyers, and her spouse, George, said it too. And then they DID IT! Linda and George are fifty-somethings from the Washington DC area who got tired of the rat race and wanted an adventure. What they got was an interesting combination of Eat-Pray-Love and Under the Tuscan Sun.

Linda is coming to the Friday Happy Hour to talk about how they did it and how they expanded it.

Join us this Friday for an interesting career reinvention!

 April 6: Lisa Scottoline - Listen to the Podcast!

 lisa scottoline on the friday Happy Hour w annmarie kelly Author Lisa Scottoline needs no introduction, especially with her fervent fans in Chester County. She is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 31 novels, including her latest work, AFTER ANNA. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective.

Lisa is coming to the Friday Happy Hour to talk with me about her newest novel, After Anna. I'll also be asking her about Rosato and DiNunzio, and stories from her weekly column in The Philadelphia Inquirer….and more! If you love Lisa, you won’t want to miss this Friday’s Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly. Learn more about Lisa on her website:

You can find After Anna on Amazon: After Anna/Hard Copy and After Anna/Kindle

March 30, 2018: Michelle Gielan

 Michelle Geilan on Friday Happy Hour Radio w Annmarie Kelly We’re “Broadcasting Happiness” at this Friday’s Happy Hour with the woman who wrote the book on the subject, Michelle Gielan. This is the perfect pick-me-up for those mid-winter blahs!

Michelle is a national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher. She’s also the author of the bestseller Broadcasting Happiness, the Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

March 23, 2018 - Listen to the Podcast!

  menopause expert Irene Hogan  Perimenopause, menopause, osteoporosis, aging, sex after menopause. They’re all topics that intimately affect us as women, but we don’t like talking about them. That fascinates pharmacist and menopause expert Irene Hogan because its what she talks about most. Irene believes that aging does not mean that your body has to fall apart or succumb to chronic disease. She helps women put more life into their years and not just years into their lives – and this week she’s helping us Victory Chicks do it!  Learn more about Irene at and find her on fb

March 16, 2018

   Are you in your second act? Melissa Davey is. She left her job as a corporate executive to follow her passion – the Life Beyond Sixty Project. Melissa is documenting the experiences of women over sixty to find out how they are making the most of this time of their lives. Tune in to  find out how Melissa decided to make the move from the corporate world into the world of films, and how the Life Beyond Sixty Project started.

March 9, 2018

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March 2, 2018: Melissa Davey

  Are you in your second act? Melissa Davey is. She left her job as a corporate executive to follow her passion – the Life Beyond Sixty Project. Melissa is documenting the experiences of women over sixty to find out how they are making the most of this time of their lives. Tune in to  find out how Melissa decided to make the move from the corporate world into the world of films, and how the Life Beyond Sixty Project started.

February 23, 2018: Eileen Santos -  Listen to the Podcast!

 Santos on Happy Hour Radio Whatever possessed corporate executive Eileen Santos to leave her job, take a spiritual name and become a shaman? That’s what Annmarie Kelly is finding out at this week’s Friday Happy Hour. If you’ve ever thought that crazy idea your passionate about could never become your next chapter, this show will make you think twice.

Eileen Anümani Santos, is an award-winning and international bestselling author of Unmasking Your Soul: A Transformational Journey of Truth, Light, and Healing and contributing author to the anthology, Pebbles in the Pond (Wave 4). While Anümani spent the first half of her life in the corporate world, first as an electrical engineer, then as a management consultant after receiving her MBA from Columbia University, and finally as an executive for a non-profit organization, all that changed in 2003 when she had a mystical dream that awakened her to a deeper calling.

Learn More About Eileen

February 16, 2018: Bonnie Ross Parker - Listen to the Podcast!

 Bonnie Parker  We all have a lot of changes going on. Remember when it was easy to meet people at your kids’ school and at work? Now, between things like downshifting into a second – or third – career,  starting a new business, or downsizing into a new house in a strange development, we lose old connections. Making new ones can be a challenge. So I asked America’s Connection Diva, Bonnie Ross Parker, to join us today. We’ll be talking about effective ways to start connect with new people in this new phase of your life.

