Things had to change!
Naturally I started by making changes at work. I negotiated for more flexibility: I reset my hours to start earlier so I could be home to put my daughter to bed (and save on child care!). I started working remotely twice a week. I was promoted while on maternity leave and negotiated a higher salary upon my return. But it still wasn't right for me.
As I looked back over the previous 10 years, it had been a whirlwind and supposedly everything I had ever wanted when I started my career. Yet I had never stopped to actually think: Was this the way I wanted to live my life? Was this the life I wanted my daughter to see as an example? Most importantly, was I using my talent and strengths?
I started investing in myself (I hired a coach!), discovering my strengths, determining what environment best suited my personality, and figuring how I could best use my talents to make work, work for me! I redefined what success means to me and now I find myself doing something I love… helping new moms (and dads!) discover their own strengths, work personality, talents and build the support they need to feel good at work and a home. Ultimately we design a life for you to thrive, succeed, grow and actually enjoy it!
I'm a certified career coach with the International Coach Federation, trained in Organizational, Relationship & Systems Coaching (ORSC). In addition, I have chaired national women's organizations and been on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Los Angeles.
Today, I work with new moms (and dads!), managers and organizations to best support new parents, discover what inspires and drives new parents in their careers. Schedule a FREE consultation and I'll help you navigate your career to ensure you are going after both your career and family goals with actionable steps to make it happen!
Let’s Make Work, Work for YOU!