1. Discovering Interesting Things and being Able to Meaningfully Contribute

I think I was probably at my lowest when I felt I had absolutely nothing to contribute to conversations with my partner that weren’t about the house or the kids. I felt really sad because I just felt there was nothing ‘interesting enough’ about me, for me to talk about.

Going back to work (and even just the journey of that process) changes all of that because all of a sudden there is plenty going on to talk about. Whether it’s projects, challenges, people or situations, work gives another dimension to life.   And if you’re doing something you love then it’s all the more rewarding.

Feel like you’re ready to start thinking about going back to work? There is a process to follow and it certainly doesn’t happen over night. The process can go as fast or slow as you like.

Let’s begin with a free “Start Here First!” Discovery Call where we can identify where you are at in your journey, craft you own personalised Roadmap back to work and get you past your first hurdle.

2. Showing your children that you can have a life beyond being a mum

It’s so important for children to see that mum can go back work when she is ready and wants to go back.  She doesn’t have to give up what she enjoys doing for work forever once she has children.  It’s hard as a mum to encourage your daughter to work really hard to get good grades, go to uni, good a good job that you’re passionate about but think that it has to be given up when she has children of her own…and moreover, it’s really important for some to see this so they see it is normal for his partner to want more than be a primary caregiver.

While Kate was completing the program she was struck by a question from her primary schooler who asked “But why do you want to work mum? What can you do anyway?” She realised her kids had never seen her work and she no longer talked about so they didn’t think she was capable of anything.

Feel like you’re ready to start thinking about going back to work? There is a process to follow and it certainly doesn’t happen over night. The process can go as fast or slow as you like.

Let’s begin with a free “Start Here First!” Discovery Call where we can identify where you are at in your journey, craft you own personalised Roadmap back to work and get you past your first hurdle.

3. Remembering Why You Went to School & Uni!

Before you were a mum, you had gone to school then uni (college) and studied enough to get through. Then you started working and you were developing a professional identity. Then it got put on hold.

Well it’s still there – you just need to reach back and re-connect. You’re not starting all over again (even if you are changing career paths) and you have a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon to move forward with.

When Jane finally decided to start the Roadmap (she’d been nervous to even start) she very quickly saw how much she could contribute to a work environment and how much knowledge & experience she could bring.

Feel like you’re ready to start thinking about going back to work? There is a process to follow and it certainly doesn’t happen over night. The process can go as fast or slow as you like.

Let’s begin with a free “Start Here First!” Discovery Call where we can identify where you are at in your journey, craft you own personalised Roadmap back to work and get you past your first hurdle.

4. Showing your children that you can have a life beyond being a mum

It’s so important for children to see that mum can go back work when she is ready and wants to go back.  She doesn’t have to give up what she enjoys doing for work forever once she has children.  It’s hard as a mum to encourage your daughter to work really hard to get good grades, go to uni, good a good job that you’re passionate about but think that it has to be given up when she has children of her own…and moreover, it’s really important for some to see this so they see it is normal for his partner to want more than be a primary caregiver.

While Kate was completing the program she was struck by a question from her primary schooler who asked “But why do you want to work mum? What can you do anyway?” She realised her kids had never seen her work and she no longer talked about so they didn’t think she was capable of anything.

Feel like you’re ready to start thinking about going back to work? There is a process to follow and it certainly doesn’t happen over night. The process can go as fast or slow as you like.

Let’s begin with a free “Start Here First!” Discovery Call where we can identify where you are at in your journey, craft you own personalised Roadmap back to work and get you past your first hurdle.

Book here! https://calendly.com/dianacregan/the-back-to-work-roadmap-consult-call?back=1&month=2020-10

5. Having a sense of personal agency through financial independence

There is no doubt that returning to work has a significant impact on self worth and a big part of that is knowing your are making a financial contribution to the family’s income. Every household is different in how they manage finances but there is no doubt that significant pride is gained from being able to contribute to the running of the family’s finances.  Furthermore, knowing you can financially support yourself leads to greater sense of agency, independence and self confidence.

When Amanda completed the program she was coming off the back of a divorce and whilst she didn’t have to work, she knew her confidence levels would be that much higher if she knew she didn’t have to rely on anyone else.

Feel like you’re ready to start thinking about going back to work? There is a process to follow and it certainly doesn’t happen over night. The process can go as fast or slow as you like.

Let’s begin with a free “Start Here First!” Discovery Call where we can identify where you are at in your journey, craft you own personalised Roadmap back to work and get you past your first hurdle.

6. Thinking About Something Other than Shopping, Cooking & Cleaning

Remember those days when you had something to think about other than colour coding lego or crayons, sharpening pencils, looking for a new park to go and visit for the daily outing, writing shopping lists or cleaning out the pantry…especially in the times of Covid lockdown.

Going back to work will give you the opportunity to think about other things that are a bit more challenging and often more interesting than the daily chatter (cute as it is) of a pre schooler. Because you do have the capacity to think more deeply about things and actually really miss it!

Louise realised that she had held back from work because ‘the family wouldn’t function’ and then during the course saw that many of the challenges were really just logistics. Logistics which sure, might not be done as perfectly as her, but done well enough to give her the freedom to think about some more interesting things.

Feel like you’re ready to start thinking about going back to work? There is a process to follow and it certainly doesn’t happen over night. The process can go as fast or slow as you like.

Let’s begin with a free “Start Here First!” Discovery Call where we can identify where you are at in your journey, craft you own personalised Roadmap back to work and get you past your first hurdle.

Book here! https://calendly.com/dianacregan/the-back-to-work-roadmap-consult-call?back=1&month=2020-10

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