In August of 2002, Bonnie created Xperience Connections™, a program supporting professional women nationwide. Her mission is to encourage and facilitate the growth, performance and integrity of professional women by creating opportunities to foster relationships through a creative exchange of information and referrals. Bonnie is the author of several books including Walk In My Boots: The Joy of Connecting, shifting your consciousness to share yourself with others: Y.O.U. ~ Set A High Standard for Being Human showing how our journey impacts others and the journey of others impacts our own. Her most recent book, Discovery and Recovery: A Shared Journeychronicles her 8-month challenge with Breast Cancer taking the reader through the entire process from diagnoses thru chemo, surgery, radiation and recovery. It is available on-line at no charge. Learn more about Bonnie here:

If you want to connect with Bonnie, she asks that you email her at with 1-2 insights from our Friday Happy Hour conversation

You can find Bonnie on Amazon: 42 Rules for Effective Communication

February 9, 2018: Lisa Thomas Laury - Listen to the Podcast!

   Philadelphia TV icon Lisa Thomas Laury is coming to this week’s Friday Happy Hour. The Emmy-winning anchor was so popular and well-loved that she was like a friend to her viewers. When Lisa left, her fans missed seeing her. We knew she wasn’t well, but we had no idea the kind of hell Lisa was going through in her private life. Lisa is joining Annmarie Kelly this week to talk about what happened then, her long road back and what she’s up to now.

February 2, 2018: Fran Green


We’re starting off the “love month” of February with dating tips for singles who are divorced and looking – or thinking they might be ready now for a new love. Fran Green is a nationally renowned relationship expert. She runs a private practice working with singles who want to maximize their social life and couples who want to improve their relationship. Fran is also an accomplished online dating coach, helping singles find their perfect match via the internet.

And, if you’re already married or involved, and not looking, I didn’t forget you. In addition being the “breakup doctor”, Fran is also the former spokesperson and director of flirting of So I asked her to give us some tips for flirting with our sweetie.

Things could be getting hot at this week’s Friday Happy Hour!

Learn more about Fran Green

Get Fran’s books on Amazon: Dating Again with Courange and Confidence The Flirting Bible

 January 26, 2018:  AJ Dereume - Listen to the Podcast


We’re a week away from Groundhog Day and we’re getting as close to Punxsutawney Phil as possible with co-handler AJ Dereume. During this Happy Hour, you’ll be getting the inside scoop about:

  • What actually happens in Punxsutawney during Ground Hog Day
  • some of the stranger Punxsutawney  Phil superstitions and traditions
  • Some little known facts about Phil and Groundhog Day
  • What Phil’s “Inner Circle” does the rest of the year
  • What you need to know if you’re going to Punxsutawney next week!

January 19, 2018: Christi Cavallo - Listen to the Podcast

Christi Cavallo will be doing mini-readings for almost the whole hour. You can call in any time. If the line is busy, call back. Here's the call-in number: 610-701-9243

Christi Cavallo's work for the past thirty years has been helping others find peace in their lives by answering their deepest questions, lending a guiding hand through their challenges and connecting to those who have passed. Her mission and purpose is to awaken each one of her client's spiritual power and guide them through recognizing their own unique abilities and gifts. Check out her website: Christi Cavallo

January 12: Marsha Egan - Listen to the Podcast!

  Is your inbox so cluttered that it’s getting in the way of your productivity? You aren’t the only one! But Success Strategist Marsha Egan says it doesn’t have to be that way. She’s coming to the Friday Happy Hour with a ton of tips that will help you detox your inbox. And that’s not all, Marsha is also going to give you some ideas for how to give better feedback to boosting your productivity. You don’t want to miss this!

Marsha Egan, CSP, PCC is a success strategist and professional coach who specializes in interpersonal impact. She’s been on countless TV, radio and media including The CBS Nightly News, Fox and Friends, CNN, and was on the front page of USA Today with her success building advice. She joins us from Nantucket, where she moved 9 years ago as one of her personal life goals.

January 5: Julie Benezet - Listen to the Podcast!

  It’s a brand new baby year and you set your goals and made some plans. But life moves fast and in spite of our best intentions, life can through us a curve ball. In a world where change is constant, fear and insecurity can keep you from moving forward.  Former Amazon executive Julie Benezet will show you a new approach to the scariness of the unknown and show you how to use it as a way to build a better future.

Julie Benezet has devoted her working life to exploring the new, building businesses helping others to do the same. She currently works as an executive coach, teacher, and author following 25 years in business and law. She speaks and writes extensively on navigating the scariness of the new and unknown in the 21st Century and decoding human behavior in the face of change.  Find out more about Julie at

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