There is something powerful when people gather around a table. In the midst of too many other to-dos to mention this week, I took several hours and went to lunch with an amazing group of work+life commentators and implementers.
Plain and simple, the conversation rocked the house. From the founder of the work+life research movement Ellen Galinsky and her Project Director Sharon Huang from Families and Work Institute, to TV anchor, producer and inspirer Judy Martin. Cutting edge recruitment reformer and founder of Career Life Connection Leanne Chase, Work+Life Fit implementation guru Cali Yost, and researcher and agitator for Authentic Organizations, organizational development expert CV Harquail were there too. Also social media ground breaker and Women and Work founder Morra Aarons-Mele, public educator and the most hilarious blogger I’ve read in years Kami Lewis Levin, who keeps the juggling thing of work+life very real for all of us (language alert for my more delicate readers!), and a deeply thoughtful CEO in the making with passion to burn, The Mama Bee.
Inspiring conversation at the very least. More than that, ground breaking and the beginning of something extraordinary. There’s a sense of vision and purpose emerging in my mind about the work+life conversation and my place in it. I am dreaming. I am ruminating.
Bring on your thoughts and ideas friends.
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