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Maternity coaching

If I had a pound for every time I heard this from an employer, I’d be a millionaire by now. Admittedly, I don’t always hear it first-hand.  It’s often the pregnant employee herself who tells me, that on her last day the boss offered what seemed like “a fina...
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Beyond EAP: A Year in Review

December 3, 2021
Have you heard of a ‘round-robin letter’? Some people include these in the Christmas cards they send to their friends and family.  In the letters, they describe the year’s key events for them. While it’s easy to think of a round-robin letter as nothing more...
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5 Things She Could Be Thinking (But Not Saying)...Many employers think of the words “maternity leave” as a signal for change. Change as in: who’s going to provide maternity cover, and for how long?  How and when will you keep in touch with your new mum, so th...
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I was so happy to report recently that two of the firms we support, BDB Pitmans LLP, and Winckworth Sherwood LLP, have agreed to amend their policies, now classing my planned parental coaching sessions as paid Keeping In Touch (KIT) days. These firms will not only be better ...
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As an employee maternity coaches, we have welcomed the media’s recent foray into talking about postpartum psychosis (described by the NHS as a “serious mental health illness that can affect a woman soon after she has a baby”).  That phrase “postpartum psychosis...
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