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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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My Website for Adult Caregivers:



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 -- 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


New Guide Book!

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


 "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



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:



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


Read these E-Books  in 2 hours at Work!

Printable Workbook Format


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




Skills Gap - Solved!

Survey says -- about half of employers plan to train & hire people without specific experience in 2014 -- but only a third cross-train their current employees.  Cross-training, whether as individuals or in a group rotational program, can increase retention and safeguard against unplanned vacancies.  I invite you to check out my book at http://gettothepointbooks.com.  Easy E-book, printable, engaging case studies & examples.  Get ahead of the curve!


TV Wants Alpha Boomers

  Prime marketing targets used to end at age 54, but TV is now focusing on "Alpha Boomers."  Age 54-65, they are profiled as active, healthy, and likely to still be working -- and spending!  The Hartford Courant shared a Tibune Newspaper article by Merideth Blake that illuminates how TV cable and networks are featuring older stars and multi-generational families.  The goal: Attract this segment that is projected to control 70% of disposable income by 2017.  Funny thing, they are more likely to watch TV then younger adults.

I remarked about the spending power of older women in my book, "55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women" -- but one of my favorite actresses, Kathy Bates, said it best.  When her "Harry's Law" TV show was cancelled because it's 'audience was very old, and it is hard to moneterize that' --65 yr old Kathy is quoted as saying "Geez Louise, who do you think watches TV out there, bud?  The advertisers have got to wake up to this.  Who do you think's got the money out there?"

Source:  "TV'S Golden Viewers"; The Hartford Courant, 'Curtain' - Pg. G3 - 3/9/14


A Decade of Defects?



Pity the first woman CEO of General Motors - Mary T. Barra has to answer for a ten-year pattern of defective cars -- 1.6 million of them!  Apparently, the problems have been addressed during that time, but G.M. execs were kept in the dark.  Mary issued a public apology, which is rare - as a new CEO, it can't be fun to be the lead donkey.

Source:  NYT - Business Day - "G.M. Recall, and a Decade of Inaction, Present an Early Trial for Its New Chief" by Bill Vlasic - 3/8/14


Middle Muddle



Seems statistics are showing what we in the middle class have known since 2008.  Less money is available to eat out, buy appliances, and start new businesses.  Articles in both the NYT and USA TODAY* report that spending at mid-range restaurants, ala Red Lobster, is down -- but upscale eateries are enjoying growth.  Same goes for sales of basic vs. high end refrigerators.

Start-ups are almost flat since 2010; factors cited include skittish banks, decline of home equity values, and the aging population (the 30s are prime business-founding years).

At the same time, a CEB Succession Management survey said 88% of leaders and managers report increased job responsibilities over the last three years. 


*The Middle Class is Steadily Eroding.  Just Ask the Business World --  By Nelson D. Schwartz; NYT 2/3/14

  Start-ups still in a slowdown -- by Paul Davidson; USA TODAY 2/3/14



Theory X and Theory Y, Revisited



Are workers cogs in a profit wheel, or can they make the wheel bigger?  In 1960, during the dawn of modern management theories, Douglas McGregor squared off against Taylor's efficiency model.  McGregor espoused building on people's natural instincts to perform well, vs. Taylor's dehumanizing time-and-motion principles.

Well, McGregor must be smiling down on Zeynep Ton, a Turkish woman who is a professor at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Managment -- also McGregor's pulpit.  She has demonstrated how retail workers can add to the bottom line, while earning respectable wages.

Read Adam Davidson's piece in The New York Times Magazine, 01/05/14 - "A Ready-To-Asemble Business Plan" to see how progressive managment practices have made Ikea a better place to work - and shop.

My own experience with leading self-managed teams in a pink-collar insurance environment was also proof positive.