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Work/Life: PAST|NOW|FUTURE

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Community Groups , Corporations , Employee Resource Group | 0 comments

I attended the June 18-21, 2014 Work & Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference in New York City, Changing Work & Family Relationships in a Global Economy. About 700 Work/Life Researchers and Practitioners from 42 countries presented their  research on how work/life has evolved.  Here’s a taste of what I learned & a reading list.  PAST: Work/Life became popular in the 1970’s as women entered the workforce I entered the workforce in 1979 at the steepest part of the curve. Work/Life was about work and life as separate...

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Be All You Can Be: Managing Work/Life Stress

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Corporations | 0 comments

I had an amazing experience while conducting a workshop entitled, Managing Work/Life Stress, for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The participants were eager to learn, reflect and share experiences. That last part about sharing experiences rocketed this workshop to the moon and back. The USACE’s Human Capital Strategy calls for: “A cadre of leaders who are self-aware, adaptive, and agile; who set challenging expectations while achieving results even when faced with adversity.” Managing work/life stress is integral to the mission....

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Is a Political Career & Life Possible?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Community Groups | 0 comments

Is a political career & life possible? That’s the question we tackled through interactive discussions & exercises on work/life as part of the NEW Leadership Ohio program. NEW Leadership (http://glennschool NULL.osu NULL.edu/programs/new_leadership/new_leadership NULL.html) works to educate and empower college women to take on public leadership roles. 30 women from colleges across Ohio attended the week long program covering a variety of topics. I led a Work Life Pursuit workshop entitled: See into Your Future: Career/Life Vision. Here...

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Protected: NEW Leadership Ohio 2014 Work/Life Survey

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in | Enter your password to view comments.

The following survey explores the topic of Work/Life balance with questions on your experience, expectations, values and beliefs on blending a career, family and other aspects of your life.  The data will be used for a session in the NEW Leadership Ohio program. You’ll be asked to hit the submit button at two different times at the end of the survey.  After you hit submit once, you’ll have a choice to enter your email address.  This is an anonymous survey, so you don’t need to enter an email address.  However, you will have...

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Top 10 Countdown: Now Who’s Asking, “Can I Have It All?”

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Corporations , Employee Resource Group | 0 comments

It’s not your Working Mom’s Work/Life Anymore! It turns out Work/Life strategies are important to a spectrum of employees – not just Working Moms.   Why should corporations care?  Support an employee’s work/life concern and plug a costly leak in the talent pipeline.  Is work/life on your corporate agenda? Join me for a Top 10 Countdown on  who’s asking “Can I have it all?” See the detailed list and related references below the slide show. #Top10ListNotYourWorkingMomsWorkLife #10. The original dilemma, can...

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Protected: Happy New Year! Share your Toastmaster Goals for 2014

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in | Enter your password to view comments.

What’s your Toastmaster resolution for 2014?  As we start off a new year, knowing your Toastmaster goals helps you get the most out of your Toastmaster membership. Knowing what’s important to each of our members will give us information to plan meetings. Publicly stating your goals adds a level of accountability to keep you true to your goals. Your Brewery District Toastmasters Leadership team wants to support you in your goals. Please take 5 minutes to answer this survey.  Note: Once you get to the end of the survey hit the submit button....

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Keep Your Talent. Expand Your Work-Life View

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Corporations , Employee Resource Group | 0 comments

It’s not your working mom’s work/life anymore. It turns out Work/Life strategies are important to a spectrum of employees, more so than ever before. Why expand your view?  If you support an employee’s work/life, you can plug a costly leak in the talent pipeline. I lead Work/Life workshops for corporate audiences. When the doors open at a Work/Life event, working moms find they have company. In addition to working mom’s, look out in the audience & you’ll see… • Men who don’t want to miss out on their children’s...

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Favorite Day of the Year

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in | 0 comments

It’s my favorite day of the year.  The day we get an Extra Hour!  We get to turn our clocks back as daylight savings time comes to an end. At my Work/Life Pursuit workshops I ask the question, “What would you do with an Extra Hour?”  The answer gives you a clue to what’s missing in your work/life blend. Some say, “Spend more time with their children” – even though they spend every minute they can with their children. Some say, “Exercise” or “Sleep” – perhaps a need to take better care of themselves? Others opt for relaxing, time on...

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“Extra Hour” Provides Clue to Work/Life Blend

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Employee Resource Group | 0 comments

E&Y women gathered together at the PWN event on October 25, 2013 Friday afternoon to be treated to booths with support for the working woman and conversation with colleagues. The question at the Work/Life Pursuit booth was “What would you do with an Extra Hour?”  Everyone who answered was eligible for a drawing – the winner received a copy of my book, “Create Your Work/Life Vision: 4 Steps to Take Charge and Live the Life You Envision – Week by Week.” (http://amzn NULL.to/17IXcsk) Why do I ask the “Extra Hour” question? The answer gives...

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in |

Another fun Baby & Toddler Expo at Cardinal Health! The question at the Work/Life Pursuit booth was “What would you do with an Extra Hour?”  Everyone who answered was eligible for a drawing – the winners received a copy of my book, “Create Your Work/Life Vision: 4 Steps to Take Charge and Live the Life You Envision – Week by Week.” (http://amzn NULL.to/17IXcsk) Why do I ask the “Extra Hour” question? The answer gives you a clue to what’s missing in your work/life blend, your pain point or stress factor. Some said, “Spend more time with...