Work Like a Mother® fiercely supports women to always have access to their best selves, authentic voice, intellect, and professional viability while raising their children. Work Like a Mother® has pioneered an award-winning career development framework that reflects and validates the realities and psychological challenges intrinsic to women’s lives when navigating motherhood and their professional identity. This is a transformational and proven method for career plannng that acknowledges and integrates motherhood as a legitimate part of a woman’s career journey. We empower women to strategically embrace the interconnectedness of all of their life roles and to reimagine their career journey through the unique lens and truths of motherhood- which negates all traditional theory and strategy for building a career, historically based on men’s lives. No more fitting a square peg in a round hole. Through the Work Like a Mother® model, women may fully access their power, courage, and agency to realistically and purposefully weave confidence-building professional activities into their lives throughout every stage of parenting so that they may enjoy the psychological, intellectual and financial benefits of lifelong professional vitality and fulfillment without compromising parenting choices.
Dr. Hilary S. Berger, Ed.D., LPC. is the founder of Work Like a Mother®, is a Career Counselor with a Mental Health background and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She proudly serves working women, stay-at-home mothers, college students, graduates, and career changers at all stages of their lives. She is the founder and CEO of a nationwide career counseling service for women, Work Like a Mother®. For over 20 years Hilary has passionately counseled mothers to re-build their professional purpose, career competencies, and most importantly their confidence while raising children. Hilary has partnered with indeed.com, pioneered and successfully served women through her solution-oriented comprehensive career counseling system designed exclusively through the unique lens of women’s life stages and the realities of mother’s lives. She has written articles on the Career Implications for Stay at Home Moms, runs career academies, career boot camps, and intensive career accelerator programs for large and small audiences. She has been privileged to present the Work Like a Mother® career development model at a global National Career Development Association annual conference and is honored to be interviewed by numerous media outlets to raise awareness about issues facing professional women who become mothers. She has contributed to segments on this topic for TV, Radio, and Print Publications for USA Today, CBS, CNBC, Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1010Wins, News 8 Connecticut, and many podcasts empowering women around the globe. She is a highly experienced college administrator, counselor, and adjunct instructor in psychology and career services at both private universities and public community colleges. She recently served as a career advisor for Teachers College, Columbia University where she is an alumnus, is now proudly affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni Career Coaching Program, and was honored by MNYCCPOA with the Alva C. Cooper award for best practices in Career Counseling for her work counseling women. She also served this past year as co-chair for the professional development committee for MNYCCPOA. She is now dedicated to shaping a new narrative and framework for young women in high school, college, and during their early career to have a career roadmap for their future where motherhood is recognized as a legitimate aspect of their career journey. She is an advisory board member and instructor for the SHE WORKS program through Connecticut-based,Live Girl.