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 Testamonial:  Georgian's workshop, "Advice to Your Younger Self:  Celebrate Your Story" at the 2015 Connecticut Women's Conference was very well received.  Each attendee came away with newly discovered energy and courage to take on life's transitions.  Her workshop was the perfect follow-up to our morning program, "Unleash Your Inner Hero!" 

Joanne Gustafson, President, Connecticut Women's Alliance.


Workshop Offerings Include: 

Your Next 20 Years - A Workshop for Midlife Career Women

Develop realistic hope for earning as we age; address 'what if' scenarios; catalog transferable skills and talents; explore opportunities to do what you always wanted!





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Mister Ed, Lucy, Mom & Me is a booklet that shares how watching '60s sitcoms with my Mom helped lighten the caregiving experience.  Available on Amazon.



Insights & Observations

 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- Content Writing highlights my business services for companies of all sizes.  The "Working Women" section offers services and ideas to help summon our creativity in every phase of our careers.  In the "Ponder That" section I comment on current news items and emerging trends.  In the "Tips" section I offer workplace advice and reminders. "About Me" is just that. "Mid LIFE Matters" has segments from my public tv show.   "The Ryan Group" tab offers access to an astounding set of organizational improvement services.

Below are two managment e-books I authored for retaining talent:


Read these E-Books  in 2 hours at Work!

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Below are shots of inspiration for experienced working women: 


 Available at Amazon - paperback & ebook




 "Mid LIFE Matters" - Wallingford Public TV

 I host a half-hour show on WPAA-TV celebrating women's wisdom and wit.  Fascinating women share their stories and growth mindsets:  Segments are under the MidLIFE Matters tab on this site and on You Tube, under my name.

I am honored to win the 2016 Community Media Rika Welch leadership award for community impact; a testimony to the Guests who shared their stories on MidLIFE Matters



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E-Book Webinars & Workshops

Thank you to Joan Lahti, Ph.D., of Get To The Point Books for sponsoring a 45-minute webinar on my e-book, Are Your Star Performers Packing Their Bags?  How to Persuade Them to Stay.  Participants from across the country (and globe) reflected on their own retention tactics, and saw how to navigate this user-friendly workbook approach.   I offer similar sessions -- in person, online, or using blended technology, for any size group.  Contact Joan for a reference:







Hopelessly Twitter-pated 

Disney's Bambi learned about the birds and the bees by watching his forest friends, Thumper and Flower, get 'twitter-pated' in the annual rite of Spring. Today we seem to be suffering from an epidemic of 'twitterpation', but the passion is less primal.  Or is it?

  •  A  survey by AAA reveals that 86% of teens drive while distracted, despite 30 states having laws against texting while driving.  William Van Tassel, manager of AAA's driving training programs said "... Driving is the first real adult responsibility, but let's face it, they're still teens whose brains aren't fully developed." (USA Today, 08/02/10)
  • Buzz Bissinger, acclaimed author of "Friday Night Lights" decried texting as "the complete dumbing down of our society" before becoming addicted, himself.  He claims wife #3 is threatening drastic measures if he can't step away while with the family. (NYT, 08/02/10)
  •  Tumblr is described as "a space between Twitter and Facebook" by Mark Coatney, the company's "media evangelist"; its positioned as a way for traditional companies and media outlets to build a relationship among a young crowd, with "creative expression in mind."  (NYT, 08/02/10)
  • Just Dukky merges junk mail with social marketing and web technology --"direct marketing on steroids."  Customers get give-aways but provide personal info to redeem the on-line coupons, using texts or email.  Their online activities are tracked at each stage. A marketing bonanza!  (Entrepreneur, July, 2010)
  • On a less progressive note, the United Arab Emirates are planning to block BlackBerry email and text messages, citing  security concerns.  YouTube, Facebook and Google have had their own challenges within the Persian Gulf.  (NYT 08/02/10) 




Shoot for the Moon, Land on a Star

If a Kaplan learning center helped you become the star you are today, be grateful Stanley Kaplan was rejected from medical school.  His "Plan B" ultimately spawned over 100 test-prep centers in the US.  Perhaps his success started with his job at age 14, tutoring others for 25 cents an hour.  Like other start-ups of lore, he launched his company from his parents' home -- in 1938.  He and  his wife also established a foundation for a range of causes, including, of course, education.  He died at age 90 in 2009. So stop staring at that closed door, and get going!   Source:  USA Today, 8/25/09.


Small World After All

A 7/29/10 NYT article features a woman-owned hot dog stand in California that was rescued by an international microlender;  the money was disbursed through a US pilot program.    Amanda Keppert believes if not for the $6,500 loan from Kiva.org, she would have lost everything.  But thanks to funds that are more commonly available in third world countries, she is shown smiling next to her cheery stand.  The depressed economy in Silicon Valley was the villian, but Kiva and a group called the Opportunity Fund are the heroes.  Gina Harman, president and chief executive of Accion USA, another microlender and Kiva partner, said "People are compelled to do something in their backyard.  Suddenly, giving $1 to someone in Ghana isn't as important as giving to someone here." 


Nostalgia: a Healthy Indulgence

An article in the July/August, 2010 edition of Scientific American Mind reverses the idea that nostalgia is a weakness.  To the contrary, a 2006 study links it to psychological well-being.  Derived from the Greek words for "return" and "pain", nostalgia can actually improve people's moods and sense of well being.  Study participants who recalled vivid, complex memories reported a strong sense of social competence (openness with others about feelings; ability to give emotional support to friends; adeptness at forming relationships). As teams are strengthened by a history of overcoming obstacles, it may be a form of organizational nostalgia.  "To be able to look back on one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice" -- First century Roman poet Marcus Valerius Martial.


Original Mad Man: Mediocracy Rules

A 7/25/10 NYT interview with Ed McCabe, a mega advertising star ("It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken") dispelled some myths about the era depicted in the "Mad Men" TV series.  Yes, they drank at lunch, and maybe dinner, too.  But not in the office.  Most everybody did smoke in the office, however, and he seemed surprised so many of them survived.  Asked about today's commercials, he remarked "Mostly I notice how bad so much is.  But then it always has been, hasn't it?  When has 90% of everything not been mediocre?"  McCabe also commented that he thinks people today may work harder, trying to do more, but are lazier.  "Quality takes longer than quantity."  Likely a truism for any era.

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