Clocks and walls used to tell us where work ended and the other parts of our life began. But the clocks and walls have disappeared as workplaces become more flexible. We now need to take control of their way our work and life “fit” together. But how? Internationally-recognized flexible workplace strategist, Cali Williams Yost, spent years studying a small segment of the population she calls the work+life fit “naturals.” These unique individuals seem to fit work and life together with grace and ease, while the rest of us struggle to keep our heads above water. Yost translated the secrets of the work+life fit naturals into her most recent book, “Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Everyday” (Center Street/Hachette). Learn how you can fit work and life together day-to-day to be YOUR best, on and off the job.
As the CEO and founder of Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Cali Williams Yost has helped hundreds of businesses and thousands of individuals partner to create award-winning flexible workplaces over almost two decades. Clients have included Ernst & Young, Novo Nordisk, Quest Diagnostics, the United Nations and Stanford University. An honors graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost offers her pioneering work+life “fit” advice to individuals in the recently released, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, (Center Street/Hachette, 2013), and in the critically-acclaimed, Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2004). She has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNBC, BetterTV, NPR, and in The New York Times, USAToday, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to being named one of Mashable’s Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter, one of Columbia Business School’s Alumni Changing the World, and one of the 40 Women Over 40 to Watch, her websites have been awarded “Best of the Web” distinctions by Forbes.com and WorkingMother.com. Yost lives in New Jersey with her two daughters and husband. Visit Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit to learn more and for Cali's books.
Sometimes the people who give the most, need new inspiration and motivation. As someone who dares and counsels college students and adults on creating the life they want, Lu Ann knows it’s easy to “give it all away” at the office and feel too drained to do something for yourself. LuAnn reminds professionals they can’t be their best for others if they aren’t daring themselves.
LuAnn is the author of the inspirational memoir, I Dare Me, an entertaining look back on a year that changed everything for her. The book grew out of a blog called Year of Firsts, which chronicled this veteran journalist, mother and survivor’s daily adventures as she pushed herself to try something new for every single day – an effort to get her life “unstuck,” as her daughter put it.
She went on this year long adventure while working her full time “day job” as an 8-time Emmy award-winning journalist with NBC10 News in Philadelphia. Cahn’s journey eventually led to a major career change. In December 2014, she left her 40 year career in broadcast news to dare audiences across the country and to help launch the next generation of communicators at Temple University. Cahn is the Director of Career Services for Temple University School of Media and Communication.
Cahn is well known in Philadelphia where she worked for WCAU-TV for 27 years. She filled many roles —and is most well known for her years as a hard-charging investigative reporter with a talent for uncovering scandals and scams. In 2005, Lu Ann won a National Emmy for her undercover investigative story “Dirty Little Secret”.
In 1991 Cahn made local and national news when she publicly told her story of battling breast cancer after a missed diagnosis when she was only 35. Her 1992 special report “Breast Cancer: My Personal Story” won her a national Clarion award and two Mid Atlantic Regional Emmys.
Cahn also had surgery for ulcerative colitis and kidney cancer. She regularly speaks on behalf of Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. She hopes her survivor experience inspires others.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Cahn grew up in Atlanta and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia. She is married to NBC10 Photojournalist Phil Houser. They’re proud of their daughter Alexa, who dared herself to start her own company and is now managing electronic artists in the music business.
Link to Blog: http://luanncahn.com/blog/
TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/ATHb_LskphI
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