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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. 

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 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- Trades Success showcases Handbooks I co-authored that celebrates careers in the trades. 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.

2019 career advice for success in the trades:


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


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 "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:






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Scarcity Thinking Robs Us All

We spend one or two days a month worrying about money, according to a 2016 Mercer consulting study. That is the equivalent of being robbed of 2 to 3 weeks per year, when we could be enjoying life. For employers, it is estimated that $250 billion a year is lost to worker stress, much of which is financial.

(Source:  USA TODAY article by Russ Wiles of the Arizona Republic - "When money issues hit workers, employers are the ones who pay." - 8/29/17).

In an earlier post on this site, I shared the dynamics of scarcity thinking.  A recent google search produced a concise article by Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. ` "The Scarcity Mindset" in Psychology Today, 4/15.

Limitations affect our thoughts, feelings, choices and behaviors.  On the positive side, we get more focused when resources are scarce; such as a looming deadline. But a constant scarcity mindset, think living in poverty, makes us focus too much on short-term needs.  We can only make so many either/or decisions, and often a 'self-control failure' results. An example is continuing to smoke, despite long-term consequences.

Dr. Wendy Shumway, a Guest on my community TV show, encouraged us to move towards an abundance mindset, vs. either/or thinking.  Not an easy task when faced with monthly bills, but the only way to steal back our precious time on earth. Studies show that getting enough rest is a good place to start.

Check out Wendy's interview under the "MidLIFE Matters" tab on this website.


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