From Passive Overwhelm To Confident Leadership - 5 Minutes On The Sofa With WHM Club Member, Annie Mark-Westfall
Last week I chatted with WHM Club member, Annie Mark-Westfall, and learned how she’s establishing a sense of balance at home, how she’s redefined what it means to take care of herself, and why it’s important to speak more honestly and openly about the challenges we face as working mums. Annie is the first to feature in a series of interviews with fabulous women like you who know that it IS possible to develop themselves and their careers alongside being the parent they want to be, and are determined to do just that!
This is Tara and Sarah, accountability partners over in The WHM Club. With their backgrounds in HR and passion for personal development, they really are the perfect match.
Good news! The doors to The WHM Club are now open and we'd love for you to join us! The aim of The WHM Club is to help women step into their power and achieve their goals at work and at home - finding new ways of thinking and turning the very real constraints of motherhood into specific strategies to work and live more effectively, and ultimately lead a more balanced, fulfilling and happier life.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the WHM Career Change Week over in the WHM Facebook group, and to those of you who’ve been in touch with such glowing feedback - I’m happy to hear the thoughts and resources I shared have helped move you forward to discovering the career or job that’s right for you.
If finding a job is at the top of your 2018 to-do list don't wait until 2 January to get started. While the month of December can be super busy and stressful for us working mums, it can also be a great time to take a few steps toward your New Year's resolutions and start building momentum for your return to work.
Last week I could physically feel overwhelm creeping in, as I looked at my to-do list and wondered, "How on earth am I going to get it all done?”
Feeling run down, exhausted and like everything is a bit too much is actually quite frightening. It was hard making decisions. It took forever to write simple emails. My mind went into overdrive, the noise and chatter waking me up at night. Was I was cut out for running my own business, should I get a job instead? What if nobody comes to my next workshop? What if it goes wrong? What if my business fails? What then? How was I going to pay my bills? I simply couldn’t see how things could work or a way out.
Ready To Get Back On The Career Track? 10 Questions For Mums To Ask Themselves Before Looking For A Job.
So you’ve decided you want to start working again after being away from the workplace to raise a family. In my work with mums, I know that many of us tend to start by getting straight into implementation mode; writing our CV’s, updating our LinkedIn profiles, trawling through job sites, and dusting down our interview outfits. But before doing all this, it’s crucial to slow down, take stock and think about what it is you really want and need from your new job, and what you have to offer.
Most of the women who come to me for job search advice have a basic LinkedIn profile so they have some kind of online professional presence, but what many women don't realise is that LinkedIn is an absolute essential in their career toolkit, especially when it comes to finding a new job.
Work Happy Mums is looking for a creative and dynamic marketing and communications professional to participate in a 12-week “returnship” programme. This opportunity is for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving.
When you have an idea for a new business, you might feel like you have a lot more questions than answers. So I've put together a list of the most essential ones to ask yourself before you move forward.
Here on the blog we offer insights and tips that will empower you to create a career and life that works for you wherever you are in your parenting journey.