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Returnships Coaching

What is a returnship?

A returnship is a new initiative which helps women in business return to work after a prolonged career break, such as maternity leave. They are “internships” for women, usually those in their mid-twenties and onwards, who already have the talent and experience necessary for a role.

My 1-1 returnship coaching programme helps women in business to get back up to speed with their workload and monitors and supports their career progression.  I help women to build both their professional and personal confidence, balance their work and family lives and achieve their personal goals.

There are many reasons why women may have taken a career break or been away from the business world, not just to look after children. A six-month coaching programme can provide a safe, non-judgemental space to support an individual from pre-start return through the first few months to ensure their return to work is less daunting

 

Benefits of returnships for the business

  • Maximising the return on your initial investment in finding and hiring the right people for your business
  • Hiring people who have the right talent and experience
  • Retaining people who have the right talent and experience
  • Increased productivity

 

Benefits of returnships for the individual

  • Stepping stone back into an experienced position without the additional pressure of a senior role
  • Tailored and structured back to work plans
  • Opportunity to develop both professional and personal confidence
  • Work-life balance
  • 1:1 Coaching and mentoring

 

How often do we meet and for how long?

Returnships Coaching is delivered as a six-month programme, including:

1 x 90 minute discovery coaching session

This session is for designing the working partnership, clarifying roles and responsibilities, establishing objectives set by you and beginning the coaching progress.

5 x 90 minute face-to-face coaching sessions

I like to think of my coaching sessions as one part of an exciting journey in which you are fully supported. So if you would like to share anything with me in between our sessions or you need a sounding board you can contact me by email at any time during our six-month partnership.

 

Get in touch!

If your organisation runs a returnship programme and you are looking for a coach or want to offer support to a woman returning to work after any type of career break, then please get in touch. If you are interested to know more then send an email to hello@denisechilton.co.uk

 

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