Guilty Mothers Club is a members club for working mothers who want to achieve the career they deserve alongside being the parent they want to be.

Our mission is to build an unstoppable tribe of women embracing motherhood but determined not to be held back. It’s basically for anyone holding onto the working ladder with one hand whilst attempting to wipe someone’s bum at the same time. We’re reimagining what it means to be a working mother.

We want to help uncover the massive, often untapped potential in mothers everywhere. Because let’s face it, we are AMAZING, so let’s ditch the guilt, focus on ourselves for once and spend time on the stuff that actually matters.

We’re all about providing practical tools and resources, development (which is relevant and actually works), support and inspiration to make life easier and more successful at work AND home.

We run a range of unique online courses that mix expertise with a genuine understanding of how it feels to be a working mum. Like on how to get organised and be 100% more productive at work and home, make a career change to do something you love or return to work after maternity leave.

When it comes to community there is the thriving Guilty Mothers Clubhouse (our free Facebook group) for advice, chat and inspiration.

We believe in gender equality, in feminism, in working smarter not harder (bring on the flexible working), that one size does not fit all and that looking after and developing yourself isn’t selfish, it’s essential. We believe that if more women were able to navigate the blending of work and family and fulfil their truest potential the world would be a better place.

This is what gets us really excited.


I’m Helen, founder of Guilty Mothers Club. I have four little ones who keep me incredibly busy and make me very happy and an amazing husband who is the primary carer for our brood.

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’m an ideas girl, kind of creative, always thinking. I swear by meditation, devour books, love to write and occasionally craft. I’m a huge feminist, at times annoyingly positive, a dreamer at heart.

I’ve returned to work for a large corporate after maternity leave so understand the challenges this brings. I’ve felt first hand the overwhelm, the compromises and also sadly the discrimination some women face. After a few tricky years running a start up around nap times I am now lucky enough to be doing work I love and feel so passionate about. I’m determined to use my personal experience and expertise to help other women do the same.