RETURN TO WORK COACHING
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