Maternity Leavers

Your career isn’t just a career – it’s part of your identity

Maternity Leavers is about inspiring and coaching mums to have fantastic careers after maternity leave

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Maternity Leavers Interviews

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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 a bit of time out – to work out what we really want from our future family and working life, and how we’re going to achieve it.

Maternity Leavers is a place where pregnant women and new mums can come for support and inspiration. To hear about how other women have dealt with the same challenges before you and to be inspired to succeed in whatever way feels right for you. I don’t judge people on their choices – what’s right for you won’t necessarily be right for your best friend. But it’s important to me that the career choice you make is done consciously and with an understanding of all the options open to you.

The reason I do this is that 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.

I don’t want that to happen to you.

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Maternity leave is a time OF change – which makes it the perfect time FOR change. If you’re going to make a change in your career you need to understand your motivation – your deep reasons for wanting change – and your objections to it. Get your free 6 step workbook to help you navigate your career reinvention path.


Maternity leave is the perfect time to be taking action on your career. Get this free ebook – 14 Ways to Kickstart Your Career Whilst on Maternity Leave – to show you how.

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Who Am I?

I’m Soozi Baggs, a career-conscious mum of pre-school twin boys. I love writing and I love talking, so I can mostly be found writing or talking about how I think maternity leave is the perfect time to be making big career changes.

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. 

I’m active on Twitter and Facebook so come and say Hi.