It seemed like an epidemic to me – by career coach Amy Wolfgang

Guest post by Amy Wolfgang, CEO of Wolfgang Career Coaching & Co-Founder Coaching 4 Good, Original post

It seemed like an epidemic to me.

In the last few years, I have had so many conversations with clients and friends who were considering leaving the workforce. These are highly educated women, who
decided to have children, and going back to work to a full-time, high-stress environment no longer met their needs.job sharing workshop workmuse

They tried to make it work, but between work and home life, they were exhausted.

They did not want to become a stay at home parent. They wanted to work and be active; they wanted to contribute in the world; they wanted to utilize their years of experience and education; they just wanted more freedom but didn’t see any options.

I have had so many conversations with clients and friends who were considering leaving the workforce.

Job Sharing can transform your life

I met Melissa Nicholson of Work Muse, a job sharing consulting firm and she saw the same things. In fact, she even experienced it! Before launching Work Muse, she created a job sharing arrangement for herself and got it approved within her company. She made it work for 8 years in a marketing and sales role.

After speaking with Melissa, I will be honest, job sharing sounded AMAZING! It is a way for individuals to utilize their years of experience and education in the workplace with more flexibility.

Of course, then doubts started creeping in – it almost sounded too good to be true. I wasn’t sure if would work for many jobs or if companies were progressive enough to accept it.  But Melissa was able to address all my concerns.

So… we came up with a great idea!

Exclusive workshop on Job Sharing

Now I want to educate my clients, male and female, on how this could be a possibility for you and your situation! I asked Melissa to partner with Wolfgang Career Coaching to demonstrate how you make this a possibility for you and your life.

Melissa Nicholson will be hosting a live session in Austin on January 18th.  If you aren’t in Austin, don’t worry — after the live event, we will send you the video of the workshop. We want you to be fulfilled in your work! Job sharing may be the way for you to achieve that fulfillment.

Learn more about the workshop. Until then, check out Gabriela Mendez’s advice to those interested in job sharing. Oh, and she’ll be on-hand as a *special guest* to answer any questions!


Job sharing is a partnership between two people to share the responsibilities of one full-time position. Work Muse drives adoption of job sharing in business as a competitive advantage while helping individuals find work-life balance. Join the #JobshareRevolution here –– events, resources, and relevant content to empower you in work and life! For more info, hello@workmuse.com.

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