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Yes, You Can Have It ALL

 
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You Have always Seen YourSelf As A LEADER

BUT EVER SINCE You ANNOUNCED YOUR PREGNANCY, You’ve Been Hearing FROM Everyone That BALANCE IS IMPOSSIBLE

 

It’S GOING TO BE TOO MUCH

TOO OVERWHELMING

TOO HARD

That you Should Scale back your career

focus on Family, Worry about work later

You’RE ANGRY. This is a POST LEAN-IN WORLD WHERE Raising Babies and Having a career IS SUPPOSSED TO BE POSSIBLE.

You are Feeling Betrayed. And Overwhelmed. And you are trying to be that Perfect MOm while Proving to Yourself and everyone around you that you are still ON TRACK at Work.

ULTIMATELY IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE FAILING AT EVERYTHING Work. Motherhood. Your Relationships.

 
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All you Want is

to DROP the GUILT

TO feel Like you are Thriving

not just Surviving


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 YES. YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL

BE THE MOM YOU WANT TO BE

SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOUR BABY

GROW IN YOUR CAREER AND AVOID THE “MOMMY-TRACK”

CONNECT WITH YOUR PARTNER/HUSBAND

CREATE A TRUE 50/50 RELATIONSHIP

FIND TIME FOR YOU, FRIENDS, & FUN!


 
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Hi. I’m Mary Beth.

I’m A MOm, A Wife, Career Coach and a fierce advocate for supporting parents in the workplace.

At 22 I had dreams of reaching the c-suite and spent over 10 years in corporate finance, successfully navigating my way to an SVP at a top fortune 100 firm. 

Yet, after the birth of my first daughter I struggled.

I struggled to truly know my new identity as working mom. I struggled with the guilt that felt like it was coming at all sides, for work, as a mom, as a partner.

I struggled to find a community of moms who felt the same way I did. Moms who understood that while my priorities had shifted - significantly. Of course my baby was the most important thing to the world to me, but I also had to work. And (gasp!) I wanted to work. I wasn’t okay with just sitting back on my own aspirations and ambitions to be a leader. My new philosophy was simply - If I was going to be away from my baby, it better be worth it.

So I set out on a quest to make it better. I negotiated for more flexibility at work. I narrowed my own pay gap compared to my male peers. I set boundaries and expectations at work.

I changed my mindset.

Yes I can have it all. But no, I can’t actually do it all.

I asked for help.

My husband and I had the real conversations about what 50/50 parenting meant and how that directly related to our career goals. We outsourced, changed our childcare, we compromised.

AND THINGS CHANGED. I FELT BETTER. I FELT IN CONTROL. I FELT LIKE ONCE AGAIN, IT WAS POSSIBLE.

I didn’t Have “it” ALL. I had “MY” ALL.

But there was still that one thing lacking. There was a pivotal moment where I remember looking around me at work and realizing that no one on core team was dealing with these same challenges. They were all men. And the women I worked with had children that were much older. Often their advice was simply that it just takes time to adjust. Or worse, they had been home when their children were little and simply offered up, “I don’t know how you are doing it.”

That is reason I shifted my own career, starting working with hundreds of moms to support them through the transition to “working mom” and most importantly, why I created the M-Suite (The C-Suite for Moms!). The M-Suite is here to provide expecting and new moms with support to create a life that works for you, your baby, your family and your professional goals.

To find your balance.

To give you your #squad, your go-to hype group, a connection to moms who are also dynamic, career driven women, who get it.

 
 

Yes, You Can Have It ALL

The M-Suite Program is designed for YOU

You ARe the Mom who isn’t willing to give up on her professional dreams now that you’re a Mom (or about to be!)

but YOU ARE feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward when everything in your life has changed,
including your priorities.

This program is about finding YOUR balance and putting the support and tools in place so you can be the amazing mom you want to be and also show up as a leader at work.

 
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IT STARTS HERE.

