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~ WOMEN'S WORKSHOPS ~

 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!


 

CONTACT INFO:

georgianlussier@gmail.com

203-589-0392

Facebook & Twitter

 

My Website for Adult Caregivers:

http://www.KOPS-KeepOurParentsSafe.com

 

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.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Mister-Ed-Lucy-Mom-Me/dp/1523253487/ref 

Insights & Observations

 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- The "Working Women" section offers services and ideas to help us summon our creativity and strength in all phases 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 video preview clips from my public tv show.   "The Ryan Group" tab offers access to an astounding set of organizational improvement services.

 

Speaker on Women's Wisdom

Offering presentations & workshops! Drawing on research for my book, 55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women, as well as hosting a community TV show, "Mid LIFE Matters" -- I serve women a tonic for tackling new challenges.

 Available at Amazon - paperback & ebook

 http://www.amazon.com/55-Unite-Welcome-Working-Women/dp/1466411120/ref

New Guide Book!

 Wisdom gleaned from conversations with 40 wise women on my community TV show.  Avalaible At Amazon.

 http://www.amazon.com/Ways-Grow-after-50-Inspiring/dp/1517695562/ref

 "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 on aging well:   Clips are in the MidLIFE Matters tab above and full segments are available on You Tube - type "Georgian Lussier' in the You Tube search box.  

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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Management Training:

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:

joan.lahti@gettothepointbooks.com

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

 

Read these E-Books  in 2 hours at Work!

Printable Workbook Format

 www.gettothepointbooks.com 

Click "View Our Books" and scroll by alpha title - $12.95

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Friday
Apr152016

Global Financial Woes

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde is concerned about Britain exiting the European Union ("Brexit"); countries that are adopting more of an isolationist mindset when it comes to immigrants; and in general, a global economy that is limping.  With the Brexit vote scheduled for June 23, 2016 and Greece looking for relief on their $98 billion bailout, the scandal of the Panama Papers looks like small potatoesAnd how was your week?  (source:  USA TODAY 4/15/16 article, page 2B in the MONEY section)

 

Saturday
Mar052016

Keys to Successful Teams

  

I had the honor to create self-managed teams in a grand adventure in the late '80s.

Recent research points to 2 behaviors of good teams:  (1)  Everyone gets a chance to talk, increasing collective intelligence.  (2)  Social sensitivity; members are attuned to how others on the team are FEELING.

These findings are from a study in Silicon Valley, where high-tech workers tend to put data over social interaction.  Learn more about Project Aristotle in this NYT article - "Group Study" by Charles Duhigg -2/28/16 'Worklife' magazine edition. http://nyti.ms/20Vn3sz 

 

Monday
Nov022015

One Step Back = Career Roadblock?

 

 

 

Taking a lesser job after downsizing can be hazardous to your career future -- so says a study reported in USA TODAY.  Whether the lower-level job is in your field or not, some employers apparently see it as a blemish, and you may not be called for that interview.  (11/2/15 - "Settling for lesser job may hurt your career." by Paul Davidson).

I caution people from taking lower jobs because it can be hard to fit yourself in a smaller box - you may ask too many questions, or make too many suggestions.  But desperate times call for desperate measures.  Especially for older workers who are unemployed for an extended period -- any job is better than no job. 

When I first graduated from college, and couldn't find a teaching job, an employment agency urged me to put my superior typing skills to work as a secretary.  I'd been there, done that, during a short break from college - and held out.  But we all know there is no magical formula for the zig-zag of finding, and keeping, 'good' jobs.

I worked for an immensely talented women who labored a couple of layers lower while her sons were growing up - and then resumed her rise in the executive ranks.

Good luck to us all!

Saturday
Oct242015

Stages of Wisdom

 

David Brooks, in a NYT article, sketched out the stages of becoming wise:

 

1.  Basic Factual Acquisition - concrete, core knowledge.

2.  Pattern Formation - linking facts in meaningful ways.

3.  Mental Reformation - learning a new way of 'seeing'.

4.  Now, information is knowledge!

5.  Wisdom dawns when years of knowledge are exposed to the rigors of reality.

While he applauds adding 'soft' skills -- such as working in teams, developing self-confidence and demonstrating grit -- to school curriculums, Brooks cautions that we can't leap over the foundation steps.  (Schools for wisdom, reprinted in the Record-Journal - 10/19/15)

 

Saturday
Aug012015

Freelancing Heritage

  

 

Surprise!  Working 'gigs' as a freelancer was once the norm.  Professor Stephen Mihm of the U of Georgia shed light on how Americans went from working on farms or apprenticing in a trade, to plying one's skills as a contingent worker in the early days of the Industrial Revolution.  The advent of factories introduced more stable work, but even then people had to find fill-in work when business dipped.  While we freelancers may not want to claim hobos and tramps as our early mentors, we do share some of the perils of self-employment.  We now account for at least 40% of the workforce; that is comparison to 12.5% in 1990.  Fasten your seatbelts - we are in new, old, territory.  (Source:  Hartford Courant 7/19/2015, via Bloomberg View)