During my active consulting years I led so many programs I used to joke that you could wake me up at 2am, put me in front of a group, give me the topic, and I’d pull it off just fine.
That’s no longer true. I’m a little rusty. But, I’m happy to say the retreat went well. The energy in the room was great, we were on target and on time, and we made real progress.
Someone asked me why I do pro bono work at this stage of my life, and I responded that I share with my late husband Jerry a sense of tikkun olam, or the call to heal a broken world. Where I can still contribute, I shall — not casually or willy nilly, but when and where it can make a difference.
I’m glad to have the opportunity to stretch myself back into that professional role.