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    Upcoming Events for Summer 2024

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    Last Years NCDA Conference Exhibit

    Work Like a Mother Takes Flight at the National Career Development Global Conference in San Diego, California June 25-28, 2024.

    WORK LIKE A MOTHER PROFRESSIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE This year’s conference theme is Mental Health and I am delighted to be invited to train professionals in a fully enrolled Professional Development Institute, teaching how to incorporate the Work Like a Mother Counseling Method into counselor’s practice in a 4-hour training program.

    LAUNCHING SOUL FULL: THE HAPPINESS CAREER PROJECT Presenting a Conference Presentation: Soul Full the Happiness Career Project at the NCDA Global Conference. The Happiness Career Project, geared toward supporting college students, graduates and young professionals and sharing copies of my new workbook supporting this 8 Module Program promoting mental health and career fulfillment.

    EXHIBITING AND SETTING UP SHOP AT NCDA – I will also be setting up a Work Like a Mother store, exhibiting and selling both of my interactive workbooks, Work Like a Mother: Rewriting the Script for a Mother’s Career Journey and Soul Full: The Happiness Career Project – and excited to enable professionals and clients anywhere around the globe to benefit from using these powerful interactive and tools promoting career fulfillment and mental health. The books are user-friendly and transformative.

    Here is the link to the 2024 NCDA global conference and download a free copy of my handouts

    2024 NCDA Global Conference

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    Buy your copy of Work Like a Mother: Rewriting the Script for a Mother’s Career and Wellness Journey on Amazon Today:

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    Buy your copy of SOUL FULL: The Happiness Career Project for College Students, Graduates and Young
    Professionals

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    Get Your Copy of my New Workbook Supporting College Students, Graduates and Young Professionals

    Soul Full: The Happiness Career Project :

    THE POWERFUL INTERSECTION OF MENTAL HEALTH, CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SOULFUL INTROSPECTION TO CREATE YOUR BEST LIFE AND CAREER FROM THE INSIDE OUT

    Ebook: Work Book is now available for purchase for $18.00
    Printed Version: Get Your Printed Version by contacting Hilary at
    Email hilary@workllikeamother.com
    *For bulk ordering contact Hilary at hilary@worklikeamother.com

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    Recent Happenings 2024

    Starting a new career in my 40s was the hardest and most rewarding thing I've ever done

    Starting a new career in my 40s was the hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done

    I am deeply privileged to support and collaborate with Heidi Borst for her new article featured in the Business Insider May 2, 2024 edition as she shares her own deeply personal journey of overcoming personal and professional challenges and accessing the strengths and resources within her using the Work Like a Mother method and practicing the self-compassion needed to parent as her heart desires and to build the career she yearned for.

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    Photo Credit: Illustration by Aad Goudappei

    Counseling Today Magazine (American Counseling Association: Bridging the Gap. May 2024 by Lisa Rhodes

    For people who want to return to the workplace after a gap or extended break, the search for the right job can come with serious doubts about getting back into the game.

    I am honored to be interviewed and inform this important piece highlighting suggestions to navigate returning to the workplace when confidence our out of our reach and we feel immobilized and shut down.

    “Work Like a Mother, a career counseling and career development framework that acknowledges and legitimizes motherhood as an integral part of a women’s career journey, Berger says she has worked with stay-at-home mothers who no longer feel confident in their professional skills when returning to work. “A mother’s skills may be obsolete due to technological changes, but this does not mean that they are obsolete. Women’s professional resources lie right beneath the surface,” she says.

    Engaging in what Berger calls daily “professionally relevant activities” can rebuild their confidence. For example, she says, depending on parenting priorities, daily professional activities such as listening to a podcast, learning technical skills, taking a course or creating a website can enable women to grow and learn and have access to their vitality” Read More …..

    Mom To MORE – Sharon Macey

    Are you a Stay-At-Home-Mom (SAHM) or empty-nester navigating the journey of rediscovery as your kids grow up? Tune in to my conversation with host Sharon Macey to learn more about Work Like a Mother and my own Journey

    Get ready for a supportive and motivational exploration of life beyond motherhood as Sharon helps you unpack the question: What Do You Want To Do When Your Kids Grow Up?

    Fast Track to Career Re-Invention, Confidence & Purpose

    Workshop Series: Fast Track to Career Re-Invention, Confidence & Purpose

    Rewriting the script for a mother’s career and wellness journey.

