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A report by The Harvard Business School (Strategy & Society by Michael E.Porter and Mark R. Kramer 2007) highlights the value to the employer and employee of supporting parents in the workplace.

The Parent Coaching Academy’s successful work in the corporate sector is highlighted in a feature – Working Out The Stresses of Family life – in The Sunday Times

Welcome to the Parent Coaching Academy

Welcome to The Parent Coaching Academy, the UK’s leading Parent Coaching organisation.  I established the PCA because I’m passionate about supporting mums and dads in the most rewarding, challenging and important job they’ll ever do in their lives.  If you are a pioneering and dynamic employer committed to helping parents achieve their full potential – at home and at work – I look forward to working with you.

Lorraine Thomas
Chief Executive, The Parent Coaching Academy
Author, ‘The 7-Day Parent Coach’, ‘Get A Life’,  ‘The Mummy Coach’ and ‘Brilliantly Behaved Toddler’

We specialise in developing initiatives with exceptional employers committed to supporting mums, dads and carers in the workplace.  As a Diversity or Human Resources Manager or Parent Network leader, you will recognise that in this uncertain and challenging economic climate it is particularly important to help parents deal positively with the pressures of balancing work and family.

New book

Brilliantly Behaved Toddler now available on Amazon

Tailor-madeprogrammes for exceptional employers

Employers can support parents in the workplace in many different ways and we tailor specific programmes according to your company’s needs.

The services we offer include


See what others are saying

"It was a great opportunity to hear the experiences and common challenges of fellow working Dads and to share some of the practical ideas we all have to effectively balance our work and family time."
Ed Damant, FIM Marketing & Sales

"I love the way the 7-Day Parent Coach empowers parents to tackle the daily stresses and strains that can make parenting feel like an endurance test at times."
Mara Lee, Editor, Practical Parenting

“Great.  I feel I’m back in control … and much less stressed.”
Nuala Garvey, Practical Parenting

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