Balancing the Passion and the Personal: Handling Combined Work/Personal Pressures
How do you handle a passion for your business without neglecting family, health, and other personal obligations? Our panelists will discuss what they’ve learned, what works and what doesn’t, and ways to grow careers and business without neglecting a healthy personal life.
Janet Treer created The Treer Group in 2007 to help companies, organizations, and individuals achieve greater success through improved management, enhanced collaboration, and better utilization of resources. Janet uses a results-oriented, highly effective approach that creates real, sustainable change from within an organization. Prior to founding The Treer Group, Janet spent more than 25 years leading businesses large and small, public and private, finally serving as regional vice president of operations at RR Donnelley, the world’s largest provider of print and graphic communications solutions. Janet attended Western Michigan University and is a Certified Six Sigma Champion and a Certified Innermetrix Consultant. She has also earned the First Class Award in Girl Scouting, the equivalent of a Boy Scout Eagle award.
Dr. Lucía C. R. Murphy helps clients leverage their own strengths and hard-earned wisdom through executive coaching, leadership branding, team engagement, succession planning, and strategic innovation. She provides resources to refine leadership skills, turn decision-making into a smooth team process, and eliminate any thinking that may keep leaders stuck. Lucia holds a doctorate in instructional systems design/human performance technology from Penn State University and a master’s of finance from Southern Methodist University and has with corporate marketing experience at Xerox, Frito-Lay, and Campbell Soup. She is the author of LeaderSpeak: 7 Conversations that Create Sustainable Success.
Marilyn Walker’s vision is that every place be a great place to work; where employees are energized and engaged, work groups are effective and productive, and everybody loves going to work. Marilyn was a stay-at-home mom before earning a master of science in clinical psychology from Millersville University at the age of 45, while working three part-time jobs and raising five children. She worked as a psychotherapist for several years before becoming the Central Pennsylvania branch director for a national nonprofit child welfare agency. Marilyn started synergize! in 2009, and she has received the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry Athena Award and was an “M 3 1000” awardee from Count Me In and American Express in 2011.
Catharene Garula is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with a focus in online media and advertising. She guides her clients in opportunities to leverage online marketing and social media to magnify their initiatives to help businesses reach new customers, expand relationships with existing customers, and gain referrals. In her spare time she is passionate about working with nonprofit organizations such as Dress for Success of South Central Pennsylvania, as a member of their Advisory Board and Public Relations Committee, and the Central Pennsylvania Association for Female Executives. By following her passions she has successfully advocated to relocate communities from environmental hazards, raise well-educated children, have the career of her dreams, and help others along the way to exceed their dreams.