Quarantining due to COVID-19 has added stress to many people’s lives, and especially to those of working mothers, who in addition to professional responsibilities have now taken on more caregiving work with schools closed and normal summer programs curtailed. Learning how to cope and stay resilient is essential for staying positive and making the best of the situation.

The Central New Jersey chapter of the Ellevate Network aims to help with its three-part “Inspired Action” workshop. One-hour workshops take place Thursdays, July 2, 9 and 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. Register for the free workshops at www.ellevatenetwork.com.

The workshops will be led by Sharon List and Suzannah Sabin, two women with significant experience managing work-life balance. List is a work/life success coach and creator of “All Inclusive You,” a life coaching business that focuses on supporting women.

Sharon List

She grew up in Monroe and pursued a career in finance after earning her bachelor’s in accounting at Rutgers in 2002. She spent 16 years with companies including Deloitte & Touche, Johnson & Johnson, Pharmasset Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, and Teligent, and along the way realized that her long work weeks in combination with a young family was not a sustainable way to have it all.

Instead, she sought to create her own definition of success and in 2018 founded All Inclusive You. She explained her philosophy in a 2019 interview with U.S. 1: “I believe in work-life success,” she said. “You aren’t taking anything away from your life and career that you want, but letting go of things that don’t lead to success.”

Suzannah Sabin is the owner of Princeton Integrated Coaching, and as a registered nurse she is suited to understand the stressors facing not only working women but also healthcare professionals in particular.

She earned her bachelor’s in sociology and theology from Loyola College of Maryland and trained in nursing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. At Princeton Integrative Coaching she offers coaching services to nurses to help them find satisfaction in their jobs without suffering burnout. She also consults with healthcare businesses on the development of nurse coaching programs. Sabin also offers one-on-one health and wellness coaching aimed at developing healthy behavior change.

Suzannah Sabin

On her blog at www.suzannahsabin.com she writes, “I became a health coach because I care deeply about helping others navigate the process of personal growth and change. Many times, we know we need a change, or we know we want to change, but the process is hard, so we let it go and fall back into familiar habits and patterns.

“What I have learned over many years of working to create change is that oftentimes the answer to the question, ‘What is my next step?’ lies within us. A key part of growth is learning to ask the questions and to listen deeply to the intuition and guidance from our deepest wisest center. We can learn how to do this. We can practice asking questions and finding answers.”


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