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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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Sunday
Jan042015

Choose for Yourself

    

 

Ruth Chang offers a challenge as we start the New Year -- rather than resolving to be 'better' selves (thinner, more gracious, etc.) -- ponder the possibility of making a choice to become someone different.

In her NYT article, "Resolving to Create a New You" (1/4/15) this professor of philosophy asks us to consider choosing to become the sort of person we want to be.  Not someone who makes choices others would value, but rather someone who is the author of her own life.   

When our decisions reflect our own values, there are no mistakes.

 

Saturday
Dec272014

Short-changed Jobs

  

 

 

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is in short supply, when jobs have unpredictable hours, no status, low pay and no security.  H.R. 101 theory says workers thrive when:   They are treated as adults... have mutual trust with management ... and feel respected. 

Barbara Ehrenriech chronicled the degrading experiences of women working in service jobs, in her book, Nickled & Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America.  She went 'undercover' to produce her journalistic findings on the lack of empathy for the working poor.

A new book, Hand to Mouth - Living in Bootstrap America, written by Linda Tirado, is featured in the NYT Book Review.  Sounds like a similar story, but by a bonafide member of the working poor.  She is quoted as saying the lack of feeling valued at work made her 'give up caring' about her job.  No doubt, making her performance a validation of management's world view.

We have a family member who is underemployed in order to pursue a non-traditional path.  These stories ring true. 

Monday
Oct272014

Borrow Trouble

  

Positive thinking will only get us so far.  Research says identifying potential barriers, after imagining a successful outcome, is a better bet.  Gabriele Oettingen, in a Gray Matter NYT column, reports that people get energized by thinking about how they will deal with obstacles that might crop up.  (10/27/14)

A professor and author, Gabriele calls the technique "mental contrasting.'' She says this approach spurs us on to make our wishes come true.  Her book is Rethinking Positive Thinking:  Inside the New Science of Motivation.

 

Monday
Jul212014

Boomers Get a Second Look

 

Boomers ain't dead yet!  Advertisers are discovering we still have purchasing power, and are now  pitching products to our overlooked group.  We working women know who makes most of the buying decisions, especially if we are part of the Sandwich Generation.  Maybe all it means is that we will get more special invitations for credit cards, but it is satisfying to know that the 'vital' marketing population no longer drops off the cliff at 49.

 

This shift is another example of why wise, older workers should be part of every organization - helps keep the blinders off the hip up-and-comers!  We are all needed. 

Thursday
May222014

Mother's Little Helpers

 

Women 40-59 are the heaviest users of antidepressants, as reported in a recent article in Prevention magazine by Katherine Sharpe -- and many started as a way to keep their cool in the midst of complicated lives (June, 2014).  As some of the women interviewed reflected, it was not so much a strive for perfection as a matter of staying sane with mulitple responsibilities.

Upon learning that  a young celebrity said she is not a feminist during a Time magazine interview, I wondered if she's been duped into thinking women have achieved equality.  Working and caregiving can leave the strongest woman feeling overwhelmed, and the ones who benefit the most are the drug manufacturers.

We need to make more progress to enable women to craft reasonable lives, where they can achieve professional goals and still have families.