Are you a forward-thinking organisation looking for ways to retain and engage your female employees?

Do you have an equal gender balance at some levels of your organisation but fewer women in the top ranks? 

Is your employee-attrition rate higher than it should be? Is the cost of turnover negatively impacting your P and L?


If you frequently lose female talent following maternity leave, I can help.

Retain your talent


Retain and engage your valuable talent returning from maternity leave 

'Fewer than one in five women feel confident returning to work after maternity leave.’

‘More than a third felt so unsupported and isolated on their return they considered leaving’

‘Over ninety percent of women were not offered any formal support or a returners programme.’

People Management, 2018

Taking Notes


The Retain and Engage Coaching Programme addresses the practical and psychological challenges faced by professionals re-entering the workforce after a period of parental leave.

The programme has been developed based on:

  • my experience of supporting returners, having worked with many career returners from the start of their return-to-work journey to the point at which they have successfully transitioned back into the workforce
  • my in-depth understanding of human behaviour and coaching

  • my knowledge and experience of working in a number of senior leadership roles and engaging large diverse teams


The coaching is provided on a one-to-one basis for senior managers, directors and partners. It can also be delivered in small-group sessions for more junior employees.  

All of the content can be designed to ensure the delivery of the programme is in line with your corporate values and goals, and that any materials reflect your company branding. 

Companies that have introduced maternity returner programmes have seen significant ROI ​

  • Ernst and Young female retention rates after maternity leave increased to 94% saving 16.6m in attrition costs

  • Marks and Spencer over 40% senior positions in the UK are now filled by high performing women – increased through maternity returner coaching


Research shows returners would like support to help them re-integrate. Nearly three-quarters of the returners wanted to return to work through a supportive programme that would help them re-integrate into the workplace


(Women Returners 2017)

  • Coaching facilitates a more rapid re-integration of the returner into the corporate environment

  • Increases the contribution and the satisfaction of the returners

  • Maximises the likelihood of successful retention

  • Leads to increased performance and productivity

  • Supports gender equality

  • Contributes to competitive advantage and frames you as a desirable family friendly business

About Lizzie Martin.


I'm an Accredited Executive Coach and Mentor and work with organisations helping them to retain their talent and have happier more productive employees through my mentorship and coaching programme.

How it works

1. Book a free call to discuss your goals

2. Get a quote and choose dates

3. Implement returners programme


Pregnancy, maternity leave and the first few years as a working parent are all challenging. But they are a small pinch point of a career that could span 40 years or more. Investing time and focus in supporting your female employees to navigate this process has huge long term benefits.

By partnering with me and introducing a maternity returners programme we will aim to retain your valuable talent, increase productivity and improve your female talent pipeline. 


Book a call with me and we can discuss your requirements, answer any questions and I'll be able to send you a detailed proposal customised to your needs.

Retain your talent. Retain your edge. 

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