Rosalind and co-author, Joan Friedlander are interviewed by Dr. Terri Orbuch, the “Love Doctor”, on Voice America radio about their book, Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend!
Rosalind is interviewed by Jo Davidson of a Zentertainment Radio and talks about her book, chronic illness, and career.
Rosalind talks about Chronic Illness in the Workplace on National Public Radio “The Health Show”.
Rosalind and co-author, Joan Friedlander, discuss their book, Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease, Keep Working, Girlfriend! on Disability Radio. (Note: On home page, go to “Upcoming shows” and scroll down).
Chronic Illness and Work Expert Author’s Book for
Working Women with Autoimmune Disease
Rosalind Joffe, president of cicoach.com, provides tips and survival skills for women with autoimmune diseases to thrive in their career
BOSTON – JUNE 6, 2008 – When Rosalind Joffe was diagnosed with first one and then a second chronic illness, she refused to let the diseases disable her career. Now, with almost 30 years of living with chronic illnesses and having a successful work life, Joffe has co-authored the newly published book, Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend! (Demos Health, May 2008).
“As I worked to balance my life while managing multiple sclerosis and then ulcerative colitis, I met hundreds of women and men who were also trying to create and maintain a quality career while coping with a chronic illness,” says Joffe, a nationally-recognized expert on chronic illness and the workplace, and the founder of cicoach.com, an executive career coaching firm. “I saw that people like me could benefit greatly from getting help around this and created a career dedicated to helping others be successful in their jobs, regardless of their disabilities.”
Based on her experience and expertise, she co-authored the book, Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend!
“Working can be critical to a person’s health and well-being when they live with an autoimmune disease or any chronic illness,” says Joffe. “Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend! provides guidance and inspirational stories to help any woman face the challenges of balancing career building and self-care.”
Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend! covers:
• Why autoimmune diseases are a critically important issue for women
• Common issues women with autoimmune diseases face in the workplace
• Strategies to finding a good job
• Tips for being successful on the job
• Issues and ideas for self employment
• And more
Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend! is available for $18.95 at the Demon Health website and on Amazon for $12.70.
About Rosalind Joffe, M. Ed
Rosalind Joffe is the founder and president of cicoach.com, an executive career coaching firm dedicated to providing the services, resources and products that high achievers living with chronic illness need to succeed in their careers.
She has been interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, ABC Radio, as well as a variety of regional and national media outlets. In addition, Joffe is published in dozens of disease organization and health journals.
Author shares step-by-step guide for career women with chronic illness
Rosalind Joffe offers companion Workbook for the book, Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend!
BOSTON (6/3/2008) – For most women, balancing their personal life and a career is a challenge. But for the millions of women with chronic illnesses, this becomes a daily struggle that feels nearly impossible to accomplish. But published author and career coach, Rosalind Joffe, explains that it doesn’t have to be that way.
The only book of its kind, The Keep Working with Chronic Illness Workbook is an easy-to-use program that addresses all the challenges a career woman with chronic illness faces today including:
• Keeping yourself from being overwhelmed by fear or self-pity
• Determining how chronic illness symptoms will impact workplace performance
• Deciding if a current job is still acceptable
• Figuring out what’s needed in a new job
• Preparing a winning resume, even if your illness has impacted job history
• And much more
Joffe is the co-author of Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend! – a book that encourages women with chronic illness to stay employed to preserve their independence and sense of self.