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Update 4/2/16: We are very sad to report that Rita passed away from cancer on 30 March 2016.


Rita Foley

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See a short TV interview with Rita and her partners on her website!

January 30, 2012: Our fourteenth feature to promote businesses of DEC Connection members is about Rita Foley, a former Digital District Sales Manager (then) in the Western Region
   I co-authored a book that came out in April 2011, called Reboot Your Life, Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break and for the past three years my partners and I have offered workshops on sabbaticals and pre-retirement training. The next one is at my home in Brooklyn, with others scheduled in 2012 in Cape Cod, Santa Fe and the Berkshires. The retreat starts on Friday at 4 and goes until Sunday at noon, with an optional reunion Sunday evening with past workshop attendees. We keep these to 8 to 10 people and very intimate so that individuals can walk away with specific plans and tools to use. Attendees often become good friends or a support group. (link to seminar flyer)

Our past participants are men and women between the ages of 37 and 67. They have included people who are yearning to take a break from work but are afraid to approach their boss and how to do it. Some are in-between jobs or on the "unexpected sabbatical", some are thinking about retiring in a few years and want to start doing some planning now, some want to change careers and try out a new passion and a few came because of friends and were totally convinced that they could never take time off. We work with them on the concept of mini sabbaticals but more importantly, every one who has attended has said that participation was a watershed event in their life. They walk away with tools and perspectives that help them live happier and more balanced lives.

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Entrepreneur Archive - previous profiles of DEC Connection Member Companies

  1. Abbott, Carolyn - ASSIST-U.S.
  2. Enright, Marce - New England Traditional Jazz
  3. Amidon, Debra - ENTOVATION International Ltd.
  4. Hebert, Charlotte - Novelist
  5. Cunningham, Jean - JeanCunninghamConsulting
  6. Schimel, Lin - Creative Action Marketing, LLC
  7. Stewart, Caleb - Randolph Associates, Inc.
  8. Schuetz, Bob - FloatStorage.com
  9. Abbany, Zul - Stromasys, Inc.
  10. Ginac, Linda - The Ginac Group and National Society of Career Management
  11. Ehrlich, Carol - Bolton Organizing and Staging
  12. Markoff, Eliane - Artist and Philanthropist, Founder of Art in Giving
  13. Letendre, Maureen - In Demand Coaching.com

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