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Rachel Childs

Rachel Childs

I work with couples who have young children to help them navigate the transition to becoming dual-career working parents.

Location: Hertfordshire, Hitchin

Year Qualified: 2021

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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. By background, I work 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 couples coach for working parents, 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. My mission is to help couples find the balance of shared parenting and careers that works for their family context and career ambitions.

    When you are preparing for parenthood, there are classes available to help prepare for giving birth and having a newborn baby. I’m here to bridge this gap for couples and help navigate that transition of early years parenthood as a partnership. I create space for couples to reconnect in their new context as parents and build stronger, more open and supportive partnerships.

    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 planning to start a family, transitioning from parental leave or navigating how to build a dual-career partnership, I create a space for you to explore the decisions and challenges as a couple.

    Fee Structure

    60-minute individual or couples coaching session by Zoom


    Parents that work programme (virtual)

    Six week structured couples coaching, 2 hours per session

    Includes workbook and take-away conversation guides


    One-day group workshop (in-person)


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