Maternity / Paternity Coaching

Having a child is one of the most transformational life experiences you will ever face. Quite often, the experience shifts your world view, values, priorities, and how you navigate your career and personal relationships.

​Research into happiness suggests that having a baby can cause happiness levels to dip; but rest assured, it’s nothing to do with the baby and everything to do with adapting to the environment. 

Coaching gives you the opportunity to take a break and prioritise yourself in order to be the best that you can be for your growing family and your career. A coach can act as your sponsor or champion to help you maintain perspective, refocus, prioritise, negotiate and most importantly, reflect and appreciate as you adapt into this new phase of your life. 

Whilst every individual is different and will experience a set of unique challenges, below I have listed typical focus areas that I have addressed with clients who receive maternity coaching:

  • (Re)defining your identity

  • Discovering your values

  • Finding meaning and purpose at work

  • Career planning and strategising

  • Establishing life priorities and plans

  • Overcoming self esteem or confidence issues

  • Dispelling self-limiting beliefs

  • Balancing work and home life

  • Managing relationships at home and at work

  • Building personal resilience

You might also like to read my blog post - Maternity Leave - Career Breaker or Career Maker