How Employers Support Their Working Parents
1:1 support is great for providing bespoke coaching and to allow the individual to share personal information in a completely confidential environment. This can allow a new mind-set to develop which can bring long lasting positive change, for both the individual and their employer. While group coaching works for many clients, others prefer the privacy of a 1:1 session, and the option to meet over perhaps several months as they navigate the transition before, during and after maternity leave.
Line Managers may be unfamiliar with maternity legislation, company policy, and indeed it may be their first time managing a maternity leave. They may be unsure of how to best support their direct report and how to ensure she has a positive, proactive and professional experience. Training and coaching line managers should be a natural progression to any other people management or leadership development.
Workshops are fantastic for creating a network of support throughout an organisation and for allowing staff members to take time out to focus on their approach to managing many of the aspects related to maternity & paternity leave
In-house Talks complement wider company supports typically linking to Wellness Programmes, Family Networks, Diversity & Inclusion strategies or Engagement Initiatives. Clients may choose to bring me in to speak at the launch of a network, or to mark a particular day in the calendar such as International Women’s Day or World Mental Health Day.