“I don’t know if I’m ready for this.”
“I don’t know what kind of employee I’m going to be.”
“I don’t know if I’m going to deliver value and how I’m going to make that happen.”
Are you a new mom heading back to work from maternity leave and thinking these to yourself?
Do you feel like you’ve been left behind these past months because you were not in the office?
Do you fear that you’re a different employee now?
Well, you’re not going to be the same employee. And that’s a good thing!
What you’re doing to be able to offer that no one else in your company can, is the combination of institutional knowledge and fresh eyes.
You are going to bring so much value to your company.
What you’re going to be able to offer that no one else in your company will be able to offer is the combination of institutional knowledge and fresh eyes.
You’ve been gone from the organization long enough that when you come back, you will feel like you are looking around at a brand-new place. Yet, it’s not new.
You already understand the inner workings, the politics, things that have been tried in the past, things that have worked, and things that haven’t worked in the past.
You have all that that you can put together with the set of fresh eyes that you have as you truly and curiously ask why things are going on and what has changed and why it has changed.
The perspective you bring form having institutional knowledge and fresh eyes is going to add value to he entire business.
The perspective you bring from having institutional knowledge and fresh eyes is unlike any other and it’s going to add value not only to your group, to your department, but to the entire business if you let it.
So I’m here to remind you that you are more than ready to go back. You’re going to be different, and that’s okay. You’re bringing stuff to the table that no one else has.
I’m so proud of you and I truly believe you can successfully come back from maternity leave.
If you feel like you want a little bit more support in your life as a new mom, know that I do offer VIP days and I have a VIP day designed specifically for moms who are heading back from the workforce to make sure that you show up at 100% ready to be your best self. Book a call and let’s chat about whether this is what you need right now.