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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

By Dr. Anne Sourbeer Morrris

 

 

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Review of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

 

We were thrilled to receive Don Masura’s review of Unexpected Pathways and are pleased to share it with you! We are honored that our book has inspired many of Don’s clients. Many thanks, Don!

August 22, 2017

Dear Anne,

When you first started to gather the material for your book I was on the outside of this adventure. After all, what’s a guy going to do with a book on women for women? Well, when the book became a reality and you hosted your initial celebration and book signing with several of the contributing segment authors, I attended like any good friend would do. What I experienced from there was a special experience. The guest I brought to the program bought your book. As she left she only got as far as the parking structure before she started reading it. She had met Victoria Scott and there was an unspoken connection. As she sat in her car in the dark of the parking garage she read Victoria’s segment and wept because Victoria’s story was her story. I imagine this experience has been repeated hundreds of times as women read your book and find a perspective, a connection, that is personal to them.

When I read your book I did not expect to make a connection. I was expecting a collection of stories about women who had overcome some special trial or pain in their lives to eventually succeed. While this did occur, I did not feel this was the intent of the book. Instead, as I read and added my own notes to your summary notes and the comments by the authors I witnessed a collection of personal journeys that wove a fabric of real life. A tapestry that is special to women, granting them perspectives on life just like the color bands that make up a rainbow. These were stories that never make it to TV because they are personal. They reflect real life….life that is painful and joyous, challenging and disappointing, confusing, and courageous and all the other emotions that go into a personal story.

In my work as the Lead Consultant in my company, The Threshold Performance Group, I often provide mentoring and coaching to women. About two years ago I decided to use your book as a regular part of my sessions with two managers that I was preparing for promotion to executive corporate positions. We worked together over 18 months. At the end of each of our segments we closed with separate time to reflect on the passages in your book. It was very effective in their growth journey and a key part in my success in working with them. Enough so that I recommend that other mentors or coaches use your book in their unique lesson plans. The varied outcomes are as separate as the individual stories within the book. It worked well for me and I think the options for expanded growth and learning are exciting.

Thank you for making your dream a reality and providing both women and men with a valuable tool for reflection and growth.

My best,

Don

Don Masura

Founder/ Lead Consultant

The Threshold Performance Group

 

 

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences, and backgrounds. The stories reflect the stories of many women, expressing the intimate connection between one’s career pathway and life journey. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of determination and perseverance – courage and resilience. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of greatness and fragility – survival and victory! And in the context of the career-life journey, Unexpected Pathways shares stories of healing and love. The stories and the five inspired lessons offered by the chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Order YOUR Copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce today at:

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences, and backgrounds. The stories reflect the stories of many women, expressing the intimate connection between one’s career pathway and life journey. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of determination and perseverance – courage and resilience. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of greatness and fragility – survival and victory! And in the context of the career-life journey, Unexpected Pathways shares stories of healing and love. The stories and the five inspired lessons offered by the chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

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Unexpected Pathways Authors: One Year Later

Unexpected Pathways Authors: Where Are They Now?

Featured Author: Bonnie Dawn Clark

Unexpected Pathways Chapter: “Paving the Road to Hell, I Found Heaven”

Bonnie’s Update:

I am being honored at the National Veterans’ Creative Arts Festival, in Jackson, MS, from October 10 – 17, 2016 for winning the National First Price for Dramatic Interpretation of Francine Christoph’s HUMAN monologue.   I will be sent all expenses paid and have the opportunity to perform in the chorus for the main event.  This is definitely a NEW CHAPTER for me!

https://www.facebook.com/National-Veterans-Creative-Arts-Festival-151623167130/?fref=ts

http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp

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Inspirations by Dr. Anne

 Inspirations by Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

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“Create Futures by Inspiring Futures!” Dr. Anne, September 12, 2012

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Today, take one step, just one in the direction of your dreams! … Tomorrow, take another!  You wil arrive before you know it!  Be inspired!” Dr. Anne, November 8, 2014

“Do not withhold knowledge or wisdom … Share your gifts to inspire others!” Dr. Anne, November 7, 2014

“Be an inspiration! Through the thick and the thin … Through the ups and the downs … Model a life well-lived” Dr. Anne, October 28, 2014

“Celebrate your journey … Your courage, perseverance, determination, or resilience will inspire!  … Your unique life journey is valued!” Dr. Anne, October 28, 2014

“Be inspired to make a difference .. Even a small gesutre of care may create lasting hope!” Dr. Anne, October 22, 2014

“Celebrate and accept who YOU are today, at this moment … Love yourself as YOU are … anticipate with joy, the evolution to YOUR future! Great adventures lie ahead … Be open to the possibilities! Be inspired! Dr. Anne, October 17, 2014

