I was in formal employment for 3 years before I quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom. I was a full-time stay-at-home mom for 12 years.
By the time my children had grown and I was ready to venture out of home, I had learned so much I was no longer able to go back to my earlier position. I had quit job as a secretary. I had a Bachelor’s Degree in Education majoring in French and Secretarial studies. I also had attended secretarial college before I joined university.
Finding my way from being a stay-at-home mom to building a successful career was a long journey, mainly building on the experience I had accumulated over the years. I discovered that turning skills into income is easier said than done.
I did not just wake up one day and everything fell into place. I evolved as I grew. My biggest success is the person I have become through the journey of self-discovery.
The journey of transformation
Mine was a transition from stay-at-home mom to business. My family – especially my husband – was my biggest support when I was starting out. He supported me financially and also coached and mentored me. He helped me to sharpen my skills that had turned rusty due to years of not being utilized and to also acquire new ones. He paid for my training in the skills that I needed to build my new career.
My husband was my no. 1 cheerleader when no one knew me and what I am capable of. He helped me to believe in myself.
I must say that I was fortunate to benefit from some good sponsorship while I was starting out. That was very helpful. I was able to benefit from some very good training and mentorship from some top professionals from different parts of the world such as Prof. Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health in the department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
I traveled to different parts of the globe and was able to interact with people from different backgrounds and to address diverse audiences. I got a lot of exposure.
Despite all that, finding my way was a long and winding path. I had some great skills but knowing how to package them as products that I could sell in the market place was a major challenge.
I had faced quite some challenges over the years especially health complications of our children and my own struggles with health conditions including depression.
I was good with helping people to solve problems in their lives and many people sought my help when they faced challenging times. But I still could not package what I did into a product that could actually be sold.
It was not until I signed up for a life coaching program that I got clarity about how to package and brand myself such that I could effectively sell my services and build a successful career.
I had undergone a lot of training in the mental health field and acquired expertise in understanding human behavior. I was already very conversant with the fact that what we turn out to be in life has roots in prenatal, perinatal and postnatal factors.
People don’t just wake up one day and decide to have anger management issues, addiction issues, use violence to settle issues in their relationships, get depressed or opt for suicide, etc.
Investing in further training in life coaching, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Law of Attraction (LoA) and Allowing Your Success (AYS) coaching further equipped me in helping individuals to overcome behavior challenges and achieve personal transformation. I am a certified Law of Attraction coach and currently pursuing certification in NLP.
What is in it for you?
There are many women who find themselves in the situation I was in. They have amazing skills yet they struggle to even pay their bills. This is especially common among women whose careers were slowed down by motherhood, caregiving or other family responsibilities. Are you a woman who would benefit from help to achieve the following?
- Rebuild your career after you got slowed down by motherhood or care giving.
- Package your skills into products that people can actually buy.
- Let people know that the service or product you are offering is available.
- Be comfortable asking for money. It is amazing that there are women who give free services and help a lot of people including giving what they grow in their vegetable gardens, bake or cook yet they can barely pay their own bills or are dependent on someone else for their own needs. They are uncomfortable asking for payment for their services.
- The delivery systems. Enable customers to actually buy and access the service you offer.
With my signature coaching program Turn your passion for helping others into a profitable career, I walk with you as you develop your self-confidence, package your skills, talents, expertise and life experiences into real products that customers can buy. I help you to discover how to package, brand and sell your services. Scroll down to book a free session.
- Have you searched for a job for years without success yet you have marketable qualifications?
- Have you suddenly lost your job?
- Are you employed but your salary cannot keep up with the cost of living?
- Is your job taking you away from your family and you desire to have more time for them while still earning a comfortable income?
- Are you staring retirement in the face?
- Are you a stay-at-home-mom and desire to earn income working from home?
Our programs are in 3 categories.
- Coaching for individuals
- Coaching for families who want to build family businesses
- Coaching for groups or chamas
There are advantages with pooling resources together with others to form a team and build a business together, a concept that is very popular among women. This enables a group of women to benefit from diverse knowledge, share experiences, bounce ideas on each other and spread out the load or burden. Handled well, a team can achieve much more than an individual can.
Some of the most successful businesses in the world are family businesses. Family members come together to build one big business rather than each member building an independent small business. You can set long term goals for your family, nurture your leadership capabilities and mobilize the support of your family members to build a profitable family business.
If you are in a situation where you are struggling financially, there is a way out. You have a lot of untapped potential in form of gifts, talents, passions, hobbies, skills, expertise, life experiences and networks that you can enhance to create the life you desire.
Could our coaching program be for you? Book a free 30-minute session to help you decide.