Since 2002 I've been helping women navigate careers alongside family. I'm a career coach, flexible work expert and the author of the book, Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn't Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead.
It's the "instead" part I really zero in on because I've only met about five women who actually have the personal and family bandwidth for those 24/7 top executive jobs.
You know and I know that professional women rarely have one job. Frequently they have 4: their demanding paid job, along with caring for children, aging parents and households. During the pandemic responsibilities have been even greater...adding in remote learning oversight and fewer resources for childcare.
Every year about 25% of women leave the workforce because they can't make work fit life—and this number has risen during the pandemic. It's troubling because women forfeit up to 4X their salaries every year they're out. And they stay out an average of 12 years.
The fact is that every woman can find more ways to blend work and life...especially when they have the help and support from other smart and talented women in The 4 Jobs Club.
The 4 Jobs Club is a community where you can unapologetically and openly discuss the challenges of nurturing family alongside career.
It's a place where you don't have to worry about being seen as a "lightweight" if you're not reaching for the next big rung on the ladder. You'll be empowered by women finding ways to continually develop their portfolio of skills and expertise—and sometimes "grow in place"—for now, or maybe forever.
And it's a place where it's OK to develop your own brand of ambition and success. In our community of smart women who help other smart women, we talk about how to make a professional pitch for the flexibility you need in your current job—or find a different job where there's more breathing room. We explore the entrepreneurial option and whether it's really right for you. And we strategize about the big messy issues like childcare, division of household responsibilities...and even what to make for dinner.
Most of all, we keep each other on track for long-term financial security. Because always finding a way to stay in the workforce is a form of caregiving, too—for yourself and your family.
You get lots of camaraderie, support, motivation, encouragement, and validation at absolutely no cost. This is simply my way of giving back and helping women as they emerge from a particularly difficult time.
And one other big benefit for job seekers: you get free access to my self-paced course, How to Find the Work That Fits Your Life. Lots of women have lost or left jobs during the pandemic and if you're one of them, I can help you get back.
The Find the Work that Fits Your Life course gets all your job search tools in order (resume, Linkedin profile and networking communications), pinpoints your personal brand, helps you create a networking strategy, gives you the formula for cover letters that sell your specific fit for a job, prepares you for interviews and keeps you motivated, productive and zipping along.
Best of all, you join a group of 4 Jobs Club members on the same job search mission. Every day you can ask for feedback on your job search strategies, find out if your LinkedIn headline is clear and compelling, get help zeroing in on your personal brand, and much more. A job search can be lonely and frustrating—but the Find the Work that Fits Your Life course makes the process collaborative—and—though it's hard to imagine—fun.
And if you're not looking for a job, you can stay focused on other 4 Jobs Club discussions...like how to build a consulting business, get more freelance assignments, work from home more productively, find more "me" time, explore childcare innovations...and so much more.
JOIN A GROUP OF SMART WOMEN LIKE YOU TODAY!