I’ve been there, perhaps now I can help you?
- Empowering women returning to work after having children
- Designing and delivering tailored programmes
- Addressing their practical and emotional challenges
- Facilitating a smooth re-integration into your workplace
- Improving their career satisfaction and productivity rates
- Enhancing personal performance, mental health and wellbeing
The path back into a work is often rocky and perilous journey and each experience is unique. So, I help and support these women to prepare an actionable return-to-work plan that meets their individual physical and emotional needs and their aspirations, so they can return to their workplace feeling energised, confident and focused.
The women I help to return to the workplace after motherhood often feel like they want to reclaim a lost identity – it feels very much like going through the grieving process. Whether they are in the early stages of motherhood, 12 months in or their children are older, I know it can feel like life has thrown them an emotional curveball and all they want is to feel like themselves again in work and at home. They yearn to boost their confidence and reignite their self-worth.
Essentially, coaching helps these women to identify, challenge and overcome their roadblocks so they can navigate a clear, confident and successful passage back into their workplace.
What’s going to work for your people or your audience? I have five talks so have a look below and I hope you see something you like. If you’d like to find out more, check my availability or book me to deliver a talk to your organisation, please do get in contact with me.
Why Mothers Make The Best Business Owners!
Motherhood and owning a business have a lot in common. Switching career gears after having kids puts you in the right place and as a mother myself of two children, and I will share with you my top three reasons why I think mothers make THE best business owners.
Behind The Smiles
Anxiety. Fear. Guilt. Depression.
Oh yes, I know only too well what was behind my smiles.
My keynote talks are about busting open the myth about women transitioning and returning to the workplace by confronting what’s really going on ‘Behind the Smiles.’
It’s not a super-slick presentation, that Mum’s won’t empathise with, because it’s about me.
An uncompromising portrait of the internal struggles of a chaotic mind of a normal mother living with post-natal depression, hidden behind gritted teeth and how there’s only one person who can break that habit of self-doubt and guilt and build the habits of confidence and courage in your workplace and in your life.
Where’s My Mojo
It can take years for mother’s mojo to rebound after the birth of a baby. The idea of waiting until they’re in school can sometimes be more sickening than the whole 9 months of pregnancy, so Julie explains how to speed up that process of reclaiming your mummy mojo.
Nervous As Hell About Going Back
In this talk, Julie shares the very real thoughts of a mother returning to her job and how those nerves can be overpowered so you can reset the foundations for your future life filled with growth and success alongside your family without the sacrifices and pressure.
The Great Pretender
Breaking news: Imposter Syndrome is normal, and it’s actually a good sign. Feeling like a ‘fraud’ usually means you are pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, which is the number one way to achieve things that matter to you.
So, when you think about returning to work, how do you go from being totally uncomfortable and doubting yourself every step of the way to feeling confident? Julie busts open this topic and shares her blueprint to having a successful return to work game-plan.
What they are saying about The Mum Almighty...
I found my transition back to work unquestionably hard and emotional. I knew I would find it painful leaving my baby each day and I felt like lots of things had changed in my job as well as were my thoughts about going back there. Coaching allowed me to get my mojo back and after each session with Julie, I felt stronger and more confident about leaving my son in the care of the nursery and my enthusiasm for my job and my team returned with bells on!
Julie’s coaching sessions have been a real help to me during a time of major transition after having my three children and wanting to go back to work and feel like I have some purpose, other than being a mother. She helped me to redefine my priorities, my goals and in turn, I have taken bold leaps towards carving out a more fulfilling career and life for myself and my family. It’s been invaluable to me.
Julie is raw and real. She delivers her talks with utter conviction and honesty. If you’re in doubt as to whether she can help, just pick up the phone and have a chat with her.
Julie gave an inspiring and thought-provoking talk this morning on authenticity. She showed how and why it’s important to break through our own barriers and help others to do the same. In a world where we are often in the spotlight and on-show in our business, Julie’s advice on being the ‘Authentic You’ is invaluable.
Julie delivered an insightful talk all about the Authenticity Paradox and while it’s a complex subject, Julie did a great job of engaging with the audience despite it being a virtual presentation! There followed a great Q&A which she also handled brilliantly.
I’d recommend Julie to any audience!
Julie has a great passion for helping mums regain confidence and return to work, and her message is right on point for the new reality of today’s world and workplace. Great person, great passion, great message.
The one off coaching sessions with Julie helped me to overcome a ton of unanswered questions, thoughts and fears and the help and support from Julie has been amazing. If you need help like this, my advice is to seek support from a professional and if you’re looking for a professional who has lived through this same experience, is understanding, supportive, non-judgemental and refreshing to talk to then speak to Julie.
Julie’s one to one coaching sessions allowed me to open up about things I didn’t realise I had kept hidden from view and I felt supported enough by Julie to be able to tackle my challenges without zero judgement. I felt like a huge weight was lifted during our sessions and had I not had this coaching, I probably would have chosen to leave my job due to my anxieties and stress. I can see why Julie does what she does.