Women in Transition

Designing your roadmap for success

2 days

This workshop is designed for women of all age groups, who are considering or facing a change in their career, are looking to redefine their life or explore new opportunities, or have dreams that have been set aside for too long.


Are you at a crossroads in your career, or simply contemplating a change? Perhaps you need to prepare for a future change in your organization, career or life. Periods of transition are a time to move from the past, while positioning oneself for the future and reframing your vision to move forward. This two-day workshop will provide you with an opportunity to build on your multi-facetted experience, embrace your goals, and design the next phase of your career or life.


This program offers a seven-step approach for taking you from where you are now to where you want to be. It guides you through a journey of letting go of the past, self-discovery, exploration, action planning and a new vision of your future and a new beginning.

  • Step I: The End
  • Step 2: Self-Discovery
  • Step 3: Dreaming and Exploration
  • Step 4: Identifying Obstacles and Solutions
  • Step 5: Goal-Setting and Action
  • Step 6: Dealing with Set-Backs
  • Step 7: A New Beginning
Skills Taught: 

During this workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Establish a clearer sense of the objectives that are the most important to you
  • Learn how to achieve your goals
  • Acquire strategies to help you address challenges and keep focused on your goals
  • Gain a better sense of your readiness for change
  • Learn how to embrace your dreams and dream bigger
  • Draw a detailed roadmap to guide you to the next level and to effect change in your life

Inspirational Success Story:
Katherine Graham, at forty-six, realized her dream of running the family business, the Washington Post, when she took over the helm following the suicide of her charismatic husband. Under her leadership, the Washington Post published the Pentagon Papers and exposed the Watergate debacle that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. She also became an esteemed adviser to many presidents.


Maria Sowden- Weingarden

Maria has more than twenty-five years of experience leading seminars, corporate training programs and workshops in a wide variety of public, private, health, educational and non-profit sectors.

Maria believes that the most valuable untapped resource of any organization is its people. By developing people and building healthy working environments we create a culture that maximizes an individual’s potential and consequently produces incredible results. She leads workshops that optimize individual competencies and bring spirit and values to the workplace. Maria’s relaxed, lively, entertaining delivery style captures and maintains the attention of her audience. She delivers messages that are compelling, thought-provoking and inspirational.

Maria has received praise from workshop attendees for her vast knowledge, exceptional communication skills, and keen sense of humour. She has an uncanny ability to read an audience and expertly tailor the course to meet the needs of the attendees.

During periods of transition most people lack confidence and need to re-evaluate, re-prioritize, re-energize, learn new skills and create a new vision and set goals before they move forward. Transitions are a time to let go of the past while positioning oneself for the future.

Starting from the inside and progressing outward, Maria helps people move through obstacles such as feelings of fear and doubt by coaching and inspiring them towards creative empowerment to achieve their personal and professional goals.