14 August, 2008

Nine months is only the start: Managing maternity

piece by Annie Hayes including interview with Jennifer Liston-Smith published in HR Zone

Sticking to the regulations is only half the battle when it comes to managing maternity in the workplace, yet in a shrinking talent pool managing the issues is crucial for success.
Poorly managed maternity is costly for employers. Those that recognise this realise that pregnancy and the early years of parenting can represent a critical period in the career of women and, without adequate strategies in place, they risk losing key skills.

02 July, 2008

How to Make a Successful Comeback - Professional Manager Magazine interview

Article by Erika Lucas with in depth interview with Jennifer Liston-Smith in Professional Manager, published by the Chartered Management Institute, www.managers.org.uk

Managing Maternity in the news: a very useful and practical piece for managers, with details of some of our client work including our group and individual maternity coaching.

07 April, 2006

Perfectionist Baby Blues

Article by Jennifer Liston-Smith published in Managing Maternity newsletter, March 2006

We’ve noticed, through our coaching, that women with significant success at work can put high pressures on themselves as mothers. Not rocket science, but it has implications. While a woman who feels fulfilled in her work and has investments in both career and home life can be a great role model, for some there are psychological tensions lurking beyond the redemptive power of the Kate Spade baby-change bag.

01 April, 2005

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching with Parents

Article by Jennifer Liston-Smith, first published in Stress News, journal of the International Stress Management Association UK in April 2005. Reproduced in Managing Maternity Feature Articles

“As parents, we mostly get stressed when our children behave in a way that differs from our expectations,” This was a comment made by a participant in one of my Parent Coaching Teleclasses, entitled: Parents: Don’t Worry – be Happy!