Posts in Career
What all working moms need to know about letting passion guide your career (and work-life balance)

Working moms need to be intentional in creating the life you want and the work-life balance that makes you happy. As we navigate work-life balance, it's easy for working moms to get caught up in joys and challenges of raising a family and continue with the status quo at work. Working moms are socialized to focus on the wants and needs of those around us - children, spouses, parents, siblings, employees, bosses... But how can you let passion guide your career and your work-life balance?

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All working moms could improve their work and family life by following the 8 Wolfpack rules (#6 is transforming my life)

Working moms can feel isolated and alone. We carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. What if working moms were empowered to take back their own power - to unleash their strengths and gifts? What if you could let your competitive spirit soar? Working moms need a Wolfpack so we can empower and support the amazing women in our lives

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3 fascinating tips and research to empower working moms to have better work-life balance

Most of the dialogue around work-life balance focuses on things that are out of your control (workplace policies, support work environments, who you marry, a great support system). Emphasizing these aspects of work-life balance is essential in the long-term, but does not provide answers for working moms who feel overworked, overtired, and overwhelmed. How can we empower you, working mothers who are striving to make a good life for yourselves and your families?

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Unleash your creative problem solving to improve you work-life balance

Do you feel like all you do is problem solve? You are carrying this huge mental load that you just can’t release? What if you could approach problem solving in a totally new way to improve your work-life balance? First principle thinking is a great way to come up with amazing solutions to regular working mom problems - like creating a great schedule.

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Don’t let imposter syndrome hold you back from success

Have you ever felt like everyone was smarter than you? Do you think your aren’t good enough to succeed? Let me share a little secret – actually, it’s kind of a big secret. Three quarters of people feel imposter syndrome at some point. Overcoming imposter syndrome is a key to persona growth and career success, especially for working moms

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3 Steps to shed your armor and live an authentic life

I carry around so much armor. You would never know (or I think you would never know because I have a smile on my face and positivity in what I say), but I have built up shields of armor I carry everywhere. Slowly I’ve been stripping them away. The past few weeks felt intense and draining. But today it feels like it’s all coming together. Today, it feels like I left my armor at home and it was surprisingly amazing. 

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7 tips to navigate your career changes

If you are at a career crossroads it can feel overwhelming. You might feel excited, but also scared and daunted by all the possibilities or the lack of possibilities. I’m there. I found out my colleague at work (a woman with virtually the same job) makes 47% more money than me, I’ve quit my job, I’ve started my own company. I’m not going to lie though and say it’s easy. It’s hard to make a big life change. It’s hard to venture into the unknown. It’s hard to make life-changing decisions, even if you know it’s for the best.

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What do you lie about? This is what those lies say about your work-life balance

I came across one called “what do you lie about?”.  It intrigued me. I think of myself as a pretty honest person, someone who tells the truth and is authentic with others and myself. I wondered – what do I lie about? As I listened, I immediately realized that what we lie about is a HUGE clue about how your life and values don’t align. Living your values is essential for feeling work-life balance, but understanding your true values is hard, REALLY hard.

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5 Lessons I learned while making a career change

After 7 years in an awesome job, I found out I was massively underpaid. I’ve decided to quit my job. It is a HUGE leap that I've decided to quit my very good job and take a risk and start my own consulting company. I'm not good at asking for help. I'm not good at sharing deep fears. But this was a huge leap and I had no choice but to ask for help. The results were unbelievable.

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Why you really need to Marie Kondo your career to improve your work-life balance

As working moms, we have to do it all - balance the job, the family, raising kids… We need to both advance our careers and be super successful moms. We have been inspired to KonMari our homes, what if you could also Marie Kondo your career? Wouldn’t it be amazing to be less overwhelmed? To decrease your mental load? To feel happy about Mondays? Using the Marie Kondo steps on your job can really improve your work-life balance.

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When your career doesn't go as planned

For as long as I could remember, I wanted to be a professor. After the meeting when I realized it wasn’t going to happen, I got in my car and cried. I was sad. This had been my dream for a long time. The next day, I started to create a new dream. If your career is not going as planned, maybe it’s time for you to work on a new career dream.

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6 surprising ways women jeopardize their careers

Despite having great career ambitions, so many of us do thing that hold us back. I was at dinner with a colleague, a successful professor (and working mother) at a university and a researcher at a large hospital. She is being pursued for a new more senior position, but had a list of excuses about why she shouldn’t even attend an informational interview with them. As she spoke, I could see myself in so many of her excuses…

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How I transformed my fear, quit my job and started my own company

After almost 7 years in the same role, I'm about to quit my job. A couple of months ago, I found out that I was paid 47% less money than my colleague with the same job. I don't have a new job lined up, instead I'm starting my own company. I'm excited, really excited. If you get me talking about what I want to do, I am so passionate.

But I'm also scared.

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What happened when I found out my colleague was paid 47% more than me

Things were going well. My second child, a rainbow baby was almost a year old. Then, by accident, I found out I was vastly underpaid. My counterpart, a woman who had a similar job to mine made 47% more money than I did. I was shocked. I was angry. After a few weeks,I started doing the thing I do best – I started reading everything I could about women, leadership, pay, and careers.

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