DREAMS, SHAKE HANDS WITH REALITY
Most of us give up some aspirational slice of ourselves as we face the demands of adult living. How can we envision our future in a tangible way and translate our dreams into bite-size actions?
Here’s the deal
At the heart of Reclaim Plan A is a brief workshop. Janice Maffei takes you on a rich and rewarding journey guided by sparky stories and counter-intuitive questions—not the usual “where do you want to be in five years?” stuff. Much of the session unfolds in a powerful community of silence, where you can access your deepest reflections and enjoy the rare gift of focused thinking time. “There is a lot I want to do,” wrote a recent participant, “but I’ve lacked clarity. Today provided that for me.”
This inspiring and practical workshop will help you
- Look back as you set out with greater focus and tenacity in pursuit of your vision.
- Explore your ideal future, what the real and perceived barriers are, and how a few simple habits can make a big difference.
- Design a path forward that identifies a handful of game changer actions to make the days add up to a Plan A week.
At work reclaiming her own Plan A, Janice has braided together a life that includes coaching teams on strategy and innovation, performing on NY stages and writing stories, poems and essays that have found their way to publication in The Southampton Review, The Paterson Literary Review, and HowlRound among others. Her play, “How to Bury a Saint,” received an equity production and a favorable New York Times review.
In 2020, scared but prepared, she made her standup debut with Me and Marie at a New York comedy club, and in 2019 shared her own Reclaim Plan A story at Generation Women. In 2017, she was selected as a Ucross Fellow and granted an artistic residency in the High Plains of Wyoming. Janice is a guest lecturer at Columbia and The School of the New York Times on innovation and creative writing, respectively. She serves on the boards of The Lillys, which celebrates women theatre artists, and her Manhattan co-op.
The idea for Reclaim Plan A grew from efforts to reconnect with my most authentic and passionate self. This video, recorded April 10, 2019 at Generation Women in New York, is the first time I’ve shared my own Reclaim Plan A story.