Rock Your Return

Rock Your Return is an online course for parents returning to the workplace after a period of leave. The course offers information, support and guidance to new mums on everything from childcare solutions to managing your new highly complex task list. Companies can purchase a 12 month subscription to the course so that an unlimited number of your employees can access the content.

THE OVERVIEW

Returning to work after maternity leave isn’t always a walk in the park. What if you’re keen to return part time and your employer says no to a flexible working application? How will I/we manage nursery pick ups? How will we even get out of the house in the morning when it currently takes 3 hours? Will I actually be able to do my job anymore? Am I a terrible mother for leaving my baby in childcare? (By the way the answer to this last one is a definite no!)

Some employers are amazingly supportive but even then there is definitely something to be said for feeling fully prepared and in control (wherever possible) of what your return looks like. 

Rock your Return combines expert, professional, tailored development with a true understanding of the realities giving you the tools and confidence required for a smooth transition back into work. 

This programme is for anyone due to return to work after having a family, employed or self employed.

THE SESSIONS

4 x 30 minute video workshops

The course runs as a series of 'taught to camera' video workshops – imagine them like real life workshops...only they are done from the comfort of your sofa and no-one can see if you haven't washed your hair for days. 

Informal, full of questions that get you thinking alongside practical actions you can take away to make changes happen RIGHT NOW. Here's what we cover:

  • Workshop One: Back to me 

Gain clarity on exactly what you want your return to look like and why, creating a focused plan for the coming weeks / months. 

  • Workshop Two: Nailing the next steps

After this one you'll feel more confident and prepared to manage any difficult conversations that might be on the horizon. You'll also be fully clued up on flexible working, making a job share work and your legal rights.

  • Workshop Three: Preparing for working motherhood

The washing, the shopping, the commute, the sheer volume of stuff to do! How to get so organised that this working parent thing will be a breeze. Plus, we cover all the practicalities of your return, including choosing childcare, what on earth to wear when nothing fits and feeling fully prepared for the first few weeks back.

  • Workshop Four: Making a Mumback 

Building your support tribe, maxing up on the self-care and dialling up the confidence. You’ve got this.

We suggest completing one workshop a week giving you time to digest the information and complete any actions you might want to take in-between times (though this is up to you, once you've booked on you have full flexibility to view them whenever you like and it can be done in one go if you'd prefer). There are also additional tools and activities which you can come back to at any point now or in the future, once you've bought the course it is yours for life. 

THE MATERIALS

  • A workbook jam packed with tools, techniques and journaling prompts.

  • A ‘Planning my Return’ action planner – as a working document this will help clear your head and know the exact steps you need to take over the coming weeks and months

  • The ‘First Weeks Back’ questionnaire detailing EVERYTHING you need to consider and plan for your smooth return

  • The Weekly Organiser – an organisation tool which will transform how in control you feel of everything that needs to get done on the home front

  • Plus a load of additional tools and templates you can use to support your return

HEAR WHAT PREVIOUS ATTENDEES THINK...

Helen | ECommerce Manager

"Straight away the programme helped me get my thoughts straight. It helped me remember I'm still the same person I was before and gave me back some confidence. The practical advice and tools like the ultimate checklist helped me get organised and feel more in control of everything I was worrying about instead of just worrying! I also loved feeling like I wasn't alone, everything you said I could relate to and meeting the other women was important to share thoughts and realise we're all in the same situation.

I honestly think this course is something all women need to regain their workplace confidence, hush their inner critic and feel prepared for the next chapter of being a working Mum. I would and will recommend it to everyone!

My big ball of dread is now a much smaller bundle of nerves so it's definitely worked wonders for me :-) 

Sarah | HR Manager, Retail

“It asked really powerful questions that made me stop and think about something else than what time it was and when the next feed was due - I realised I needed to have some time for me again (without feeling like I was failing on my mum duties!) Would I recommend it to others? Yes, YES! Do it before you go back, I was around 5 months into my mat leave and thought my return was so far ahead it wouldn't matter, but it did! It just prepared me for those informal catch ups and to start planning things like nursery and family arrangements well in advance.”

Katie | Manchester

"The programme gave me the confidence to have a conversation with my manager about my preferred working hours (one which I was surprised to find he was very supportive of!) and to be prepared for how I would feel going back into the workplace.

I feel so much more empowered as a result of this course, and have banished all thoughts of feeling "lazy" or "cheeky" because I need to adhere to a strict leaving time to collect my son from nursery!"

Kerry | Assistant Head, Secondary School

“The workshops made a huge difference! Before the sessions, I was struggling to strike a balance and wasn’t feeling particularly confident or positive about my return.  The programme helped me to think clearly about the reality of my days and my roles and not just the self-critical version of these things in my head!  The resources and tools were really useful to support me in continuing to reflect and practise good habits after the sessions. This has been an integral part of my successful return to work.”

Natasha | PR Manager

“Provides the tools and thinking space to enable you to successfully plan and achieve balance within your life upon returning to work. Practical advice, which is easy to implement, even in the busiest of lives. Helen has vast experience of managing her own career alongside motherhood and has excellent knowledge in what she specialises in.” 

You can purchase a 1 year subscription for this digital course for £950 (+vat).

This gives you unlimited access for any of your employees who are due to return from parental leave