An Intentional Journey from Stay-At-Home Mom to Healthcare Professional

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May 25 2020 24 mins  

An Intentional Journey from Stay-At-Home Mom to Healthcare Professional

Just because she chose to stay home with her kids does not mean Cami Bruschke gave up the dream of having a career--she just had to wait for the right time.

About Cami Bruschke

If you just met Cami Bruschke for the first time, you would assume she’s been a professional career woman her entire adult life. She’s poised, well-spoken, loves to do research, lived overseas, and has a master’s degree in social work. Though she is now a senior consultant at the Mental Health and Wellness Care Management Institute for one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, about five years ago, she made a bargain with God to get there.

In this episode, Cami shares how she graduated from college, made the conscious choice to put her career on hold so she could start a family, and then eventually returned to the workforce by going back to graduate school.

Though I knew Cami during the latter half of this story, I had no idea she had been faithfully and patiently waiting to embark on a career for more than a decade. Hearing the background to her journey makes this woman’s story all the more inspiring to me.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How Cami intentionally planned a return to work while being home with children.
  • How she used church callings and other volunteer opportunities to build her resume.
  • How her family adapted to their new normal with mom working outside of the home
  • Most Importantly: How she sees the Lord’s hand in the unfolding of her career.

Mentioned in this Episode

  • Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

On a Personal Note:

One of the great joys I’m finding in creating this website and this podcast is the opportunity it affords me to reach out to amazing men and women who inspire me and have, at times, carried me as well. 

Cami is all of the things I mentioned above, but she is also one of those “salt of the earth” friends who will raise you up spiritually, support you in your trials, and belly-laugh with you if you’re running out of gas on the way home from Young Women’s camp. Her kids hold a special place in my heart and her husband scooped up my kids at a time when they desperately needed a champion. 

This podcast is a tribute to Cami, but I acknowledge (as she does) that her success has been a family effort.