Charlotte Speak

Charlotte Speak

Strengths Coach, Talent Consultant and Mum of 2

Along with being a Mummy to two little girls, I'm also a wife to one husband, failing book worm and a wannabe baker. My background is in HR, largely Talent Management and Learning and Development. I love helping others be at their best (which is where the strengths coaching comes in) and I pride myself on having a creative but practical approach to support my clients unlock new ways of thinking.

I work 1:1 with parents returning to work after maternity, paternity or adoption leave or career breaks. They’re normally wanting help with things like confidence, resilience, challenging conversations they’re likely to be having and just generally getting to know themselves again. My work revolves around your strengths – but in this instance it’s not your skills, it’s what energises you. It’s backed up by over two decades of incredible research about the connection between doing more of what you love, your wellbeing and your performance. I also work with businesses who are investing in returners, still through coaching but things like returner programmes, group workshops and line manager support are more common.

Ultimately my mission is about equality and generating conversations about the power of the parent (hence the name of my business, Power of the Parent!). They return to work with so many untapped skills and experiences, I’m tackling what is often seen as a deficit and instead showing all the amazing things that can happen for businesses when they have working parents on their side.

Recent Articles

  1. The Strength Series - Part 1

  2. The Strength Series - Part 2