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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:







Zenith Years - My Ideas


Choose for Yourself



Ruth Chang offers a challenge as we start the New Year -- rather than resolving to be 'better' selves (thinner, more gracious, etc.) -- ponder the possibility of making a choice to become someone different.

In her NYT article, "Resolving to Create a New You" (1/4/15) this professor of philosophy asks us to consider choosing to become the sort of person we want to be.  Not someone who makes choices others would value, but rather someone who is the author of her own life.   

When our decisions reflect our own values, there are no mistakes.



Short-changed Jobs




R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is in short supply, when jobs have unpredictable hours, no status, low pay and no security.  H.R. 101 theory says workers thrive when:   They are treated as adults... have mutual trust with management ... and feel respected. 

Barbara Ehrenriech chronicled the degrading experiences of women working in service jobs, in her book, Nickled & Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America.  She went 'undercover' to produce her journalistic findings on the lack of empathy for the working poor.

A new book, Hand to Mouth - Living in Bootstrap America, written by Linda Tirado, is featured in the NYT Book Review.  Sounds like a similar story, but by a bonafide member of the working poor.  She is quoted as saying the lack of feeling valued at work made her 'give up caring' about her job.  No doubt, making her performance a validation of management's world view.

We have a family member who is underemployed in order to pursue a non-traditional path.  These stories ring true. 


Borrow Trouble


Positive thinking will only get us so far.  Research says identifying potential barriers, after imagining a successful outcome, is a better bet.  Gabriele Oettingen, in a Gray Matter NYT column, reports that people get energized by thinking about how they will deal with obstacles that might crop up.  (10/27/14)

A professor and author, Gabriele calls the technique "mental contrasting.'' She says this approach spurs us on to make our wishes come true.  Her book is Rethinking Positive Thinking:  Inside the New Science of Motivation.



Boomers Get a Second Look


Boomers ain't dead yet!  Advertisers are discovering we still have purchasing power, and are now  pitching products to our overlooked group.  We working women know who makes most of the buying decisions, especially if we are part of the Sandwich Generation.  Maybe all it means is that we will get more special invitations for credit cards, but it is satisfying to know that the 'vital' marketing population no longer drops off the cliff at 49.


This shift is another example of why wise, older workers should be part of every organization - helps keep the blinders off the hip up-and-comers!  We are all needed.