What our clients have to say

We work internationally with leading organisations, supporting programmes for working parents, carers, returners, those who work flexibly and their managers.

Read our testimonials from clients and participants as they talk about their experiences of our coaching programmes.

I approached How Do You Do It about coaching at a point where I felt stuck and unfulfilled in my career. Debs and I met face-to-face just before Covid-19 hit, and then continued our sessions remotely during the start of the pandemic. Our sessions were productive, thought-provoking and challenging, full of useful tips and encouragement but also gently holding me to account. I found this really helped me to challenge my thinking and (as a keen list maker) set myself actions and targets. I reflected on what it was I wanted for myself and my family. The exercise really helped me to identify what was important to me and take action.

1:1 COACHEE,

Managing work and family was a fantastic session and a fabulous reminder that we are all muddling through this together. It was so reassuring knowing that so many exceptional colleagues are feeling the same way as I do at the moment. Thank you for all your support and encouragement through my journey, and for your ability to quickly challenge my assumptions about what was/wasn’t possible. It made the world of difference feeling like I had someone in my corner.

WORKING MOTHER,

Got me thinking about the right questions/issues and provided a forum to discuss feelings and ideas that don’t have another outlet.

WORKING FATHER, KING & WOOD MALLESONS

For me it was an excellent journey of self-discovery which was practical and I have reprioritised aspects of my life (such as time with kids) in response to the programme.

HEAD OF RISK, REWARD & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, THE WESTPAC GROUP

As a management consultant leading engagement teams delivering client service, I enjoy enormously the variety and challenge my work brings. Put simply, I love my job. As a working mother to two small children, I’ve returned from Mat leave twice. For me, each return has been a significant event and has represented a life change personally and professionally. I found myself on returning to work after the birth of my first child asking “can I even make this work?”, and after the second “how can I continue to progress my career and avoid the ‘Mummy track’?.

From a personal perspective, I found the programme transformational. It challenged my thinking. Significantly, it reaffirmed my commitment to my career within the context of my identity as a mother as a positive, rational, and active choice. From my own perspective, I believe the programme provides three important benefits – firstly it provides an opportunity to reflect on your identity as a working mother and the challenges that brings. Secondly it challenges and supports you to consider how you frame, articulate, and protect personal boundaries and choices. Finally, it provides women with an opportunity to build a powerful network which helps extend the benefits beyond the life of the programme. Each of these things has increased my personal confidence and my commitment to the Firm. I believe interventions of this nature can play a powerful role in supporting and retaining talented women.

SENIOR MANAGER, DELOITTE CONSULTING


I would highly recommend The Corporate Mothers Programme to any working mother, no matter what stage of your career you are at or what age your children are. It is an opportunity to take time out and focus on yourself; to develop a network of like-minded working mothers and to enhance both your work and family life.

SENIOR MANAGER, KPMG

It has been useful to get an appreciation of the challenging situation we find ourselves in as working fathers – i.e. constantly being pulled in different directions. The positive take away for me is to find there are tools and techniques you can use to help you manage the challenges rather than just throw your hands up and say it’s all too hard. Having the emphasis on what you can do.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, HSF

Meeting other working dads and learning their stories – sharing similarities and experiences was invaluable.

MANAGER, AGL

You’re going to have a more productive work force because they’re going to be better at managing their time and their energy levels so they’re going to be more productive and more energised at work. This means they will be happier at home as well.

MANAGER, AGL

Excellent use of time as there was a lot of information shared as well as plenty of time to share and draw on experiences of the participants on the course. The level of detail was very useful whilst also keeping everything concise and clear. Great session in my opinion!

LINE MANAGER, DELOITTE

Rather than reinforcing notions that it’s all too hard, we were encouraged to think and talk about the choices we were making in a positive and affirming way and I’ve seen that make a difference to me, and to others.

PARTNER & CHAIR WOMEN’S STEERING COMMITTEE, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

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