SUPPORT FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Do you feel stuck in first gear professionally while your male colleagues are moving up?
Are you struggling to balance family and career? And feeling like you’re failing at both?
Do you feel shut out of the top levels of your profession here in New York City?
Were you a big fish in a little pond elsewhere? And now you’re a tiny fish lost in the vastness of the ocean that is competitive NYC?
Are you trying to downshift from a big job to a position that will allow you the flexibility to start a family?
Are you trying to avoid the travel demands of your job to be there for your kids? How can you manage that?
Are you trying to get back in the game after time away from the work force or working part-time, now that your children are older?
Are you going through infertility treatments while going full-speed at work?
Do you feel relegated to the “soft” parts of your industry?
You’re not alone in your frustration!
You may feel that you’re alone in your struggle, but you’re not. I’ve helped many women balance family and career—and succeed at both. I’ve helped women redefine success to be a better fit for their lives. I’ve helped women think creatively to manage their careers, or to build on their strengths to do something they had not previously considered.
Testimonial from a woman patient
A number of my women patients have credited me with the satisfying career changes they have made. Here’s one:
“Nancy inspired me to set goals and make plans to reach them. Without her encouragement, I never would’ve believed I could return to school to complete my bachelor’s degree while working full time after a twelve-year break. I’d had anxiety dreams for years about college, so it took a lot of growth in my treatment to face that fear and change my major to something more realistic and useful to me than music. And to go for my masters to begin what has been a rewarding and meaningful career of more than 22 years, instead of switching from job to job every year or so, as I had previously done. Nancy taught me networking, ambition, a solid work ethic, and creative problem solving, all of which have enabled me to succeed. I had previously failed at jobs and made lateral moves in my career, never really advancing, and now I have my own business, which I love. Working with Nancy has made all the difference in my professional life.”
Are these concerns keeping you awake at night?
Are you’re trying to have it all, and feeling disappointed in your results?
Did you somehow get the idea growing up that someone else would take care of you? It’s not happening, and you resent having to work so hard?
Or are you working three times harder to prove you’re as capable as your male colleagues?
Does your male boss always give you the “women’s” jobs: making coffee, ordering lunch, being the “sherpa” or schlepper, running personal errands? Do you find yourself in that all-too-familiar situation of feeling invisible?
Do you feel competitive with your significant other about your career?
Did your mother resentfully put her career dreams aside?
Or did she teach you that you shouldn’t have to work?
The art of communicating effectively
Do you find yourself falling into the stereotypical women’s speech patterns of uptalking (raising the pitch of your voice at the end of sentences, so that your statements sound like questions)? Or being overly deferential (“If it’s not too much trouble… Do you think maybe…Would you like me to….” You’ve heard of “mansplaining,” right? I would refer to uptalking and being overly deferential as “womansplaining.” But whatever you want to call it, it’s not helpful!
I’ll help you communicate clearly as the adult woman you are, not the little girl you may see yourself as, the overly-deferential woman you may have been taught to be, or the aggressively demanding person you feel you have to be to get your point across.
And this all starts by working from the inside out, with your thought process.
Support for women in business on the Upper West Side
Let me help you understand what you learned growing up that may have helped in your professional life—and what gets in the way! Through our work together you’ll begin setting clear realistic goals now and into the future and a reasonable plan to achieve them. You can start to see the misinformation you’ve learned from the influential people in your past. I’ll help you replace that misinformation with useful, realistic ideas. Over time you may see that one of the keys to your success is working smarter, not harder, using your creativity and resourcefulness in ways you had never considered.