Supporting parents at work

Consultancy, workshops, events and online programmes for employees at all levels to help organisations implement simple, human solutions to empower and engage working parents so they can better manage the emotional and logistical demands of career and family life.

When my son was born I wasn’t prepared for how tough it would be to reintegrate into the working world.

It was as though everything had changed. I’d lost touch with my skills and abilities and was consumed by feelings of guilt, overwhelm and compromise.

In spite of the fact I’d spent a decade building a successful career in PR & Communications, my personal and professional confidence hit rock bottom.

Having come through that time, I have found a strong sense of purpose in supporting working parents to regain personal and professional confidence, enhance wellbeing and achieve balance at home and at work so they can become happier and more successful.

Using a heart-centred approach, I consult with businesses on best practice for championing working parents through pregnancy, maternity and paternity leave, the return to work phase and as their families grow.

I also develop bespoke workshops, events and online programmes for employees at all levels to help organisations implement simple, human solutions to empower and engage working parents so they can better manage the emotional and logistical demands of career and family life.

The business benefits are clear: supporting working parents leads to improved engagement, productivity and loyalty, better talent retention and acquisition, lower absence levels, reduced recruitment costs, better gender balance and so much more.

It is estimated that around 54,000 working mothers are leaving the UK workforce each year (Equality and Human Rights Commission, 2016) and it doesn’t have to be this way. I’m working to change that figure, through simple and easy-to-implement strategies with far-reaching benefits for both the employee and the business.

To talk to me about how I could help your organisation, email ursula@mumbelievable.com or call 07782 506646.

“I haven’t felt like this, so upbeat and positive, for ages. I hadn’t realised how much I wasn’t like myself. I know it’s a cliché but I did feel lighter, like a weight was lifted on the journey home. I felt bubbly. Having the space and time to focus on confidence; reflect on my current feelings about myself, parenting and returning to work; and learning about and practising tools that can be used was brilliant. I feel so lucky to have been able to take part.” Jen, a marine biologist in a senior management role going back to work in 2017 after her first child

 

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