  • A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED CAREER DRIVEN NEW MAMAS WHO WILL SUPPORT YOU AND CHEER YOU ON

  • ONE-ON-ONE COaching Support to DIVE INTO YOUR NEEDS AND YOUR SPECIFIC CHALLENGES

  • RESOURCES TO CUT THROUGH THE OVERWHELM OF MANAGING WORK AND BABY

The M-SUite WILL GIVE YOU THE TOOLS, The SUPPORT ANd The COMMUNITY YOU NEED TO MAKE Necessary Changes at Work and At Home.

Go From Survival MODE TO FEELING IN CONTROL AND READY TO THRIVE

 
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WORDS FROM THE M-SUITE

 
I loved meeting new working moms who understood. The advice and support from Mary Beth and even from each other was so valuable during my transition back to work. I joined other mom groups but this was the only place where I found help to handle the issues specific to working moms.
— Carolyn C., TV Development Exec
 

 
The differentiator for me was that everyone was professional in the group and could truly relate to each other’s experiences, especially from a work persepective.
— Chelsea H., Executive Director

The focus is on me, the working mom. This is a place where I truly was able to get advice on how to navigate difficult conversations with my boss.
— Stacy C., Account Manager
 

 

Inside the M-Suite 

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The DETAILS

Week 1 - Your Identity As A New Working Mom

  • Welcome & Intros - connect with your cohort - the moms that will “get you.”

  • Reconcile your new role as a mom with who you were professionally in your pre-baby life.

  • Lean In? Lean Out? Determine what’s right for you based on your goals as a mom and as a professional.

  • The truth behind mommy-brain and what to do about it!

  • For many women babies seem to come right as your career is taking off, how stay focused when it all seems chaotic.

  • Align your new life as a mom with you professional and personal goals

 

Week 2 - Managing Your Manager

  • Re-set expectations with your manager & team

  • Negotiate flexibility without diminishing your commitment to your career

  • Set and stick to boundaries for success at home and at work

  • Identify the right mentors and sponsors

 

Week 3 - Breadsharing - Splitting Responsibilities Your Partner

  • It’s easy to slip into traditional gender roles (especially when Dad goes back to work first), but your career isn’t secondary and you do not have to be the ‘default’ parent.

  • Split responsibilities so that you both feel like you are back to the 50/50 relationships you had before babies and avoid being solely responsible for the ever lengthening “mental load”

  • Stop feeling resentful and overwhelmed.

  • Open up the lines of communication so that you can both build the family dynamic you want.

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WEEK 4 - One-On-One Calls!

DEDICATED TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR GOALS & CHALLENGES

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Week 5 - You Are The CEO Of Your Baby!

  • We’ll cut through the massive overwhelm of “how” you should be parenting (hint there are no rules!)

  • Baby hacks that work for working moms - from sleep training to meal prep

  • Manage multiple care givers so everyone is on the same page - your childcare provider, you partner, back up care, etc.

  • Sleep - yours, the babies, what to do when no one is sleeping and it’s critical for your ability to function professionally.

  • Become confident in your decisions as a mom. It’s your baby, your family and your work-life.

 

Week 6 - Making Work, Work For You

  • Breastfeeding & Pumping? Everything you need to know!

  • New products and hacks to make pumping easier.

  • Frequent Travel? How to travel with baby and with out!

  • Ask your organization on improvements for all moms.

  • Deal with interruptions and challenges to your pump schedule

  • Feel confident to reach your pumping & breastfeeding goals

 

Week 7 - Working With Your Caregiver

  • Whether your child is at daycare, with a nanny or a family member, you are managing another employee and it’s important to ensure your relationships with your childcare provider is positive.

  • Manage expectations, contracts, and handling conflicts quickly and effectively.

  • Set up and utilizing back up care.

  • Find care and time for date nights!

  • Trust and feel good about your childcare, both your relationship with your careprovider and, of course, your child’s relationship with your careprovider.

