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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



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:







Dr. Evelyn Hooker

I recently watched a documentary on Dr. Evelyn Hooker, an amazing example of how critical thinking and courage can change a society.  Born into poverty in 1907, her mother nevertheless encouraged her children to get an education, saying "they can't take that away from you."

Well, fortune smiled on this brilliant woman, and she worked her way up to a PhD, after initially leaving school at the end of the 3rd grade.  Her contribution to all of us was challenging a belief that homosexuality was a disease.  Through objective study, using the scientific method, she published a report that eventually removed that faulty thinking.  Not an easy task, nor a speedy one, but through steady work she produced compelling evidence.

We are in debt to Dr. Evelyn Hooker for showing us how one woman, despite the odds, can require professionals to rethink time-honored beliefs.


Keep Going!

Geting older does not mean you have to stop working - just look at the three wise women in their 90s featured in the MidLIFE Matters tab on this site ("90 is Just a Number").  However, becoming a productive elder does require taking a clear-eyed view of your surroundings.  This book offers a great mix of stories and research about women staying on their feet and moving forward, taking losses in their stride. The author measures wealth by the strength of the friendships and family members who are on this journey with us.  Highly suggested for women in their later careers.


Inspired Generations

Starting in 1930, the fictional Nancy Drew showed girls how to follow their instincts, ask good questions and bravely forge ahead.  This book traces how her image changed with the times, primarily written by two women (backdrop story also has mystery and intrigue).  There were some misfires in catering to the perceived preferences of girls in early adolescence, but in the end Nancy continued to spark a 'can-do' attitude in millions of fans.  Refreshingly, men played supporting roles.  Nancy is a successful, self-sufficient, working girl who solves problems.  Hooray for role models!



Underestimated Heroine

Clementine Churchill played a key role in saving the Free World from the Naczis.  She propped up her famous husband throughout his political career, particularly when he alone stood fast in the face of impending doom.  Sonia Purnell produced a compelling, detailed story of how this shy woman, who suffered a deprived childhood, developed savvy skills that influenced global leaders.  Before women were allowed to vote, she saw 'middle-aged' women as crucial to keeping the home fires burning.  Despite her artistrocratic appearence, she knew what it was like to go without.  Reading a book such as Clementine helps us all celebrate what can be accomplished, even if one is underestimated.


A Heroine of Our Time