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Pre and post maternity leave advice

Planning a career break/sabbatical

The prospect of maternity leave or returning to work can be stressful. Most human beings are more comfortable with the status quo. All sorts of fears (most turn out to be irrational) can enter one's head and a professional coach can help bring things back into perspective.

Your new strengths and abilities

  • Renewed perspective about one's value to the organisation.
  • Mentoring to help you think through the issues of taking any form of break and then returning.
  • Reassessment of personal and family values.
  • Techniques for embracing change.
  • Appreciation of work-life balance.

Did you know?

All employees on 'Ordinary Maternity Leave' - regardless of their length of service, or the hours they work - are entitled to return to the same job with terms and conditions as if they had not been away.

Who would benefit?

Anyone about to have maternity leave or returning to work after statutory maternity leave.

Those contemplating a career break/sabbatical?

To discuss a current or potential need, contact Robin Johnson at OvationXL on 07774 415 561 or

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