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WEEK 8 - One-On-One Calls!

DEDICATED TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR GOALS & CHALLENGES

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Week 9 - Working Mom Guilt

  • Moms today are expected to parent like we don’t have a job and work like we don’t have children, causing a constant feeling a failure.

  • Mommy wars feel constant and making a different decision than your best friend can make you question your decisions.

  • Move past the guilt, feel good about your choices and shut down the naysayers.

  • Maintain and grow relationships with friends who are taking a different path.

  • Recognize the HUGE upsides to continuing to work as a mom - financially, mentally and physically.

 

Week 10 - Don’t Forget About You!

  • It’s easy to put yourself and your needs last. But it’s critical that you take time for you!

  • Put on your oxygen mask before helping others.

  • Small moments of self-care.

  • It doesn’t always need to look like spa days and epsom salt baths!

  • Ask for help so you can do you!

 

Week 11 - Growing Your Career

  • Recognize and avoid the maternal wall and motherhood penalty.

  • Stay on track and continuing to grow, even with more flexibility.

  • Navigate tough conversations and speaking up when you are faced with maternal bias.

  • Know what’s right for you to continue to reach your career goals at work, even if your priorities have shifted.

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WEEK 12 - One-On-One Calls!

DEDICATED TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR GOALS & CHALLENGES

 


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BONUS

In ADDITION TO One-On-ONe Support,

An Incredible Community of Career Driven Mamas

and Unlimited Access to Workbooks & Resources,

The M-Suite HOSTS MONTHLY WEBINARS ON TOPICS IMPORTANT FOR WORKING MAMAS. You’ll have access to These Webinars During The Program And for 9 Months AFTER COMPLETING THE PROGRAM.

AND Your Connection to the COmmunity Is Permanent and will Continue to be supported by Live.work.lead.

 
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This Program is Perfect For you If…

You are a mom who is craving connection with other like-minded career driven women.

You are feeling pulled between being a great mom and great at your job and struggle with mom guilt.

You are trying to figure out how to fit your career aspirations into your new life as a mom.

You are overwhelmed. Between work, baby, cooking, cleaning, etc., it seems impossible to find space to just enjoy being family.

It often seems like you are the only one that is managing and doing it all. And you are tired.

Yet you are unwilling to compromise on the dream of having a successful career and being the mom and wife/partner you want to be.

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You Are Looking for Balance between work, Baby, Family

 

MORE WORDS FROM THE M-SUITE

 
Mary Beth is truly one-of-a-kind. She has provided endless support as I transitioned from a professional to a mom and now a working mom. She brings a level of reality to the discussion and a practical way to use the advice and knowledge she has. The key to address any challenge or concerns you may have with making the transition to being a full-time working mom is having a plan in place that can be executed. She goes above and beyond in making sure that you have a “blueprint” that is tailored to your needs. I also know I can completely rely on Mary Beth to be there for me as well. She truly is invested in her clients.
— Kelli A., SVP, Global Compliance
 

 
I wholeheartedly recommend working with Mary Beth Ferrante. She is fantastic! Mary Beth took the time to really get to know me and understand my specific goals and challenges in my career path. She is so easy to talk to, I didn’t feel any stress or pressure at any point in the process. Together we put in place a real action plan for my success. I felt like I learned about myself from a professional perspective and how to best use my talents and strengths in the workplace all while balancing the transition to motherhood.
— Carolyn C., TV Development Executive

Mary Beth was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide throughout the process... She really helped me develop a real strategy while also being a sounding board when I felt I was struggling...I would highly recommend Mary Beth to anyone, no matter what level you are at in career.
— Jessica B., Digital Marketing Manager
 

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FAQs

How do I know this is right for me?

