Please share your story to inspire women like you

At The Confident Mother I love to share stories about women who've gone back to work after a career break to inspire and encourage others.

I like to explore what challenges you faced, how you dealt with those, what surprised you, what you wish you'd known and what helped you.

I want to share your story to inspire and encourage other women planning a return to work.  It doesn't matter how dramatic or how ordinary your story is - other women will love what you share. 

I believe that as women, we provide a source of strength, inspiration and protection to each other. 

I want to be there for you and women like you -- cheering, celebrating, guiding, leading, encouraging “You CAN do it”. 

I'd love your help to do this. Please don't be shy. 

Any questions please get in touch with sherry@sherrybevan.co.uk

Thank you so much. 
SHERRY
Author • Coach • Speaker

p.s. share as much or as little you want; feel free to skip a question - use free text or bullet points. Don't worry about grammar or spelling, I'll make any amends or corrections that might be needed. 

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* 1. Tell us about your career background i.e. your career before your career break - what you did, who you worked for, what industry, how you enjoyed the role.

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* 2. What do you do now?

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* 3. How long was your career break? What did you do, if anything, to maintain skills or to learn new ones during your career break? (e.g. build a new house, social media for a charity, got involved in PTA)

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* 4. If you changed career after your career break, what prompted the change? Maybe you retrained, maybe you did something you'd always wanted to do, maybe you had learned new skills and used these to your advantage?

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* 5. What was your biggest challenge and how did you tackle it? (could be something you faced while planning to go back - childcare? Lack of confidence? Change in household arrangements? Or something that you struggled with once you started e.g. the commute? expectation to work overtime?)

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* 6. What helped you go back to work? e.g. support from friends/family, working with a coach, doing a returner programme, taking small steps at a time?

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* 7. What was the biggest surprise?

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* 8. Tell us about any flexible working arrangements that you have? And how easy was it to get? And your top tips.

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* 9. What advice would you give to other women contemplating going back to work after a career break?

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* 10. Your contact details - ONLY include what you're happy for me to share in the story - except PLEASE INCLUDE your email address. I won't publish it but I would like to let you know when your story goes live.

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