Wallis Pattisonn is different to most people her age, she is straightforward, quirky and has an attitude of let’s give it a try. She is the founder of Bold Not Old, CEO and editor-in-chief of Empowering Boldness. a bi-monthly magazine.
She launched Bold Not Old in 2018 as a way to express her own style and to see if anyone else out there had similar ideas and aspirations. Bold Not Old was a platform of self-discovery and learning as Wallis navigated what getting older means and what could a serial entrepreneur with a love of fashion, design and personal development make of a world that on the 0ne hand has an ageing population and on the other hand getting older was seen as mostly negative.
Bold Not Old has been morphing into a platform of self- awareness and education. In the last two years Wallis has been working on bringing more awareness around what is possible and how powerful the Silver Economy is for those wanting to make a difference and do well.
Bold not Old is building a Multimedia platform that will provide products to inspire and educate those wanting to continue to be self reliant and adventuresome. The silver economy taps into the experience of people 50+ - the largest talent pool in history and redefines what retirement means.
Wallis is an authority on how to be an ageing entrepreneur. She is a speaker, author and is intent on disrupting the accepted norm around what is possible as we age.
Her passion is to challenge those who are 55+ to get out of their comfort zone rethink retirement and have a go at being an entrepreneur. She encourages creativity, daring to be different, thinking fabulous and proving that pursuing a passion can add years to our lives. There is no Utopia, but life can be joyous, even the challenges can be small bumps to be seen as part of the journey.
Wallis has many fans, maybe not with well- known names, but ordinary people living ordinary lives who aspire to living their dreams and having a go. Like minded people who want to know they are not alone, or redundant.
Wallis loves to present ideas and concepts that rock the boat, her idea of "what's next?" is inspiring and thought provoking. As Wallis says, "Experienced entrepreneurs are an under-utilised resource we cannot afford to waste.
“If we want to know what our future looks like, we have to create it."