    About this event

    Meet Wednesday mornings from 10:30am-12:30pm for 6 Career Workshops led by Work Like a Mother® founder, Dr. Hilary Berger..

    General Admission: $399
    HAYVN Members: $375

    Location: In-person at HAYVN – 320 Boston Post Road, Suite 180, Darien, CT 06820.
    Zoom will be used in case of inclement weather.

    Experience a transformational and proven method for Women’s Rediscovery that Leads to Renewed Confidence, Career Direction, and the Emotional Resilience Needed to Re-launch Your Career using the award-winning and nationally recognized Work Like a Mother® method.

    Required book: Work Like a Mother: Rewriting the Script for a Mother’s Career and Wellness Journey

    $35.00 for e-book or $45.00 for printed spiral bound copy (link for book will be sent upon registration)

    Session 1 – January 25: Re-writing the Script: How to parent AND be professionally fulfilled without compromising parenting choices- A PROVEN model that reflects YOUR realities

    Session 2 – February 1: Free Your Mind to Live the Life you Want: Overcome Immobilizing Limiting Beliefs, Fear & Self Doubt

    Session 3 – February 8: Reclaim Your Lost Self – Access Your Authentic Self, Inner Power and Crystalize Your Mission, Purpose & Desire for Impact

    Session 4 – February 15: Clarify Your Professional Direction through the lens of your interests, values, and skills

    Session 5 – March 1: Your Step by Step method to Re-Building Your Professional Relevance and Confidence across all Parenting Stages and after kids leave home

    Session 6 – March 8: Marketing Yourself and Your Value! Setting the stage for your optimized resume, pitch and brand

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    Fast Track to Career Re-Invention for Stay at Home Mothers Workshop Series

    Experience a transformational method for Women’s Rediscovery: Leads to Renewed Confidence, Career Direction, and the Emotional Resilience.

    About this event

    Experience a transformational and proven method for Women’s Rediscovery that Leads to Renewed Confidence, Career Direction, and the Emotional Resilience Needed to Re-launch Your Career using the award-winning and nationally recognized Work Like a Mother® method.

    Meet Friday mornings from 10am-12:30pm for 6 Career Workshops led by the Founder of Work Like a Mother, Hilary Berger.*

    Session 1 – 10/7/22: Re-writing the Script: How to parent AND be professionally fulfilled without compromising parenting choices- A PROVEN model that reflects YOUR realities

    Session 2 – 10/14/22: Free Your Mind to Live the Life you Want: Overcome Immobilizing Limiting Beliefs, Fear & Self Doubt

    Session 3 – 10/21/22: Reclaim Your Lost Self – Access Your Authentic Self, Inner Power and Crystalize Your Mission, Purpose & Desire for Impact

    Session 4 – 10/28/22: Clarify Your Professional Direction through the lens of your interests, values, and skills

    Session 5 – 11/4 /22: Your Step by Step method to Re-Building Your Professional Relevance and Confidence across all Parenting Stages and after kids leave home

    Session 6 – 11/11/22: Marketing Yourself and Your Value! Setting the stage for your optimized resume, pitch and brand

    ALL 6 Sessions fee: $399

    ALL 6 Sessions fee – HAYVN Members: $360

    One-session fee: $85

    Date: Fridays from 10/7/22 to 11/11/22

    Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

    Location: This is a hybrid event and you can attend virtually or in-person at HAYVN, 320 Boston Post Road Suite 180 Darien, CT 06820

    Note: Choose how you’ll join the event during registration.

    *While strongly encouraged to attend all sessions, as they do build on each other, these discussions will also be designed to be stand-alone. Your program registration gives you access to all 6 sessions. Single sessions are also available.

    *A customized workbook, Work Like a Mother: Rewriting the Script is included with your registration fee as an ebook PDF for all participants enrolled in the full 6-week program only. Bound spiral workbooks are also available for purchase upon request to Hilary Berger.

    Book Launch Reception. December 12, 2023

    B.I.G.Connecticut and Work Like a Mother® - March 2023

    Indeed.com and Work Like a Mother® at Hayvn - March 2023

    Book Launch for Work Like a Mother®

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    Work Like a Mother® Book Launch Reception

    December 12, 2023

    Hosted by

    The Kerri Rosenthal Gallery, Westport,Ct

    Moderated by

    Jen Blankfein, Book Nation

    Collaborated with

    Marie Patel, Girl on the Ball Solutions

    The Work Like a Mother community came out in force and celebrated the launch of “Work Like a Mother: Rewriting the Script for a Woman’s Career Journey”, moderated by Jennifer Blankfein of Book Nation at the Fabulous Kerri Rosenthal Gallery in Westport Ct.

