Maternity Coaching Testimonials

"Really constructive, thought provoking, practical and emotionally supportive.  Thank you!"


G Simpson

Marketing Manager


"I loved OptiMums maternity coaching!  The process of walking through the return to work plan was a great way to flush out areas of concern and enable me to build a really practical plan to alleviate these concerns.

Well structured and well organised.  A good mix of coaching and leading, very professional.

I really liked being able to walk away with a hard pack.  It really helped to boost my confidence."

C. Coward

Activity Manager


"I didn't appreciate how useful this would be.


The course felt very individualised and the templates were easily flexed to take account of unique situations.


The course has given me the mindset of a "working mum".  I had not fully appreciated that this is an entirely new role.


overall, it has contributed to an upbeat attitude to returning to work and made me realise that day one, week one is not about starting were I left off and blending in but defining an approach to the role of working mum."


Major Jo Baxter

92 Squadron

Buckley Barracks 


Executive Coaching Testimonials

Marianne has helped me bring clarity to my thoughts in a clear and concise but empathetic way.  She is very calming and cuts to the nub of the conversation very well.  I really enjoyed our time together and always take away learnings that I have put into practice.



What I appreciated most about working with Marianne as a coach was the way she skillfully identified and applied highly effective frameworks to structure the engagement based on my goals. Best of all, the frameworks are highly memorable, so I find myself referring back to them on a daily basis.  In this way, Marianne's coaching has continued to deliver value to me long after our sessions.


LL, IT Executive, Bristol

Our sessions were held on the phone as well as face to face. Marianne was always very good at listening and allowing me to speak, reassuring me that her main role was to listen and let me speak.  Her manner was always excellent.  Patient, understanding and approachable.  She offered some very good advice, which let me take control of where and how I wanted to change. 


She is a positive person and this positive attitude affected me too.  She made me realise that I have the ability to change whatever needs changing in my life.  I found each of the sessions helpful and always felt stronger and more able to face my next challenge afterwards.  I will miss these sessions when they come to an end but now have in place some strategies to allow me to be more independent and in control.



Marianne always stayed on my agenda and encouraged me to find my own solutions rather than imposing her views / values / ideas for change.  She often asked insightful questions and used visualisation in particular as a useful tool to help me define what was in my head but I didn't realise was there!  She was also consistently extremely positive and displayed a genuine desire for me to succeed.  I thoroughly enjoyed our coaching sessions.