What is Parental Transition Coaching?

Formerly referred to as maternity or paternity coaching, parental transition coaching supports employees during a critical period of their personal life as they leave work to have a baby and return to the demands of their busy professional life.

Organisations are increasingly recognising the importance of caring for employees at this time. The UK is leading the way in supporting families during the parental transition period and there is growing demand for coaching to support them.

We have been specialising in this space since 2009 and are passionate about what we do as parental transition coaches. We want to ensure working parents receive the highest standard of coaching at a time in their lives that can be complex and stressful.

We are therefore pleased to be launching the first Parental Transition Coaching Qualification (PTCQ) for coaches globally which is also ICF-accredited as a Continuing Coach Education programme.

Louise Hallett
Course Facilitator

Louise has over 15 years of expertise in parental transition coaching and 20 years experience of working in corporate organisations including EY and KPMG. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, psychodynamic counselling and postgraduate marketing qualifications.

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 12 people.

What’s in the course?

Virtual learning
12 one hour webinars with a tutor who has 15 years expertise 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 Autumn 2022 programme starting on Tuesday 27th September 2022, please fill out the form below or contact us at info@pandpcoaching.co.uk.