Why Good Moms Make Great Leaders

Think you have what it takes to be a great leader? If you’re a mom, I’d say you probably do. Somewhere between diapers and diplomas, most moms develop leadership skills that rival any CEO. They earn their honorary degrees on the campus of motherhood. And they’re as competent as their colleagues in the corporate cubicle. Excuse me a moment while I make some assumptions and generalizations. I realize that there are some moms out there who haven’t quite learned these lessons…but I’m not talking about them. I’m talking about YOU! And I want you to know that you’ve got everything it takes to be a great leader.

10 Reasons Moms Make Great Leaders

1. We know how to foster growth. Our job as mothers is to train them up in the way they should go. Whether we’re correcting or conversing, every interaction we have with our children is part of the plan to help them grow and succeed. Wouldn’t it be lovely if every boss felt the same way about helping employees grow?

2. We’ve learned to embrace change. So maybe we cry on the first day of kindergarten and the entire summer before college…but somewhere along the line we accept the fact that change is a good thing. Leaders who recognize this truth are the ones who innovate and evolve in the shifting marketplace.

3. We protect our people. I dare you to say something slanderous about my child or treat her unjustly. I’ll tear you to pieces. (Well, not really.) But at the very least, I’ll make sure my child never has to experience your mean spirit again. Great leaders stand behind their people like an angry mamma.

4. We’re great listeners. I used to think good parenting was about saying all the right things. Now I know it’s more about listening and responding appropriately to each child’s needs. It’s about knowing when to follow the rules and when to follow your heart. And letting my kids come to their own conclusions at times. Imagine if our world leaders listened like that. [Read more…]

Meet Featured Sister Lisa Ellis Willams

Lisa Ellis WillamsHave you ever felt pressure from your husband to succeed in your business or ministry? Many moms who are growing a business while raising a family find themselves overwhelmed with the responsibilities and pressures. Speaker and author Lisa Ellis Williams is 100% transparent about her struggle to be a good wife and create a successful business while remaining true to her values. Her story is an inspiration — and a reminder that we need our sisters more than ever!

Meet Featured Sister Lisa Ellis Willams

Business Name: L. Williams Speaker Services (official name) DBA- Wives On Purpose

Business Description: I started a home based support group for Christian wives in 2005. I would share bible lessons to teach wives how to find success in marriage. The group named themselves Wives On Purpose. I kept it.

Lisa’s Story: 

In 2009, with the wives sponsorship, I attended the She Speaks writers conference. They believed my message should be shared.  My book proposal for Wife School accepted by Harvest House and Revel publishers. In the end I did not get a contract but self published the book in 2013.

I began speaking to women’s ministries in 2008 and continue to do so. In 2014, my husband announced that I needed to make money at this or return to work full time. Scared to pieces, I formed the LLC that is my speaking and writing consulting business. [Read more…]

Join Our Team! ICM Network Seeks Community Manager

Group Of Women Meeting In Creative OfficeExciting things are happening at the International Christian Mompreneur Network! We are a global community of women who share the values of faith, family and business (in that order). And we’re growing! In fact, more and more moms are joining the Network every day. And they’re looking for training, support and connections.

That’s where we need YOUR help! We can’t serve this community of women as well as we would like to. We’re a small team – each one of us works part time on the Network while juggling clients, jobs, volunteer work and family responsibilities. So we need a social-savvy Christian mom who loves engaging with other women online to help us meet the needs of our growing community. The position is part-time, flexible hours, work-from-home. Wanna know more? Please continue reading!

Community Manager Position Details

The International Christian Mompreneur Network is seeking an energetic, social savvy mom who is passionate about connecting with other Christian moms in business. We need a Community Manager who will help us grow our thriving membership into an online community that supports and encourages one another in matters of faith, family and business.

What are the required skills? The Community Manager is the face of the ICM Network on social media and is responsible for engaging with members of our online community and encouraging discussion. Excellent written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required. Understanding of and experience in social media required. Customer service experience preferred. Most importantly, the Community Manager must be passionate about supporting and engaging with Christian moms in business. [Read more…]