I've never considered myself an outlier, but it turns out that statistically I am!
I'm one of only 5% of Australian families with children with a full time working mum and a stay-at-home dad. My career success couldn't have been possible without the choices we've made as family, with hubby working varying combinations of part-time, reduced hours and stay-at-home over the last 10 years.
It's worked for us, but it's not been easy living lives in complete contrast with what society expects of you.
Whether it's the questions about when he plans to return to work, or why I'm never at pick up, we've developed a thick skin and are determined to live life on our terms.
When it comes to work, I've been lucky to have always loved what I do. I've spent 20 years working in medium to large corporates and climbed my way from a Marketing Assistant to Asia Pacific Chief Marketing Officer, while finding time to have two girls along the way.
I get how big roles work - the stress, the politics, the workload - so I know what it takes on so many levels.
More recently I've left corporate and started my own consulting business which evolved to support women build not just their technical expertise, but to also manage their life more holistically as it's rarely just work that is preventing them from reaching their potential. To complement my technical skills I've been trained by Tony Robbins Head Coach which makes me the perfect person to help these women continue to evolve.
When I'm not working, my happy place is on our balcony overlooking the bush at sunset, with a glass of pinot noir in hand and a cheese platter below. Of course the tranquility is very often 'enhanced' by kids and a menagerie of animals parading by, but we wouldn't have it any other way!
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