Managing Maternity Ltd: Director, Coaching and Research 2005-2010

Founded in 2005, Managing Maternity Ltd pioneered corporate maternity coaching in the UK, partnering with leading organisations such as Citi, KPMG, Slaughter and May, JPMorgan, Hays Specialist Recruitment, Kimberly-Clark, Pitney Bowes, Thoughtworks, Dunnhumby, Clifford Chance, Howrey LLP, Credit Suisse, Imperial College London, The NEC Group; some of these through our strategic partnership with AXA ICAS.

We partnered with these leading firms to co-create and deliver award-winning programmes such as Maternity Matters recognised by Opportunity Now when Citi won the 2009 award for Innovation.

Co-founders Jennifer Liston-Smith (Coaching and Research Director) and Anna Hayward (Client Services Director) and our team of coaches focused on helping HR and Diversity professionals, managers and individuals successfully manage the transition to parenthood, through Consultancy, HR Masterclasses, Management Briefings and Guidelines, Group Coaching, Lunch Seminars, 1:1 Maternity / Parent Coaching and an open programme for individual women.

By 2010, we were ready to turn the page on that first chapter. In February, 2010, Anna Hayward, Client Services Director moved on to pursue new interests and in June, 2010 Jennifer Liston-Smith, Coaching and Research Director, took her established presence in the maternity coaching and maternity management field into a new role as Head of Coaching Development with leading consultancy My Family Care.