Case Study

Mom Returns to Work Remotely

The Challenge

Denise was a stay-at-home mother with two kids in elementary and middle school. She had had a successful career as an executive assistant, but because her husband was a company CFO, his salary was enough for the family to live on comfortably. One day, Denise’s husband suggested that she go back to work. She thought about it, but wasn’t sure how to re-enter the workforce and maintain a good balance for herself and her family. Shortly thereafter, Denise’s husband was laid off from his job, and it became essential that Denise create income for the family.

The Solution

Denise attended a Vision Quest Consulting retreat. Through exercises and conversations at the event, it became clear that, while she had been out of the workforce for some time, Denise still had a valuable skillset as an executive assistant. By working with the Vision Quest Consulting team and her peers, Denise realized that she could maintain her life balance by working remotely, on a part-time basis, as a “virtual assistant.”


Denise outlined the services she could provide and developed a plan to implement them. She even acquired a new client at the event! Today she runs her own business and works from home, providing both the income and balance her family needs.