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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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Insights & Observations

 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- Trades Success showcases a handbook 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:

Available on Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Building-Success-Trades-experienced-tradespeople/dp/1795532149/ref


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


Read these E-Books  in 2 hours at Work!

Printable Workbook Format



Below are shots of inspiration for experienced working women: 


 Available at Amazon - paperback & ebook




 "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:







Book Review by Educator


The information in this book is Awesome for Youth interested in the Trades!

As an Educator and Employment and Training Specialist, I found this book exceptional and an easy ready for youth, parents and anyone looking for information regarding the trades. Every school should have a copy in their media center and anyone who works with youth.  https://www.amazon.com/Building-Success-Trades-experienced-tradespeople/dp/1795532149/ref


Book Review by Business Owner

Building success In the Trades provides a concise look at exploring early, mid and advanced careers in the trades. Today as more and more individuals are being directed to college rather than the trades, this book outlines the options of pursuing a trade. It also allows the reader to realize that the trades may not be for them.
The demands for tradesmen are growing along with excellent pay and benefit opportunities. This book points out what is important in determining and in succeeding in the trades – work experience, education, and licensing. It also provides excellent instruction on preparing for interviews and resume writing.
Easy to read, this book is an excellent tool for individuals who are considering or seeking careers in the trades. Having had ownership of a home construction company, I found this book to provide sound advise for individuals exploring the trade industries.  Diana


Book Review by Grandparent

Here is one grandparent's appreciation for Building Success in the Trades:

The advice offered in this book is paramount to any person interested in education involving the trades.

I purchased three of them to give my grandchildren as they approach the ages to consider further education after high school. This book is not only for young students .It is a well written and organized text to encourage and assist any adult, 18-over 50 looking to advance their education .Included in this text are tips for success, resumes and interview tips and opportunities for retirement jobs. Thank you Bill and Georgian Lussier for direction offered to make the trades education more inviting and doable.



Handbook for Trade Careers

Offering condensed, practical and inspiring information regarding trades careerAvailable on Amazon


Trades Handbook - Coming Soon

BUILDING SUCCESS in the TRADES - Starting Out & Career Changes

Hard-won career advice for students, parents, educators and experienced tradespeople planning next moves.  By William Lussier & Georgian Lussier

This 36 page handbook explains the basics when considering a trade career, including requirements of manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, spatial reasoning, and math and reading skills.  It outlines ways to get educational and work credits, as well as the differences between licenses, certifications and registrations.  

"20 Top Ten Tips for Success in the Trades" include work ethics, lifelong learning, resume updates and planning to shift from physical work.  Six examples of successful tradesmen show the many options available in the trades over the course of a career.

A Resources section lists associations, publications and examples of trade-related governmental agencies.

About the Authors:

William (Bill) Lussier is  a trainer for the State of CT on building codes, holds multiple trade licenses -- including Building Official, and earned a BS in Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut.  He has 40 years of trade experience.

Georgian Lussier taught business classes to plumbing contractors for five years, and has written a series of articles for Contractor magazine and one serving the painting and decorating industry.  In this handbook she draws on her 40 years of experience in Human Resources, including career counseling.  Find her full bio in the "About Me" tab.