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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:







Share Your Spark

          Sharing our Stories

          Purposefully ...

          Allows us to


          Keen insights

          Leading to

          Ecouragement and


More than 65 women have shared their stories on the community TV program I host, MidLIFE Matters.  Each Guest sparked novel ideas about how to reclaim our purpose as we move into our Zenith Years.  Visit the "MidLIFE Matters" tab on this site.


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! 



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.




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.


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.