should I home school, private school, stay at home, work part-time, flex-time, or no-time?
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 13, 2008
It's a struggle that all working moms face: Juggling responsibilities as a mom and employee without neglecting family; jeopardizing workplace status; and most importantly, forsaking sanity. But what about the challenges that working moms face during their child's kindergarten year in school? After all, starting school is a major adjustment for kids and a whole new learning experience for working moms as well.
In her first book, "Corporate to Kindergarten" (ISBN: 978-1-60034-642-2, available at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.raiglover.com), award-winning executive Raichelle "Rai" Glover shares her personal, weekly diary of the joys and struggles she faced while being the mother of a kindergartener and managing a thriving corporate career. The book features witty, thought-provoking, and realistic insights that are sure to resonate with working moms or "moms who work outside the home."
For Glover, the book is an opportunity to let working moms know that they are not alone in their kindergarten experiences. "A child's first year in school is a unique time for working moms," says Glover, who became one of the youngest retirees at Bank of America in 2007. "This is a new horizon for kids and another level of commitment and nurturing for working moms and dads because we want to provide all the support we can - and still meet the demands of the workplace. I vowed that I would share my kindergarten journey with other parents and here it is."
Readers will laugh, cry, and relate to Glover as she reveals:
•Dealing with the guilt of being a parent and having a career.
•Explaining to her son why mommy is "leaving in the dark time" for work, again.
•Ongoing feelings of "did I raise my child right?" and "should I home school, private school, stay at home, work part-time, flex-time, or no-time?"
•Racing from corporate meetings to PTA meetings.
•How focusing and refocusing on faith and family puts life's daily challenges into perspective.
"The one thing that I want working moms to take away from Corporate to Kindergarten is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel -- even when hard choices and sacrifices have to be made along the way. That's what I learned during our kindergarten year in school."
Glover launched the motivational speaking and leadership coaching firm Rai Glover Consulting in April 2008. The business offers motivational speaking and leadership coaching solutions across a variety of industries. Prior to this, she enjoyed a twenty-three year career with Bank of America and its predecessor banks.
During this time, Glover held nine different positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Market Development Manager for Bank of America's Human Resources, a position that focused on community relations. Glover retired from Bank of America in 2007, becoming one of the youngest retirees under the bank's "Rule of 60" qualifications -- age plus years of service totaling 60 or greater. Glover's recent honors and recognitions include a 2007 BOB (Best of the Best) award by Charlotte Magazine; 2006 Person of Prominence by The Charlotte Post Newspaper; 2006 Most Supportive Person of the Latin American Community presented by La Noticia, The Spanish-Language Newspaper; a 2005 Maya Angelou Women Who Lead award presented by Dr. Maya Angelou; and a 2004 Excellence in Business award presented by Pride Magazine. A committed advocate for civic involvement and responsibility, Glover has served as an "Advisory Board Member," "Board Member," or "Member" to over 30 Boards and Task Forces.
For more information about Corporate to Kindergarten visit http://www.raiglover.com.
Based in Charlotte, NC, Rai Glover Consulting, LLC provides motivational speaking and leadership coaching for excellence for a national base of clients across a variety of industries, including corporate, non-profit, faith-based, and academic entities. For more information visit http://www.raiglover.com.