Parental Leave Coaching


Market Leaders in Parental Leave Coaching

In 2005 Talking Talent launched a highly innovative coaching program for the parental transition. Since then we have established ourselves as the market leaders in mparental leave coaching and support for working parents. We have now coached over 10,000 women and their managers.

Our work has allowed them to fully explore the transition, be effective in meeting the challenges it can create and critically maintain performance levels throughout the transition. For many of our coachees  ‘parental leave coaching’ extends well beyond the transition and into advanced career planning and subsequent progression.

Parental Leave - A Key Barrier to Success

Talking Talent’s 2012 research into women in business highlighted how critical the successful management of this transition is, with 45% of women citing it as a key pinch point to their career. Further market data, and indeed our own experience, has confirmed just how many high talent individuals are being lost by organizations during this transition, contributing heavily to the narrowing of the female talent pipeline. Women are actively looking at which organizations can best support them during this critical time in their career and often making informed career choices in advance of the parental transition.

Commercial Impact

The commercial impact of this loss of talent is felt on the bottom line and the programs we have run for clients have saved them millions. Just some of the examples of the work we have done can be found here where we highlight the success of our programs in driving up retention rates to best in class levels of between 92-95%.

Parental Leave Coaching Models

The Parental Leave Program is underpinned by Talking Talent’s custom coaching models and is run by our team of highly experienced coaches and associates. We offer a range of flexible coaching packages for talented women and their managers in the form of individual or group coaching, via face to face or webinar sessions. The coaching is split across 3 phases to cover pre, during and post leave.

Key benefits to adopting our coaching methodology and program:

  • Proven results in increasing retention rates of high caliber women
  • Proven increase in performance of employees pre and post leave
  • Demonstrable career progression in years 1-5 after returning to work
  • Support to employees, managers and the organization during the maternity process
  • Proven return on investment and commercial benefit 


Our Clients

We partner with Fortune 500 companies across the globe in a variety of industries, including banking, law, pharmaceuticals, consulting, entertainment, and more.

Case Studies