Becoming a parent is an exciting and wonderful life experience. It can also be incredibly challenging, physically and emotionally, to transition from the role of the professional to a parent and then back again months later. 1-1 parental-transition coaching offers a deep exploration of personal issues surrounding the experience of maternity and paternity at work and enables individuals to confidentially express and then work through the deeper issues and barriers.
Coaching can be offered to employees at any level and at any stage of their parental journey, whether they are taking a year’s maternity leave, 2 weeks paternity leave or Shared Parental Leave. Each session is tailored entirely to the individual’s needs at that time, however, common themes that many choose to explore are: change, boosting confidence, values, strengthening relationships, networks at home and at work, image and visibility, long-term career development and preparation for promotion.
Mythily was so valuable to me in a very difficult situation. I left every session feeling positive and better about myself and even on the days where I felt lost again, I could hold onto what we had agreed by way of actions and use that as focus. She is extremely personable and made a real effort to connect with me and understand me as a person. She is an excellent and approachable coach and I only wish I could have had more sessions. I treasure the 4 that I had with her.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sarah on my return to work after a second maternity leave. She was
understanding, asked thought provoking questions and made me feel I was in safe environment. She
recommended external links and books for me to follow up on and always remembered what we had discussed in our last session. This showed she really cared and was there to help me.
This was easily one of the most worthwhile experiences of my career, in terms of helping me to manage the current situation and in preparing for the future. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone and I plan to consult my manager to see if I can continue to work with Sarah.