Private Maternity Coaching
We recognise that not all organisations offer maternity coaching programmes…yet. You might be a recent, soon-to-be-returning Mum. Or you could have been back in work a while and are wrestling with the competing demands of your life. However you feel about your challenge, our private maternity coaching programme can make it easier for you to re-engage with your career after having a baby.
Our tailored private maternity coaching programmes can help you decide where you want the balance to be at home and at work, and to find your feet in a new world. This is a world where the demands placed on you are so different from before you became a Mum – which can leave you lacking in confidence and feeling you aren’t performing any of your roles in life well.
Owner and director of Bloom People, Sarah Turner, knows exactly what it feels like:
“I have two children and I experienced returning to work after both. My first return was much more successful than my second; following my second daughter, I resigned after a year of being back at work because I felt that I wasn’t succeeding at being a Mum or as a professional. I now know it is possible to do both, but that it requires support, understanding and the right mindset to be able to find your new normal after having a baby.”
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We offer a private, tailored one-to-one maternity coaching programme. You’ll have an initial meeting with your coach to discuss how the coaching works, and your objectives. The number of sessions will vary depending on your needs and budget, but can be anything from three to six sessions each lasting 90 minutes and taking place face-to-face in London, Surrey or Hampshire, or virtually (via Zoom).
Group coaching offers working parents the opportunity to come together in a safe space to share their experiences and find support. Monthly 90 minute sessions.
A high impact, action focused coaching programme. Three 60 minute coaching sessions for £599
GET IN TOUCH
Get in touch to book an exploratory call to discuss how we might work together!
“Sarah’s maternity coaching sessions have been really useful in supporting my experience of returning to work. Through the sessions, I’ve been able to make decisions about how to manage my work-life balance, to set myself objectives and expectations that are right for me, and to think about my long-term career aspirations. Sarah has a wonderful ability to be both understanding and challenging in the way she has encouraged me to think about the goals I set myself, and she has supported me to come up with practical ways I can turn my thoughts into actions.”
“Sarah’s support was a game-changer when I returned from maternity leave after both my children. She helped me to integrate my new identity as a mother, with my existing professional and personal identities and priorities. She helped me to rebuild my confidence and believe that I could still be every bit as professional as I was before, while staying true to my beliefs about the kind of mother I wanted to be.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sarah – I found her very engaging and easy to talk to. She is very perceptive and is able to immediately understand the heart of the problem before you’ve even fully articulated it. However, she helped me reach my own conclusions without being directional. She also drew on a variety of resources, including talks, books and articles, which provided useful additional context to the coaching sessions. I would highly recommend her.”
A Senior Finance Director returned from her maternity leave to find that her team had been restructured and her role changed. The uncertainty that this created, alongside the need for her to establish herself in her new role impacted on her confidence.
Through maternity coaching, we slowly and gently explored what this new phase of her career looked like. We looked at the boundaries she would need to put in place so that she was able to be the mother she wanted to be at home, whilst also deliver and achieve in her career.
Having previously worked all hours, it was important for her to manage her work and home life and take care of her own wellbeing through regular exercise. The coaching created a safe space for her to focus on her own needs and discover her new identity as a working parent.
As a new Mum returning to work, a Fund Manager found it challenging to juggle the demands of her home-life with the requirements of her job. Having returned to work full-time, she found herself feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and struggling to cope.
Through coaching, she was able to be honest with herself about how she was feeling and together we started to create a plan. She decided to use some annual leave to reduce to 4 days per week for a period of time and enlisted some additional help at home.
Recognising that she didn’t have to cope on her own was an important learning for her as she navigated this transition.
Check out my podcast if you want to learn more about coaching and wonder what it’s all about!
Below is a link to an episode about Maternity Coaching, which you might find particularly interesting.