a change is coming

Made to Mother Co:

where career and motherhood meeT

It’s time for us to reimagine the way we think about work and motherhood.

I’ll show you how to navigate your career and modern motherhood so you can pursue your ambitions while showing up as the kind of mother you desire to be. 

Let me help you step into a new mindset that fits your career aspirations perfectly, with motherhood built right in. 

You don’t have to be Super woman to make the whole work/life balance thing a reality

What you need is a way to navigate your career path amongst the challenges and opportunities of modern motherhood.  

While the saying, “nothing prepares you for motherhood” is mostly true, understanding the process of becoming a mother (matrescence) and the identity changes you experience as you journey through motherhood are integral to learning about the woman you are becoming and showing up as the woman you want to be in the world at home and at work.  

You can do hard things 

Here’s the thing:

I truly believe motherhood can be done differently

It’s time to untangle the uncertainty surrounding how you can be the career woman you aspire to be while also being the mother you want to be. Is it possible to have it all?!

This is the moment we bust the work/life balance myth and replace it with work/life integration so that you can find methods that work for you and your career in the long term without burning out.

It’s about getting clarity and direction in your career so that you can create a life that lights you up and helps you live your life on purpose.

Why Work With Me?

I Understand You

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I’ve climbed the corporate ladder and navigated the complexities of the technology recruitment world on Wall Street.  

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I’ve been a top sales performer at LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional networking site, and created programs for women at LinkedIn to navigate the changes in their careers as they become mothers.

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My Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and certification in Motherhood Studies means I actually understand the social structure keeping moms restricted in the workplace, and my certification and research in matrescence means that I can tell you all about the identity shifts you experience as you navigate motherhood and how this impacts your career.

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I’ve planned for and returned from maternity leave amongst a global pandemic, all while being an ex-pat and having little to no local support during some of the strictest lockdowns in Australia.

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After 13 years in corporate, and a few years of motherhood, I’ve banged my head against the wall more than I’d like to admit, wondering how to do it all so that I could achieve that perfect mix of work and life. Basically, I’ve given myself enough headaches so that you don’t have to have the same experience!

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING about working with me…

MELISSA D.

“It was such a breath of deliciously fresh air to have a fellow mama speaking my lingo, live my experience and understand what I was feeling and thinking as I experienced motherhood for the first time, and then navigated my return to work after maternity leave. The feeling that Andrea not only knows, but can provide me with a map to help me navigate my experiences in my own way was SO empowering.”

 

Yining P.

“Andrea was a great asset in my journey of becoming a new working mum. She gave me language and tools that helped me find patience with myself during this time of adjustment and growth.  I’ve learnt that I don’t have to be super woman and I am much more at peace being a mum returning to work that doesn’t have to try to do it all, all of the time.”

 

Kathleen

“Andrea has helped me see the path to my decisions so clearly. She asks questions and frames the situation in a light that empowers me to trust in my own instinct. Her intuitive decision making framework has helped me take stressful situations with family and make them digestible. The coaching Andrea offers is so valuable because it breaks down the root of what is causing the stress, helping you understand for yourself what it is you actually need and want for your pregnancy and your baby.”

 

Sarah

“Learning about matrescence with Andrea showed me the importance of creating space and time for myself to transition into motherhood. She taught me the value of acceptance, particularly accepting those things I cannot perfect through research and practice. Andrea showed me that to be a mum is to unabashedly live your truth, whatever that truth may look like.”

 

Hi! I’m Andrea Bombino

Motherhood & Career Coach and mama

My passion is working with ambitious mamas that want to do motherhood differently. I’ve been where you are- wondering how the hell I could climb the corporate ladder as fast as possible to get to the top, all while trying to show up as the wife and mother I wanted to be (and burning out at the same time).

I did all the things I was “supposed” to do to build a successful career, and was so proud of myself when I landed that big promotion I had been working so hard towards at LinkedIn. Only to take 5 pregnancy tests (yes, you read that right) that confirmed I was indeed pregnant the very next day. Even though we’d planned for this, I was immediately freaked out by what motherhood would mean for my career.

Pregnancy was the shortest ramp-up time for a career change that lasts a lifetime, and I had way more questions than answers at first. I’ve gone back to my Sociology degree and invested time, money and a boatload of effort studying Motherhood and Matrescence so that I could create methods to tackle the uncertainty and overwhelm that can come with having ambitious career goals while being a mother in this modern world, and I’ve been sharing it with women all over the world since launching Made to Mother Co.

Matrescence, or the process of becoming a mother, can touch many parts of your life: changes to your relationships, physical transformations, shifts to your social standing, a financial or economic change, an evolution to your career desires, and maybe even a deeper connection to yourself. Going through these identity shifts can be unsettling.

I’m here to help you navigate modern motherhood so you can use it as an opportunity for self-discovery and career growth. I know how tough it can be to plan your career around kids, and how overwhelming it can feel to not know what direction you want to take your life in. This road can be challenging, but with a few mindset shifts, you can set yourself up to own difficult decisions and situations.  I’d love to help you step into a new mindset that fits your career aspirations perfectly, with motherhood built right in. 

You have what it takes within you to navigate these uncharted waters. I know this, because I’ve done it, and I’m sure you’ve done hard things in the past, too. I’m here to help you reignite that belief in yourself and cheer you on.

Motherhood your way

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Ways I can support you

The Motherhood Collective

Learn tangible skills to create work/life balance and navigate modern motherhood as a career-focused woman.  Hosted via a virtual group setting once a week for 8 weeks.

1:1 Coaching

Where traditional Career Coaching takes a mother-centered approach to help you uncover your values and how they fit with your career aspirations.  Customised 1:1 coaching to help you clarify your ambitions while navigating modern motherhood and avoiding burnout.

Online Courses

Access to self-paced courses that allow you to learn and grow on your own time.Learn the basics of what identity changes you can expect as you go through motherhood, methods for managing the challenges you’ll encounter, and ways to navigate your career journey.

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What they’ve loved

Kathleen P.

Andrea allows women to have a safe, open space for discovering what path they want to be on for their journey into motherhood. Andrea is the coach you want by your side when it all hits the fan. She provides insightful, relatable support to help you feel confident to make decisions for your pregnancy and postpartum life and career goals.

 

Sarah M.

Learning about matrescence with Andrea showed me the importance of creating space and time for myself to transition into motherhood. She taught me the value of acceptance, particularly accepting those things I cannot perfect through research and practice. Andrea showed me that to be a mum is to unabashedly live your truth, whatever that truth may look like.

 

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