Learning to Live an Integrated Life

Published on by Lisa Gates.

Chrysula Winegar is an extraordinary teacher and coach working passionately to help individuals create flexible work cultures and integrated lives. Throughout her career she has been intrigued by the relationship between companies, individuals and their families.

When single, Chrysula wanted work choices that enabled travel opportunities, further study and end of life care in her extended family. As children arrived, she wanted work choices that honored her mothering and recognized her value and bottom-line contribution. Chrysula uses her extensive management experience in international marketing, training and organizational change, to write, advise and coach specifically on work life balance strategies. She writes:

We can't change the world if we can't create meaningful family cultures in our homes, and do more than just survive organizational culture in the workplace. I seek an integrated life. I define this as understanding and living my values in a purposeful and balanced way.

In her work today, she agitates for what she calls "the holy trinity of individual knowledge and responsibility, corporate culture and policy and careful base-line legislation,” and in a recent post she tells us why she does what she does for a living:

Our souls desire to behave in ways that line up with what we believe and value. That is called living an integrated life. When behavior matches values, we are whole. We live without apology, heads held high. Not in arrogance, but in quiet authority that we are on the right path.

Join Chrysula for She Negotiates Balance and Purpose. This virtual learning and journaling course starts January 17 and will help you build a road map between what you want and making it happen. You can do the course on your own time according to your schedule (how balanced is that?). It also includes weekly group coaching calls to make the learning personally relevant to your life.

For a sneak peek, register here for our free interactive monthly community call this Thursday, January 13 at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST with Chrysula and me. Topic: "Make Your Resolutions Disruptive...Create a Living Breathing Plan in 2011."

Get weekly negotiation tips and wisdom with our Tuesday Muse here.

chrysula winegar, she negotiates balance and purpose, work life balance, work life integration

Published on by Lisa Gates.