LifeWork Alliance was formed to address the paradigm shift that is reshaping today’s workforce. Our mission is to institute and promote open dialogue between the employer and the working parent. To this point, the lack of such communication has helped create a fragmented and, in many ways, unproductive work environment that taxes both organization and talent in myriad ways.
Our philosophy focuses on how this dialogue, at the intersection of human behavior and organizational performance, plays a critical role in addressing the balancing act a working parent faces between duty to organization and responsibility to family. Organizations must adapt as their valuable talent pool becomes stretched too thin between these conflicting obligations. A company that promotes an environment of collaboration and trust will be rewarded with a more motivated, productive workforce.
Our intention at LifeWork Alliance is to not to take sides in this complex discussion, but rather to form a partnership through the use of innovative methods of exchange. Customized workshops for employers and employees, one-on-one counseling and online discussion groups are at the core of our offering. Furthermore, our website and newsletters present the latest information gathered from people and institutions that are experiencing firsthand the challenge of bringing organization and talent closer together. The tools we use leave both parties with a renewed sense of partnership and commitment. More importantly, they effect lasting change that results in cost savings and productivity gains. The topical and relevant workshops address the vital issues that parents returning to the workplace are faced with after a family-related leave or end of stay at home status. For the Employer, in order to build your business, you must build your people. When talent walks out the door, profit follows. When middle to high-level members of your organization departs, a wealth of experience, institutional knowledge and contacts usually goes with them. To avoid the expense associated with the loss of top talent, you attempt to implement retention strategies. But how can you prevent an employee from leaving when you don’t truly comprehend what it is they need in order to stay? Each day, more women advance into middle and upper management roles. It is imperative the employer provide valuable talent with the tools and freedom required to effectively balance work and family. Without you meeting your employee at a midpoint in this discussion, you risk losing a vital member of you team. LWA provides tools and techniques that will enable you to navigate change in your employees’ lives as it relates to their role in your organization. If a results-oriented approach is taken, the employee might elect to shift her schedule to accommodate demands of family. In this case, management must develop their own interpersonal skills in order to better understand the issues facing working-parent employees. This approach is not synonymous with decreased productivity. Developing viable solutions without compromising the bottom line is key to this approach. When managed and communicated effectively, it can be a win-win for all involved.
What should I expect at a workshop?
What you can expect is to gain insight from the other women who attend the workshop and walk away with tools and techniques based on the subject that is discussed. The workshops are held in a nurturing and supportive fashion and are inclusive and confidential.
What if I cannot attend? Is there another way to do it or have a make up session?
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in order to be refunded. If there is an emergency on those days simply email us and we will fit you into the next workshop.
Do I get a discount if I refer someone to the program?
Yes absolutely, please have them mention you in the free text box and you will be contacted with information about a free session and / or workshop of your choosing.
Once I sign up for a workshop how will I know if something has changed?
This is why we get your email so that we can keep you informed of any and all changes.
What can I expect during a one on one session?
This is decided upon by the individual therapist and the client. All costs are based on a sliding scale.
What if I want to download the material presented in a workshop since I may not be able to attend?
In the very near future we will have all material available to download. Please be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you know when that information is available.
How can I keep in touch with these women?
You can ask to exchange information at the workshops or simply join our blog community.
What are LWA’s Terms and Conditions?
You can read our terms and conditions page.
How do I contact the founder?
Send an email.
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