MUMS RETURNING TO THE WORKFORCE

MANAGING THE MIXED EMOTIONS OF RETURNING TO WORK 

It could be weeks, months or years since you stepped into the most up side down, all encompassing and unbelievable time of your life, parenthood! The thought of returning to your other job or into a new job can be a mixture of emotions from:

Adult conversations - yay! 

I cannot imagine leaving my baby.

How will my child cope in childcare?

How will I manage the work/life thing?

Will I be disadvantaged at work having been away?

I'm supposed to feel guilty but I don't.

What have I missed out on with my employers growth & development?

 

Gaining the right perspective about your experience and abilities, your motivations and your goals is particularly important as you step into this next phase of your life: as a working mum.  Our role is to provide the context, support and guidelines to confidently go in the direction of your choice.

Here's to you!

Getting started on the next phase of your life.

Focusing on what you can do,

not on what you can't by 

using what you've got.

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Couple with their Baby

EMPLOYERS NOW WANT 'SOFT SKILLS' & THAT'S A BONUS FOR MUMS

Under any circumstances a return to work after time away is a challenge on both practical and emotional terms as mums know better than anyone.

Heading back to an existing role after maternity leave or seeking a new role. 

 You might be one of so many, finding yourself

facing job loss or redundancy.

Your partners job may have been impacted, the so you are unexpectedly returning to the workforce. 

You might not be aware that you come fully equiped with highly valued attitudes and attributes.

 

There is a renewed focus by employers on the importance of 'soft skills' or as I prefer to call them 'communication skills'.  ​Things such as empathy, inclusive leadership and having a mature ego, have been allocated a far greater level of importance when hiring the right candidate. In fact, it is usually 50% of the hiring criteria!

However... most women have been unprogrammed in 

speaking about ourselves powerfully in those terms. 

I created these programs for mums who want to leave nothing to chance by finding the right language to market their ability from resume to interview and beyond. To reboot, refocus and step into the interview and the position with a reinvigorated sense of self.

WORKING WITH US WILL PREPARE YOU TO GIVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY YOUR BEST SHOT

Don't think therapist, that's not what we do. We work with you on a practical down to earth level, with actionable tools.

Our Team Have...

  • 20 yrs interview & confidence coaching in 20 countries. 

  • We've coached CEO's, Managers, Pilots, Tradies, School Leavers and Mums, past Olympians, Airline Pilots, Celebrities, Entertainers, University Lecturers and more.

  • Presented as key note speaker at national conferences, womens groups and universities.

  • Been interviewed or quoted by: Reuters, Coaching Life, Go All In, WHIMN, News.com, Girls Inc to name a few.

  • Published a unique 'Help Self" book read in 15 countries.


(Notice the Albino Chameleon theme on our site... That's a nod to my book.  You see 'Ben' the Albino Chameleon, was the only chameleon incapable of being anything but himself, ultimately his perceived 'flaw' become 

his greatest strength)

 

Our confidence & Interview Prep Programs typically cover:

  • How do I frame my maternity leave in a new job interview?

  • Recognising false beliefs about myself & my ability.

  • Rediscovering what motivates/drives you, matching that to the role and identifying the right employer for you.

  • Overcome that overwhelmed, 'where do I start' feeling.

  • Putting names to those attitudes and attributes that are your strengths (confidence boost right there!)

  • Formulating a simple plan to take one step towards what you want to achieve.

  • Rediscover how to laugh at ourselves amid tough times.

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"As a team we have approximately a 90% success rate. Our programs exist to harness your ability and prepare you to give your next opportunity the very best shot"

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