A Time to Grow is a seasonal resource guide and nurturing program for women who want more for themselves and their families.

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Patricia R. Garey
Patricia Garey, businesswoman, Christian, wife, and mother, is an experienced career consultant and talent agent. She recently authored her first book, titled A Time to Grow, which is a day-by-day, inspirational guide and nurturing program for women caught between the demands of a fast paced career and a growing family. Patricia has helped thousands of creative professionals redefine their goals and expand their careers through workshops, seminars and one on one counseling. Patricia is the founder and former CEO of Creative Resource Systems, Inc., an employment agency specializing in creative/technical talent. Patricia works as a counselor with a Chicago outplacement firm, helping professionals, from diverse industries, navigate today’s tumultuous marketplace. In 2002, Patricia and her actor husband Richard Garey established Heritage Stage Productions, a National Heritage Foundation supporting the arts. Because of their belief that art thrives in community they have developed local networking groups for artists, called AAIR, where artists, actors, writers, and musicians, have an opportunity to interact with other artists in an environment of positive critical feedback. Patricia was awarded an Ohio Governor's Award for her outstanding support of local artists. Patricia and her husband, Richard, live in Illinois with their youngest daughter and a little black ‘lhassa-poo' named Sparky. Four adult children and two adorable grand daughters round out their blended family.