You have probably already googled “how to plan for maternity leave when you work for yourself.”

You quickly realized…WTF…there’s not much out there for people like you and me!

Planning for maternity leave (and a smooth transition back to work) is messy and confusing when YOU are the boss.

During my own pregnancy I pulled from a decade of experience as a maternal health professional to plan out my maternity leave, postpartum care and return to my business on MY terms.

And still, it was not easy.

But I had a few tricks up my sleeve that came from a decade in the field of maternal health, where we always say that support during the vulnerable perinatal period is key to positive long-term outcomes.

In the business world, we know we can’t scale and grow without a customized strategy.

When it comes down to introducing a newborn into your business life, that combination of strategy and support is critical.

My expertise is in applying those two concepts to design a maternity leave that meets your business model and personal needs.

 

Ready for customized strategy and support for your leave?

Maternity Leave Planning Package - $2500 (3 month wait list)

How This Works:

We work together for a total of 2-3 month

1. First, we tackle the nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session):

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

2. Then, you receive your customized Maternity Leave Action Plan with next steps you can begin to implement immediately

3. In our two 45-minute follow up sessions (typically 2 weeks and 1 month after initial session) we will check in on progress made and additional support needed. You’ll be guided to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet:

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

4. You will have weekly email access to me for one month after the second session (one email per week)

5. If you need follow up consultation for you and your team as you implement your Maternity Leave Action Plan, you will have the option for month-to-month implementation support following this package.

Add your name to the wait list (no deposit required) here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 10 and 32 weeks pregnant (if you are past 32 weeks, please email me to check on availability before you fill out an application)
  • You run a profitable, service-based business and know you will continue working after giving birth
  • You have a big picture idea of what will ideally happen while you are on leave but need support in figuring out the details
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too… we will get along great!
  • You value access high quality information and expert guidance in your personal and professional life

This is not the right fit for you if:

  • You plan on taking absolutely no break from your business after you give birth
  • You have too much on your plate to think about planning for your leave and know you won’t implement the plan
  • You are not yet pregnant, but actively thinking about it. Please email me instead of filling out an application.

Price $2500 

Add your name to the wait list (no deposit required) here

Maternity Leave + Back to Work Coaching - $600/month (2 month wait list)
This is for when you (and your team) need additional consultation to implement your Maternity Leave Plan before you go on leave, or support after you come back from leave.

How This Works:

Implementation support includes

1. Two 45 minute sessions per month to help you implement the steps in your action plan.

  • Coaching covers both the business-related AND personal issues you’re currently experiencing
  • You can choose to bring either a team member or your partner on to one of the calls per month as we discuss nitty gritty details that involved them

2. Weekly email access to me (1 per week)

3. Access to contract copywriters, strategists, project managers, hiring experts, and assistants who are experienced in helping entrepreneurs fill in key business functions during and after maternity leaves.

Schedule a 15-minute chat to discuss your specific needs here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You want expert guidance on how to implement, assess, and adjust your plan along the way
  • You are feeling nervous, anxious, or stressed about having the time and energy to get everything into place before baby arrives
  • You are back to work but having a really hard time adjusting to the new pace and don’t feel like you are making much progress
  • You know that taking care of business includes taking care of yourself as well
  • You want assistance in helping your team (small or large)

This is not for you if:

  • You would rather do it all yourself, without guidance or feedback along the way

Price: $600/month

Schedule a 15-minute chat to discuss your specific needs here

 

Mother reads digital tablet with sleeping baby in lap

If this was a product or course launch you would have had it done by now.

But it’s not, it’s a BABY you are launching.

A real live human.

It will probably be born with some plans of its own (I mean, c’mon it is your child, after all!)

News flash: Baby’s plans don’t always line up perfectly with the ins and outs of your business.

I’m not trying to terrify you.

I know you are doing everything you can to navigate both the expected and unexpected experiences of new motherhood.

And when you are used to being a pro at what you do, feeling uncertain about what exactly the future holds is hard.

That’s why I do what I do.

 

"Arianna coaches from a stance of exploring your own experience & struggles. She really allows you to see your own constant journey--which normalizes the fact that we are all striving to be good to ourselves, and that its an ebb and flow process."

Veronica Lett

Veronica Lett

Social Worker

"Arianna brings poetry to professionalism, and steers with a steady hand through often chaotic realms. She possesses an exceptional blend of skills drawn from the analytical, intuitive, creative, and organizational know-how that are invaluable."

Elizabeth Nails

Elizabeth Nails

Theater Artist and Consultant

We have all faced learning curves at one point or another in our business, where we needed a new strategy, support, and expert guidance.

Preparing for maternity leave and motherhood is no different.

