Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Yes, You Can Have a Career and Family

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Yes, You Can Have a Career and Family

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What is your job?

I just started my own company where I work with small businesses from sole traders through to 10 staff and specialise in HR, marketing and finance and review the organisation and see what needs to happen.

There are a lot of specialists out there that are good at something but don't know how to structure their business.

How did you manage your career breaks when you had your children?

I have two children, my son Evander is 12 and my daughter Emerald is eight.

I used to work in events then after having my children I had a career break and transitioned into a general manager function, which I did for four years.

The first time, with Evander, I had a week off, then went back to work for three weeks, then had about six weeks off, then back full time. I was very career driven.

When I got to Emerald four years later I was a bit wiser and took a full six months.

Is there anything you would have done differently?

I would have taken longer leave the first time and I probably would have gotten financial advice and set a budget about how to manage the next six months. …

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