Our mission is to unlock the massive, often untapped potential in Mothers everywhere.

We aim to empower you to play big as a working mother from planning your next chapter through to organising your life and finding a version of ‘balance’ that works. To support you in challenging the old rules that don’t work. To inspire you to be yourself only better.

Guilty Mothers Club is a community of talented women who don’t believe that having a family should mean the end of your career. This is about investing in ourselves, talking about the stuff that is important to us and building a community of support to help make it happen. Reconnecting with our dreams alongside celebrating the amazing experience that is motherhood.

We do so through running a range of unique courses and workshops that mix expertise with a genuine understanding of how it is. This is self development with a difference. We also have a blog sharing advice and tips, publish stories and interviews with Mothers who are making it work and a Facebook community for ongoing conversation about the realities as well as a good dose of cheerleading.

We love running events and workshops in person too (though don’t get to do so as often as we’d like) currently around our birthplace of Manchester but who knows where next. We are all about building community and fully understand the power of sisterhood.

We are pro gender equality, pro feminism, pro working smarter. We believe that if more women were able to navigate the blending of career and family and fulfil their truest potential the world would be a better place.

This is what gets us really excited.

HELEN : 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 have spent most of my career designing and delivering training and development programmes. From recruiting coaches and creating mentoring programmes through to designing an entire leadership academy I have trained hundreds of people of all levels and roles and am hooked on self development – I love those moments where things suddenly click into place.

I am an ideas girl, kind of creative, always thinking. 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.
A few years ago I started running workshops for mothers around returning to work after maternity leave after my own experience was far from positive. 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.

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 genuinely believe that the amount of talent lost when women are unable to fulfil their potential means the world is a lesser place.

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CATHY : MARKETING

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.

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    EMAIL: hello@guiltymothersclub.co.uk

     

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