London City


Accredited Executive Coach and Mentor


Hello, I'm Lizzie Martin,


And I founded Work Life Mother to help more organisations retain their valuable talent returning from a period of parental leave and to pro-actively invest in their working parents. 

When a professional becomes a parent, managing their career and lives becomes more complex. Organisations are vulnerable to losing their valuable talent during the parental transition and subsequent years.

Parental transition coaching helps new parents successfully manage the journey to parenthood in the context of their professional life. 


Work Life Mother helps companies attract, retain and develop these key individuals. We are also able to support the well-being of new parents at a particularly complex point in their lives.


Lizzie Martin
Mother Working from Home

My mission is to make the return to work better 


Only 1 in 5 women felt confident on their return to work (People management 2018)

60% of mothers have changed jobs after maternity leave (Women In The City) and over 30of dads (Daddilife)


The average cost of replacing an employee is £30,000 (Oxford Economics)

Engaged employees are 17% more productive (Gallup)


Career progression is the number 1 priority for millennials when attracted to an employer (PWC)


My coaching style is a unique blend of life, career and leadership coaching and as an Accredited Professional Coach with the ICF I adhere to their code of Ethics

I have 10 years of senior retail leadership experience managing retail units and leading large teams of up to 300 for John Lewis and Partners. I also have experience of leading senior leaders through change programmes as a leadership coach.


My keys skills include executive coaching, leadership, facilitation, coach training and mentoring. I have held my professional coaching accreditation since 2019 and am also an established ICF coach mentor. 

As an experienced professional coach and coach trainer I also bring my knowledge to support line managers develop the skills to be brilliant leaders. It is often when the relationship between team member and line manager breaks down that unwanted attrition occurs which is where line manager training and the line manager toolkit I have developed can prevent these common pitfalls.


If you are looking to become a certified coach so that you can advance your leadership skills you can find out more here

''Lizzie creates a warm and judgement free space where you feel comfortable to open up fully. I was having a challenging time setting guilt free boundaries and Lizzie helped me become more assertive – working with her has been a game changer.''

Mandy, Business Manager


Download the prospectus of services of how I can help you with a number of coaching interventions to support your working parents