As a mother a better manager
If you work within an organization, you know that you need to align a few things around your pregnancy with your manager.
I was a bit nervous to tell my manager that I was pregnant. No idea why, because I had a good rapport with her and I knew she was a mother herself. Still I was sitting in front of her with sweaty hands.
When I said it, she congratulated me immediately. She told me that I would learn a lot from motherhood and she added that I would even become a better manager. We also immediately discussed the possibilities for flexible working.
Wow, what a confidence.
And yes, after my maternity leave, I thought I was a better manager.
I was able to empathise more with team members who also had children and I worked more efficiently because I couldn’t stay in the office until 7 pm.
I wish everyone could have such an experience.
But unfortunately, women regularly experience stress around their maternity leave and are uncertain about going back to work.
This kind of situation can be prevented by good alignment with the manager. That is why this is such an important part of the She does it coaching process.
With She does it coaching you are well equipped to have successful conversations with your manager. As a result, you can optimally enjoy your maternity leave and start your jobagain full of confidence.
A win-win for you and your manager.