November 2006 - Edition 1
An Introduction to Recovering Workaholics
Written and published by Gina Gardiner
Please visit our website www.recoveringworkaholics.com
Welcome to this first monthly newsletter for Recovering Workaholics.
Firstly I would like to thank you for signing up for the
newsletter which will now be published on a monthly basis.
Apologies for delays in receiving this and the taster course
but we have been experiencing some technical problems which
will hopefully be resolved in the very near future.
Recovering Workaholics is a very new venture. I consider
it to be much like a premature baby, it has so much potential
but will need a great deal of nurturing in this first phase
of life until it is ready and able to stand on its own feet.
The organization was set up because I had become aware of
just how difficult it was to create a great work life balance
particularly if work assumed the major part of your life.
The more people I worked with and spoke to the more evident
it became that many of us work too hard even when we have
already achieved success and financial security. This is often
at the cost of health, good relationships or family life.
In May this year I set up a focus group to see if my idea
held any resonance with others. From that time I have been
absolutely amazed at the response particularly from the media.
It would seem that there are many people out there who want
to retrieve their lives and create a life which is both fulfilling
and healthy and one which is sustainable in the long term.
A small article was placed in City AM, this in turn was picked
up by The Telegraph who ran an article. Radio shows, further
articles in as far flung places as Bejing and Italy and a
half page spread in The Telegraph Weekend have followed as
Currently there is a proposal from an independent TV company
to include Recovering Workaholics in a programme for terrestrial
TV. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it comes to fruition.
In the meanwhile plans are going ahead to run the 12 week
course – “Create A Life You Love” in 2 locations
in the New Year, one in central London and the other in Essex.
I hope these will be the first of many World wide. Details
of the venue and prices are currently being finalised. If
you are interested in knowing more or wish to secure a place
please visit the website on www.recoveringworkaholics.com/courses.php
to review the courses.
Each month the news letter will contain an article and some
recommended reading or listening. The theme is very much about
supporting you to create a life with a great work life balance.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated. If there
are any topics you would like covered in future issues please
let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating a good work life balance is vital for long term
health, wellbeing and happiness.
If you would like support to achieve this, visit www.recoveringworkaholics.com
For any further information or to discuss your coaching needs
or phone 01708 703959
Gina Gardiner, recognized by Investors In People as creating
an "innovative and exemplary training programme for emerging
and middle managers" and by Ofsted as an “inspirational
leader”. Her experience includes that of “Change
Management” and in supporting organizational leaders
in developing strategic vision and creating a “can do”
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