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The Covid Pandemic Produces a Kinder, Gentler Performance Review

ThirdPath leaders are recognizing and evaluating employees as whole persons by creating pandemic-specific performance measures such as demonstrating compassion and being dependable while working remotely. WSJ | December 3 2020

Juggling Act: Tips for Balancing Remote Work and Home Life in 2020

Jessica DeGroot shares insights about boundary-setting and delegation as keys to work and life balance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reuters | October 27, 2020

The Effects of Covid on Professional Careers

Jessica DeGroot describes how professionals who follow an integrated approach become a new kind of leader — someone who helps employees find more sustainable solutions throughout the pandemic. CUWFA Newsletter | Fall 2020

Do You Dare Switch Jobs in the Coronavirus Economy?

Jessica DeGroot recommends asking how the company handled employees’ personal challenges over the past few months. Their answer could reveal how sensitive they’ll be going forward. Wall Street Journal | July 12 2020

Pushing Against Gender Roles, Now That We’re All Home Together

Covid-19 is creating extreme stress for many families. The author explores Jessica DeGroot’s long-time advice to parents to consider themselves a united front as they find ways to navigate through this crisis. Washington Post | April 13 2020

How to Negotiate a 4-Day Work Week

When companies support shorter work weeks, they gain happier, more productive employees. Get advice from Jessica DeGroot and ThirdPath’s Shared Care couples to create your own four-day work week. NBC Better |  December 6 2019

Why It’s So Hard for Two Parents to Both Have Successful Careers

Companies who mean to support dual-career couples are still not tackling a work-first mentality. Work-life balance expert Jessica DeGroot explains that change needs to start from the top down. Fast Company Magazine | September 2019

You Can Be a Great Leader and Also Have a Life

Brigid Schulte describes three of our amazing ThirdPath Leaders: Ivan caring for grandchildren on Mondays; Michelle enjoying summers with her school age children; Will hitting the road in an RV with his family. HBR | December 2018

A True Story from a Work-Life Balance Pioneer

As a true leadership pioneer tells her story, Jessica DeGroot weighs in on her mission not only to help families better share work and home responsibilities, but to help make the American workplace better. Slate’s Better Life Lab | June 2018

Leaders Following an Integrated Approach to Work and Life

April Seifert and Jessica DeGroot discuss how leaders can find flex in their own lives and for their teams as they rise to the challenge of making time to balance parenting and work. “Women Inspired” Podcast | June 2018

Normalizing Work-Life Effectiveness

Spotlight on founder of ThirdPath Institute, Jessica Degroot, outlining work-life balance as an everybody issue, and the need for work-life programs to constantly evolve. World at Work’s “WorkSpan” Magazine | March 2018

Do Parents Have to Choose Between Work and Caregiving?

We were honored to have 1MFWF ask us to write about how couples can work together to overcome the barriers they may face as they create a “team at home” and share in the care of their children. 1Million for Work | October 12 2017


The Working Mom’s Happy Handbook

This article offers sound advice for working moms, including the very first suggestion — share home responsibilities with your partner (check out the great quote from our friend Scott Behson). The author also describes some of the key integration practices we teach in our OMG! Overwhelm Mitigation Groups, where we help you learn how to find more time and energy for life. Learn more here. Parents Magazine | October 2016


Spotlight On… ThirdPath Institute.

ThirdPath is featured in 1MFWF Spotlight series highlighting organizations who are part of the growing movement for change around work flexibility. 1Million for Work | September 15 2016


Five Women Shaping the Future of Work: Jessica Degroot, ThirdPath Institute.

