Why Birdsoup PARENTAL coaching?
At Birdsoup we have a developed pragmatic approach designed to helping both employers and mothers manage the parental transition well. We understand the needs and tolerance levels of businesses with regard to flexibility vs productivity. We work with parents and employers throughout to encourage dialogue, engagement and career progression.
The coaching programme divides into two stages:
1. Pre-parental leave
In these sessions, our coaches focus on helping the parent to deal with any situations they may encounter whilst they are preparing to leave. These could include: parental leave cover and how to be involved in the recruitment, practical issues around leaving work and being at home. They also help the parents scenario plan their ideal return and if they require any changes to their working hours or circumstances and consider the realities of their own personal situation on return
(1 x 1hr session)
2. Return to work
Once the employee returns to work they face a different range of potential anxieties. At this stage our coaches will help them identify any logistical/practical solutions to issues such as childcare, work/life balance and managing the expectations of their co-workers, partners and care providers. We also focus on helping parents re-engage with work
beyond the logistical challenges and help them to think about their future career plans, goal setting and career planning.
Our parental coaching programme leads to higher retention and engagement from the get go. We receive many referrals from women we have coached who have found the programme essential for them to get the most out of their jobs and their families.
(3 x 1hr sessions)
The package comprises:
4 x 1 hr coaching sessions plus all preparation, individualised homework/development tasks and communication between sessions