Moving to More Meaningful Work • 12 – 14 June 2015 at The Wilmington Inn and Tavern in Wilmington Vermont

Are you interested in finding work where your values match your own? Or creating your own purpose-driven business? Are you wanting a workplace with a mission that is worth your precious life energy? Given the environmental and social changes the world is experiencing, do you want to better align your professional work to help address the world’s needs?

With encouragement from many, Beverly Winterscheid of the Center for Nature and Leadership (http://natureleadership.org/) and Julie Lineberger created a workshop for such individuals, empowering folks who want to make a change in their lives toward more meaningful work.

This workshop will assist those who desire a next step that contributes to the betterment of the world. We will explore more meaningful, purpose-driven career options that lift one up rather than exhaust. We will work on tools to shift into a career meeting your desire to make a positive difference, and/or find more ways to get your current meaningful work into other systems.

This workshop will provide:

Perspective – discussion defining meaningful work on both macro and micro levels; how various jobs are meaningful to yourself, others, the world at large

Path – a path to determine and identify the right opportunity for yourself

Process – to re-explore talents/skills and align them with purpose driven organizations

Partnership – advice, support, membership in a community of like-minded individuals

Join us in changing the world one person at a time! http://natureleadership.org/meaningful-work/

Beverly and Julie

ReWiring Success is leading a workshop 8-10 February at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center

Make the Ordinary Business Extraordinary:  Change the World thorough your Work – a workshop lead by Julie Lineberger & Ellen Meyer Shorb

Do you wish that your work was aligned with your spirit? Are you committed to your career, but want to make the world a better place? What if you, no matter what position you hold in your company — owner, sales rep, driver — could make your business more successful by using strategies that improve the environment, your community, and the employees of the company?

You can.  Join the quiet revolution that is taking place around the world as businesses discover that they can make money and make a difference for the environment, community, and employees. This workshop will be a laboratory for you to learn what others have done, get up to speed on some practical options, and chart your own plan.

Julie Lineberger and Ellen Meyer Shorb have conducted dozens of interviews for their book and blog ReWiring Success: Socially Responsible Strategies that Work. Based on what they have learned, they train, consult, and coach individuals and businesses on how to use socially responsible strategies to take their business to the next level. For this workshop, they’ve created a vibrant and hands-on experience where you will tap into your deepest hopes for playing an active role in making the world a better place through your work.

Come get inspired. Get up to speed on tactical options to use in your business — open book management, socially responsible sourcing, community engagement, and the like. Then draft a plan to make it happen in your own workplace — and continue to be in touch with the workshop team once a month for six months following.

Whether you are part way down the path to building a business with heart, or are finally listening to that rumbling in your soul that tells you it is possible, this workshop will encourage, inspire, and enable you to do it.

Julie Lineberger is the co­founder/owner of LineSync Architecture, a green and sustainable firm that has garnered numerous awards for design, energy efficiency, and business management. A former chair of the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Board of Directors, she teaches Organizational Behavior and Socially Responsible Business Management at Southern Vermont College. She has Masters degree in International Education from Harvard and has managed projects for the UN Development Program, the International Rescue Committee, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and various other NGOs throughout the world.

Ellen Meyer Shorb is a principal of Blue Sage Partners, a strategy consulting practice that works with visionaries to build teams to get things done. She holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford and has taught leadership at Northeastern University, using the Adaptive Leadership model developed at Harvard. Before consulting she was a senior manager for several nonprofits in the fields of international relations, affordable housing, and community development.