Ready To Return?
You are getting ready to return to work after maternity leave. Perhaps it is your first maternity leave, maybe it's your third.
You are looking forward to returning. It will be good to have something to talk about other than children! And yes, it is ok to say that. You are concerned though about how you will manage juggling the parenting and work.
You are ready to refocus but so much has changed since you were at work. You are a completely different person to the one that waved goodbye to colleagues, clutching gifts and excited about life's new adventure.
How do you transition from your pre-children identity to your new identity as a mother and employee?
Will you be treated differently?
Will you still be able to do your job? More distracted? Or, worse, will your colleagues assume you are, take you less seriously or put on the dreaded ‘mummy-track’?
What if you can't handle being away from your child? Are you even doing the right thing returning to work?
There is a lot of uncertainty ahead and it can feel daunting.
You are not alone.
The transition to motherhood is one of the most profound transitions that many women make. You will have undoubtedly experienced its impact in the other areas of your life and now, you are about to deal with its effect on your working life.
Because we choose to make this transition, it is very common that we do not give ourselves the space to manage its impact. We consciously, or otherwise, push on through.
Providing yourself with some dedicated time to prepare for your return to work can make a significant difference to your experience when you return.
Return to work coaching provides you with a dedicated space to address your concerns and to develop a plan for managing them. It enables you to make a smooth transition back to work, based on conscious choices and honouring the remarkable transition that you are going through.