Moms who are ready and willing to tackle the obstacles to navigating a successful professional reinvention are invited to participate in a class other mothers are raving about, which will be 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: Transition from Volunteer to Career” meets over six 2-hour sessions and will meet at the Wilton Family YMCA branch on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon (April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, and 18).
This-results oriented class is for stay-at-home-moms who are ready and willing to tackle obstacles leading to navigating a successful professional re-invention, including psychological, confidence building, skill gaps and lack of direction. This is a comprehensive program for moms ready to re-claim their lives and vitality, and position themselves for future professional success either now or in years to come. This very successful class teaches participants how to put themselves on the map while raising children, live more authentically, and be fulfilled without compromising any parenting choices.
“The program I have created allows mothers to gain personal insight, and a new way of looking at their own employability,” Berger says, “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. Participants will examine and repackage their skills, accomplishments and interests acquired from their educational and professional experiences (pre-children), combined with their volunteer experiences and accomplishments while at home with their children. This will then lead to the creation of a working resume that best highlights skills and history while minimizing the gap in work history.
The fee for the six sessions is $395.00 for Y members and $425.00 for non-members. Optional career assessments are available for an additional fee of $125.00. Seating for classes is limited and reservations with payment in advance are required. To register visit the Wilton YMCA website. Contact Kim Murphy via email or by calling 203.762.8384, ext. 214 for more information. For additional information about Berger and her organization, Work Like a Mother, please visit her website.