Corporate and Organizational Programs

More and more organizations have realized that mothers make great employees – bringing high-levels of efficiency, flexibility, determination and empathy to their jobs.

However, many working mothers also face unique challenges in the workplace that prevent them from realizing their full leadership promise. Our organizational programs are designed for organizations eager to retain and develop these high-potential employees, helping them to support working mothers at any life stage so they can succeed at work.

The Problem: Balancing Work and Family Remains a Challenge

Mothers struggle to manage the high demands of parenthood with their career. This challenge has only been exacerbated by the recent global pandemic – which has put added stress on many mothers.

With more working mothers of all stages feeling overwhelmed at home, an increasing number are putting their professional goals on the back burner or leaving the workforce altogether. For those that stay in their jobs, the fear of being ‘mommy-tracked’ in their careers due to their family commitments remains a real concern.

52% of working parents surveyed intended to quit their jobs in the next year. @workhuman

The Solution: Tailored Support to Cultivate High Performance and Generate Loyalty Forward-thinking businesses can take pro-active action to help retain and engage working mothers while building resilience, cultivating high-performance, and generating loyalty.

Through 1:1 and group coaching, manager training, as well as strategic feedback and guidance to HR and leadership, our programs help organizations give working mothers the confidence to succeed both at work and home, while creating supportive workplaces for them to thrive.

As a result, employees feel more supported, engaged and valued – helping them perform at their best.

Coaching Program

These programs are designed for organizations eager to retain and develop high potential employees who are new or soon-to-be mothers, helping them to successfully transition into parenthood while continuing to succeed in the workplace. The program is also beneficial for working mothers at any stage.

New mothers often struggle to manage the high demands of parenthood with their career, and this challenge has only been exacerbated by the recent global pandemic. With more working mothers of all stages feeling overwhelmed at home, an increasing number are putting their professional goals on the back burner or leaving the workforce altogether. For those that stay at their jobs, many fear being ‘mommy-tracked’ in their careers due to their family commitments.

1-on-1 Coaching
Our 1-on-1 coaching programs provide working mothers at any stage the tools and support to identify and overcome obstacles that are holding them back at work, allowing them to realize their career ambitions while successfully managing parenthood. Coaching programs can be customized in duration and intensity to meet the specific needs of employees.

Leadership Development Program
Designed to support employees with high leadership potential who are transitioning into motherhood, this signature program provides 3 months of 1-on-1 coaching sessions either before or following maternity leave, combined with manager training, and a joint coaching session with the employee and their manager. The program prepares new mothers to successfully navigate any challenges they may face while transitioning to parenthood and supports the employee’s continued progression in their career path.

Workshops

Plan Creatively delivers customized corporate workshops aimed at employees and leadership teams that help support the success of working mothers in the workplace.

Group Coaching / Workshops
As a less intensive alternative or addition to 1-on-1 coaching, our group coaching programs allow working mothers in your organization to come together in small groups to discuss both challenges and solutions in a safe and supportive environment – following the same themes and frameworks used in our 1-on-1 coaching programs. 

Manager Coaching / Workshops
Our manager training program gives those who are leading teams the knowledge and skills to successfully support working parents and ensure that they are able to bring out the best of their employees even when juggling work and family. These sessions encourage open communication and support the manager’s style while fostering a supportive and people first approach. Trainings can be delivered individually or in a group workshop setting.

Peer Coaching/ Workshops
To cultivate wider support for working mothers in your organization, our peer coaching work supports the team in processing any previously held biases and builds understanding of the working mother and other caregivers in the organization, to foster better communication and acceptance. Trainings can be delivered via group coaching or in a group workshop setting.

HR / Leadership Program / Workshops
Our program gives you an outside-in view on your organization, with concrete feedback on current and future policies for new mothers, families, and their managers. This feedback will be based in best practices and global research, as well as any common themes heard from the employee and manager (without breaking confidentiality.)

Speaking Engagements

Plan Creatively’s founder Sara Madera is available for engagements to speak about issues facing working mothers and how these issues can be overcome by individuals and with the support of their employers. She has spoken at corporate events at companies such as UPS and community organizations such as American Association of Singapore and Treehaus Co-working space.

If you’d like to support and retain working mothers at your company, or if you’d like to develop a program to support this at-risk group at your organization, please contact sara@plancreatively.com for more information.

Sara Madera is a career coach based in the NYC Metropolitan area, with clients all over the world.

About Plan Creatively

Plan Creatively is led by Sara Madera, and is focused on helping women redefine what it means to be a successful working mother. Working together with individuals and organizations, Plan Creatively provides coaching, tools and strategies that allow working moms to thrive professionally. Learn more »

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