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My name is Emily Seamone, and I am the founder of Women, Work, and Life, a career and work-life coaching service specializing in assisting women and mothers with the integration of work, family, and life (otherwise known as work-life balance).

Women’s roles in the workforce have changed dramatically in the U.S. over the last several decades, with many more women and mothers working outside of the home. Part of this change is due to families’ increased need for dual incomes, but also because many women can and want to have careers. Yet many work environments continue to operate as though one parent is at home, and top employees are expected to prioritize work over all else as an “ideal worker”.

While there has been some progress among workplaces, many women (as well as men) still struggle to make work fit with their lives. In addition, work-life balance has become increasingly important to individuals, as we are no longer willing to sacrifice our personal lives until it is time to retire or downshift. But how do we do it in today’s frenzied, ultra-busy, and demanding world? Perhaps some of these scenarios describe your current situation:

Are you…

  • Feeling overwhelmed and struggling to find “balance” with work and life in general?
  • Not sure how to balance or feel more content with your overall life as it is?
  • Contemplating a career change to better fit with your family’s life and needs?
  • Planning on starting a family soon but worry about how this will work with your career?
  • Returning to the workforce after taking a break?
  • Searching for flexible work options or want to negotiate a flexible work arrangement with your current employer?
  • Thinking about starting your own business as a flexible option but are not sure where to begin or what to do?

Women, Work, and Life is here to help you! Read more in the other tabs on this website and contact me by filling out the form on the Contact page. I look forward to talking to you soon!

Have You Already Made a Career Change for Better Work-Life Balance?

If yes, I’d love to hear more about your experiences! I am conducting a study on people like you who have made a change in their job or career within the past ten years to better manage their lives. If this fits you, please consider completing the Career Change for Better Work-Life Balance Survey and be entered to win a $75 Amazon card! You can access the survey here.

If this description does not fit you (or even if it does), please share this post with your network. If your friends complete a survey and submit your name as the referral source, you will be entered as well for a chance to win the gift card (additional entries for each friend’s completed survey!). So please share away – the more individuals who fill out the survey, the better information we will have that will in turn help others make beneficial work-life changes. Here is the direct link you can share with others: http://goo.gl/forms/x9NtU2JT64.

Thank you in advance! Please let me know through the Contact page if you have any questions about the survey or if you are interested in the results once it is completed.