NCC18 Presenter: Vicki Salemi


NCC18 Presenter: Vicki Salemi

Join Vicki for the following session during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

How to Navigate Work While You're Caregiving on Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m.
Got work? Do you go on leave of absence or call out sick? And how do you handle it when you're self-employed--tell clients you'll be reachable but if you hear sirens on a conference call it's just because you're in the emergency room. Again.

This career expert will provide nuts and bolts strategies to handle work while you're immersed in caregiving, how to speak to your boss and clients as well as educate colleagues who have no idea what you're going through. You'll learn time and task management tips to stay focused and meet deadlines (and streamline your personal life as best you can) when your mind is anywhere but on the project at hand.

We'll also cover how to interview (and explain gaps on your resume while caregiving) and more. Don't miss this powerful presentation to strategize your career so it doesn't slide during your caregiving chapter. (Yes, this includes taking paid time off if you need that massage. Because let's face it, you not only need it, you deserve it!)
You will feel empowered and realize that your bosses are likely more compassionate than you think. Work is not as important as family and life in general, but here's how to position it so they know how much stress you're under without revealing excessive personal information. ~ Vicki

Vicki will also share perspectives during our panel discussion, I Didn't Think I Could but I Did Panel Discussion, on Friday at 5 p.m

Vicki ( is a nationally recognized career expert and spokesperson, columnist, speaker and author of Big Career in the Big City. This dynamic entrepreneur lives in New York City and is the founder of for today's caregivers taking care of family in an UNintended situation (short or long-term), UNwavering about truth and UNselfish about taking care of ourselves.

Thrust overnight into the role when she got the first call about her mother's hospitalization in 2015, she saw first-hand how overwhelming taking care of a loved one can be (on top of their finances, taxes, everything). Your entire life, your everything, your identity, perspective, purpose--shifts. And nothing prepares you for the role, you just jump in.

An advocate for the caregiver, being one herself (nearly three years and counting...), she knows how important it is to take care of yourself while you're immersed in your entire world getting flipped upside down with countless additional responsibilities.

Looking at the bright side of things, realizing yes, things will slide, yes priorities will completely alter, you'll have to say NO to a ton of things, but there are ways to make it less bad, less dark, less alone and cope the best we can, mustering up strength and resiliency like nobody's business.

It's like that Super Man quote: Lois Lane looks at him and says, "You've got me. But who's got you?"