Is Work-Life Balance Possible

Is Work-Life Balance Possible

with Joelle K. Jay, Ph.D.

“Be reflective and strategic and intentional about the life that you’re designing so that you can create the vision that is right for you.” —Joelle K. Jay, Ph.D.

Do you have work-life balance?

There are only so many hours in the day and there’s only so much of you to go around. So how do you have a work-life balance? Is it even possible?

I don’t have kids, so I know it’s hard to believe me when I say work-life balance is possible. But I promise that it is, and I brought in a guest to prove it to you: my friend Joelle K. Jay, Ph.D., who specializes in leadership development for senior executives in Fortune 500 companies.

She helps leaders achieve what they want to achieve and live the lives they want to live. She’s also a mom who balances career and family, and she’s sharing her best insights in this episode. Tune in to learn how to get clear on what you want your life to actually look and feel like, and how to turn it into reality.

Key areas discussed in this episode

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 4:19 How Joelle helped a client go from burning the candle at both ends at a Fortune 500 company to building a 7-figure firm with the work-life balance of her dreams
  • 5:58 Joelle’s journey balancing career and family
  • 7:51 Personal leadership philosophy and how it can help you lead the life you want to live
  • 10:35 How to clarify what you want for your life
  • 13:32 Ongoing, in-the-moment adjustments to what’s realistic and possible for your day
  • 9:18 The real secret to work-life balance
  • 23:58 This is a key tool of work-life balance
  • 29:13 Different models for work-life balance
  • 36:10 The most important thing to remember in all of this, according to Joelle
  • 38:40 Unique challenges and advice for working moms
  • 44:40 How to take a sabbatical and keep everything else flowing



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