If you’re like most career mums I work with who are ready to step up into a leadership role, you’re probably feeling overworked (at work and home) and overlooked while colleagues around you are getting promoted.
Colleagues that, lets face it, aren’t always the best choice for the role.
Unfortunately, you’re not alone.
Does any of this sound familiar?
You took time out of a promising career to raise your kids and when you stepped back into it, things felt… different.
Not only had your priorities changed, but your confidence took a bit of a hit while you were on maternity leave. So you stepped off the career gas pedal for a while, waiting for the timing to be ‘right’.
Sooner or later, however, you find yourself searching for more out of your career, something bigger than those day to day tasks and to do lists. Something that helps reclaim the you that was ‘on her way’ in your early career.
It’s not that being a mum isn’t rewarding, it’s that you know there is so much more to you, and you’re ready to share it with the world.
And the world needs you (as do your kids)
You probably already know that being an amazing leader is about more than being good at the technical stuff.
Yet how many managers do you see around you that were promoted for that very reason – and then struggle to lead. Time and again I am having conversations with women who are suffering at the hands of managers who have no people skills, no vision and too often, no care factor.
So when I know women like you are ready to step up to lead in a role where they can make a difference I am so excited.
You have within you the courage, the strength and the heart to lead people in a way that allows them to show up fully, to look forward to coming to work, and to then contribute to the world in their own way.
The fact that you’re reading this means that you are already thinking about whether you can really do this.
I get that you might be a little sceptical. I mean, right now it all seems a little bit frustrating. It seems like life is pulling you in all directions and you’re not sure whether you have the time or focus to do this.
But I’m here to tell you, you CAN do this. It is possible to be there for your family AND be a leader who makes a difference at work. You can be a role model to your children AND take care of yourself.
One of my clients told me that since enrolling in the Acelerate your Leadership community, not only did she get promoted, while working part time to balance work and young children, she has also never felt so zen, and let me tell you, she has a lot going on right now.
She has stepped into the courageous, caring and utterly unique leader that she is and ready to share her quiet (and occasionally loud) power with the world.
It is easy to imagine what could be possible for you too, is it not?
What if I showed you a way you can stop being overlooked?
A way to take control of your career and become the Next Level Leader you are called to be?
It’s time you joined me and the other inspiring leaders in the Accelerate Your Leadership facebook group. Learn more, take action, and connect with other inspiring women.