    This interactive workbook enables mothers to create meaning, purpose, and career vitality throughout every parenting stage to feel like their best selves. Yes, it can be done, and here is the book to show you how.

    Get your book today!

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    Fast Track to Career Re-Invention, Confidence, and Purpose

    For every mother yearning to reclaim her authentic self, her confidence, courage, and evidence of her professional competence without compromising parenting choices. Sign Up Today. Offered In person and on Zoom.

    Experience a transformational and proven method for Women’s Rediscovery that Leads to Renewed Confidence, Career Direction, and the Emotional Resilience Needed to Re-launch Your Career using the award-winning and nationally recognized Work Like a Mother® method.

    Location:
    In-person at HAYVN. Also offered on Zoom

    Dates and Times:
    Fridays: 10am–1pm
    10/6, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3

    Fee:*
    General Admission: $499
    HAYVN Members: $475

    October 6
    Re-writing the Script: How to parent AND be professionally fulfilled without compromising
    parenting choices – A PROVEN model that reflects YOUR realities

    Reclaim Your Lost Self – Access Your Authentic Self, Inner Power and Crystalize Your Mission,
    Purpose & Desire for Impact

    October 13
    Free Your Mind to Live the Life you Want: Overcome Immobilizing Limiting Beliefs, Fear & Self Doubt

    Promoting Wellbeing and Reducing Anxiety Using the Art & Gift of Self- Compassion, Mindful Living and Learning How to Have Your Needs Met

    October 27
    Clarify Your Professional Direction through the lens of your interests, values, and skills

    Your Step by Step method to Re-Building Your Professional Relevance and Confidence across all Parenting Stages and after kids leave home

    November 3
    Marketing Yourself and Your Value! Setting the stage for your optimized resume, pitch and brand

    Work Like a Mother® Book Launch Reception

    December 12, 2023

    Hosted by

    The Kerri Rosenthal Gallery, Westport,Ct

    Moderated by

    Jen Blankfein, Book Nation

    Collaborated with

    Marie Patel, Girl on the Ball Solutions

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    Hilary Berger & Work Like a Mother is honored to be selected as a speaker for the NCDA Global Career Conference for Professional Counselors, Educators and Career Development Specialists on July 1, 2023 in Chicago,Il. Learn more here to sign up to attend this training program to learn how best to support women’s mental health and career journey. https://www.ncdaconference.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/conference_home

    Presentation Topic:
    Work Like a Mother®: Re-Writing the Script for a Mother’s Career and Wellness Journey

    A step-by-step reimagination of mother’s career development and mental health across the lifespan validating women’s realities. Using theory-based reflection, introspection, cognitive reframing, and professional mapping, professionals learn to guide women through a developmental framework and strengthen their authentic voice, confidence, purpose, and professional relevance while coping with fear & doubt.

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    Do you have a question about an upcoming program or any Work Like A Mother® service?
    Email Hilary

    Media Kit

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    Get Trained In The Work Like A Mother Method.

    Training Opportunities For Career Specialists, Counselors, Therapists, And Graduate Counseling Programs

    Looking to host a training program or course or seminar to your organization in the Work Like a Mother Counseling Method?

    Here is a Media Kit with an overview of Hilary Berger's experience.

    Let's talk!

    Amazon Link to Book Here

    Get Your Copy! - New Self-Guided Workbook For Sale 2023

    The Work Like a Mother® Method is Now Available for You as a Self-Guided Workbook

    Announcing The Official Work Like a Mother® Workbook

    Work Like a Mother®: Rewriting the Script for the Intersection of Motherhood & Careers
    Unveil your authentic voice & reclaim your professional purpose and confidence with a step-by-step roadmap to reach your full potential while parenting and after kids leave home. Order your discounted ebook today for only $35.00.

    GET YOUR BOOK!

    To order your PRINTED and discounted copy of a
    Spiral Bound Workbook for $59.99
    Please click here
    * Please allow 7-10 business days to receive your copy in the US*

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    Introducing The Happiness Career Project Workbook

    For Students, Graduates and Young Professionals

    The powerful intersection of mental health, career development and soulful introspection to create your best life and career

    Order your discounted ebook today for only $35.00.

    GET YOUR BOOK!

