I am a mum of two and while training to be a coach I received some coaching myself which helped me with issues I was having in finding the work/time with children balance. Coaching is essentially a chance to talk about any issues you are having, be listened to, and then through a questioning process you are helped to consider your options and best course of action.

In thinking that the same process may help others, I am considering setting up a short course for mums who are either going back to work or back at work and juggling work and childcare. It would probably involve a set of 4 sessions involving group coaching and brushing up on useful skills for the workplace. The same group would attend all 4 and would benefit from supporting each other (under my supervision), hearing about how others are resolving their issues, and potentially making contacts that last beyond the sessions.

I would appreciate your comments below (6 short questions) to help me decide whether this is something useful for people! Many thanks.

* 1. Which of these best describes your current situation?

* 2. How much need do you feel there is in your local area for a group to support mums going back to work/juggling work and childcare, including some coaching and skills?

* 3. What kind of subjects do you think should be covered in the 'skills' part of the session? (tick all that apply)

* 4. When do you think is the best time for these sessions to be held?

* 5. How much do you think should be the maximum charged for this course (4 sessions covering group coaching and skills)?

* 6. Please use the space below to add any comments you may have about this kind of a group being set up. If you wish to receive any information about the course once it has been set up, please leave me your email address.