Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 28, 2009
Executive Coach Kim Lysik DiSanti has been asked to share her wit and wisdom on a national basis as a regular columnist for WomenEntrerpeneur.com. DiSanti's columns will appear monthly on the national site, which is a sister site to Entrerpeneur.com and Entrepreneur Magazine.
DiSanti's column, The Mother Lode, was launched on September 16, 2009, with a column entitled, "Managing Maternity Leave While Self-Employed." This first column is a six-point lesson plan to help women entrepreneurs plan for the arrival of a child without the benefit of a paid maternity leave, manage clients while taking time off and look for reliable child care.
DiSanti launched her executive coaching business, Total Strategy, in 1999, after working 19 years in sales and marketing. In ten years, she has logged nearly 3,000 hours coaching more than 185 clients. She is ranked among the top nine percent in the coaching profession. She serves on Board of the Washington, D.C., Chapter of National Organization of Women Business Owners and as director of programs and events.
At mid-career and with a successful business coaching practice, Kim became a first-time mother in 2005. She was 43. She learned by doing - juggling roles as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, pet owner, friend, confidante and cheerleader to her clients. Since then, Kim has added a niche to her repertoire: teaching other women how to combine a career and motherhood.
Being her own boss, DiSanti could make the necessary adjustments. She coaches her clients three days a week and uses the other two days for administrative work and play time with her son. She takes nine to 12 weeks off a year because she believes that motherhood is her most important job during her son's formative years.
Outspoken and pithy, DiSanti has been quoted in articles in Washington Woman Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, and the Times Community Newspapers. Also, she was a nominee for the Fast Company 2005 "Fast 50" Competition.
DiSanti is a contributing author to the book: A Guide to Getting It - Branding and Marketing Mastery: Ideas and Tools from Business Coaches to Help You to Achieve Success. She has written an article on "Networking: The Insider's Guide to Finding and Leveraging Your Best Opportunities" as well as numerous articles in the Loudoun County (VA) Chamber of Commerce Newsletters. She publishes a monthly eNewsletter.
A "solopreneur," maintaining a successful home-based business, DiSanti is the recipient of the Home Based Business of the Year Award from the Loudoun County (VA) Chamber of Commerce. She has been actively involved in her son's pre-school and has formed a play-date group with other parents and their children. The group is part social, part support and all fun.