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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 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:







Jan Inspires Us to Dance!


Call to Arms - Working Women 55+

Lies, damned lies, and statistics aside, there is compelling evidence that older women are an endangered species in this dreadful job market.  By older, we mean first-generation American women who were liberated from the kitchen and welcomed at grad school.  Women who became role models for running meetings while their kids were throwing up at day care.  And we won't go into those awful man-suits with floppy bow ties.

Women aged 55 and over are almost 20% of the female work force, slightly outnumber their male counterparts, and about 40% of them are in management, professional and related occupations.  Or, at least they were in 2008, before the market crashed. 

They can expect to live another 20+ years, and many need (and want) to keep working --in this way they are equal to men, only their retirement funds are more anemic.  Rome was not built in a day, and push come to shove, women were more likely to sacrifice long term career security to keep the home fires burning.

The concept of a glass ceiling is as quaint as a glasss slipper for these ladies --they can't even get a foot in the door.  In 2006, 25% of employers surveyed admitted they were reluctant to hire older workers -- since that sentiment was assuredly under-reported to be begin with, today women over 55 are un-invited on a grand scale.

Fortunately, this pioneer group has unprecedented education, experience and survivor instincts --not  to mention purchasing power.  We are a small band of women who are looking to inspire older working women to fight back, support one another, and continue to set records in the workplace.  While as individuals we may be unemployed or underemployed, we know we can summon strength from our sisters-in-arms.


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