Wilton moms are invited to join other moms who are ready and willing to tackle the obstacles to navigating a successful professional reinvention in a popular class women held at the Wilton Family YMCA branch and facilitated by Dr. Hilary Berger, Ed.D, of Work Like a Mother.
The latest offering: “Career Issues for Stay at Home Moms: More Than Meets the Eye” meets over six 2-hour sessions and will meet at the Wilton Family YMCA from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. on the six Wednesdays: January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10 and 24.
During the class meetings, mothers will confront psychological issues, lack of confidence, skill gaps and lack of direction to reclaim their lives and vitality, and position themselves for future professional success, either now or in years to come.
“The program I have created allows mothers to gain personal insight, and a new way of looking at their own employability,” states Berger, “as you learn to map a professional plan and become versed in articulating your own value with confidence, the barriers that have kept you from engaging in professional pursuits will fall away rather non-dramatically.”
Berger points out that everywhere, stay at home moms can create a new professional identity incorporating their own unique expertise and with their level of availability in mind, while taking into consideration the demands of raising a family.
The fee for the six session program is $395 for Y members and $425 for non-members. Optional career assessments are available for an additional fee of $125. Seating for classes is limited and reservations with payment in advance are required. Register online on the Wilton Y website. Email Kim Murphy or call 203.762.8384 ext. 214 for more information. For additional information about Berger and her organization, visit the Work Like a Mother website.
About Riverbrook Regional YMCA
Serving the coastal city of Norwalk as well as the towns of Georgetown, Redding and Wilton, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA provides services to 134,000 residents across diverse communities. The YMCA is a member-supported charitable organization dedicated to promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by offering a broad range of health enhancing, recreational, educational and social programs that are affordable and accessible to all people in the communities we serve. Our vision is to use all available resources to maximize the personal potential of every person in the community who is affiliated with or takes advantage of our exceptional Y programs and facilities.