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Parent Support Hub

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A safe space for you to come and hear about fresh perspectives, practical tools to help yourself and ways to build your self-belief as a parent in the workplace.

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These videos will bring to life the questions I often get asked, and the nuances that can light up when we’re talking about everything from boundaries to defining success.

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DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

Some of my most requested content in free PDF downloads. Going deep on the topics that matter to you.

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HOW TO USE THE HUB

What the Parent Hub is all about…

Within this space you will find loads of resources, put together, to support you – a parent – in the workplace. Whether you are preparing to leave, returning to work, facing change or need support, these videos and workbooks will help you navigate being a parent in the workplace.

All of my work at Power of the Parent® is based around the principles of strengths based development. Whether it’s coaching, workshops or online content, it all comes from a place of helping you bring your whole self to the world and achieve your potential. We explore the things that energise you and how you can bring more of that into your life in a very practical way.

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WELCOME TO THE PARENT SUPPORT HUB

I’m Charlotte Speak, mum of two, change maker and coach for parents in the workplace, empathetic listener and avid theme park explorer.

I work with businesses to help attract, retain and develop their utterly brilliant team members who happen to be parents. I don’t finish books if they haven’t got me hooked in the first two chapters. I’m partial to time outdoors. And my values around family, authenticity and creativity lead the way in everything I do.

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This workshop was timely for me as I’d only returned recently and I was feeling in need of some support and help with making the transition to the new normal. I think that the openness of the other participants in talking about how maternity leave was at the outset was really helpful, and Charlotte facilitated that. All of the content was helpful. I think the strengths spotting was interesting because it was a different and helpful perspective.

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Free Events & Workshops

I’d love to get my content and messaging out to as many parents as possible – but that doesn’t mean I work with any old employer! I wanted to figure out a way to share my activities, theories and research into supporting parents in the workplace BEYOND relying on my corporate clients – and so these events (some 1:1, others bigger group stuff) have been created. They will remain free and it’s not a selling tool – it’s a safe space for you to come and hear about fresh perspectives, practical tools to help yourself and ways to build your self-belief as a parent in the workplace.

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Free CV Clinics
JANUARY 2022 – FREE ONLINE CLINICS

CV Clinics

These sessions are for you if you’ve got a niggle with an existing CV or maybe you’re writing one for the first time in forever.

I won’t write it for you but I can share ideas, some alternative approaches and help you remove any blockers you might be facing.

Wondering what you should include in that first paragraph? Maybe you’re unsure how to represent time away from a business or perhaps it reads like a checklist of skills but what you really want is something that lets you shine like the absolute star that you are.

Come along and have some thinking time to get your CV to a place that you can’t wait to send it out!

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Strong Returns Workshop
16TH FEBRUARY 2022 – FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP

Strong Returns

This session will bring to life the foundational messages I share within my Strong Returns workshops, usually delivered to my corporate clients.

I’ll take the headline topics I cover and share why they need your focus and attention, along with HOW you can actually do that. It’ll be practical and I’ll take as many questions as I can.

Babies, toddlers, dogs etc are welcome in the background so please don’t worry about that! If you’re feeling anything from apprehensive to excited, unsure to out right confused about your upcoming return to work then this might be just the thing you need.

The content is for ANY form of parental leave and would be applicable from around three months prior to a return (and yes if you’ve returned in the last couple of weeks that’s fine too).

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Preparing for Interview Workshop
1ST APRIL 2022 – FREE ONLINE EVENT

Preparing for Interview

This session is for you if you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’ about the whole interview process but want to embrace some fresh thinking.

I won’t tell you how to bring your skills to life or how to deliver a word perfect answer about ‘a time you had to have a difficult conversation’ – instead we’ll share some fresh thinking about the importance of sharing your story, why boundaries matter and how you let your strengths shine through.

We’ll also cover some of the questions you might want to have in your back pocket to do some probing yourself!

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Free PDF downloads

I LOVE getting creative and sharing my messages through social media, but sometimes there just aren’t enough characters you know? So I’ve pulled together some of my most requested content into these downloads. They go deeper on the topics than I can on a grid post, and bring the topics to life more than I would in a blog!

Managing Boundaries

MANAGING BOUNDARIES

Boundaries are not just about saying no! I’m
going to take you through my boundary cycle and some self-coaching questions that will set you up on your way to creating and maintaining empowered boundaries!

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Preparing for performance conversations

PREPARING FOR PERFORMANCE CONVERSATIONS

I believe in taking as much control
over these conversations and experiences as possible, so here are my thoughts, insights and top tips for how to prepare for the conversation!

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Managing time vs. energy

MANAGING TIME VS. ENERGY

I’m going to guide you through some principles and activities so you can have a look at how and where you’re spending your time, overlay that with managing your energy and see what happens.

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Videos

I’ll be honest, sometimes I find it easier to talk than I do to write. That’s led me to mix up how I’m conveying my messages and info on the topics you want to hear about. These videos will bring to life the questions I often get asked, and the nuances that can light up when we’re talking about everything from boundaries to defining success.

BOUNDARIES CYCLE

In this video, Charlotte brings to life the realities of the boundary setting cycle with some lived experiences.

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BOUNDARIES RESPONSES

Wondering where to start when you’re implementing boundaries? Want to figure out a phrase or tone you want to set when responding? This is for you…

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PREPARING FOR A STRONG PARENTAL LEAVE

These are a few of my favourite things that you can ask / action / advocate for yourself when you’re a parent prepping to go on any form of parental leave.

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Power of the Parent Podcast

Charlotte Speak explores why flexible working isn’t a parent-only issue; talking to parents about their experiences returning to work, shifts their careers have taken, why flexible working isn’t a parent-only issue and much more.

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All the latest from the blog…

This blog space is a mix – it’s stories mixed with information, top tips alongside personal insights. As it grows, it will be a space to understand the intersectionalities of parenthood, for the quick reads when you need a speedy answer to ‘what should I ask my line manager when I’m returning to work?’ or ‘what are the must-do things ahead of parental leave?’ If you don’t see you or your experience represented here and would like to change that with me, please get in touch and we’ll get your story shared!

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Ask us anything

My aim is to provide parents with the resources they need to support them in the workplace. Whether it’s preparing for or returning from parental leave, engaging people further into parenthood or partnering with line managers who are engaging their teams, Power of the Parent has got you covered. If you would like to see any content around a particular area, please submit a question below and we will try our best to include it in our resources.