With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, it’s highly likely you will find yourself caring for an aging parent or family member at some point. Balancing care with career, kids and more, can feel incompatible and overwhelming. But it shouldn’t be; we can learn to disrupt caregiving before it disrupts our lives! A master storyteller, Liz O’Donnell shares her personal journey of caring for her aging parents – who were both diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day – and trying to manage her career. The subject may be tough, but Liz’s delivery is uplifting, and at times hilarious. Audiences find Liz’s struggles relatable, her ability to find humor in any situation comforting, and her strategies for not only surviving caregiving, but actually thriving during and after, accessible and actionable.
Participants will learn strategies for balancing care and career at work and at home, including the seven steps to disrupting caregiving. They will also learn about the Caregiver’s Gain, the physical and psychological benefits of caregiving, and how to access it. They will leave feeling uplifted and empowered.
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Meet the Speaker
Liz O’Donnell is the founder of Working Daughter, a community for women balancing eldercare, career, and more. She is an award-winning writer and best-selling author of Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making A Living and Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman. Liz hosts the Working Daughter podcast, named one of the Top 10 Caregiver Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020 by Feedspot.
A former family caregiver (four times over), she is a recognized expert on working while caregiving and has written on the topic for many outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, TIME, and WBUR, and has delivered keynotes to many different audiences including at the Conferences for Women, Harvard University, MIT, the Marketing to Moms Conference, and the Women Leading Government Conference.
Check out her recent book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living.