I run a online listserve dedicated to career networking issues for parents in my Brooklyn community. Many of our members were at a crossroads in their career and struggling with work/family balance issues – asking themselves, “What’s Next for My Career?”. Maggie put together a fantastic, spot on presentation that really resonated with our group. The highlight was her “hands on” workshop style. Instead of simply presenting material and sending the participants away with “homework”, she uses the time together to actively explore the topics. The “sound” of 35 people quietly thinking and writing their “Mission & Vision” statements was very powerful. Then, she offered people the opportunity to read their statements and get feedback from her in real time.
Maggie’s presentation was just the tip of the iceberg. Our members were so fired up by the event, a group of 15 people continue to meet monthly to discuss and actively work on their career goals and challenges.