Working Parents: Making it Work
Parenting children of all ages and juggling a career with family life is no easy feat. Torn between priorities, it can be a struggle and challenge to feel like you are fulfilling both roles to the best of your ability. In this corporate coaching workshop suitable for Mums and Dads, learn how to stay on top of your game as a working parent by playing to your strengths, establishing a support network and determining what ‘success’ means to you. This workshop will cover:
- Having it all Vs Being good enough
- Focusing on what really matters. What is your personal metric for success?
- Setting boundaries and priorities
- Outsourcing and asking for help
- Why relationships matter.
This workshop is Ideal for KIT days, supporting staff returning from paternity and maternity leave, or to provide on-going support to staff with children of all ages.
How it works
- Length: 60 minutes.
- Capacity: In order for this to be an effective, interactive coaching session, we find smaller groups work best and we recommend a maximum of 15 people.
- Session leader: An executive coach and working Mum.
We also offer 1:1 coaching to support employees through the parental transition
One to one coaching offers a comprehensive exploration of personal issues surrounding the challenging experience of becoming a parent at work, and enables employees to confidentially express and then work through any deeper concerns and barriers. Each session is tailored entirely to the individual’s needs at that time.
During the Expectancy period, many choose to discuss issues such as:
– Maintaining confidence through change
– Strengthening relationships at work in preparation for leaving
– Creating and communicating a handover & Keeping In Touch plan
– Preparing to exit the business to minimise impact on career
Whilst planning the Return to Work, many choose to discuss issues such as:
– The practical considerations such as childcare, contingency plans, time management
– Designing the back to work plan – setting objectives
– Working on relationships and visibility
Held in the Early Days of Returning to work, many choose to discuss issues such as:
– Identifying the benefits and challenges of being a working parent
– Personal skills audit; where are the strengths and the gaps?
– Assessing and understanding career direction (and changes to)
How it works:
– Length: 60-minute session (4 sessions are recommended for maximum benefit normally over a 12-18 month period)
– Session Leader: International Coach Federation qualified coaches
Despite working parents making up for 1/3 of the workforce (approximately 11 million), work is still designed, organised and advertised to prevent people with caring responsibilities from reaching their potential.
Almost 3/4 of mothers with dependent children are in full or part time work.