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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. 

Here is the Amazon book link:


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



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:






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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.

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