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Making Your Case for Having a Life

You’re drowning in tasks and a list of priorities longer than you can possibly fit into any reasonable life, and your dreams of contribution, progression and quality time with those you love are getting way-laid. It’s time for *the* conversation. With your spouse. With your kids. With your communities. With your boss. And then there’s the big one… with your self.

Get grounded in your values all over again, and then arm yourself with knowledge, a sound business case, and a team of cheerleaders to truly, consciously craft the life balance that makes sense for you.

I am obsessed with work and home life policies and practices that actually work for our lives! What do you really want and what is most important in your life? I’ll help you create your case and hold you accountable while you go and get it.

Three of the She Negotiates coaches have tailored coaching groups for a maximum of four participants. For details on Scaffolding for Entrepreneurs and Creatives led by Lisa Gates and Productivity Tools with the Tech Diva coached by Candy Zulkosky, go here.

Join our small group for focused and tailored attention on what you need most to be who you’re meant to be and honoring your highest priorities. Contact me here with your questions and thoughts. If this resonates for you, let’s find a way to make it work!

Registration Details

Making Your Case for Having a Life
$250/month for 3 months
Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT / 8 ET
75 minutes / 4 people max
12 sessions, May 26–Aug 11




Let’s Negotiate

Does the word “negotiation” give you thrills or chills?  What it means, how it is done and most importantly for me, how I do it, is on my mind.  I’m participating in a negotiating course from the savvy Victoria Pynchon through Lisa Gate’s Craving Balance Learning Community

Yesterday, over at Career Connection, guest Meghan Biro wrote on the entrepreneurial path to work life balance. 

“Work-life balance comes to us when we seek it, when we insist on it.”

Through my awakened negotiation eyes, this quote hit hard.  It’s not enough to want a certain kind of life.  There are bold actions – seek, insist.  When was the last time you insisted on something that mattered to you, that enhanced your quality of life and your capacity to live with impact?

It leaves nothing out of the work life balance equation.  There is the role of personal responsibility.  There is the role of organizations and their cultures.  We must insist from every angle – in our personal negotiations at home and at work, and in our larger efforts to agitate for cultural and baseline legislative change.

“Here’s what I bring and this is what it costs.  Let’s talk.”  We’re not always discussing money.  Although often we are.  These are skills we can apply to relationships, children, the workplace, our volunteering.  We need to get serious about what matters and resist the urge to walk away when it gets uncomfortable.

We are going to be talking a lot more about this.  What was the last thing you negotiated to improve your life?  How did it go?

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