Work & Goals Journal

Journal Your Way to Career Clarity and Success

Why use a Work & Goals Journal?

Self-reflection is probably the most critical benefit to regularly using a Work/Goals Journal. Your continual introspection is the secret weapon that will pull you toward the "big picture view" in your life and assist you in learning from your experiences. You will also notice how you will begin to hone your ability to focus on your values and goals, with the added benefits of increasing your productivity and improving your skills.

Other noted benefits:

  • Self-motivation by regularly reflecting and celebrating progress, achievements, and all small wins.
  • Conscious focus on self-care, mindfulness, and stress relief.
  • Increased gratefulness and improved attitude.
  • Focused on performance and goals.
  • Improved efficiency.
  • Improved Time Management.
  • Increased effectiveness and productivity in performance.
  • Personal accountability for all objectives.
  • Addition of creativity and new idea brainstorms.
  • Streamlined project organization, reduction in lost/wastage/cost in work role.
  • Documentation proof of work situations.

This journal is completely for you: to pull you out of the daily minutiae and to create a regular daily habit of looking at the bigger picture. Changing your mindset. Building your own "Why." Getting out of the way of your own success!

Your Instructor

Julie Mendez
Julie Mendez

Hi! I’m Julie Mendez, a homeschooling mom to two girls, and also a Career Coach and Certified Job Search Specialist with my own business, JSM Career Coaching ( We have now been homeschooling for seven years, and currently live in the Washington, DC area, which might change as we often relocate due my husband’s career in the Foreign Service. I have been a Working While Homeschooling parent from the beginning!

After seeing constant requests for help finding work-from-home opportunities in groups online, and often being asked for career tips and advice from other homeschool moms, I can finally combine my passions: homeschooling, supporting women (homeschooling mothers), and career coaching under a new umbrella, Working While Homeschooling.

My goal is to encourage all job seekers, homeschooler or otherwise, to identify their dream and pursue it with ingenuity, passion, and determination. I believe my calling is to aid others in finding fulfilling work that utilizes their unique talents. One of my greatest rewards is hearing from excited clients about that new job offer they just received!

I have three coach-related certifications, ten years as a Career Coach, five years in the recruiting industry in both New York and Washington, DC, and a degree from New York University. In addition, my background includes a bit of a gypsy lifestyle following my spouse’s career around the world, and even a stint working as the Community Liaison Office Coordinator at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy. My background has given her a unique perspective into the recruitment process and the job search strategy that gets a jobseeker back to work (in a job they love) quickly.

I am also a regular Event Speaker for multiple organizations including national career networking sites, regional career groups, employment-related teleseminars for US Embassy communities, and teleseminar presenter for the National Resume Writers Association

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Refund Policy:
TEACHABLE'S POLICY: "We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund." WORKING WHILE HOMESCHOOLING'S POLICY: Please note that all career coaching sessions are valid for 3 months from purchase date, and are only used in full hour increments. Payment is requested in advance of any sessions. Coaching Sessions are nonrefundable once scheduled, and packages are nonrefundable once the first session is completed. For sessions that need to be rescheduled, I ask that you give notice as soon as possible, no less than 24 hours before the session. Missed sessions are forfeited, as that time was blocked to other clients. We want you happy, but we also ask that you respect our time and business. Thank you for your understanding.

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