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For Employees

Room to Think

Your employer deserves your best work. Your partner deserves your best self. Your aging loved ones deserve more of your attention. Your child deserves more than you can imagine.


You deserve to have our help crafting

your game plan.

 
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Give your team room to think boldly about how to pursue both their career goals and their family goals. It builds trust and can keep your leadership pipeline full of diverse team members. 


  • Cohort-based coaching to develop a Personal Annual Plan.  The career coaching is designed in a structured workshop format that leads participants to design a Personal Annual Plan that integrates their career goals with a caregiving plan. It can be delivered as either one three-hour workshop or as a series of three one-hour sessions. Special focus is given to how the employee can broaden their personal "care infrastructure" to reduce stress and create room for more professional growth. 

  • The Personal Annual Plan workshop can be offered by HR leaders across the enterprise, by ERG leaders for their members, or by individual managers looking for a fresh way to engage and develop their teams. Often it is offered to align the Personal Annual Plan with a new financial year or a new calendar year, so that the individual's professional plan and personal plan can be most effectively designed.

  • A cohort can include all types of caregivers, or it can be customized for specific employee groups that an employer wants to support. Targeted cohorts can focus on solo parents, dual career couples, expectant and/or newly returning parents, family caregivers, or employees in the "Sandwich Generation" caring for both kids and an adult, or employees in a specific Employee Resource Group. An employer can sponsor multiple cohorts simultaneously so employees can self-select into the group that provides the best fit.

  • Many employers choose to supplement the cohort experience with a 1:1 coaching session for each participant to help them troubleshoot their plan and put it in action successfully.

Employer Sponsored Career Coaching:
The Personal Annual Plan Workshop

 
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Give yourself room to think boldly about how to pursue your career goals and your family goals. Broaden your caregiving support resources. Create more room to dive in to your most exciting professional growth opportunities. 

Carving out a few well-designed hours to step back and design your work and life to be grounded in your values can be valuable at these key points in your career:

  1. Struggling to navigate the COVID-19 world as a working parent or family caregiver

  2. Preparing for or returning from family leave

  3. Working towards a promotion (or congrats you just got one!) and need to re-design how your work and family work together

  4. Considering resignation because your work and caregiving roles don’t seem to fit

  5. Planning to start your family or anticipating that you'll become a family caregiver

Coaching sessions are conducted via Zoom during work hours. Consider it the ultimate “working lunch” or your “standing 2pm conference call.” Clients can self-pay or propose to their employer to cover the cost of career coaching.  Resources for proposing this to your manager or HR lead are available. 

Personalized Individual and Couples Career Coaching

 
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The Support You Need. When You Need It.

 

We had recently moved my parents in with us and were still working out the nuances of a blended home that included the two of us, chronically ill parents, a teenager, toddler and now our new baby.


I was overwhelmed and struggling. Was now the moment when I was supposed to step away from my professional career? 


I made lists upon lists of scenarios with pros and cons, I updated my resume and applied for positions I knew weren’t a great fit but were close to home, I agonized to my friends and family, I crunched numbers… but I still didn’t seem to be any closer to a plan that made me feel confident and capable.


Heather was exactly the voice I needed when I hit this wall. She has this incredible ability to listen, ask the right questions, push you a little deeper and then synthesize and distill it into a plan that YOU design together. And after every call or email exchange I had with her I felt an inspired sense of calm and progress.


Together we developed a strategy, not just a short-term plan.

  1. I identified overall goals and values to serve as my anchors for decision making.

  2. I turned down a role that would have derailed the career I had spent two decades building, but would have solved my working/ commuting hours.

  3. I re-framed my current job with specific goals for this phase. It suddenly was no longer as appealing to quit simply because it felt overwhelming to manage it all.  Then I was able to design a plan to better fit my current work and family responsibilities together.

  4. I shifted the key question to "how can my partner and I design things together so we are both happy and successful at work and with our family?” instead of "how do I figure out how to be a good working mom?"  It was incredibly valuable to have tools that guided conversations with my partner. 


One of the most valuable aspects of the program were the practical support and tools that Heather provides. Every work session had actionable steps for me to take that kept me accountable to myself and moving forward at moments where I would have otherwise stalled out.

Director, Stafford House Inc.
Boss to 90, mom to 3, daughter to 2 live-in parents, and partner to 1 working dad