“Create immense visions! Why not? If you eventually modify your ideas a bit, you will still be ahead of the rest! Believe in your dreams! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne, September 20, 2014

“Take whatever time you need … but never give up!” Dr. Anne, September 9, 2014

“Never, never, never give up … The next moment may hold your victory!” Dr. Anne,  August 20, 2014

“Inspire the future to aspire to greatness!” Dr. Anne, August 20, 2014

“Observing people, we may make assumptions about the life they lead, possibly more fully than we, but we may not see the challenges, the burdens … the ‘invisible scars’ they bear. Live kindly. Live with compassion.” Dr. Anne, August 14, 2014

“This IS your time! Where ever you are, what ever age you are … This IS your time! Believe it! Believe in YOU! Be inspired!” August 11, 2014

“It’s never too late to create good memories … It’s never too late to create a good life … It’s NEVER too late to begin again!” August 9, 2014

“Live your hours so that your days are great!” July 12, 2014

Stereotyping diminishes us all … Authenticity empowers us all … Be inspired … Empower authenticity!” July 8, 2014

“Face your fear and banish it!  Seek to understand yourself and soar! Be inspired … Author YOUR destiny!” June 25, 2014

“Here you are! Yes YOU!  Years ago, you embarked upon a pathway to a future that you defined. Did you land where you expected?” The Unexpected Pathways Project, June 17, 2014

“Encourage! … Empower! … Energize! … Evolve! Inspire and be inspired!” June 14, 2014

“Keep the YOU in YOUng! Be YOUng in spirit! Be YOUng in thought!  Be YOUng in action!  Be YOUthful! Be forever YOUng! Be forever YOU! June 9, 2014

“Cling to faith – cling to hope. Change direction, strategy, or perspective. Your destiny, victory – your peace awaits around the corner.” May 9, 2014

“Knowledge is power that no one can take away from you … EVER! … Inspire the future!” May 5, 2014

“Look for inspiration in life! Be inspired to become the person that you have dreamed of becoming.  The power is within you!” March 16, 2014

“Reach to the past for understanding, to innovate in the present, and to inspire the future!” March 14, 2014

“Good enough is not enough! Strive for excellence in all you do! … The future – our youth – are observing you!” October 22, 2013

“Thought for the night … Don’t wish that you ‘should have’ … Live! Be inspired!” October 21, 2013

“Evidene of your having LIVED remains in every life you touch!” October 11, 2013

“Educators strive to teach cooperation, collaboration, and consensus building, yet the leaders who should be the mentors of youth model bickering, bullying, and blame.”  October 4, 2013

“Even when you don’t think you can, TRY! You may astonish yourself!” August 26, 2013

“The school counselor is a leader and an advocate, somethimes becoming the voice of those who cannot or will not speak; and many times, enabling the voice of those who, through guidance and support, gain the courage to self-advocate. School counselors are leaders who facilitate courage in those they serve.” July 27, 2013

“Have the courage to do the right thing, to tell the truth; to respect, protect, and help others; to strive to do the best you can; and to be the best that you can be! Grand Teacher Morris July 17, 2013

“Thoughout for the day: Genuine friendship and love are ageless! Cherish friendship and love. Cherish yourself with this limitless gift!” June 9, 2013

“Thought for the night: Don’t wish that you “should have” … Live!  Be inspired!” May 31, 2013

“Inspiration comes from the world around us and from the world within us!” May 11, 2013

“Thrive in 2013! Be inspired by life! Create your future … Live your passion!” January 2, 2013

“Inspire and be inspired!” August 22, 2012

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Keep the YOU in YOUng!

“Keep the YOU in YOUng! Be YOUng in sprit! Be YOUng in thought! Be YOUng in action! Be YOUthful! Be forever YOUng! Be forever YOU!” Anne Sourbeer Morris, April 23, 2014.

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Creating Safe Havens: Addressing Crisis

Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

anne@futuresinspired.com

December 17, 2012

In light of the tragedy in Connecticut, we have gathered a number of crisis response resources from a variety of professional organizations.  It is our hope that the information will be of assistance to students, parents, counselors, and educators.

National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx

Talking to Children about Violence

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/revisedPDFs/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    talkingviolence.pdf

Listen, Protect, Connect … Model, Teach

http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PFA_SchoolCrisis.pdf

Helping Children Navigate in a Violent World

http://www.tolerance.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

http://www.samhsa.gov/trauma/?from=carousel&position=1&date=12142012#TipsChildren

American Psychological Association

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.aacap.org/

North Carolina School Counselor Association

http://www.ncschoolcounselor.org

ASCA American School Counselor Association

www.schoolcounselor.org

The Crisis Management Institute

http://www.cmionline.com/free-resources/

 

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