What is maternity coaching?
My role as a Maternity Coach is to partner with mothers every step of the way to help them transform their goals into reality, perform to their highest potential, and find solutions to the hurdles life throws at all of us…
Partnering with Employers
An increasing number of employers are recognising the importance of attracting women to their workplace in the first instance and then retaining their female talent when they have children…
Benefits of coaching
Take a look at some of the key benefits you can expect both as an individual and as an employer who provides this benefit to your employees…
I am a Maternity Coach, with a 15 year career in Human Resources at Deutsche Bank, Bank of Scotland and Murex Advanced Technologies. Throughout this time I have focused on mentoring professionals to fulfil their leadership potential. As a mother of two young daughters, I have a particular interest in partnering with women in the workplace, privately on a 1:1 basis and on a consultancy basis with companies. I know that with the right support at the right time, working mothers can continue to thrive in their careers and in their personal life. I am passionate about coaching and the benefits it brings to both individuals, in helping them achieve their potential, and for businesses in ensuring their staff are happy, engaged and motivated. I am a graduate of UCD, the Irish Lifecoach institute and is CIPD qualified. On a personal level, I’m a wife and mother and I deeply understand the pressures so many people are under to juggle everything and to somehow enjoy the journey. Coaching has had a profound impact on my life both professionally and personally and it is my pleasure to work with clients who I know have all the answers, they just need a gentle nudge in the right direction.
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