Conscious Transitions – Maternity Leave & Career

This Conscious Transitions Blog Series is an authentic and human look at the dynamics, and challenges of managing the maternity leave period – not just for mums but for dads, managers and inclusive leaders too.

I am delighted now to have the opportunity to share some of the insights, the a-ha moments and the important messages that have emerged from the now hundreds of women (and in more recent years dads and Managers) who have been through out Back to Work from Maternity Leave programmes.

 

Many women are concerned about the impact of maternity leave on their career which they have invested heavily in. Here we outline some strategies to mitigate or minimise that impact - ideally with a top-down/bottom-up approach. When it comes to managing their career and maternity leave,...

New dads are a generation in transition and are trying to figure out what that means for them, their career and their family. Many face a career/life conflict that was not prevalent in previous generations. New dads/parents today are increasingly focused on how they can be...

There is a often a mis-representative narrative around how difficult it is for women returning to work from maternity leave. It is challenging. The juggling is real. The sleep deprivation is intense (for a while). And trying to figure out work/life balance - well, that's...

Another silver lining of the Covid Pandemic has been the opportunity to create some headspace to capture the insights and emerging themes Clearbirds Back to Work from Maternity Leave Programmes. This Conscious Transition Blog Series shines a spotlight on the often unsaid aspects of managing the...