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Has anyone ever used a good maternity leave coach? I'm

Has anyone ever used a good maternity leave coach? I'm feeling like a mess...so I think it could be helpful... but I'm not sure it's worth the money.

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    YES! I used Lisa Abramson and loved her. www.lisaabramson.com/

    We worked together to uncover my goals, values and vision for success, it became clear my husband and daughter were number one and together we laid out my plan for sustainable, healthy professional and personal growth in order to maintain balance and experience more enriched time with my family.

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    The Maven Clinic offers coaches! The first 10-minute session is free! They have a maternity program that your employer could invest in for you (https://www.mavenclinic.com/for-business) as well as career coaches who specialize in working moms. Check out www.mavenclinic.com.

    I wish I had been coached during my transition toward maternity leave and once I got back. You're a smart, mama!

  • Fairygodboss member

    Hi! We're exec coaches with a specialty working with women pre and post mat leave. Happy to talk - no charge! - to get you moving back down the right path. Zero pressure/no strings. Contact us through the website, and mention Sarah - we can set up time. www.leveledleader.com

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