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Lindfield Coffee Works

Alma Road


RH16 2HW

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• Are you a mum wanting to return to work?

Are you thinking about a new career after a break to raise your kids?

• Are you looking for a job that will fit in around your family?

• Are you wanting to explore your hopes and fears with people who really understand?

Mum Direction is back! We are running a one-day workshop to help you get back to work in a career that you deserve.

Mum Direction was launched in 2018 by Emily Lomax and Jo Bryant, two local Sussex mums who run their own businesses. They believe that mums shouldn’t have to settle for less when it comes to a career choice that fits in with family life.

Pre-children, you studied long and hard, worked your way up and were career-motivated... now perhaps your children have all started school, or maybe you want to get your career going again while they are at nursery.

Your career break can empower you and provide you with options like never before. You have the unique chance to relaunch and revitalise your career.

Mum Direction can get you going and help you to identify and achieve your goals, whether you want to retrain for a new sector or set up your own business.

You will discover how to repackage all of your skills from a previous career – and motherhood – for a brand new start, and explore your relaunch hopes and fears with people who really understand. Mum Direction will also offer you long-term support and networking opportunities.

A Mum Direction workshop will help you:

• Identify what you really want to do

• Gain confidence for the next step

• Focus your unique skillset

• Repackage your skills from a previous career for a different role, context or path

• Balance work and family life

• Understand work/home identities

• Utilise your skills as a parent and a professional

• Earn money in a career you love

Plus, you get the chance to…

• Access a support network of other local mums

• Enjoy benefits of the Mum Direction Club

A Mum Direction workshop includes:

• Skills mapping and goal-setting
Work out what you can do and how to do it

• Values, strength and ambition
Discover what really matters to you

• Breaking your career break
Confidence in how you talk / write about your time as a full-time mum

• Elevator pitch and communication
Learn how to promote yourself and your professional self

• Personal brand development
How to look the part and stand out from the crowd

• Networking and social media strategy
The importance of communications in person and online

• Soft skills and confidence
Perfect your body language, first impressions and small talk

• Motivation and fresh perspectives
Work out why you are doing this and why you can do it

• Next steps for new roles
Make a clear action plan and enjoy on-going support

At the end of a Mum Direction workshop you will:

• Have clarity on your values and how important it is that these form the basis of your career relaunch

• Understand your key strengths, and have considered how to translate these into a new context

• Be able to communicate your career break with confidence and clarity

• Be on the path to communicating your career relaunch with self-belief

• Be equipped with practical tools to ensure that your networking (online and face-to-face) is effective and feels comfortable

• Have explored your career relaunch hopes and fears with people who really understand

• Have developed a support network of like minded mums and be a part of the Mum Direction Club

• Be equipped with practical tools to develop your new personal brand

• Understand where to get further support

• Be on the path to relaunching your career!

What happens at a Mum Direction workshop:

The workshop is one day, and is a small group (max 25). The feel is intimate, informal, personal and supportive. It is also interactive, participative and fun!

Doors open at 9.30 for coffee and croissants. We break for a light lunch, and finish with a glass of fizz or soft drink, and networking, at the end of the day.

You will receive a work-pack on arrival, which will give you everything you need for the day’s activities. When you leave, you will receive a takeaway-pack, crammed full of useful information and tools, to help you can continue your career relaunch journey with Mum Direction.

Join the Mum Direction Club:

Attendees of the workshops automatically become members of the exclusive Mum Direction Club offering:

• Invitations to networking events and social occasions

• Access to other Club members offering support and networking

• Discounted personalised training opportunities with Emily and Jo


What is included in the cost?

The £95 cost includes:

• one-day workshop led by Emily and Jo

• coffee and croissants on arrival

• a light lunch

• a glass of fizz or soft drink at the end of the day

• a work-pack for activities during the day

• a take-away pack crammed full of useful information

• membership to the Mum Direction Club, giving access to networking events, meet-ups and peer support groups, as well as discounted personal in-depth training opportunities with Emily and Jo

How big is the event?

To maintain the personal, intimate feel of Mum Direction, the workshop is a small group, maximum 25. This allows for quality training, plenty of interaction and best outcomes.

What do I need to bring into the event?

For once, you don’t need to bring anything or remember anything apart from yourself! We provide all working materials, pens, paper etc.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us: mumdirectionsussex@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds.

But, if you are unable to attend, you can give your place on the workshop to someone else – just let us know beforehand by emailing mumdirectionsussex@gmail.com

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