Parental Transition Coaching Qualification

Welcome to the Parental Transition Coaching Academy

As the focus on employee well-being intensifies across organisations globally, the need for specialised coaching services, such as parental transition coaching, is expanding. Since 2009, our team has dedicated itself to offering world-class support to working parents navigating this significant transition in their lives.

The Parental Transition Coaching Qualification (PTCQ) offers comprehensive training and certification, recognised by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), to empower coaches to become experts in this in-demand field.

Whether you are looking to add another dimension to your coaching practice or seeking a new coaching niche, the PTCQ equips you with the latest research, tools, and proven techniques to help working parents in managing the transition into parenthood and their subsequent return to work.

Diversification of skills: This qualification will equip you with a unique toolkit of coaching skills, enabling you to effectively support clients navigating the transition from professional to parent. This can be a differentiator in your coaching practice.

Expanded client base: With this additional skill, you can expand your service offering, thereby broadening your potential client base to include soon-to-be and new parents, as well as those struggling with various aspects of work/life.

Increased impact: By helping clients navigate the often complex and emotionally charged journey into parenthood, you can expect to see profound transformation and growth in your clients, enhancing the overall impact of your coaching.

Personal growth: The insights and strategies you will learn from parental transition coaching could not only prove beneficial for your clients but also offer personal development, enriching your own life and experiences.

Professional credibility: Achieving a qualification in this specialised coaching field can enhance your credibility and authority as a coach, attracting more clients and opportunities. The PTCQ is recognised by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and counts as Continuing Coach Education (CCE). This accreditation validates the quality of our programme and ensures it aligns with globally recognised standards, further enhancing your professional standing in the coaching industry.

Join us in supporting working parents during this important phase of their lives and be part of a growing movement to prioritise employee well-being. To register your interest in joining the next programme starting on either Wednesday 17th April 2024 or Tuesday 10th September 2024, get in touch here.

Hear more about the ICF-accredited PTCQ programme

Find out more about our Parental Transition Coaching Qualification by watching this interview by co-founder Helen Letchfield with the course facilitators Gill Simpson and Andi Simmons.

To discuss our Parental Transition Coaching Qualification and find out how it can work for you contact us.

Gill Simpson
Course Facilitator

Gill has over 12 years of coaching experience, initially as an internal coach and then more recently as an external coach working with CEOs, senior leaders and managers across a wide range of sectors including FMCG, healthcare, media and communications, banking, and hospitality. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and hold a post-graduate certificate in business and personal coaching.

Andi Simmons
Course Facilitator

Beginning her career in neurological healthcare, Andi has worked within large public and private organisations. She is mum to three kids and has balanced parenting with work, study and many years developing and leading teams in the non-profit sector. Andi has an MSc in psychology, with distinction, and a First Class BSc (Hons) degree. She is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the division of Coaching Psychology. Andi is accredited as a coaching and mentoring practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Parental Transition Coaching is perfect for:

An internal coach, working with your organisation’s employees

An existing coach who wants to develop skills in a growing market

Coaches looking for a coaching specialism, in an area that you are passionate about

Coaches looking to increase your awareness and perspective of parental transition

Why become a parental transition coach?

5 reasons for choosing to coach through parental transition

Supporting Your Success

You will be supported every step of the way with the facilitated, small-group weekly discussion groups of up to 10 people.

What’s in the course?

Virtual learning
12 one hour webinars with experienced tutors in parental transition coaching

Rich content
Self-learn e-learning modules via our portal – study additional modules flexibly at your own pace in your own time

Real scenarios
Experiential learning using real case studies of challenging parental transition scenarios

Formal assessment
Formal assessment of learning resulting in an ICF accredited Parental Transition Coaching Qualification


The programme is designed for coaches who have either completed a recognised coaching qualification or have been coaching for at least 5 years.

You will also be expected to have at least 4 years of organisational experience.

You will either be a parent or have knowledge of the parental transition journey along with a desire to help clients with their work and family balance.

Applications will be considered on an individual basis.


Successful completion of the assessment materials will result in an ICF accredited Parental Transition Coaching Qualification, approved for 19 Continuing Coach Education Hours.


To register your interest in joining the next programme starting on either Wednesday 17th April 2024 or Tuesday 10th September 2024, please fill out the form below or contact us at