The Bridge from Mom to Professional, January 24th, Rowayton, CT

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Rowayton, CT 06853

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The Bridge from Mom to Professional Series:
Join our "huddle" series this winter and hear about the full spectrum of tactics, serendipity, emotional triumphs
and incremental steps to move from mom to professional


three special guests
- women who found their passion amidst motherhood -
and get your hands on the pulse of
options for bridging
where you are now to where you want to go

coffee and conversation

with women who, like you, are engaged,
curious and ready to explore their next chapter

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
9:15am - 11am
Rowayton, CT

Wendy Day, Elder Care Advisor, Assisted Living Locators

Before having children, Wendy worked as a bond broker on Wall Street for ten years.

After having her daughter, she went back to work for a year. In that year, the commute from Greenwich, CT to Jersey City became overbearing, so she decided to go on, as her husband called it ‘eternity leave’!

In the twelve years of being Mom to her two children, now ages twelve and six, she volunteered, made a wonderful network of friends and loved being home with her kids. In this time she also, however, had to manage her parents.

Seven years ago her dad took a bad fall and suffered a traumatic brain injury. As a result of his inability to make rational decisions and lack of self-care, he later had a major cerebellar stroke that left him home with a full time caregiver and Wendy with a new role as a caretaker and financial planner.

In the meantime, the volatility and insecurity of the market
were weighing on her family. With the kids now older and in school, the time had come to go back to work.

Wendy felt lost, insecure, had no direction and didn’t know where to begin. It had been twelve years.

Wendy was invited to attend a Huddle by a friend and decided to move forward with a Summit Retreat with zero expectations but high hopes! The Summit was an eight-hour day of real
self-focus and purpose.

In the end, she chose one of the three focuses that came out of the Retreat and decided to put her new knowledge with her parents to good use. Within three months was working as an eldercare advisor at Assisted Living Locators helping families find the right living solution for their senior loved one.

Crissy Robinson, Co-Owner, Above and Beyond

Crissy was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Art History. After college

Multiple beginning professional engagements ensued before she went back to school to get an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University Teacher’s College in hopes of combining her love of the arts with her business interests.

she knew she wanted to work in the arts but was unsure of which path to take.With degree in hand, she started work as an Assistant in Business Development at Sotheby’s but within two years became pregnant with her first child and left to raise her baby.

Over the next 14
years, she was a full-time mom for her three children and volunteered for their schools and various community organizations all the while longing and experimenting with doing more.

Finally, in 2018 she attended a Summit Retreat with a friend which “helped channel my thoughts and focus on what I wanted to achieve”. It turns out that she and her friend had many overlapping lifestyle ideas, interests, and skills. Of note is that they both were organized, had backgrounds in the arts, and enjoyed working with people.

Fast forward, after a short “pilot” period, Crissy and Serena launched Above and Beyond - A Concierge Move Management business that personalizes each so that the transition to your new home will be smooth, stress-free and successful.

“I am thrilled to be working again. I am stimulating my mind, engaging with like-minded professionals, earning money, and feeling satisfied.”

Lisa Feldman, Coach, Exposure Therapy

After graduating with a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Lisa worked for five years as a graphic designer in Washington DC and then as a principal of her own award-winning graphic design firm, Lisa Feldman Design, in New York City.

Lisa continued to work after having her first son, but decided to move her office from the city to her home in Westchester. Three years later after the birth of her second son, she decided to scale back, work part-time and after several years, found her passion for design fading.

Concurrently, one of her sons at a young age was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and it was important that she had the flexibility to participate in his treatment when needed.
 An important component of Lisa’s son’s treatment was the exposure therapy homework he needed to do in between therapy sessions. After doing the exposure work with their son for a while, Lisa and her husband realized that having a non-family member do the exposure homework could help diffuse tension and allow their family dynamic to remain positive. Though finding that person, was challenging.

Fast forward, feeling “stuck”, Lisa spent time thinking about what could be next for
her but did not know how to make a change. Through a friend’s recommendation, she attended a Summit Huddle. Hearing about the presenter’s journeys helped propel Lisa forward. Instead of just thinking about next steps, she started to take action. She soon realized she already had a new passion and a career idea worth exploring – exposure therapy coaching.

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