Feeling shaky after maternity or another long leave? Ride the return-to-work rollercoaster with COMEBACK COACH, the wobbly-bottomed podcast about kick-ass comebacks.

In COMEBACK episodes we hear about the wobbly moments and successes of someone who’s made a comeback. In longer COACH episodes we eavesdrop on a one-time conversation.

Would you like a coaching 1:1 with Jessica?

Do you have a challenge or two you’d like to work through in a coaching 1:1 with Jessica Chivers for a COACH episode? We won’t use your surname or name your employer and you can use a different name entirely if you prefer. You could be preparing for leave, getting ready to return or back at work and feeling wobbly. Simply push the “I’d like a coaching 1:1 button” and fil out the form. We’ll be in touch.

Would you like to be our guest?

We love sharing real people’s stories about coming back.  Your experiences could help someone else lose their wobble and make a smoother, happier, more confident return to work. In our COMEBACK episodes guests focus on 1 or 2 aspects of their comeback – see the list below for ideas of what you might talk about. Simply push the “I’d like to be a guest” button and fill out the form. We’ll be in touch.

Some topics we’d love to cover on Comeback Coach

Which resonate with you?

  • What to do in your first month back
  • When you don’t want to go back to your job
  • Experiencing a warm welcome back
  • How to get ‘back in the loop’
  • How to get a great work/home balance
  • Rebuilding confidence
  • Establishing your credibility again
  • Expanding your network
  • How to show you’re committed
  • Securing the flexibility you’d like
  • Returning to a new role
  • Working with a new line manager
  • Getting ultra-organised to go back
  • Taking leave as a Partner in a firm
  • Deciding to go self-employed instead
  • When your cover stays in the team
  • Having purpose/meaning at work
  • Imposter feelings
  • Pay and bonus negotiations
  • Finding your way in a new country
  • New found ambition on coming back
  • Losing your mojo
  • Playing to your strengths
  • How to be more strategic/less operational

Specific to maternity/adoption/SPL:

  • Taking less than 12 weeks maternity leave
  • Post-natal depression
  • Coping with sleep deprivation
  • Coming back after a miscarriage
  • Single parenthood
  • Living with an unhelpful partner
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Preferring to be at work than at home
  • Having twins/triplets/more!
  • Babies with disabilities/poor health

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