Jessica Degroot’s work moves beyond creating a sustainable environment for remote workers or clamping down on the gender pay gap, and focuses on a fundamental issue: having time for life. Blog by Anne Loehr | March 10 2016

Pioneers of the Better Way: 5 Women Blaze a Trail Toward the Future of Work

Jessica DeGroot is in good company on this list of “5 CEOs who embody the future of work.” The others include Sara Sutton Fell (founder of FlexJobs), Kate Kendall, Rhiannon Ruff, Maria Simon-Senior. Blog by Anne Loehr | December 16 2015

Stop Blaming Dads for Not Doing Enough Childcare

Jessica DeGroot was asked to write an opinion piece for about the Pew Research Center’s recent report on dual-breadwinner households. | November 23 2015

Lotte Bailyn: Thought Leader Interview

In this interview, Lotte Bailyn is recognized for the critical role she has played in changing the work-life integration landscape. Lotte also praises ThirdPath Institute and Jessica DeGroot, saying Jessica, “Started with the concept of “shared care” … Jessica then expanded to work with leaders who want to help employees follow a “third path” – an integrated approach to work and life. Strategy+Business | August 10 2015

Have a Hard time Getting Away From Work? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Vacation Actually Feels Like One

This Q&A with Jessica DeGroot about the importance of turning off work while on vacation,shows how doing this benefits you, your family and your organization. The Washington Post | June 8 2015

Navigating Tradeoffs in Dual Career Marriages

Jessica DeGroot shares three important lessons ThirdPath has learned from working with couples who have moved ahead in their careers while sharing in the care of their children. Harvard Business Review | April 14 2015

How to Decide Who Should Take Parental Leave?

71% of Millennials are between the ages of 20 and 34. Jessica DeGroot and Paul Gilbride (ThirdPath Integrated Life Advocate) discusse the out-of-the-box solutions this new generation of parents will likely consider. | January 22 2015

When Men Take Off Time for Their Family

Jessica DeGroot applauds the growing group of male leaders who are role modeling a more balanced approach at work and life. | January 15 2015

‘We’re Winging It’: The Unpredictable Role of Dad Caring for Dad

Two Thursdays with ThirdPath participants – Doug Gertner, and Kevin O’Shea (Kevin is also a ThirdPath board member) – were interviewed about their experiences as sandwich generation dads. | December 16 2014

VIDEO: Requesting Telecommuting, Part Time and Flexible Arrangements from Your Employer

Emma Plumb interviews Jessica DeGroot and Paul Rupert, capturing their expert advice on how to negotiate a flexible schedule at work. 1 Million for Flex | October 24 2014

A Third Way to Work Life Balance

Jessica DeGroot is interviewed about ThirdPath’s cutting-edge work helping men and women – as parents and leaders – follow an integrated approach to work and life. WorkingMums Magazine | September 8 2014

The Daddy Juggle: Work, Life, Family and Chaos

Jessica DeGroot, Roger Trombley, and Fred Bermont a second generation Shared Care dad, talk about the changing roles of men, women, work and family. Wall Street Journal | June 12 2014

It’s High Time for the 4-Day Workweek

This article describes the benefits of a four-day work week. Jessica DeGroot is then interviewed about the barriers that get in the way of more workplaces offering this solution. | August 29 2013

Rise of the Alpha Dad: Men Get Serious About Work Life Balance

This cover story article explores the barriers men face striving for wok-life balance and highlights two dads who are ThirdPath community members. Jessica DeGroot is also quoted about the negative influence of our outdated career norms.
Bloomberg Businessweek | May 30 2013

Shared Parenting: Why Modern Families are Choosing Equality

ThirdPath and our good friends Amy and Marc Vachon talk about Shared Care. As Jessica DeGroot points out: “There really is no limit to who could redesign his or her work to accommodate family needs.” Parent Map | May 21 2012

When Mom and Dad Share it All

This New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story article became an instant internet sensation and featured Jessica DeGroot, ThirdPath Institute and a number of other Shared Care parents. (Two then went on to write books about Shared Care – Equally Shared Parenting and The Libra Solution.)
Sunday New York Times Magazine | June 15 2008

Family Values

Jessica DeGroot and ThirdPath Institute are the focus of this exciting cover story article which put the spotlight on the launch of ThirdPath Institute and four Shared Care families.
Fast Company | December 2000

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Assist individuals, families and organizations in finding new ways to redesign work to create time for family, community and other life priorities. Develop a growing community of individuals, leaders and organizations to influence wider change - both within organizations and at the public policy level. Support a new mind-set where everyone can follow a "third path" - an integrated approach to work and life.

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