Mentoring New Parents at Work

review of Nicki Seignot and David Clutterbuck’s new book and upcoming workshop

Mentoring New Parents at Work by Nickie Seignot and David Clutterbuck | A guide for businesses and Organisations

Written in partnership by two established coaching and mentoring professionals, Mentoring New Parents at Work makes the case for dedicated mentoring programmes in the workplace as a sustainable way of supporting new parents and improving talent retention for employers. The authors offer timely, practical guidance for each stage of the mentoring journey, from building the business case through to ideas for mentoring workshops. The book provides tools, techniques and real life case studies from a range of countries and organisations to illustrate good practice.

What do others say?

“This is an excellent resource for an organisation wishing to support maternity returners; it should be on the shelves of any HR director and acted on. It is directed at medium to larger organisations but has much to offer to any workplace, which wants to encourage working parents (of either gender) to thrive rather than strive in their jobs. The book is helpfully organised to give an overview of the subject, practical exercises, case studies and information on evaluation. Interwoven into the more structured sections are personal reflections from various perspectives, which make the book a compelling read for anyone who has been touched by the issues parents face either directly or as colleague, friend or line manager, which is pretty much all of us. I was personally moved by many of the stories showing the difference mentoring can make, wishing I’d had some for myself many years ago and being glad that the adult children in my family have a better prospect of support.”

Esther Cavett, Executive Coach and Director of the Cityparents Mentoring Scheme, UK

“The power of mentoring in internal organisational mentoring programmes never ceases to amaze me. I see people transformed, meaning in life restored and hopes fulfilled. To me a robust parental mentoring programme epitomises what is best about formalised mentoring activity. It creates the opportunity for parents who would not otherwise receive the support they need, to take control and make this incredibly unique and special time in their lives unfold in the way they want it to. I believe this book is invaluable to any employer considering the implications of maternity on the careers of their professional women employees and who genuinely want to know more about how to support them through this fundamental and key transition in their life and career. It is a superb resource on how to implement maternity / parental mentoring and for those who want to learn more about best practice in this specialised field of mentoring.”

Lis Merrick, Managing Director, Coach Mentoring Ltd, UK

An Employer Workshop

The Parenting Factor (and the implications for your Talent Pipeline)

Nicki Seignot will facilitate a half-day Master Class Thursday 28th September 2017 in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney.

Mentoring New Parents at Work by Nickie Seignot and David Clutterbuck | A guide for businesses and Organisations

Workshop outline

At the end of this workshop participants will have gained:

  • Insights into Nicki’s work with different businesses and organisations
  • A sustainable, cost effective framework for supporting returning talent using your existing working parents and employees
  • Practical ‘have a go’ activities showcasing different tools and approaches
  • In addition, participants will each receive a set of ‘Cards for Mentoring Conversations’

To book your place call Kingstown College on 1890 788 788

For more information please email [email protected]