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Men invited to eat breakfast and get their work-life balance right

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The age-old concern of how to balance work and private life, and not let either suffer, is the subject of the next Reading Christian Men’s Group (RCMG) breakfast meeting on Saturday, October 12.


The speaker, Paul Valler, former Finance Director of Hewlett-Packard, brings a unique perspective to the topic. Throughout his life in international commerce, his approach has been informed by a spiritual dimension which sees no distinction between managing a business and its people, and walking in the steps of Christ.

He claims a continual sense of the latter, profoundly integrated into behaviours, can only enrich the former.

Paul Valler lives in Finchampstead, where he is an elder at its Baptist church. Before retirement, he was founding director of the Hewlett-Packard International Bank in Dublin and General Manager of its European Leasing business, before rising to become Finance Director.

He now works for the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), an organisation which helps Christians form and live out a vision of whole-life missionary discipleship in the world.

He said: “We seek to serve them with biblical frameworks, practical resources and training modules, so that they can flourish, as followers of Jesus, within genuine and active disciple-making communities.”

The RCMG’s breakfast talk takes place at the Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning Lane.

Paul will speak directly after breakfast, which begins at 8.30am. The breakfast costs £7.50.

Any men interested in attending should confirm names and numbers with John Broady on 0118 954 3879. Payment should be received no later than Tuesday, October 8.

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