Welcome to learning for the journey - or more accurately - learning for our journeys!   In a world characterized by nearly constant demands on our time, attention, and energy, we can feel as if we've lost our direction and our center.  However, we can give ourselves time, space, and permission to take a deep breath and reflect on the important questions of life.  We can seek to understand where we are and where we would like to go.  We can ask questions like these...

As an individual…

  • Who am I and who am I becoming?
  • What's next for me?
  • What am I called to do/be?
  • How does my work fit in my life?
  • What are my options and potential alternative futures?  How do I choose?
  • How can I live a more meaningful and fulling life - starting today?

As an organization…

  • Who are we today and who should we be tomorrow?
  • Are we clear about our mission, our values, and our culture?  Are they serving us well?
  • Do we have a viable, credible, and executable strategy?
  • Is our leadership team aligned or working at cross-purposes?
  • What is the path to organizational success and individual well-being?
  • How do we actually change?

Drawing from my life as an organizational psychologist, facilitator, workshop designer, teacher, mentor, public speaker, career counselor, Veterans advocate, retired Army General, geek & nerd, I want to share practical information for living well, working well, and being well.   The goal of my website and blog is to share "know-how and encouragement for the road ahead."

Additionally, Learning for the Journey, LLC, is my private consulting practice.  Please contact me if I can help your organization in a more formal way by…

  • Designing and delivering customized workshops
  • Facilitating leadership or working sessions
  • Teaching or mentoring on "soft-skills"
  • Speaking on topics related to transitions, life and career planning, living well, and organizational success with individual well-being

Again, welcome and thank you for taking time from your work and your life to visit Learning for the Journey.

Paulette Risher


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I will lead the blind on their journey; by paths unknown I will guide them. I will turn darkness into light before them, and make crooked ways straight. These things I do for them, and I will not forsake them.
— Isiah 42:16