Managing Working Parents & Carers
As a manager, you have the biggest influence on the experience of parents at work and whether they stay or leave. We know it’s not easy, so, to help you our expert coaches have provided you with some guidance on how to be the manager that ‘gets it’.Work with us
Managing Working Parents & Carers
Working Parent Challenges – The Executive Coaching Consultancy
Director and Parental Transition Coach, Helen Ilsley, shares insights about balancing careers with parental responsibilities for working parents. It’s crucial for managers to reassess their role in tackling systemic gender imbalances in leadership roles by deeply understanding the people we work with.
Balancing Care Responsibilities With a Career
Thoughtful suggestions for organisations and individual employees to help those with care responsibilities, particularly those caring for parents and elderly family members.
Tips for Surviving the School Holidays for Parents and Managers
Strategies for parents, and tips for managers of working parents, to navigate work and family demands over the school break. Prioritise self-care, communicate effectively, and create a flexible plan for a successful school holiday period.
How to build an inclusive Mental Health Strategy for working parents and carers
Supporting your working parents and carers can have its own nuances. Executive coach and parent Jyoti Choitram provides insight on the little things that can go a long way.
Neurodiversity: Creating space for uniqueness
Receiving the diagnosis that your child is Neurodivergent can be an unexpected challenge. Active champion of Neurodiversity and expert Parental Transition Coach Roxanne Hobbs provides an insight and tips for both managers and working parents based off her personal experience.
Why we need to Rethink Leadership Development of Executive Women
We’re delighted to welcome Jennifer Petriglieri back to our Shifting the Needle podcast to move the conversation on from ‘dual career couples’ in episode 4, to why we need to rethink leadership development of executive women, how it’s not about ‘fixing the women’, and why marginal flexibility is a good thing. Listen to the new episode on Women’s Leadership Development here or watch the video above.
Managing People Who Are Parents
Pedro Martins, Chief Growth Officer at Total Media, talks to Geraldine, founder and CEO of ECC, on managing parents from his perspective of a father and a manager. Pedro explains how he aims to ensure that his teams are happy and therefore motivated.
Why You Need to Invest in Parents
Most of your talent will become parents at some point in their lives and they’ll want to do this at a point in their careers just when they’re really beginning to add value. Find out what this means for you as a manager and what it means to be a manager who ‘gets it’!
Traps to Avoid When Managing Working Parents
The approach you take as the manager of a parent is one of the most significant factors in shaping your employee’s beliefs about whether they will be able to do well at work and at home. Executive Coach, Karen Falcocchio, lays out three common traps you should avoid.
Managing Working Parents: Full Toolkit
We know that for working parents their manager has a critical impact on whether they thrive or indeed leave an organisation. To help you support working parents in their transition, we’ve compiled some of our favourite checklists, tools and tips for you to use into this downloadable toolkit.
Shifting the Needle: Episode 3 – Inclusion Nudges
In this episode, Geraldine speaks with the founders of the global initiative called ‘Inclusion Nudges’, Tinna C. Nielsen and Lisa Kepinski, to discuss how their methods help the brain to change its unconscious behaviour and close the intentions-actions gap by addressing the implicit norms in our cultures and systems.
Inclusive Leadership – Future Proofing Your Management Style
Geraldine Gallacher reveals several statements that she has heard multiple times from managers when she asked them about their management style. They’re widely held beliefs. But they could mark leaders out as being out of touch. So, if you’re interested in future-proofing your management style, read on.
How to support your working parents
In this area, you’ll find our latest research and thought pieces along with external resources to help you develop robust strategies to support and retain your working parents and caregivers.
Strategy Guide Working Parents | The Executive Coaching ConsultancyDownload our strategy guide to help your organisation formulate their plans around supporting & retaining your working parent employees. We draw on our team’s extensive experience in working with clients in this area.
Empathy: Key to Inclusion | Executive Coaching ConsultancyOne of the most misleading beliefs about workplace diversity and inclusion is that if the rational benefits of greater inclusivity are explained, alongside how unconscious biases could be influencing our behaviours – that armed with this information, we will change.
To Lead ‘Well’ is to Lead InclusivelyInclusive leadership. Psychological safety. Empathy. Diversity. Unconscious bias. Equity. So many buzzwords! It feels like every few months there’s a new slogan in the field of diversity & inclusion touting itself as the ‘missing link’ or the ‘key’ to creating diverse, innovative, and productive teams. It’s almost overwhelming – and that’s where the problem lies.
Where are all our Female Leaders?In our recently published Explainer Document & Strategy Guide, our Insights team break down why there are so few women in leadership positions. We provide you with embeddable actions and quick wins for both you and your organisation to combat the issue of gender disparity.
Inclusive Leadership – Future Proofing Your Management StyleGeraldine Gallacher reveals several statements that she has heard multiple times from managers when she asked them about their management style. They're widely held beliefs. But they could mark leaders out as being out of touch. So, if you're interested in future-proofing your management style, read on.
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