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“Bring Your Friends” Seminars

“Bring Your Friends” Seminars

Interested in bringing together a group of friends, colleagues, classmates or volunteers for a seminar discussion on a particular work/life topic?  Customized “Bring Your Friends” seminars can be delivered in person in the NY metro area or via the web in other areas.  Seminars are designed to fuel decision-making about, for example, leaving the work force, risking a career change, reentering the work force or downsizing fast track career.

Read below for just one example, then contact Kathryn Sollmann at to schedule a custom seminar on the topic of your choice.


“Something’s Gotta Give” Seminar

Head Home or Up the Career Ladder? ___________________________________________________

You’re almost at the breaking point.  You’re feeling pulled by two very strong forces—work and home—and it’s looking like home is going to win out.  It’s a difficult decision, and one that could have profound impact on your career advancement and lifetime compensation.

Kathryn Sollmann, founder of 9 Lives for Women, knows well what working women find on the other side.  She was a co-founder of the Women@Work Network, where for 10 years she coached women  navigating their way back to the workforce after an average 12-year hiatus.  The majority of these women left the workforce thinking they could easily return, but in reality very few return to the level, responsibility or focus of jobs they left behind.   Few anticipated how life out of the workforce would eventually lead to volunteer malaise, an overall lack of fulfillment, a plunge in confidence and a questioning of self worth.

More importantly, women initially leave the workforce with the safety net of a husband’s salary, but eventually want and need their own compensation.  Multiple college educations, insufficient retirement savings, a husband’s job loss or divorce are all factors—some unforeseen—that propel women back to work.

Something’s Gotta Give is a pragmatic three-hour seminar that helps you think through the pros and cons of a work force hiatus and find conviction in a decision to stay or go.  You’ll explore whether using your business skills to balance work and life can make a difference.  You’ll find out how to structure a flexible work proposal, and address the financial, family, psychological and cultural issues on either side of the work and family equation.


Kathryn Sollmann

Managing Partner

9 Lives for Women

P.O. Box 7461

Wilton, Connecticut  06897





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