This story really resonated with me. Not only is it very similar to my own, but those of the franchisees who join Lingotot.
I was a successful languages teacher before founding Lingotot and I LOVED my job. However when my first daughter was born my priorities changed. I would have loved a part time teaching job, but they are so very rare and no one wants to hire a woman of childbearing years with the prospect of a maternity leave or two looming. Of course no one is allowed to say this out loud, but us 30-something professionals face this regularly.
So I had to create my own perfect job and Lingotot was born mere weeks after my firstborn. I ADORE my role as franchisor and my favourite part of the job is helping women start their own Lingotot children's language franchise business and finally find that elusive work-life balance with a professional and flexible working.