Balsall Common based, professional coaches, Sally and Nishi, have set up a unique partnership ‘Career-Mums’ to help women relaunch their careers after having a career break.
Both Sally and Nishi have a background in coaching, training, HR and recruitment and run their own independent coaching businesses. They too are mothers and have faced the challenges of having a career break and understand how daunting it can be to make plans to re launch a career after having a gap in the work place. Careermums evolved from meeting like-minded women who wanted to re enter the work place but increasingly faced multiple barriers.
The ‘Re-launch your career’ workshops are currently being run in central Leamington Spa. During these interactive sessions women are able gain more than advice and guidance and receive real tools and techniques to support and achieve their career plans, whether that’s returning to a job or starting up their own business. Participants are exploring what they want from their career, how they can fit this around their family life, learning confidence boosting skills and creating a return-to-work plan. Workshops are open to women who want to explore re launching their career break, whether that has been a short break after maternity or a much longer period. Women will get the opportunity to learn from career coaching experts and meet like-minded women.
Nishi from Career-Mums said: ‘‘We’ve just completed a series of workshops which have been great. Feedback from the women has been incredibly positive and constructive; one example is “thanks for the course. It’s useful for me to put some structure around what I’m doing in terms of planning my next move(s) and to think about what fits with my values, ideas and circumstances. It feels constructive and positive, thank you”. Another participant quoted “ I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It’s helping me to focus on what I need to do to get where I want to be. I’ve made progress!”.
Career-mums are also working with businesses, supporting the management of maternity leave before, during and following. The benefits are both for the employee and employers. Maternity coaching through successful transition, improves staff engagement and retention ensuing an overall happier workforce.
‘Re-Launch Your Career’ workshops will be held in Leamington Spa on 20, 27 April and 4 May. Contact Nishi Mehta on 07912 944945 or Sally Dhillon on 07736 066262. Career-mums can be found at www.career-mums.co.uk or on Facebook.