This Is How Mumpreneur Dr Elaine Kim Juggles Motherhood, Career And Family

In our Meet Your Mentors series, we speak to successful and visionary Great Women of Our Time alumni for career advice and tips on staying on top of our work-game. Dr Elaine Kim, the co-founder of Trehaus and CRIB as well as palliative care doctor at HCA Hospice Care, shares how she balances her multiple roles as working woman, wife and mother

If you think you’ve got a busy schedule, just look at Dr Kim’s. On top of being a doctor, the resolute 35-year-old entrepreneur juggles multiple business ventures and non-profit work while raising three children Kyan, Luke and Nate – and she still finds time to travel with her family. Here, the multi-tasking working mum reveals her six top tips to managing it all:

1. Know why you do what you do.

“Every vocation, project and role I take up stems from an alignment with my values and desire to make a positive social impact on society, which helps me prioritise the different aspects of my life. As a palliative care doctor, I look after patients in their twilight years, giving them and their families support with comfort and care. With CRIB, I help empower women to reach their full potential, while the co-working space Trehaus was founded with my own role as a working parent in mind.”

2. Recognise that there are different seasons in your life.

“It’s impossible to do everything at once, but you can choose something to focus on. For instance, when I had my third child, obviously I wanted to spend the first few months really focusing on him. Right now, my focus is on building Trehaus.”

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3. Surround yourself with good support.

“I’m blessed to have a wonderful family and helpers at home. But it’s also important to have understanding co-workers. When I had to be away on maternity leave, my business partners helped to step in to meet different needs.”