Organisations: Support for HR and DE&I teams

Create and put in place procedures and processes to support your goals


At an organisational level, The Maternity Coach can help you create and put into place procedures to support your goals for parental support, such as:

  • Providing research and information to support your bid for funding for parental support programmes
  • Designing the experience for your parents-to-be to fit with your organisational values and culture
  • Providing bespoke brochures about the parental support you offer to support recruitment processes
  • Creating brochures and information for your intranet and company handbook
  • Providing regular feedback reports on the impact your parental support programme is having to show your return on investment
  • Account management and support

At The Maternity Coach, we want to help you offer the best support to your parents and parents-to-be. We offer training courses for HR & DE&I teams to learn more about the transition to motherhood and the support needed along the way. We also offer training to build a team of ‘Maternity Mentors or Buddies’ to offer support from colleagues who have previously navigated the transition to and from parental leave.

Training and courses

Understanding and supporting the transition to motherhood

(One day workshop)

This one-day practical workshop is a mix of learning and discussion. We…

  • look at the role your support and policies play in your recruitment and retention process,
  • Learn more about the transition to parenthood and how this impacts on our return to work
  • Reflect on what makes a parent friendly culture and what we can do to improve our workplaces
  • Think about the practicalities of supporting parents and parents-to-be and what we can put in place at each stage in their journey to ensure the smoothest transition possible

Motherhood and the parental transition – tips for coaching working mums

(One hour webinar)

This one-hour webinar is aimed at coaches who support working mums. It looks at how the transition to motherhood changes us and how this impacts us at work, together with sharing tips and tools to use in your work with working mums.

Maternity Mentor and Buddy training

(One day training course)

This one-day training course is aimed at colleagues who are interested in becoming Maternity Mentors or Buddies, covering:

  • The transition to motherhood
  • Common issues brought to sessions
  • Mentoring / Buddy guidelines

It also offers hands-on practice for participants to role-play a typical session with feedback and ongoing support following training.

Maternity Coach training

(Two day training course)

For organisations that offer internal coaching, we offer Maternity Coach training for trained coaches to learn to support their colleagues in their transition to and from maternity leave. Our two-day course helps participants better understand the transition to motherhood and how this fits in with women’s careers as well as learn more about Maternity Coaching in practice. The course licences participants to use our Parental Leave Coaching Toolkit with clients, which consists of 30+ exercises to support parents to and from maternity/parental leave. This course is recognised by the Association for Coaching CPD hours scheme, giving 13 hours of CPD.

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