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Who should attend the Designing Your Life for Women workshop?

By September 27, 2017DYLW Featured, Women, workshop

The short answer is: any woman who would like to intentionally design the life she wants to live. More specifically, most women come to the workshop at inflection points in their lives, but some come just to learn more about design thinking or work through life’s tough questions in a community of supportive and inspiring women. Past participants seem to fall into two broad categories:

Women creating a new path

  • I have offers from top companies in my field, but I really just want to go out on my own. Is this the right time or should I get more corporate experience first?
  • I had a successful full-time job, then stayed home for a bit after my kids were born. Now that they’re older, I’m ready to go back to work, but how do I start?
  • I love my job but am going through a divorce. I never thought I’d be here at this stage of my life and need to consciously think about the next phase of my life.
  • I’m recently retired and want to make the most of these golden years. Time is short so I need a good plan.
  • I stepped out of a 24 by 7 leadership role in corporate America, but I’m not done. How do I have an encore career that’s fulfilling and less time consuming?
  • I want to quit my job and have a few thoughts on where to go next. How should I approach the next step?
  • I’m a COO at fast growing company and have two kids. We’d like to have more kids. How can I make this work?
  • I’m stuck in a rut. I have an OK life, but I feel like there’s something else out there for me.
  • I’m a lifelong learner who just needs some inspiration to try something new.
  • I’d never read the book, but once I read the description I signed up because it sounded like a place where I could meet some kick ass women.

Women looking for coaching tools*

  • I’m an educator who would love to share design thinking with my students.
  • I work with executives, and can’t wait to share this structured approached with my clients.
  • As the director of a women’s shelter, I thought the DYL for women workshop would give me a lot of tools to help the women I serve.

Whatever your story, it’s always a good time to design a life you love. Check out our upcoming workshops or contact us to learn more.

*We absolutely welcome coaches but ask that you participate in workshop exercises as if you are working on designing YOUR life, not

One Comment

  • Michelle Lasorsa says:

    It is with great pleasure that I connect again via the Design Your Life website. I am a Customer Experience Designer, based in Australia. I have done several courses on Design Thinking locally. I actually purchased the Design Your Life book in September 2016 and started some of the activities. Most recently I have reverted to the book and mapped my Lifeview and Workview to look at oncourse, tension and compromises. It is a facinating activity.

    I am deeply passionate about coaching women and a space I would like to expand into.

    Couple of questions – post course, what support is available for ongoing development / as a coach? What tools are available? Can the brand be referred to? Is the course essentially what is covered in the book?

    I’d love to hear your thoughts. Very keen to also come across and do the two day workshop at some point. Post the February workshop, when would the next workshops take place?

    I am so glad to have referred to the site. The reason I did so, is my work colleague is going through a time of personal change and I mentioned the book and referred to some of the frameworks. She has borrowed the book. Additionally, my close friend is also going through change so I have helped her with some tools. This is my passion area and can visualise the methodology and the programs I could develop for women. I also spent a year in Africa working with women in an empowerment program. The skills I have gained in Design Thinking would be a resourceful method to solving and designing new solutions for such programs. I am excited by the possibility and the future.

    My final question – would you consider bringing this program to Australia or other countries?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Warm regards,

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