Work with Me – Individuals
1:1 coaching for parents
Feel confident about your return to work
after parental leave
All the uncertainties of returning to the workplace got you feeling overwhelmed and unsettled?
Returning to work after maternity leave feels BIG and scary
I know that returning to work after parental leave is a huge moment in any parent’s life.
Maybe you’re thinking…
- I don’t want to leave my baby with someone else
- What if everything’s changed and I don’t know anyone?
- I think I’ve forgotten how to do my job!
- I can’t wait to get back to my pre-baby job, I’ve got so many things I want to do but I’m not sure how I’m going to manage everything.
- I don’t feel like the same person as I was before I went on maternity leave.
- I feel guilty about going back to work.
- How am I going to get any time to myself when I’m back at work?
You’re not alone.
How is it impacting you?
For me it felt like this dark cloud hanging over the last part of my maternity leave as I kept on going over and over the same thoughts. I wish I hadn’t spent those precious moments feeling like that, and it doesn’t have to be like that for you.
Working through whatever it is you’re experiencing right now can help you:
- Remind yourself of your strengths and skills and reflect on those you’ve developed while on maternity leave.
- Have those conversations with your employer around your return, flexible working, reconnecting with employees etc.
- Start to feel engaged with your work and role.
- Think about your personal brand as you return.
- Set career goals and your plan for achieving them.
This is what coaching can help you with. Rather than feeling overwhelmed you can be confident, prepared and ready.
One-to-one coaching gives you the time, space and structure to take the next steps to feeling a happier and more content version of you again. So rather than letting your thoughts and worries about your return to work continue going round your mind, you can take control and start working towards how you want to feel.
Find out how we can work together to get you feel confident and ready for going back to work.
Back To Work
Are you currently on parental leave? This package can help you prepare for your return to work with confidence.
Have you returned to work in the past few months? This package can help you work on the challenges you're facing.
Is there one specific thing bothering you about your return to work? This one-off hour coaching session can help you tackle it.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve put together some of the most commonly asked questions I receive to give you more information about coaching and You Beyond Baby.
Coaching involves a single or series of forward-looking conversations in which the coach and client work in partnership with the aim of the client gaining an understanding of and maximising their full potential.
As a Coach I believe you have the answers you are looking for inside you already. However, it may require some challenging questions, observations and re-evaluating to untangle assumptions and beliefs that you may have about yourself or your situation in order to unlock those answers and find your path for personal transformation.
My role as a Coach is not to advise or teach you but to listen, guide, challenge and encourage you to think about the beliefs, values and assumptions that you have of yourself and your life.
As your Coach I will provide a safe, objective and non-judgmental space for you to be honest and open with yourself and gain greater self-awareness and new learning. With these new insights you are empowering yourself to make the best decisions for you moving forward.
Each coaching session will last approximately one hour.
If you have booked a package I generally advise having a session every 2-3 weeks as this gives you some time to work on any actions you have set yourself but maintains the momentum towards your goals.
Returning to work after maternity leave and the months following it can be really challenging. There is so much going on during that time and it can have such an impact on your confidence, how you feel about leaving your baby, your career goals, your own identity etc.
I think it’s something that we don’t really talk enough about and there could be a lot more support around so that women can return to work feeling confident and ready for the next phase. And this is what I’m trying to provide through You Beyond Baby.
Yes, organisations can book coaching with me for employees. If this is something you would like to do or think your company would be interested in please ask the relevant person to send me an email at email@example.com to discuss further and for me to provide a quote.
No, I’m afraid not. Power Hours are great for tackling that one specific thing that is on your mind but for deeper, more transformational and long-lasting change either my Back to Work or Reset packages are the best option.
I have a Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice which is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited qualification. I follow the Code of Ethics set out by the ICF.
I am also a Mental Health First Aider.
Before becoming a Coach I worked in HR and completed my CIPD Level 7.
There are several differences between coaching and therapy and it’s really important to understand them and work out which is most suitable for you at a particular time. Some of the key differences are:
- Coaching focuses on the present and the future. The past may come up and you may discuss how that has contributed to the present but you won’t dwell on the detail or try to heal what has happened in a coaching session. Whereas in therapy, you are likely to analyse the past to understand how it has shaped the present and address what has happened in order to move forward.
- Coaching is action orientated.
- Coaches are not trained to diagnose or treat mental illness whereas therapists are.
- Coaching is more likely to have a closed-end or have a set, fewer number of sessions whereas therapy is more likely to be open-ended or longer term.
- Being true to myself – this is a value which is hugely important to me. By really understanding what being true to yourself looks and feels like it can be a great guide in decision making and how you go about things. When I’ve made decisions that turned out either not to work out or down the line I regretted, I know the majority of the time they came from me not being true to myself. If you are in tune with how it feels to be true to yourself and how it feels not to be true to yourself it is an amazingly liberating feeling. It doesn’t mean everything is easy, but it means you can feel comfortable and confident with your approach, how you are treating others and the decisions you are making.
- Integrity – being honest and upholding strong moral principles is fundamental to me and my business. I will only work with clients if I genuinely believe they will benefit from the service I offer following a discovery call and throughout the time of our coaching journey.
- Commitment – I commit to continuing my own personal and professional development so I can be the best coach I can be for myself and for my clients. I am committed to each client I work with and partnering them on their journey. I also ask for commitment from my clients.