"Children around the world need support from their parents right now. And parents need support from their employers"
COVID 19 Statement From UNICEF
Wellness For Working Parents
I provide 1:1 coaching, small group coaching, webinars and workshops on the following topics:
How to boost emotional connection with children
Digital tech addiction and children
How to become your child’s emotional intelligence coach
How to talk about feelings with your children
How to embed empathy kindness and non-judgemental attitudes in children
How parents can address the development of unconscious racial bias in their children
Self-care for working parents- why it matters and how to do it
How to train your childcare network to meet the emotional needs of your child when at work
Results without harmful pressure: Emotional wellbeing and self-esteem in children of aspirational parents aiming high in academic, sporting or performance achievements
“It takes a village”: How to develop your tribe with boundaries that work to thrive
Through embedding emotional intelligence into everyday family life, my purpose-rich connection coaching method helps parents:
• Overcome ‘parent guilt’ facilitating enhanced focus, productivity, wellbeing and engagement at home and at work
• Set parameters for work and family life so that people can excel in both
• Feel in control of the many demands on their time and cognitive bandwidth
• Embed compassion, empathy and inclusivity in children
• Encourage non-judgemental values with strategies for parents to address unconscious bias in their children
Through supporting the next generation with essential pro-social values, my programme is placed to drive corporate purpose at a time when talent attraction and retention is high on many company agendas.
"Gauri is a wonderful parent coach focusing on working with parents to make deeper connections with their children and just help navigate life’s daily parenting challenges. I felt very comfortable speaking to Gauri. She has given me some practical tips and I got so much out of my session with her!"
Jihan Saeed, Managing Director, Permira Credit
Working parents have been under unprecedented pressure due to COVID19. The impact of remote working on work performance and mental health is well documented.
Positive emotional health requires us all to be connected to our needs. For parents, an additional dimension which cannot be denied, is the pull to the emotional needs of our children. The palpable tension for working parents to thrive in our work, our family life and personal wellbeing is only getting stronger.
The number of women in work with dependent children has increased over time. In 2019, 75% of mothers with dependent children were in work. Given mothers and fathers need to balance work with family life, research indicating the importance of balance is not surprising.
A survey by Fit for Work showed that half of parents feel their work-life balance is a source of stress, and that 11 million working parents feel guilty about their ability to provide their best at work and for their family. The stress on parents due to the COVID19 pandemic was demonstrated by the CO-SPACE study of 6000 parents, which showed increased rates of depression, anxiety and stress.
The correlation between personal wellbeing, stress and work performance and productivity is well established. Given the unprecedented pressure on working parents over the last year, the need to rapidly examine specific strategies to lighten the burden for corporate parents feels intuitive, compassionate and warranted.
Employers can help their employees by showing they can empathise with the perspective of working parents. Further still, offering a science-backed coaching service that is designed specifically to help enhance the collective emotional wellbeing of their family, would revolutionise feelings of being valued within a work force.
I offer Brain-Based interventions rooted in empirical and evidence-based science, designed specifically to help parents show up at their workplace with a state of mind conducive to their best performance.
Applying insights from neuroscience, cognitive behavioural theory, family systems theory and more, The Brain-Based Connection programme® will improve the day to day, on the ground dynamics within a family household. As family wellbeing is the bedrock of any parent's individual wellbeing, this programme will promote happiness amongst colleagues.
Happy colleagues are 13% more productive, more empathic, and better placed to optimise their potential.
Taking efforts to offer colleagues parenting support- something so fundamentally important to their wellbeing- will undoubtedly positively impact talent retention. Working parents have so much to offer. Supporting them will both enhance attraction and retention.
Through applying specific behavioural strategies, and fostering connected parenting, this programme will:
Boost connection between parent and child
Facilitate smoother and less emotionally exhausting family dynamics
Enable parents to offer even more to their work thanks to all the benefits of improved psychological wellbeing, happiness, gratitude and conscious parenting
Help build a great culture where working parents feel valued, so they can really thrive
Boost talent diversity, innovation and diversity of thought through retention of working parents