We want to help mothers find clarity in their new identity and what they want from their career after maternity leave, then give them the courage and tools to return to work with confidence so they can continue to make their unique contribution to the world.
Why work with The Maternity Coach?
Our Founder, Frances Cushway, has been supporting women and mothers in their careers since 2006 and The Maternity Coach has been supporting mothers through their transition to and from maternity leave since 2019. Our Associates are all experienced Coaches and can support mothers through maternity leave whatever their journey to parenthood. We work with Fertility in the Workplace to understand how fertility treatment impacts the transition to and from maternity leave. We work with organisations in a variety of sectors, from public service, to property, fintech, finance, insurance, charity/third sector, legal, publishing, clean energy consultancies, food and drink companies and brand consultancy.
- 95% of our coachees feel more confident in managing unhelpful thoughts after maternity leave
- 92% of our coachees feel more supported to make the transition back to work after maternity leave
- 94% of our coachees feel better equipped to manage dips in confidence while on maternity leave
- 94% of our coachees feel better equipped in balancing things at home
- 97% of our coachees feel better equipped to manage work-life balance after maternity leave
- 94% of our coachees feel clearer on how to look after their own needs
Net promoter score for all The Maternity Coach services = 67 (excellent)
(data last updated 19/10/2023)
to our colleagues, coachees and clients
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do the right thing not the easiest thing
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Read our blog about the benefits maternity coaching brings to both individuals and organisations
The Maternity Coach Founder
Frances Cushway has coached mothers since 2006, supporting them through the different career transitions they experience in their working lives. She founded The Maternity Coach in 2019, to purely focus on supporting women through the transition to and from maternity leave.
Prior to setting up her own consultancy Frances worked for PwC running assessments for recruitment, development and career coaching, and the BBC where she coached individuals leaving the organisation and facilitated workshops alongside her role as Producer in BBC Weather.
In addition to hands-on experience, Frances is a licensed and accredited Career Coach with Career Counselling Services and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Career and Talent Management. She is on the UK Register of Career Development Professionals with the Career Development Institute and commits to carry out ongoing professional development. With a BSc in Psychology, she is also a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Coaching Psychology. Frances continued following her passion for Psychology in 2022 when she completed a BPS accredited Neuroscience Professional Development Programme.
Frances has two daughters and knows how hard the daily juggle is – balancing work and family life. She understands the feelings of motherhood ambivalence – feeling pulled between enjoying spending time with her daughters while also wanting time to follow her own interests and passions.
Frances was shortlisted for the CDI Career Development Awards Career Coach of the Year 2018 and 2021 for her work coaching mothers on maternity leave.