Charlotte Speak, Power Of The Parent
For over 12 years Charlotte has worked in a variety of commercially driven HR roles largely in Talent Management and Learning and Development. Her drive for helping others be at their best is grounded in a passion for strengths based coaching, which coupled with her creative approach helps her clients to unlock new ways of thinking. Charlotte’s coaching assignments have stretched right across the organization – typically mid-level and senior leaders, but she has also supported front line staff through focussed programmes as well as designing and facilitating team development alongside Executives.
Charlotte’s mission is about equality and generating conversations about the power of the parent. They return to work with so many untapped skills and experiences, she is driven by tackling what is often seen as a deficit and instead showing all the amazing things that can happen for businesses when they have working parents on their side. She loves working with women to help them nail their return, often focusing on confidence (re)building, bringing practical tips on managing the juggle and helping them prepare for what might feel like challenging conversations. Some of Charlotte’s work is with businesses where she will support line managers when it comes to creating the best possible experience for returners, balancing business needs with retaining incredible talent.
Charlotte loves learning, and any opportunities to bring greater depth to her knowledge are grabbed with both hands. She is a champion of asking powerful questions and always operates with the belief that clients have the answers, they just need support in finding them. Charlotte values reflection and planning time – she is a firm believer that having quality thinking time will get you where you need to be.
Charlotte lives in Leeds with her husband and two young children who do a fantastic job of keeping them on their toes and showing them life through a fresh pair of inquisitive eyes, every day. She loves to travel, work her way through a growing reading list and take any opportunity to make memories with her family.