Friday, 26 April 2013

The Executive Mums Forum: An introduction

The mission of The Executive Mums Forum is to build high impact, mutually supportive, co-coaching relationships for executive women.

The Executive Mums Forum is a discussion group of 8 people from different companies who meet 6 times a year.  They coach each other and gain greater insight collectively and collaboratively. From career moves to childcare, all topics are open territory.  Discussion themes and resources are shared in a follow-up communication. 
                                 
In 2012, Victoria Hall developed the Executive Mums Forum in response to themes she saw when working with women executives.  Successful executive mothers typically do not know other mothers with the same level of career responsibilities. They are highly capable, used to carrying a heavy load, and feel isolated. They want to connect with others, but doing so could upset the fine-tuned efficiency that rules every day, and may not be worth the effort.  Consequently, they tend not to prioritise networking. Through the supportive network of Executive Mums, members share, coach each other, learn, and conquer their challenges.

The Forum method of learning is widely applicable.  Other Talent Futures Forums are developing, including the Emerging Leaders Forum for middle managers.  To learn more, please contact Victoria.


Victoria Hall, Executive Coach
Founder of Talent Futures