Hey there, mama!
My name is Janice Scholl. I live with my husband & two kids just outside Nashville, TN. We're not natives to the area, but we'd like to think this is our permanent home. We've done things a bit different than other families, including living in two countries outside the US. We've lived in 5 houses in less than 10 years. While we itch for adventure sometimes, we like the idea of living in one place long enough to want to decorate (which I'm horrible at, btw).
Before our international adventures began, I was just a regular professional mom trying to hold it all together. I spent a decade as a commercial banker, 6 of which were before my daughter was born. Out of all the options for my career, I chose commercial banking because I enjoyed the creativity it required. It's funny because I wanted to go to art school, but ended up a banker instead. I LOVED the work I did assessing risk and helping my clients craft financial strategies for their businesses. I loved having a seat at the table and making decisions. Being a banker was a strong part of my identity. Then I became a mother.
I'd love to tell you my transition to professional mother went smoothly. It didn't. I was so excited to add mother to my VP of banking title when we became pregnant with our first child. My husband & I did everything we could think of to prepare - We read all the books, visited 1,000s of childcare providers, had a plan to navigate baby care and both our work schedules and my school schedule. Yep, having a professional job and a baby at the same time wasn't enough. I was also going to grad school at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. We had it all figured out, until our daughter was born.
Nothing was like what the books & classes said it would be like. And balancing two professional schedules with the needs of a baby weren't as simple as a spreadsheet. I returned to work and I felt awful, like I couldn't do anything right at home or work. I had been dealt a healthy dose of reality & mom guilt the minute I returned. I kept asking myself, "Why didn't anyone prepare me for this?"
I may have had to figure things out the hard way, but you don't. I'm here to help you navigate the career, financial, and identity changes that come through the stages of motherhood, starting in pregnancy. I get you mama, and I want you to excel in both your professional and personal life.
If you're interested in learning how you can benefit from professional motherhood coaching, book a FREE 30-minute session with me today!