Returning to Work after Raising Family with Kris Webert

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Returning to Work after Raising Family with Kris Webert

From the difficult decision to leave the workforce and stay home with young children to her successful return to work after 13 years at home, though the journey was at times challenging, for Kris Webert, it was the right one. Intending to return to work and successfully doing it required planning. From assembling the necessary support system, to finding the opportunity that was the right fit for her family, Webert stayed true to her initial commitment to return in a part-time capacity. With a willingness to ask for and accept help, Kris engaged her network and coach to successfully transition from home to work.

Following the hardest job of her life… being home with her three children, she needed help assessing her skills and finding the confidence necessary to succeed. Coaching provided the necessary assessment of sometimes overlooked skills as well as the preparation necessary to showcase the value of those skills to a potential employer. By focusing on the opportunity that was the right fit – for her skillset and her family’s needs – she was able to transition back to work in a role she loved.

The transition was not without its struggles. Starting a new position after so much time away was exciting and scary. It was also a time of change for her family as everyone had to take on new and changing roles. While she of course second guessed her decision at times, she was excited to reshape her identify… to shift from being a stay-at-home mom to a professional and contributor in a larger organization. Like anything, there have been challenges, but the role that allowed her to return to work was truly one she loved. Now Webert is in search of what’s next as she evaluates where she is and where she wants to be in the future.


Throughout her career, Kris Webert has worn many hats, as a stay-at-home mom to three young children, volunteer, household manager and in the world of healthcare. By leveraging her previous work experience, her network and a master’s of healthcare administration, she returned to work  after 13 years staying at home to oversee patient experience for a large healthcare provider. 


About the Author:

Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.

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