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~ WOMEN'S WORKSHOPS ~

 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!


 

CONTACT INFO:

georgianlussier@gmail.com

203-589-0392

Facebook & Twitter

 

My Website for Adult Caregivers:

http://www.KOPS-KeepOurParentsSafe.com

 

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.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Mister-Ed-Lucy-Mom-Me/dp/1523253487/ref 

Insights & Observations

 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- The "Working Women" section offers services and ideas to help us summon our creativity and strength in all phases 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 video preview clips from my public tv show.   "The Ryan Group" tab offers access to an astounding set of organizational improvement services.

 

Speaker on Women's Wisdom

Offering presentations & workshops! Drawing on research for my book, 55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women, as well as hosting a community TV show, "Mid LIFE Matters" -- I serve women a tonic for tackling new challenges.

 Available at Amazon - paperback & ebook

 http://www.amazon.com/55-Unite-Welcome-Working-Women/dp/1466411120/ref

New Guide Book!

 Wisdom gleaned from conversations with 40 wise women on my community TV show.  Avalaible At Amazon.

 http://www.amazon.com/Ways-Grow-after-50-Inspiring/dp/1517695562/ref

 "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 on aging well:   Clips are in the MidLIFE Matters tab above and full segments are available on You Tube - type "Georgian Lussier' in the You Tube search box.  

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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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:

joan.lahti@gettothepointbooks.com

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

 

Read these E-Books  in 2 hours at Work!

Printable Workbook Format

 www.gettothepointbooks.com 

Click "View Our Books" and scroll by alpha title - $12.95

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Monday
Nov072016

Blooming After 50 - The 3 Rs

 

The 3 Rs:

(1)  Rediscover your inner strengths and talents: What has helped get you this far? How have you refined and distilled what comes naturally to you? Fuel for the fire!

(2) Reflect, with self-compassion, on your story chapters.  Why you did -- what you did. Think of ways to build on the wisdom from successes and disappointments.  

(3) Realistic optimism comes from self-awareness, information, and a determination to look on the sunny side of the street.  Fill your well with inspirational stories of other women! 

 

Sunday
Jun122016

Woman's Work - Still Never Done

 

 

Economists are suggesting women are carrying an unfair burden in terms of work hours.  We also are showing lower levels of happiness and are dying younger.  Household chores and child rearing are thought to contribute to this unfair scenario -- while older women are reported to reap some of the benefits of increased leisure hours, like our male counterparts.  NYT full article link below: "More Time to Unwind, Unless You're a Woman" by professor Tyler Cowen. Wedding and baby showers are times of celebrations, but pulling it all off is a heroine's journey.

 

http://nyti.ms/1XoSZbW

Tuesday
Feb092016

Feminist Voting

  

 

Gloria and Madeleine admonished young women to vote for Hillary - BECAUSE she is a woman.  Not surprisingly, some young feminists took offense.  A Boomer feminist, I'm on the fence.

Not about Hillary, but rather I see both sides.  Growing up, a woman president was not a possibility - Jackie's hats and Betty's addiction were focal points.  What a difference a lifetime makes!

Madeleine and Gloria, I agree young womens' views are more rosy than realistic.  We've made great strides, but the world still favors men. Yet our inability to brain-dump our experiences to the next generation is a time-honored frustration.

Young women, please continue to analyze, and vote, on your own.  But beware of magical thinking -- in many ways, men still get a pass -- who is assigned, by default, childcare & eldercare? Listening to women who fought the big battles is worth your time; study women's history, as well as political policy.

Thursday
Nov052015

Working Moms - Zonked

  

 

News flash - full-time professional moms carry the mental checklists of bringing up baby; many dads, however, believe they do equal duty.  A NYT article by Claire Cain Miller (11/5/15-The Upshot) cites polling research and books, new and old. 

The Second Shift by Arlie Russel Hochschild in 1989 is still relevant - one fascinating finding is that couples will tell themselves they are sharing the heavy lifting, to establish a storyline they can both live with.  Although one woman in this article was quick to disagree with her husband's equality assertion.

When our daughter arrived, someone told my husband "babies and boats don't mix" - casting clouds on our disappearing 'double-income-no kids' fun lifestyle.  30 years later, I've come to believe babies and ambitious work are evil twins.  (As are any caregiving duties.) Business anxiety about profits and deadlines push babies - and moms - up against a wall.

Monday
Nov022015

Find Your Best You 

  

 

In my recent Guide Book, 5 Ways to Grow after 50, I share wisdom from women Guests on my community TV show, "MidLIFE Matters".  One of the 5 ways to grow is to 'Find Your Inside Voice.'  My belief is that as we age, we can craft new versions of our own stories -- with a healthy dose of self-compassion.  Another way to grow after 50 is to 'Treasure Your Tribe.'  A silver lining of aging is that we become more generous, less jealous.

A NYT article "Why Women Compete With Each Other" cites 3 theories; I favor the author's contribution to the topic.  The author, Emily V. Gordon, shares stories of her own exhausting struggles with 'feeling on guard' with other women.  Her conclusion?  We are really competing with ourselves,  not other women.  She advocates ditching the 'fun-house mirror' that distorts our self image, and focusing on becoming the dominating focus in our own universe.  Kudos, Emily!  (NYT Opinion- 11/1/15)