What does working with Parkinson’s mean to you? How might this diagnosis affect you now and in the future? Can Parkinson’s disease offer an opportunity to reframe your work or even find new career opportunities? In each part of the series, we will discuss a different facet of having Parkinson’s and working, including shared experiences, the psychological and emotional aspects, how "law" (like the ADA) translates to "real life" and some practical resources you can walk away with.
Please note that the November 5th meeting is a scheduled break in the series.
Bio of Facilitator: Kirsti Peterson holds a master’s degree in industrial relations. Most recently, she was the principal of HR Business Solutions, a consulting business she started in 2011. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease five years ago, at age 46, she faced major obstacles in "letting go" of a robust social life, running marathons and 20+ year career in human resources. She is actively involved in the Denver and Boulder Parkinson’s community through grassroots and informal efforts, ad hoc activities, and formal endeavors and organizations, such as Art as Action. Currently, she is focused on writing a memoir and "parkie" poetry, pampering her two cats, nurturing fab friendships, and proudly raising two wonderful teenaged boys (one in high school; another in college).
*This does not constitute legal advice. There may be a time and place where an attorney or other employment law specialist needs to be consulted. These sessions are also not for specific financial advice, or at least to any level beyond the basics. It’s really important to consider and consult with a money person given the facts and nature of this disease and its financial impacts.