YOUR 4 TRIMESTER™
Target: Employees Transitioning to Working Parents
Employers are providing more parental leave - which is great - but it also reveals a host of transition issues for new parents returning to the workplace. Your 4th Trimester™ coaches new parents prior to parental leave, as they transition back to their careers, and through two months post return on a wide variety of issues for which employees often need support. Topics are selected from a broad curriculum and tied to the employee’s individual needs and concerns, and all topics focus on being a productive employee and being fully present, without distraction, during work hours.
Your 4th Trimester™ was developed to:
Accept that life after baby has changed
Complement more generous parental leave packages with an equally generous and supportive transition coaching program
Lower the attrition of new parents which can be debilitating to a team that 'held space' for the employee's return
Make a statement as to the organization and its culture in attracting and retaining employees whether they see themselves taking advantage of this benefit or not.
Barbara is a certified facilitator of the Fair Play Method. The Fair Play Method is a unique training program developed to certify facilitators so they can work 1:1 with individuals and couples all over the world seeking support with balancing the workload at home.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT Y4T™
I was terrified to go out on maternity leave. I was worried my teams would feel abandoned, my clients would forget about me and I wouldn't be able to keep up in my new role as a working mom. Working with (Barbara) made a major difference in my well-being before, during and following my return from leave. Her time and attention were invaluable and I am a better person (and mom and wife) because of her counsel.
- Lindsay LeCain | RealChemistry | Working mom to baby girl