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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 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:



Available on Amazon  

Special Edition Building Success in the Trades


Manufacturing Trades Success: 



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.  In addition, an 2018 interview I did with Judith Altmann, a Holocaust Survivor, won third place in a competitive category of Talk Shows.  What an honor, to help share her story!



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:







What Are Manufacturing Trades?

Advanced manufacturing is 'hands-on, high-tech'.  Computer-based careers typically require a combination of apprenticeships, certifications and experience.  They include, but are not limited to, CNC Operator, CAD/CAN Programmers, Mechatronic Technicians and Electro-Mechanical Technicians.  


Hands-On Trades are versatile, ofering many career options, including:

Tool & Die Makers typically work with CNC machines and operators

Welders are in high demand in many industries, including manufacturing

Pipefitters, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Electricians and Sheet Metal specialists can transfer skills from construction to manufacturing

Automotive Technicians have skills relevant to aerospace manufacturing

Machine Operators, Industrial Manufacturing Technicians and Industrial Maintenance Technicians can apply precision skills in many settings.


Manufacturing is a closely regulated industry and must continuously produce quality products in volumes that meet customer expectations.  Opportunities exist for manufacturing workers to specialize in internal controls, including:

Quality Inspectors

Supply Chain Technicians

Safety Standards and Practices

Lean Manufacturing Technicians

Some of these jobs prefer a two-year degree; this book encourages students, parents, guidance counselors, teachers and experienced workers to carefully consider careers in manufacturing that include life-long learning.  Many educational programs enable workers to acquire credentials and college credits as they progress in their careers. It is not an either-or choice.



Foreword -- Special Edition of Building Success in the Trades


One of the biggest challenges in skilled trades is being able to find the right people with the right competencies and attitudes to fill vacant jobs.  Not just vacant jobs but well-paying jobs.  It seems senseless to continue revisiting the past instead focusing on the future, which is much more valuable, and that’s where this book is immeasurable.  What Bill & and Georgian Lussier did in this book was just that; getting back to basics. 

We have to re-tell the story of what a skilled trades job is like in this new economy with newer technologies and how the skill sets our young people possess complement those jobs.  Most of our young people today have outdated ideas of what a skilled trades job is really like. A lot of that we, as adults, need to take responsibility for as well.  Our marketing and our narratives need to change, and this book does that.  We call an apprenticeship program at The Greater Michigan Construction Academy “The Other 4-year Degree” which is the typical duration for most of the trades. 

Simply exposing young people to the reality of what a modern skilled trades job looks like in the commercial landscape is part of the solution.  This book is most effective for kids, counselors and parents in particular before they get to high school and are more set in what kind of career path they start to pursue.  People are aging out of the workforce across the economy and part of the problem lies in society not being the best in helping young people choose what career to pursue.  When we expose young people that train at The Greater Michigan Construction Academy you see them light up and they get excited about the possibilities.  This book helps to propel that excitement!

Jimmy E. Greene

CEO, Greater Michigan Construction Academy


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.