course title: planning your return

Are you currently on maternity leave and due to return to work in the next 6-9 months?
Do you have tons of questions, hopes and fears swirling around your head?
Would you like to get more prepared, be that with the practical side but also emotional?

Returning to work can feel so daunting, I know because I have been there. You have changed fundamentally as a person, you have new priorities and life has altered beyond all recognition.

You question ‘what next’ – a return to the same role, a different role within the same industry or indeed taking a break from your career or something new altogether. Then there might be difficult conversations to be had with an employer, child care to find, flexible working requests…

All of this would feel difficult to navigate at the best of times but when you are low in confidence and struggling with the guilt of leaving your baby it can feel pretty overwhelming.

These workshops cover…

This programme aims to help you create a plan for managing your return to work. We’ll consider all the practicalities from childcare to office politics to what on earth to wear when nothing fits! Yet also the emotional side, building confidence and rediscovering your groove. All alongside a group of other Mums who know how it feels and are going through similar experiences.

What Next? Where, when, why, how, so many things to consider. Here we focus on reconnecting with your skills and strengths, knowing what’s important and what you really want. We talk about creating your vision for life as a working parent, this bit really matters!

Tricky Conversations: Whether it be a flexible working application or setting boundaries with your employer, we all have those conversations that we put off. Choose a conversation and learn how to have it with confidence.

Making it work: The washing, the shopping, the commute, the childcare…the overwhelm! We’ll discuss how you use your time, manage expectations, create a support network and more in this workshop focusing on balance or as we like to call it, work:life flow.

 

These are for you if…

You are due to return to work from maternity leave, it might be in the next 6 weeks or 6 months. If you are not due to return imminently then you will be ready to start thinking about it (I know the timing of this differs for each person, I was happy in my baby bubble until about 2 months before but for others this is earlier).
You want to meet a group of other parents all going through the same thing.

what do I get?

  • A set of 3 x 90 minute workshops
  • Professional development but not in a corporate or formal way
  • Access to a closed Facebook group for ongoing support
  • A workshop without having to find childcare – babies more than welcome, good toys at the ready & an expectation that we will need to stop and start a little!!
  • Supporting documents, so you won’t miss anything
  • The obligatory coffee and cake!

workshop dates

We have recently put our ‘in person’ workshops on hold to focus on taking them online.

We are really passionate about making as big an impact as possible so have taken a breather to make this happen. Please do register your interest to be kept informed of everything we have going on.

location

The Town Hall, Market Street, Altrincham, WA14 1PG

cost

The programme of 3 workshops costs £75. We have limited places on each intake to ensure everyone gets a chance to focus on their individual circumstances and we have enough room for babies to play.

interested?

To book your place please click on the button below.

If you’d like some more details or have any questions get in touch – hello@lifebulb.net

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