Climbing a Tree at 83

My name is Joan Virginia Allen. I believe age is just a number. We can BE/DO/HAVE whatever we say we want whenever we choose to make the commitment and take action.


I am a certified dynamic aging life coach. My purpose as a coach is to create a connection with you so you can explore, find inspiration and be empowered in finding your path for your best life.

As a dynamic aging life coach, I create a space for my clients where they can explore whatever they say they want in their lives. As a result, they can and do take action – no matter what age.

I am happily married to my soulmate who is the wind beneath my wings. I have four beautiful children and eight amazing grandchildren.

Willis and Joan sitting on big balls at dining table with view


I am all about curiosity, adventure and exploration especially when it comes to making changes in life  – at any age. For example, it took me 20 years to become an attorney. I started practicing law in my 40s.

At 60, I became certified to train older adults in weight-lifting to maintain bone density. When I reached 71, I certified as a Nutritious Movement Restorative Exercise Specialist, became a fitness instructor and continue to practice every day.

Then at 78 (same age as Grandma Moses when she started painting in earnest), I co-authored a best-selling book called Dynamic Aging: Simple Steps to Whole-Body Mobility. From there I created the successful blog, Dynamic Aging 4 Life.

After training people in the physical aspects of dynamic aging, I decided I wanted to continue to change the paradigm of aging. At 81, I became a certified life coach and now at 82, I have created  my successful coaching business, Coaching Dynamic Aging.

Have you seen our story in the Washington Post? Take a look!


Joan climbing a tree

Through coaching, my clients have successfully transitioned from more than 50 years’ working to exploring life in “retirement;” launched new businesses; dealt with issues around the pandemic and sheltering in place; changed careers; moved past procrastination; learned how to take better care of themselves free of guilt; faced their fears taking on challenging projects; unpacked their baggage around artists’ and writers’ block; successfully and joyfully written a dissertation for a doctorate; explored grief, loss of motivation and confidence to find a new way of life; and much more.

I am passionate about exploring the dynamics of aging – physically, mentally and emotionally. Coaching allows me to partner with those who are willing to take ownership of their lives, make that leap of faith and trust in themselves.

Contact me at for your complimentary Introductory coaching session!