Guilty Mothers Club is all about investing in ourselves, talking about the stuff that is important to us & building a community of support. Working out how we can play bigger and reconnect with our dreams alongside celebrating the amazing experience of motherhood.

A few years ago I started running workshops for mothers around returning to work after maternity leave. My own experience had been far from positive and I suddenly realised that I was very much not alone. We had also just moved to a new area whilst pregnant with our third and I really wanted to meet other mothers but kind of dreaded that whole awkward playgroup thing. I desperately wanted to talk about something other than nappies, have somewhere I could talk honestly about the realities without feeling judged but also be inspired to do something different… and so Guilty Mothers Club was born.

We run unique workshops that mix expertise with an understanding of how it is. Our core offering is all about taking back control of your life and career (Game Changers and Rock your Return) with others in the pipeline.

We love running social events that are a bit different and get you thinking (and talking), currently around Manchester but who knows where next. We are all about building community and fully understand the power of sisterhood.

We also provide inspiration and encouragement to do something different. Whether that be through our weekly Guilty Mother Challenges (check out our Instagram feed) or massively supportive Facebook group. When women support other women amazing things happen.

We believe that if more women were able to fulfil their potential this could make a real difference to the world. Our mission is to bring together 10,000 mothers, supporting & inspiring each other to be our true selves.

This is what gets us really excited.

About-photos-helenHELEN : FOUNDER

I currently have three little ones under 5 who keep me incredibly busy and make me very happy.

My background is in HR, specifically leadership/talent management and I am passionate about all things development. I always have been – I am fascinated by how people learn and love those moments where things suddenly click into place.

I am an ideas girl, kind of creative, always trying something new. I love whole foods and natural products, I meditate daily and am a big fan of Yoga. I’m always reading (I devour books), often writing, sometimes crafting. I am a feminist, at time annoyingly positive, a dreamer at heart.

I’ve returned to work after maternity leave twice and also started my own business. I am often inappropriate, like to over share and can often be found eating in secret (usually my children’s chocolate out of the fridge).

I am ridiculously passionate about Guilty Mothers Club because I get so frustrated by the inequality that exists for women, and a more equal world will be a better place for both our boys and girls to live.



I have two little girls who I love to bits and when I’m not busty with them I’m generally found working on GMC or one of my other projects.

My work background is over ten years in Marketing, Events and PR often specialising in launching and developing brands and running events. I’ve worked across lots of sectors but mainly focused on Charity, Travel and Retail organisations.

When asked to describe myself I always say ‘I’m the do-er who makes the dreams become reality’. I can be creative and get swept up with new ideas but my work history has taught me that I am happiest when I actually make things happen, focus on the nitty gritty, stick to the project plan, hit deadlines and see results. Put simply I like to get stuff done.

Having returned to work twice after Maternity Leave I am now working freelance as a marketing consultant.

When I’m not working or playing with my little’uns I can usually be found cooking, trying to get fit, listening to Radio 4 or planning my next exotic holiday.