This program is designed for new (and newish!) mamas who are career-minded. You are looking to avoid burnout and reduce the amount of time you feel overwhelmed but you are also committed to being BOTH a good mom and great at your job! One of the most unique and best part of this program is the connections you will make with other professional women who are also new moms. That is something you will have for a lifetime!

When should I do this program? While pregnant? On leave? Back to work?

Right now! If you are feeling overwhelmed with work and your role as a mother, this program is right for you. Many moms find that it’s the most useful during the last few months of pregnancy through the first year of babies life. But if you just found us and your baby is older than a year, you are more than welcome to join!

I already did “mommy and me”, is this the same?

We love “mommy and me / parent and me” programs! They can be a great way to connect with moms in your neighborhood, however there are three important things that are unique to the M-Suite.
1) Other working mamas! Too many times we’ve worked with moms who end up feeling even more guilt and struggle because all the moms in their group are staying home and they end up feeling more isolated. This is all about building a community with other career minded mamas!
2) You don’t have to get anywhere! Many mommy and me programs are held midday and even the working moms groups are often at 5pm. This was one of Mary Beth’s biggest personal challenge’s when she was a new mom! Even with a flexible schedule at work, making a 5pm class was nearly impossible! Our cohorts meet virtually so you can join from home, your office, even a coffee shop!
3) This is about YOU and your WORK life! Mommy and me classes can provide incredible resources, but mainly focuses on baby. This program is designed to focus on you, the struggles you face as a working mom and ways to be successful at work as a parent. It was developed by Mary Beth, career coach, a working mom herself, and someone who has navigated the corporate environment and entrepreneurship as a working mom.

I have a different question.

We are happy to answer any questions! Just email marybeth@liveworklead.com and we will get back to you within 1 business day.

Will I have time?

I know, I know, between baby and work, time for yourself is typically the last thing on your mind. We make it as easy as possible. The group sessions are held virtually (video chat!) and you’ll have the ability to choose from two different times each week. Join which ever call makes the most sense given your schedule that week! And don’t worry we also record them so you can listen in later. Join from work, from home, with baby or without. Whatever works best for you!

This isn’t my first baby, is it still for me?

With each baby, it feels like the stakes get higher and the logistics just get more difficult! We are working to develop cohorts specifically for 2nd and 3rd time moms, but in the meantime you are more than welcome to join a current cohort! Apply now and we will let you know the status of upcoming 2nd/3rd time mom cohorts and connect with you to see if joining now makes sense for you!

I took time off after baby and I’m trying to get back into the workforce, will this help?

That’s an incredible step mama! We love supporting moms as they are working towards re-entering the workforce. We know that the job hunt often feels like a job itself and we want to be there helping you along the way. However, this is often a pretty unique process so we suggest our career transition 1:1 program. Sign up for a consultation so we can learn more about your specific situation and determine which is best!

What happens after the program ends?

A couple important things! One) You will retain access to all of the program materials, including webinar recordings, resources, and videos. Two) You will still be connected to your cohort! Live.Work.Lead. provides you with a community to continue connecting with your cohort and it’s up to you how much you want to stay in touch and participate!

I’m an Employer, can I sponsor my employees?

Yes! We work with companies and organizations through this program and also provide consulting, training and individual coaching. The best place to start is to set up a consultation so we can tailor the program for your organization.

Moms, want your employer to sponsor your enrollment? Let us know in the application and we will provide you with the tools to make your case!

 
The obligation for working mothers is a very precise one: the feeling that one ought to work as if one did not have children while raising one’s children as if one did not have a job.
— Annabel crabb

Live.Work.Lead. Believes In You!

We believe that motherhood empowers you, raises your ambition and gives you strength to be a leader.

We believe that you can “have it all” but that you also have to be willing to ask for help.

We believe that you are a super hero for your children every single day and that you are doing your very best.

We believe in support and community and inspiration.

We believe that it’s incredibly hard for our children to become something they can’t see and therefore we need more moms in the workforce, more moms as leaders and why we need and support YOU!

 
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