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Capturing Your Beautiful Spirit | Laurie Bassi


Laurie Bassi

Capturing Your Beautiful Spirit - Thursday 8 pm

Your most deeply held values guide you every day, form the essence of your spirit, and shape your destiny.  Yet, we rarely reflect and seek to put into words what we really believe in. There is simply no better place on earth than Rancho la Puerta to spend a bit of time reflecting on your core values that represent you at your very best.

This session is a chance for you to explore, and if you wish, write a short paragraph or two about one or more of the core beliefs that guide and help you every day.  We’ll use a fabulous framework, This I Believe®, which has been in use since 1951 and is now sponsored by National Public Radio (NPR).   You’ll find the process to be a fun, easy, and inspirational way to give voice to your most important values.  You’ll leave knowing and appreciating yourself a little better and with a spring in your step (even beyond what you get from your great workouts at the Ranch!).

Navigating Your Future With Less Effort and More Payoff - Friday 4 pm

There are some very positive forces that are quietly at work and hold the promise of creating a better future for all of us throughout the world.  In this lively, interactive session, economist Laurie Bassi, (please note that not all economists are boring) will share her perspective on the future – and how you can navigate this future at any age  to create a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones.  We’ll discuss the future of communications, global thinking, and how to use changes we can predict about the future to help you operate successfully and with less effort in the future. This session builds on the award winning book co-authored by Dr. Bassi and her colleagues, Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era, the winner of the 2012 Nautilus Award for the best business/leadership book in the United States.


Laurie Bassi is the CEO of McBassi & Company, a management consulting firm that works with leaders in companies of all sizes – from start-ups to Fortune 100s – to help them unleash human potential within their organizations.

In the earlier years of her career, Laurie was a tenured professor of economics and public policy at Georgetown University.  She served as the Vice President of the American Society of Training and Development and has served as the director of two national commissions.

Laurie is a sought-after speaker – having spoken on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.  As a still-recovering academic, she is also a prolific author, with over 100 published papers and books.  Her most recent book Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era is having a world-wide impact on showing businesses and nonprofits the way to succeed in the future. This is the third year Laurie will be a presenter at Rancho La Puerta.  Her loves include gardening, cooking, hiking, grandchildren, and good ideas.

Start Date: January 4, 2014
End Date: January 10, 2014


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