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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:







Your Own Best Friend



Eleanor Roosevelt told us that 'the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams' and a celebrity icon, Diane von Furstenberg, echos that sentiment.  In a NYT 'Corner Office' interview by Adam Bryant (5/3/15), Diane asserts that you can't fake confidence - 'you look like an idiot.'  Her tough-love message is that 'in order to trust yourself, you have to have a relationships with yourself, you have to be hard on yourself and not delusional.' Also, DvF says the biggest lesson she learned early in life is that the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself -- then every other relationship is a PLUS, not a MUST!






Daring to act silly can brush off our mental cobwebs.  But by the time we are 'all grown up' we often resist looking like a novice.  The old saying, 'get out of the rut', applies to current brain research about the value of trying something new, shaking up the old synapses. 

Coloring books are associated with childhood, but are now resurfacing as a way to relax and get into a creative flow.  Johanna Basford was amazed that her intricate pen-and-ink drawings are a huge seller to adults who love to color!  In a NYT article, "Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons" (by Alexandra Alter, Business Day, 3/30/15), we learn about an 'untapped market' of adults looking to have fun with color.

When my daughter was 4, she told me "I am only an old baby."  Looks like she was wise beyond her years! 



Late Blooming?


Older brains are believed to excel in certain areas:  Practice wisdom comes from much experience; there is less drama on a daily basis (emotional regularity); we tend to look longer at the sunny side of the street; we know when to zig, and when to zag.  A recent study offers another possibility:  While processing speed declines with age, maybe an increased ability to reading other people's moods gives us a bump in emotional intelligence.  Being perceptive about others can help with decision-making, forging relationships, and generally avoiding toxic situations.  All things to cheer about.  Check out the NYT article, "Older Really Can Mean Wiser" by Bendict Carey (Mind section)  3/17/15.



What's Your Hurry?


Chances are that when you are feeling  late, late, late, for a very important date (or deadline), you can decrease your anxiety. Research says ... breathe deeply; reduce multitasking, and reframe your anxiety as excitement.  In other words, a lot of perceived goal conflict is in our heads, and we actually have more time than we think.  Don't be the harried rabbit.  (Source:  NYT article, "How We Find More Time" by Ann North, Op-Talk, 3/8/15)




Rethink Your Story



Writing about yourself can help you make desired changes.  Seems we develop personal narratives that, when revisited, can redirect our paths.  Studies show that expressive writing can cause us to reconsider self-defeating beliefs and to confront what may be false excuses for not achieving our goals.  These "writing interventions" are another testimony to the 'power of the pen.'  So take out your red pen and edit your story!  (Source:  "Writing Your Way to Happiness" by Tara Parker-Pope, the Well section of the NYT, 1/20/15)