Some of the things you can check off your list when we work together are:

  • Your tailored maternity leave plan and support in mapping out your time off and return to work
  • An action plan for the systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Guidance on how to connect to other professionals you may need in your community (eg. chiropractors, counselors, physiotherapists, childcare providers etc)
  • Clear vision for who will be part of your postpartum network and how family and friends can help you (and how to get them to leave you alone until their help is needed!)

Continued monthly coaching also allows us to tackle:

  • How to train your team, communicate with clients, and keep your key business functions running smoothly in your absence
  • Reverse engineering sales, revenue, and budget-related details for leave and the first few months back at work
  • Back to work schedule, productivity with a baby, and business growth the first year postpartum
  • How to navigate breastfeeding, pumping, childcare, and household duties when you return to work
  • Individualized mind-body strategies to support mindset, mental health, and developing your new identity as a mother while not losing your identity as a driven entrepreneur 

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Maternity Leave Planning Package - $2500 (3 month wait list)

How This Works:

We work together for a total of 2-3 months

1. First, we tackle the nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session):

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

2. Then, you receive your customized Maternity Leave Action Plan with next steps you can begin to implement immediately

3. In our two 45-minute follow up sessions (typically 2 weeks and 1 month after initial session) we will check in on progress made and additional support needed. You’ll be guided to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet:

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

4. You will have weekly email access to me for one month after the second session (one email per week)

5. If you need follow up consultation for you and your team as you implement your Maternity Leave Action Plan, you will have the option for month-to-month implementation support following this package.

Add your name to the wait list (no deposit required) here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 10 and 32 weeks pregnant (if you are past 32 weeks, please email me to check on availability before you fill out an application)
  • You run a profitable, service-based business and know you will continue working after giving birth
  • You have a big picture idea of what will ideally happen while you are on leave but need support in figuring out the details
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too… we will get along great!
  • You value access high quality information and expert guidance in your personal and professional life

This is not the right fit for you if:

  • You plan on taking absolutely no break from your business after you give birth
  • You have too much on your plate to think about planning for your leave and know you won’t implement the plan
  • You are not yet pregnant, but actively thinking about it. Please email me instead of filling out an application.

Price $2500

Add your name to the wait list (no deposit required) here

Maternity Leave + Back to Work Coaching - $600/month (2 month wait list)
This is for when you (and your team) need additional consultation to implement your Maternity Leave Plan before you go on leave, or support after you come back from leave.

How This Works:

Implementation support includes

1. Two 45 minute sessions per month to help you implement the steps in your action plan.

  • Coaching covers both the business-related AND personal issues you’re currently experiencing
  • You can choose to bring either a team member or your partner on to one of the calls per month as we discuss nitty gritty details that involved them

2. Weekly email access to me (1 per week)

3. Access to contract copywriters, strategists, project managers, hiring experts, and assistants who are experienced in helping entrepreneurs fill in key business functions during maternity leaves.

Schedule a 15-minute chat to discuss your specific needs here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You want expert guidance on how to implement, assess, and adjust your plan along the way
  • You are feeling nervous, anxious, or stressed about having the time and energy to get everything into place before baby arrives
  • You are back to work but having a really hard time adjusting to the new pace and don’t feel like you are making much progress
  • You know that taking care of business includes taking care of yourself as well
  • You want assistance in helping your team (small or large)

This is not for you if:

  • You would rather do it all yourself, without guidance or feedback along the way.

Price: $600/month

Schedule a 15-minute chat to discuss your specific needs here

 

When we work together you’ll be guided to think through + plan for some of the things you may not have initially planned for:

  • The back-to-work transition period
  • Feeling confident as you navigate the unknowns of early motherhood
  • Fitting in postpartum care so you are able to feel your physical and mental best as you dip your toes back into the business

You can feel more comfortable and safe in navigating your transition to working motherhood, even though you don’t know exactly what is going to happen in the months that lay ahead.

 

​"What I always appreciated so much was the clarity and calmness in your voice, it felt like you really held space for me and whatever my needs were. I felt safe and grounded in your hands."

Isela Gutierrez

Isela Gutierrez

Non-Profit Professional

"What stands out to me is how observant Arianna is and her ability to adapt to what's happening in a session at any given moment. She is both patient and persistent on finding solutions that are appropriate for the individual needs."

Kate Millen

Kate Millen

Founder/Owner of Giving Tree Wellness

"I was overwhelmed after giving birth via an emergency caesarian. In the weeks that followed surgery, I felt completely out of touch with my old self. I am so happy with how far I’ve come. By healing the areas affected by the caesarean and getting back to a place where I’m finding strength and confidence again, I’m recovering from my disappointment about having had to go through surgery. It is very important to be my most healthy and strongest self going forward into this adventure of motherhood and Arianna has been the foundation in this process."

Stephanie Morton

Stephanie Morton

Founder/Owner of Destination 26.2

 

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