American Express Group Coaching

Group Coaching is available to assist you during the parental transition, and offers stage-based sessions on pre-leave, during leave and post-leave.

An opportunity to network and gain best practice tips for those preparing for a significant leave of absence around having a child (e.g. maternity, adoption, surrogacy or shared parental leave) whether female or male. With an expert facilitator and the shared experience of others, these sessions will help you lay strong foundations now for your leave and for your future return by planning-ahead, engaging your stakeholders, strengthening relationships and building your support networks.

Webinar Hosts

These sessions are being run by Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions who are the UK’s leading provider of solutions for integrating work+family, including award-winning coaching services. Your host will be Linda Spink, one of the team of specialist Leadership & Parent Transition Coaches.

Please register for the webinar that best suits your circumstances

Webinar Objectives

  • Feel valued and supported through your transition
  • Develop practical knowledge and skills for navigating the transition and managing the balance day-to-day
  • Enhance the quality of planning and communication with your manager and other key stakeholders
  • Determine the mindset and behaviours to manage your career effectively through and following the transition.

We encourage participation - please try to find a place where you have access to both internet (for the slides/materials) and a phone (for the audio) and will feel free to speak up.

Pre-Leave Group Coaching Webinar - Ideally, you would attend this webinar at least 10-12 weeks prior to leave.

Tuesday the 8th of November 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm

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During Leave Coaching Webinar - Ideally, you would attend this webinar around 8-12 weeks prior to the return to work.

Tuesday the 8th of November 2022, 10:00am-11:30am

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Post Leave Coaching Webinar - Ideally, you would attend this webinar around 4-8 weeks following the return to work.

Wednesday the 9th of November 2022, 10:00am-11:30am

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Managers Session 

Managing Maternity, Paternity, Adoption & Shared Parental Leave Successfully at Work

A virtual 90-minute networking and development opportunity for managers with team members who are new/expectant parents due to take a period of leave, currently on leave or recently returned.

Wednesday 9th November 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Managers play a key role in enabling team members to continue to perform at work alongside family responsibilities.  They are especially important in keeping individuals engaged, informed and confident during the transition to parenthood. In this interactive session, we will; exchange experience and insights; highlight the common fears and frustrations for managers; and explore practical tools and resources to support effective communication with new and expectant parents at work.  


  • Understand how to provide support in the context of our culture and business needs
  • Explore the essential steps to enable a well-planned preparation, leave and return
  • Develop strategies for more effective conversations with new and expectant parents
  • Learn from others’ experience and insights via discussion
  • Ensure awareness of relevant resources and information
  • Further resources and contact points

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