Group coaching led by an expert in helping women confidently return to the workforce after taking a career break

Welcome to Back to Business. If you want coaching on how to return to work and build your network, this is the best place to learn



I know you are eager to regain your professional sense and use your education and your expertise to earn an income that will support your family.

Let’s work together to get you there.

I’m Katie Dunn. I’m a mom to 4, wife, career coach, entrepreneur, podcaster and huge advocate of working moms. And while I’ve always been a working mom, I spent many years working at being a mom rather than working outside my home in a full-time, paid job. When my kids got a little older and I was ready to go back to the paid workforce, I was surprised and saddened to realize how difficult it was to make that transition.

So I started Back to Business to help other women return to the workforce after a career break. Back to Business began as a conference in Raleigh, NC. I created an event that brought together women who wanted to return to work with experts who could educate them on how to conduct their job search and with companies who were interested in hiring them. And guess what? It worked!

Back to Business has evolved into an educational company whose goal is to help women return to work after a career break. We teach women how to job search, with a focus on the idea that returning to work after a break necessitates a different kind of job search.  

I think being a mom is the most important job you’ll ever have, so I want to help women have the flexibility in their lives to take a career break if they want to and then be able to return to the paid workforce. It’s about honoring and respecting the work we do as mothers, and making it possible for a career to accommodate the different phases of a woman’s life.

Building a community of women supporting and helping each other is important to me. Research shows that people who job search with a group get results faster, and I want Back to Business to feel like you’re joining a group of friends who are here for you.

Join my group coaching class starting in Fall 2023 called Return With Confidence for women restarting their careers. The course will meet for 5 classes to walk through the entire job search process together.

If you’ve found job search to be a lonely endeavor, you need professional coaching or you’re just feeling stuck or unsure how to get started, this class is for you.

Class size will be limited to ensure that everyone gets the attention they need.

How To Apply:

Get started by selecting a time to do a 15-minute intake minute with me. I want to ensure that this course will meet your needs and that everyone who participates will be an active contributor to our supportive community.

Here are the results you’ll get when you participate in Return With Confidence:

  1. You’ll be ready to job search with your resume, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter
  2. You’ll know how to successfully conduct a job search using the tools and methods of 2023
  3. You’ll be focused with a job search plan specific to your goals
  4. You’ll be confident in your interviewing skills
  5. You’ll be connected to a network of relaunchers for support

I’ll be sharing my proven job search process for women returning to work that includes insider tips and expert advice from my time as a recruiter & a career coach.

The cost for Return With Confidence is $550.



RWC is my in-person group coaching class for women returning to their careers after taking a break. We’ll meet once a week for 5 weeks and together we’ll plan and conquer your job search!

Class will begin in Fall 2023 and meet once a week for 5 weeks.

The 5 classes include:

1 – Career Exploration + Getting in the right mindset 

What we’ll do together: We’ll dig into your professional skills, strengths, interests and motivation as well as the type of organization and culture in which you thrive

2 – Build Your Return-To-Work Resume

What we’ll do together: Building off our career exploration discussion and the areas you’ve decided to focus your job search on, we’ll build a long list of strong resume bullets so you have a catalog you can draw from to customize your resume for the position you are applying for. I’ll provide a resume template so you can build a beautiful resume you’ll be proud of and will personally review your resume and give you feedback.

3 – Build a Strong LinkedIn Profile + Get Active On LinkedIn

What we’ll do together: We’ll build your LinkedIn profile and update each section to make it as attractive and robust as possible. We’ll open it up to recruiters, add keywords that will resonate with your target audience as you job search and identify companies and influencers to follow. Then we’ll talk about ways to effectively use LinkedIn as a resource as you build your network and find a job.

4 – Find and Apply To The Right Opportunities

What we’ll do together: We’ll learn a process for informational interviewing and identify people you’d like to meet with; find local networking events to attend and craft your elevator pitch. We’ll also draft a killer cover letter that will get you noticed when you apply for jobs.

5 – Prepare for the Interview & Learn How to Negotiate

What we’ll do together: Review the STAR (Situation-Task-Action-Result) method of answering interview questions, discuss the importance of having a 3-point value proposition for every interview, and learn how to answer “Tell me about yourself”. We’ll learn how to negotiate the best offer so you don’t leave anything on the table when you accept that job.

Return with Confidence: $550



Return With Confidence is your opportunity to get in the mindset to succeed with your job search, discern your career direction, prepare all of your job search materials (your resume, your LinkedIn profile, a customizable cover letter), and learn how to find opportunities, network, interview and negotiate with confidence.

The best part: you’ll be doing all of this with a group of supportive women making the same transition you are, so you’ll be growing your network and making friends who will encourage you and hold you accountable along your journey back to work.


Return With Confidence is for you if you’ve been out of the paid workforce for a time (it doesn’t matter how long!) and you’re ready to restart your career. Looking for a job after a career break requires a different kind of job search and everything we do is geared toward getting you back to work.

I want to be sure that everyone who joins will benefit from Return With Confidence and that we all share the same willingness to be encouraging, supportive and non-judgemental with each other. If it’s not going to be the right fit for you, I’ll let you know!


It’s time to invest in yourself.  You’ve always known that it’s more fun to do things with a friend along and research shows that, in fact, people who join a job search community find jobs faster.

Speaking from my own experience, returning to work after raising 4 kids has been a hugely gratifying, confidence-inducing, wonderful experience. I can’t wait to help you get there too!

This course has limited enrollment to keep it small, so grab your seat while it’s still available. See you in class!

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