Are you a busy professional looking for a better work-life fit?
For more than 25 years, WorkOptions has been guiding people like you to get fast approval of a flexible work arrangement at their current job.
Job flexibility has been the golden key to unlocking more time for life outside of work.
Why not be next? I’d like to help.
My flexible work proposal templates have been the premiere resource for thousands of career women (mostly) and men to flex their job to fit their life.
I say “mostly” women because they comprise about 80% of my proposal customers and all of my coaching clients.
My emphasis is on helping women ask for flexible work and higher salaries with confidence. (Because fear of asking has held many of them back from getting what they want.)
In 2003, I added the Max Your Maternity Leave planner and proposal template so women could enjoy extended leave with their new baby.
All of my custom resources are designed to equip you with what to DO and SAY at work to improve your quality of life at home.
Is It Hard for You to Ask?
It’s not your fault. Women aren’t socialized to negotiate and so they are less inclined than men to ask for what they need or want.
Through my advice, you’ll learn to expand your options so you can craft better solutions to work-life challenges.
The Back Story: “Why Can’t All My Friends Do This?”
That’s the question that launched my work options advisory service in 1993. Flexible work was the key to my own successful work-life blend, and I wanted to share what I knew with others.
I was enjoying a weekday at home because of my flexible schedule as a part-time marketing director for a business law firm. (Professional services marketing was my second career; my first was as a registered dietitian nutritionist.)
I was in my mid-30s and using a flexible work arrangement as a way to manage both family and career without going nuts. (It worked.)
Inspired to show overwhelmed working mothers how they could have a flexible work life, I started Work Options Resources, a consulting service.
Soon after, I wrote the first edition of the Flexible Work Proposal Packages to equip people to ask their manager for the arrangement they needed. (That worked, too.)
WorkOptions.com has been online since 1997, so I’ve been blessed to help literally thousands of professionals in all 50 states and more than 35 countries to get a flexible work arrangement at their current job.
I’m now an “empty-nester.” My husband, who is originally from Thailand, and I, live in the home that we built ourselves in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on Oahu, where I’ve lived since 1980.
We’ve occasionally taken in foreign exchange students for short-term stays. So far, we’ve had students from Japan, Thailand, Tajikistan, China, Russia and Ukraine. Of course, we’re happy to have relatives and house guests make their way through.
And while Hawaii is a wonderful place to live, I enjoy traveling to new places, especially foreign countries.