The Maternity Leavers’ Philosophy
Priorities change when we have children. What were our career aims a few years ago may not be relevant to us anymore. Maternity leave gives us a moment’s pause and reflection in a lifetime of work. It’s a gift for us to take some time out – to work out what we really want from our future family and working life, and how we’re going to achieve it.
Many mums feel trapped in an old unsuitable career after having children and they don’t realise that their skills, experience, and gifts could be shared with the world in a different way.
Maternity Leavers is a place where pregnant women and mums can come for support, inspiration, and bespoke one-to-one coaching. To hear about how other women have dealt with the same challenges before you, and to be inspired to succeed in setting up your own business or building a flexible portfolio career around freelancing.
I want to help create a culture where women take control of their own work life after becoming a mum, and make their own success – instead of feeling like a burden or an ‘issue to be dealt with’ in the world of inflexible employment.
I want you to be one of those women who will go out and create a happy and fulfilling life for you and your family.
Who Am I?
I’m Soozi Baggs, founder of Maternity Leavers, and mum of pre-school twin boys. I love writing, talking, and helping others; so I can mostly be found writing or talking about how I think maternity leave is the perfect time to start a business, or helping my clients develop their ideas into a business that fits round their family.
I’m a blogger for the Huffington Post and a podcaster with my own show: Maternity Leavers Interviews. I’ve been an expert on Greatvine (now Live Guru), the resident career coach on mumandworking, quoted in Pregnancy & Birth Magazine and appeared on stage at Mums Show Live as part of a panel discussing ‘Work After Kids‘. I’ve also been published on Tiny Buddha and various other blogs.