Having children can feel like a disruption – to your career, and to life in general. However as flexible working becomes more common, the future of work seems to be embracing the potential of working parents, and the perspective they can bring.
When I returned to work, the “maternity pause” allowed me to switch off enough to be switched on when I returned. The time away allowed me to see the wood for the trees within my role and the organisation itself. When I returned my vision was stronger, more focused and my attitude to time management had seriously shifted for the better.
Here are seven tips from executive coaches Amy Franks and Vic Bryson for working parents: