Return to work coaching service

Many clients come to me to be coached to change careers. Some find the coaching process makes them realise they actually love their career but that they need to make adjustments such as moving company or sector.

Returning to work after maternity or paternity leave, ill-health, redundancy, or even after a sabbatical, can be a big step. I have experience helping mothers return to work and those who have had extended career breaks.

I also deliver regular webinars on the subject to HR professionals. I had some time out after having kids and changing careers so can identify with the issues that make us worried about going back to work, namely:

  • Lack of knowledge
  • Feeling out of date
  • Feeling guilty
  • Worries about lack of flexibility in the job market
  • Lacking in confidence

But it’s not all doom and gloom! Through one to one sessions I will coach you to re-enter the workforce with confidence and focus by helping you:

  • Allay anxiety about returning to work
  • Identify transferable skills and reconnect with strengths
  • Feel empowered and understand what you want
  • Find a better work life balance
  • Explore the options including advice on landing part-time work
  • Network to find opportunities that suit your needs
  • Maximise your job search by tapping into the hidden jobs market
  • Take a proactive and positive approach that works

Top tips for successfully returning to work

Know what you’re looking for – do a life and career audit

Similar job in a similar organisation or something completely different?

Are you looking for compressed hours, part-time, shorter commute, stretch and challenge, opportunities for development and promotion? Do the work on yourself. Ask the questions. This will make you more focused about returning to work.

Be realistic

It is not a wish list. Compromise is undoubtedly around the corner.

Be your own recruitment consultant

Go direct to market. Use your network to sound out people for opportunities.

Start by asking for people’s time and advice, you’ll be surprised how willing they are to help. Know your story – what are you telling and selling?

Remember you’ve done it before

From first day at a new school, starting University, starting a new job, you have the tools to make the leap and succeed. Have faith!

Career coaching to get back into work

Let me help you return to work in a way that is right for you and your circumstances. Let me help you return to work confidently.

To see how I can help you, please get in touch for a friendly chat:


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