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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:







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)



Pity Your Knees & Toes



While we no longer have to wear 'nun' shoes to be taken seriously in the workplace, our bodies still crave comfort.  High heels may sound authoritative on uncarpeted office floors, but your circulation, tendons, knees, toes, hips and back are paying a price.

Switching to flats for the trip to and fro can help, but even they are likely to fall short in providing support.   Two women introduced Margaux ballet flats that address the fact that 88% of women wear the wrong size shoe and many don't have matching feet.  So they offer a made-to-measure option, complete with fitting guide.  Maybe the $245 price tag seems excessive, but your body might vote for the investment.

(NYT article, "They Fix Flats, for Better Fit" Browsing section by Erica M Blumenthal, 10/28/15)



Cracked Open


I am honored to be included in David Brook's NYT column, about finding our life's purpose.  Calling myself a 'formidable advocate' is a reflection of how, at 25, I was summoned to action when my older brother had a traumatic brain injury.  Once you find your inner fire, fear takes a back seat.

Full article here - "Hearts Broken Open" by David Brooks:  http://nyti.ms/1GUKxHK



Wives or Mistresses?



A wise woman in my recent workshop shared her father's advice:  "Sleep with a man because you want to --not because you need him to provide food and shelter."  Are the women of the Upper East Side -- as profiled from an anthropological perspective in a NYT article -- equal partners, or possessions?

Author Wednesday Martin interviewed and observed 100 'Glam SHAMS' - women she labeled as glamorous, stay-at-home-women. ("Poor Little Rich Women" NYT, Sunday Review, 5/17/15)  Her conclusion

'Married to masters of the universe, these women are a lot like mistresses -  dependent and comparatively disempowered.'  They often use their graduate-degree skills to raise funds and get their kids into the right schools. 

What a fascinating tribe:  Not my idea of feminism.

I recommend two books:  Necessary Dreams:  Ambition in Women's Changing Lives by psychologist Ana Fels, and Wednesday Martin's forthcoming memoir Primates of Park Avenue.  Then TALK with your daughters and friends about these ideas.




Hero Stories



Women in my workshop at the 2015 CT Women's Alliance Conference - theme of "We are Heroes of Our Own Stories' - shared some of their prized moments and habits:

I lost both my parents - was the older child - later got divorced, but coped!  Amazed at myself!

I don't lose my head in a crisis - I make good decisions, have compassion towards adversity and protect others.

I talk, talk, talk to my kids about faith, and cultural identity - as my parents did to me.

I practice forgiveness.

I did not allow circumstance to define me.  Be helpful!  Help others!

I secured 5 medals for my WW II father-in-law and went with him to a ceremony in Washington DC.


These brave women also reflected on advice they would give their younger selves, and how they picture their future selves.  We learn so much by sharing stories.