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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

About Us


Lorraine Thomas is the Chief Executive of The Parent Coaching Academy. She is the author of The 7-Day Parent Coach (Vermilion 2005), Get A Life (Hodder Arnold 2006) and her new book, The Mummy Coach (Hamlyn) will be published in 2010.

Lorraine Thomas is the parent coach for Tesco’s baby & toddler club and healthy living magazine. www.tesco.com/babyclub/

She appears regularly in the national media commenting on parenting issues. Here are some examples:

Her clients include many of the UK’s leading employers including:

  • Morgan Stanley
  • HSBC
  • Barclays Capital
  • Barclays International
  • Microsoft
  • Novartis
  • Accenture
  • Simple
  • Robinson’s
  • Disney
  • Schools Food Trust
  • Pets At Home

Lorraine has over 20 years’ experience working with executives within the corporate, public and voluntary sectors. She has a first-class honours degree in education from Cambridge University and is a qualified teacher. She is accredited with distinction by The Coaching Academy.

Lorraine’s team of PCA Coaches specialise in working with parents.

Want to know more?


Tel: + 44  020 8693 1231

See what others are saying

“It’s not a male thing you discuss down the pub.  It was good to have a room full of people talking about issues that we all face.”
Luigi Strinati, Sunday Times

"It was really good to see how much the guys really cared about trying to be a great Dad and just how many of the challenges we face are the same, whether we had one new baby or a house full of belligerent teenagers."
Andy Campbell, Head of Sales Ophthalmics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

“The basic concept is that it’s the same person who comes to work who was at home.  If you’ve got issues at home with your children then you’re going to be less productive at work”
D Wilson, Head of People Networks, BT, Sunday Times


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