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Rachel Childs

Rachel Childs

Empowering working mums to confidently navigate the transition points that intersect family life and your career.

Location: Hertfordshire, Hitchin

Year Qualified: 2021

Areas of Expertise


Rachel helped me with my transition back to work following maternity leave. At the time I was feeling anxious and unsure of whether the Job I was going back to was for me anymore. The coaching helped me define my boundaries for when I went back to work. Rachel supported me to have the confidence to explore what other opportunities were available to me.

Tracey, returning mum

Rachel has a very kind and attentive approach and seems to intuitively know the right questions to ask to get you thinking of things from new perspectives you didn't see before that can help highlight the unknowns and lead to some new ways of thinking and the flowering of different answers. Rachel is good at holding space and allowing space for you to speak as well as bringing things back.

CC, navigating new career choices

Rachel really helped me to stay focused on my objectives for coaching but also helping me balance enjoying the remainder of my maternity leave whilst thinking through what was important on my return to work.

Rebecca, returning mum

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    Coaching Qualifications

    • Diploma in Transformational Coaching
    • Animas Introduction to Coaching Certificate

    Professional Background

    I am a business psychologist and have built my career in professional services as a leadership and talent development consultant, with Deloitte and then Moving Ahead. I love working with organisations to develop strategies for building equitable workplaces where all talent can belong and flourish. I have developed women in leadership, mentoring and sponsorship programmes to support the progression of underrepresented talent.
    Transitioning into coaching always felt like a natural step because I enjoy partnering at both a personal and strategic level. I now work as a coach for working parents, leaders and managers, as well as a consultant, supporting organisations that are committed to creating equitable workplaces.

    What drew you to coaching?

    I believe every working parent has the right to feel they’ve succeeded in their career as well as being a parent. Whatever success looks like, and recognising that our personal definition of success will continuously evolve throughout our life.
    I came to coaching because my mission is to support working mothers and fathers to find the right balance for their career and family dynamics with the aim to ultimately support greater equity in career progression and parental partnerships. I want to see more amazing mothers feeling confident and empowered throughout their journey as a parent so that they can carve the career trajectory that is right for them. I want more dads to feel empowered to take parental leave, and ask for flexible working without feeling it will hamper their career.
    Whether you’re returning from maternity leave, finding the right flexible working balance, managing your boundaries or going for promotion. I will create a space for you to explore the decisions and challenges you’re holding, in a way that will help your truthful answers to unfold. I will help evaluate what’s important to you now. How are your values, goals and wants changing? What do you want and need from your career now?
    I understand the systemic challenges and barriers that women are up against. Sometimes these are real, sometimes these are perceived. I will help break these down and get practical about finding the right pathway for you.

    Fee Structure

    60-minute coaching session by Zoom £185
    6 months coaching package for £1,080
    Monthly sessions by zoom
    Progress check-in by email or 15 minute calls

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