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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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Thursday
Oct292015

Pity Your Knees & Toes

 

 

While we no longer have to wear 'nun' shoes to be taken seriously in the workplace, our bodies still crave comfort.  High heels may sound authoritative on uncarpeted office floors, but your circulation, tendons, knees, toes, hips and back are paying a price.

Switching to flats for the trip to and fro can help, but even they are likely to fall short in providing support.   Two women introduced Margaux ballet flats that address the fact that 88% of women wear the wrong size shoe and many don't have matching feet.  So they offer a made-to-measure option, complete with fitting guide.  Maybe the $245 price tag seems excessive, but your body might vote for the investment.

(NYT article, "They Fix Flats, for Better Fit" Browsing section by Erica M Blumenthal, 10/28/15)

 

Friday
Jun192015

Cracked Open

 

I am honored to be included in David Brook's NYT column, about finding our life's purpose.  Calling myself a 'formidable advocate' is a reflection of how, at 25, I was summoned to action when my older brother had a traumatic brain injury.  Once you find your inner fire, fear takes a back seat.

Full article here - "Hearts Broken Open" by David Brooks:  http://nyti.ms/1GUKxHK

 

Sunday
May172015

Wives or Mistresses?

  

 

A wise woman in my recent workshop shared her father's advice:  "Sleep with a man because you want to --not because you need him to provide food and shelter."  Are the women of the Upper East Side -- as profiled from an anthropological perspective in a NYT article -- equal partners, or possessions?

Author Wednesday Martin interviewed and observed 100 'Glam SHAMS' - women she labeled as glamorous, stay-at-home-women. ("Poor Little Rich Women" NYT, Sunday Review, 5/17/15)  Her conclusion

'Married to masters of the universe, these women are a lot like mistresses -  dependent and comparatively disempowered.'  They often use their graduate-degree skills to raise funds and get their kids into the right schools. 

What a fascinating tribe:  Not my idea of feminism.

I recommend two books:  Necessary Dreams:  Ambition in Women's Changing Lives by psychologist Ana Fels, and Wednesday Martin's forthcoming memoir Primates of Park Avenue.  Then TALK with your daughters and friends about these ideas.

 

 

Friday
May152015

Hero Stories

  

 

Women in my workshop at the 2015 CT Women's Alliance Conference - theme of "We are Heroes of Our Own Stories' - shared some of their prized moments and habits:

I lost both my parents - was the older child - later got divorced, but coped!  Amazed at myself!

I don't lose my head in a crisis - I make good decisions, have compassion towards adversity and protect others.

I talk, talk, talk to my kids about faith, and cultural identity - as my parents did to me.

I practice forgiveness.

I did not allow circumstance to define me.  Be helpful!  Help others!

I secured 5 medals for my WW II father-in-law and went with him to a ceremony in Washington DC.

 

These brave women also reflected on advice they would give their younger selves, and how they picture their future selves.  We learn so much by sharing stories.

 

Sunday
May032015

Your Own Best Friend

  

 

Eleanor Roosevelt told us that 'the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams' and a celebrity icon, Diane von Furstenberg, echos that sentiment.  In a NYT 'Corner Office' interview by Adam Bryant (5/3/15), Diane asserts that you can't fake confidence - 'you look like an idiot.'  Her tough-love message is that 'in order to trust yourself, you have to have a relationships with yourself, you have to be hard on yourself and not delusional.' Also, DvF says the biggest lesson she learned early in life is that the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself -- then every other relationship is a PLUS, not a MUST!