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power of the parent


Supporting parents in the workplace is our thing. If you’re a parent or an employer looking for support, you’re in the right place.

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Making workplaces somewhere parents can thrive

Since 2018, Power of the Parent has positively challenged the experience of parents in the workplace because the truth is, parents return to work with many untapped skills and experiences, it’s time they’re put to great use.

Imagine workplaces where parents can love what they do without their identity and worth being measured by how many hours they’ve worked or how many kids they have.


Here to help businesses attract, retain and develop their utterly brilliant teams, while making workplaces somewhere parents can thrive.

Supporting parents in the workplace can feel like a huge task but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Combining fresh ideas with what’s already working well, that’s the sweet spot. It also makes cracking business sense. With an eye watering £30,000 being the average cost to recruit in the UK, there’s a lot to be said for retaining your valued talent.

Through strengths based coaching and workshops, we work with both parents, supporting them as they prepare for or return from parental leave, as well as conscious employers who want to nurture their teams.

Join our NEW! Employer Resource Hub

The one place for all the resources you need to navigate how to support parents in your workplace.

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Services for businesses who want to attract and retain amazing people

For businesses who want to attract and retain amazing people it can feel like a daunting task to make sure you’ve got everything in place to support parents. Should we talk about preparing for parental leave? How do line managers help returners? Are you getting the most out of Keep In Touch (KIT) days? What’s the landscape of your talent pipeline looking like? Go to our Business Services page to find out how we can help you.

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Parental Guidance – developing your parental support strategy

A 60-minute workshop that tells you everything you need to know about designing your parent support strategy.

You’ll gain insights into where to begin when looking at ways to attract, retain and develop parents in the workplace as well as those all important line managers.

It brings the difference between transactional and transformational, allowing you to feel empowered to shape a strategy that aligns to your talent and commercial goals.


Trusted by

Some of the businesses we’ve helped support include:

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Worked with West Mercia Police

Check out the Parent Support Hub

Becoming a parent in the workplace doesn’t start after parental leave and although the ‘return’ can get loads of focus, we know that the challenges and curveballs never stop – and neither does your ambition and development.
Of course things get re-defined, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel blocked or questioning what you’re brilliant at. We’ve got heaps of content for you to move through some of the biggest challenges you might be facing.


A safe space for you to come and hear about fresh perspectives, practical tools to help yourself and ways to build your self-belief as a parent in the workplace.


These videos will bring to life the questions I often get asked, and the nuances that can light up when we’re talking about everything from boundaries to defining success.


Some of my most requested content in free PDF downloads. Going deep on the topics that matter to you.

What our clients say…

Want to know what other people say about working with Power Of The Parent®? Look no further!

Great to catch up with Char today, she gets it! Char has a natural flair for coaching, after a relaxed chat you realise you’ve shared your problems, found your own solutions and committed to take action. I’m a HR professional and a Mum of 2 facing a bit of a cross roads in my life. Char really helped me think clearly about what I really want to do next, what’s important to me career wise and personally and how I’m going to go after it whilst staying true to my values. She also shared some great sources of information to guide me along the way. I’m a strong believer that having children adds to your character, you develop a range of new skills and enhance existing ones – judgement, reasoning, empathy, delegating, time management to name a few personal to me. These skills make me better at my job. Thanks for reminding me of that Char!

HR Business Partner, Asda

Charlotte’s coaching has been invaluable for helping me prepare to return to work after maternity leave. It has improved my confidence for interviews for new job roles. Focusing on my strengths has highlighted to me why I enjoy particular job roles. Knowing my strengths and drainers will ensure I am happy and fulfilled at work now and in the future. It has given me a tool to discuss how I want me career to progress not just based on roles but on my strengths. Understanding my strengths has allowed me to select my future jobs role. The session notes taken by Charlotte have shown me how much I have learnt and will be a useful aid to refer back to. I am returning to work feeling confident in my choices thanks to my coaching with Charlotte.

Louise, Process Engineer

When I started working with Char 3 months ago I was really struggling with my confidence. I was unhappy in my job but struggled to see how I could make the move to launching my own business. I knew I could do it but was struggling with lots of mindset blockers.
Char was incredibly intuitive and picked up on my negative self talk before I did. She gently encouraged and supported me by asking questions to make me think about things in a different way. Char’s caring manner and genuine enthusiasm gave me the confidence to make small steps and provided coping strategies so that when my perfectionism and imposter syndrome try to get the better of me, I am equipped to answer my negative self talk and make progress towards my goals. I feel like I have gained a personal cheerleader through working with Char, I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Ellie, Business Owner

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