What most people DON'T know about me is that I've been a CEO, a CFO, a Director of Purchasing, a Chef, a chauffeur, a nurse, a director of administration, and a high level executive assistant. I've had all these roles concurrently. For three separate businesses.
The reason most people don't know this about me is that in our current society, we don't acknowledge the importance of being a mother and taking care of a family with the same reverence we give to business leaders.
And the truth is ~ for most of my life ~ I dismissed my own accomplishments.
You see, at a relatively young age, I made a conscious choice to be a stay-at-home mom. I raised three children (now 16, 17 and 27) and I worked part-time, as a REALTOR and in network marketing.
Choosing to be a stay-at-home mother takes courage. It requires intentionality. It demands a wider skill set than that of many business owners. And it needs an ability to multi-task that most neuroscientists say is not possible!
We need more women lifting one another up....
These days I'm a coach and a trusted advisor.