María’s Story

I believe that every woman can thrive even after you’ve been rocked off your foundation by a major life event.  Like divorce, for instance. Being divorced does not define you—unless you let it.

This story tells about two of the events in my life that could have, and almost did, derail me from my career and life.  What I learned from these experiences has helped me better manage myself through loss, career change, layoff, care-giving, retirement and creating a new career.

Through my divorces (two of them), I discovered that I lost sight of who I was, what I valued most and who I wanted to be. I took care of everyone else first. I compromised. I let myself be defined.

I know firsthand how hard life transitions can be—including divorce—and especially when you’re a professional woman in the workforce or the CEO of your own entrepreneurial venture. When your world is turned upside down, it’s hard to make sense of anything. Even the simplest decisions are hard. Showing up every day is even harder. I have been where you are today.

I’d like to tell you a bit of my story.

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