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Struggle of the Juggle

June 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


At Professionelle we commonly refer to the Struggle of the Juggle, as Work/Life Integration.  Ideally we want to find a way to integrate all the important aspect of our lives.  

It is about the constant struggle to get on top of both your work and personal life. For some, the biggest challenge is having to juggle a demanding job that requires travel, inflexible hours, demands of managing people and projects, as well as trying to spend quality time with family, and run a household. 

Stewart Friedman Director, (Wharton Work/Life Integration Project on HBR’s Publications site) talks about this. He has found people are more fulfilled and resilient when they can improve performance in more than just the work sphere of their lives. He also says that in his research and coaching over 20 years he has seen this lead to positive spillover across the different life areas “when you bring the whole person to work”.  Satisfaction rises in all spheres and so does (self reported) performance even while professionals spend fewer hours on work and more hours elsewhere. “They’re more focused, passionate, and committed to what they’re doing.” 

In this interactive and action oriented seminar you will learn effective strategies for Work-Life integration , backed by our extensive coaching experience and research.  You will also have many opportunities to interact and meet other fabulous and like-minded women during the workshop and over drinks!

Jayne Chater

The struggle of the juggle is a topic very dear to Jayne’s heart.  She is mother to three girls, an Executive Coach, a Director, a Business Owner, a netball coach and an individual (and don’t forget a wine appreciator). 

It was during her first pregnancy over 13 years ago that Jayne started to appreciate the challenges that come from juggling the many demands  of career and family.  She identified a lack of support for working mothers and their concerns such as planning their parental leave, their return, and adjusting to a new way of being, and working out how to manage themselves, their family and their work. 

Over the last decade Jayne has worked with hundreds of women. She has found the more women she works with, the more consistent their concerns have grown.  For working mothers, it was useful to hear that “you are not alone”, and there are others who feel like you feel, that have the internal critic, that worry about career progression and being “successful”, that have mother’s guilt.  It is working mothers who typically find they are the ones trying to do everything for everyone else, and forgetting about their own needs and wellbeing in the process.  

When Jayne’s family grew to three children, her depth and passion for supporting mothers returning to work also grew.  Managing multiple children and taking  successive breaks from progressing your career can bring further challenges and concerns.  It was during this time Jayne realised the value she could bring in supporting organisations and managers of working mothers and mothers returning from having a child, to tackle the issues from a wider perspective.

Mel Wood

Mel’s goal in life is to help mum’s reconnect with their passions and achieve their goals. 

As a former corporate manager, she knows about the struggles of working mums. She took time out of her career to raise her two young sons and then successfully negotiated a permanent part-time role when they started school.  

Still struggling to get the balance she needed as a working mum, she engaged a coach to help her gain clarity and take back control of her life. She found the coaching experience so good that she wanted to help others on their journey. She has since formalised her coaching skills with an ICC international coaching certificate.  

Now working as a Wellbeing coach, Mel helps clients define the “ME” in Mummy.  Wellbeing is her passion and one of her core values. Throughout her career, she has sought roles that support others to become the best they can be. She has been a Gym Instructor, PE & Health teacher and Safety & Wellbeing Manager. Her passion has helped her to win multiple awards including HRINZ Specialist of the Year, NZ Safety Awards Finalist and Southern Cross Wellbeing Award. 

Mel believes that mums can find the elusive life balance. It is about you getting really clear on your WHY and non-negotiables. A better understanding of who you are, what you want and how to get there flows easily once these are defined. 


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June 12, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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