I looked forward to being a Mom for many years. When my first daughter arrived I was pretty far along in my career. I wasn’t quite sure how I would balance career and motherhood, but I had a couple of great women leaders who made that easier for me. One of them said to me, “When they put that baby in your arms, you’ll just figure it out.” She was right.
There was a significant age difference between me and most of the other executives. I longed for a network of women who knew the balancing act, who wanted to study the latest business book, or those who had tips and tricks to make this easier. I would often ask my Mom, “Where are the people like me?” No doubt there were plenty of networking events at happy hours and ball games, but I chose to be home with my daughters after work. And frankly, with a pilot husband who was gone 3-4 days a week, getting home right after work wasn’t just a choice but a necessity.
I founded Mom Mastermind to create the coaching and community that I desired when I was advancing my career. During my time with a large consulting firm and as Senior Vice President and CFO for a large company, I craved a network of women in similar life stages to learn from and connect with.
I am a Certified High Performance Coach, through the High Performance Institute, and I have been coaching and leading teams for decades. I get great joy from guiding others and seeing them succeed.