The objectives of maternity coaching in the workplace are two-fold:
Ensure a smooth transition into maternity leave and back to work afterwards
Secure the retention of female talent through a supportive and structured process
Maternity Coaching is an exceptional tool for senior female leaders returning to work after an extended leave following the birth or adoption of their child.
Maternity coaching programmes can be used to build an internal sustainable coaching and mentorship programme, creating support through internal role models and coach mentors.
Research shows women returning to work who get a strong handle on managing their new schedules as both parent and women with careers have a renewed sense of career and often experience an upward trajectory in their career ladder, if guided and supported sufficiently during the initial challenging months.
A typical breakdown of how we will spend our time with a maternity coaching client
One tripartite meeting to establish objectives with line manager and coaching counterpart
4 sessions with counterpart
1 session with line manager
Additional sessions available if required
For the individual, it offers
For the organisation, it can help to