The Maternity Coach

The Maternity Coach

Don't just survive after your return to work, thrive.

Coaching Reviews

It is always a pleasure to see the many different ways my clients have benefited from my career coaching.


As you read them you will see the different ways I work with clients plus how they have found my style and approach.


I offer all clients anonymity when writing their review, some choose to add their names.

"Excellent course, Frances you have been fantastic, thanks so much, highly recommend this course, I feel calm, prepared and organised as I approach maternity leave so I can make the most of my birth and new baby and then go back to work feeling ready and excited about the new challenges ahead." Lyndsey, GP, Wessex area
"Really great to make you think and reflect in a constructive, objective and positive way about the challenges of being a working mum and being on maternity leave. I now have a plan in mind and feel more prepared for my return to work." Lucy, GP, Wessex area

"Fantastic course. So helpful even for someone on their third maternity leave. Really got me thinking about subjects that had not been on my radar before." Becca, GP, Wessex area

"Thank you, the course has been so useful for planning maternity leave and return to work, considering both the practical and emotional aspects." Natalie, GP, Wessex area
"What you have done for me is remarkable. Words cannot describe how much all your guidance and support has impacted me. Thank you! I couldn't have done it without you! I know there is still a lot ahead of me, but I feel ready to tackle it! You've given me hope and confidence. You are truly amazing!"   Arlene, Senior Risk Risk Advisory Professional, Surrey
"I came to Frances looking for some guidance after stepping away from corporate life when my son was born. I had done some consultancy work when he was born and then decided to retrain in Nutrition, but was starting to wonder if my new career wasn’t for me! I was torturing myself going round in circles, with lots of different career ideas and concerns about the impact on family life so thought I would seek the advice of a professional! I was also feeling very ‘out of touch’ and somewhat overwhelmed having been out of the workplace for around 6 years.

Frances has an incredibly supportive, kind and practical approach. Coaching helped give me clarity on what was important to me from my next role (and work/life blend). I found the mock interview sessions invaluable (I can’t emphasise this enough), both from a practical standpoint and confidence standpoint. Thank you Frances!

I am about to embark on a new role in a company I am genuinely excited about. I feel I have got off to a great start with Frances help and am sure will be coming back for more coaching pretty soon."   Karen, Sales Manager, London

"I contacted Frances as I had decided that I wanted to retrain and progress in my career, and needed guidance to help focus my thoughts and map out a career path. I had already made a big career change from events to education at the age of 31, and now 35 and a new mother, I wanted to refocus further – making sure I was doing this in the most effective way possible.


Frances was clear and concise from the offset: from our initial email correspondence and telephone consultation, to the bespoke career-planning package she then sent me – it was clear that she had listened carefully to what I wanted from coaching, and reflected this back to me to help me crystallize my ideas.


Frances is obviously passionate about what she does, and has very effective tools, methods and systems in place to help you understand and get to where you want to go. As well as having a lovely and warm nature, she has a very good attention to detail, works quickly but methodically, and has obviously built up a good bank of resources from which she can support her clients.

Frances has made me feel confident in the path we have mapped out – she fully understood my goals, and helped me to totally transform my CV! I cannot recommend Frances highly enough."  Teresa, London
"Following the birth of my first child and a career break of two years my outlook on work had changed. Still ambitious and determined not to waste the 15 years experience I had, I needed find a new direction that allowed me to stay in the profession I love and also spend precious time with my son. With Frances' help and guidance she has given me the confidence to believe in my skills and myself. The time spent with Frances allowed me to focus on what's important to me and how to make my new life work balance become a reality.  She is extremely professional, empathetic and brings out the best in her Clients."  Sarah Pearson, Freelance Marketing Specialist