    To order your PRINTED and discounted copy of a
    Spiral Bound Workbook for $49.99
    Please click here
    * Please allow 7-10 business days to receive your copy in the US*

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    The Work Like a Mother® Counseling Model for Stay-at-Home Mothers

    Work Like a Mother®: Counseling Mothers Back to Careers: A Theory-Based Model Ackknowledging Motherhood as a Legitimate Aspect of a Woman’s Career Journey

    Curious about how mothers are reclaiming their overall vitality and professional confidence? Download your free overview of the 8-step process to professional reinvention and optimal wellbeing for mothers

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    The Happiness Career Project for Students, Young Professionals and Career Changers of all Ages

    Get Your Free Sneak Peek of the New Happiness Career Project Recently Presented at the NCDA Global Career Development Conference in the heart of disneyland – Here is a snapshot of your 8-step program teaching strategies for daily soulful introspection and career confidence and ultimately……..Happiness in life and work.

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    ENJOY A FREE GIFT – LIFE MAPPING WORKBOOK FOR YOUR AUTHENTIC WELLBEING AND SELF CARE

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    • I heard about WLAM from a friend in town - she specifically touted Hilary as "the woman who totally helped me to get back to work." I've known for years that once my kids were a little older, I would want to find a job that was fulfilling, but flexible.

      After two sessions in the reinvention course for stay at home mothers, I knew I was in the right place! Hilary's course offers practical advice along with exercises to soul search and find your fit. With Hilary's encouragement, I continued to see my volunteer roles as a way to refresh my professional skills. I continued my course work in personal branding and social media understanding which helped my confidence. I was fortunate that some networking amongst the WLAM community along with another connection introduced to me to company I am now working with. I am truly grateful to Hilary and her colleagues at WLAM!

      Laurie
    • Hi Hilary, I credit you with helping me regain the confidence to go back to work and to do it in a way that works for me and my family. Your class and support were invaluable to me. I am constantly recommending you to other moms who could use helpful guidance to get back into work on their own terms. I would happily join your groups, but I have gone back to the United Nations, on my own terms, too).

      Ann
    • The WLAM Career Academy was absolutely brilliant. Dr. Hillary Berger took a huge topic (re-starting or re-focusing your career) and broke it down into manageable modules. Dr. Berger is a gifted career counselor and I was blown away by the high quality and caring industry experts who led the modules. After completing the WLAM Career Academy, I feel I have the tools and confidence to embark on the next phase. Thank you Hilary!

       Kim
      Kim Fairfield County, CT
    • One of the most important gifts I gave myself this year was permission to be completely lost and admit it - without guilt and shame. Then I allowed myself to be “rescued” little by little by Hilary and her methods, by the patient coaching from a talented group of professional women who teach the skills I needed to acquire, and by the new friendships I made with women brave enough to show up and be vulnerable along with me. Thank you to all of them. Who knew what was waiting for me?

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      Susan Weston CT
    • I came to Hilary for help when I was stuck at a crossroads in my life. Hilary gave me validation – of who I was, of what I had experienced, of my own unique challenges. This was exactly what I needed to set me free. Hilary’s compassionate intelligence gave me the strength and courage to start on the road to much needed change, and I will always be grateful to Hilary for helping me find my way.

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    Work Like a Mother®Wins the 2021 ALVA C. COOPER Award

    for Best Practices In Career Development

    Thank you to all of the amazing women and supporters of the

    Work Like a Mother® Community!

     

    Work Like a Mother® is Awarded the 2021 MNYCCPOA Alva C. Cooper Award for Best Practices in Career Development for “Creativity and Innovation for the Work Like a Mother Career Development Model, “Connecting Education, Motherhood and Professional Purpose: Re-writing the Script for Counseling Women Across the Lifespan.” It is because of each of you and your incredible courage and willingness to share your stories, take risks and re-claim your authentic voice as you reimagined the journey of motherhood, professional vitality, and building meaningful life purpose while parenting. You are the sole reason Work Like a Mother® has been able to deliver and improve a revolutionary and proven women’s career development model and methodology which accurately reflects and mirrors women’s life roles, challenges and realities, and has been privileged to serve over 3000 women to date. THANK YOU!

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    Event Information and News:

    See Hilary Beger Quoted in USA TODAY , March 25, 2019
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    More older women are returning to work, rebuilding savings and a professional identity

    “Honored to be quoted in a USA Today article by Paul Davidson highlighting the growing trend of women over 50 tackling professional reinvention and thriving. Also great insights by Kathy Caprino and Susan Patnaik”.
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