We accelerate women’s personal development through community support, coaching, workshops and webinars. We support organisations to develop an inclusive environment that nurtures the best talent by leveraging the value that parenthood adds to leadership development.

Our Approach To Coaching & Development

Drawing on the wisdom of mothers from all over the world, we identified five behaviours that make the difference between women who just have dreams and those who realise them, despite obstacles.

Know Yourself

Your strengths, biases and vulnerabilties


Allow your enthusiasm and care to grow


Give and receive support in your journey


Be curious, connect



Tailored To You

Our workshops and speaking engagements can be tailored to big audiences of 100+ people such as employee networks or conferences but also to small size groups  and of parents  communities within international schools.

Our tailored one to once coaching will help you unlock your inner potential so that you can progress both in your career and in your life. We believe that most women have the answers within themselves to develop and grow, but they still need support, coaching and sponsorship to make the transitions required for the next step into a leadership role.

Throughout the duration of a coaching trajectory of 3-6 sessions you can expect a tailored program in which you will uncover your strengths , your personality type (MBTI) and its associated vulnerabilities.  You will also address your challenges root causes by  working on the limiting assumptions that hold you back. Moving beyond self- discovery, you will be using the insights gained to initiate sustainable behavioural changes through experimentation and targeted actions. Your executive coach will be  more than an empathetic listening ear, it is someone who has the experience to both challenge and support you until you find a way forward.


Mothers as leaders. Dare to Dream workshop

This is an interactive group workshop which combines accelerated learning techniques such as music, movement, postcards, posters and other physical prompts to bring energy, perspective and inner self-reflection space for allowing your dreams to blossom.


You will come out inspired and with an improved self-confidence about what you can achieve as a person, parent and  leader. You will gain insights about how you can better leverage the emotional intelligence and leadership skills gained through parenting.


  • Becoming aware of your strengths and biases – KNOW YOURSELF
  • Allowing your enthusiasm  to grow and your beauty to shine – BLOSSOM
  • Giving and receiving support in your journey – HELP
  • Staying connected to others, yourselves and your intuition –  EXPLORE
  • Developing self-confidence – BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

Register for Upcoming events

In-House Mothers as Leaders Signature workshop


Our workshop is grounded in interviews with working parents and research from many disciplines. It can range in length from 2 to 8 hours, and can elaborate on the skills developed while parenting addressing the following additional topics:

  • How parenthood impacts you as individual and how to unlock its benefits
  • How at work parenthood impacts everyone and how to increase trust
  • How managers can more effectively support their parent employees.
  • How parents can recognize and advocate for what they need to thrive.


With a combination of data-sharing, group coaching and a leader lab method, our workshop helps you integrate the information we share into your own individual lives and within your organisational culture.

Mothers as leaders Webinars  – 60 to 90 min


Our 60-90 minute virtual workshop/ webinars provide short instant snippets of inspiration and personal motivation. We share the overview of our research on specific topics, such  as Families & teams or Empowerment,  outlining how the skills parenthood develops are essential for success in today’s workplace and vice-versa. We use the Zoom platform for a seamless user-friendly experience.

“Steliana managed to make an excellent balance between learning about ourselves while connecting with a different world and have each day fun and adventure. This enriched my inner world and made me feel going back to experience more. I enjoyed mostly the way Steliana organized the overall agenda , by having a well thought structure, while at the same time flexibility to adapt each day by sensing everybody’s feelings.”

Gilles, Innovation Manager at Shell, The Netherlands

Thank you for setting up the stage and bringing us together for the mothers as leaders webinar zoomcall. It was empowering and useful and I am looking forward to the next one. During these days (COVID19) when we are all locked in a limited place, it’s important to find that joy of being together.”

Ioana Prica, Pricing Analyst C.H. Robinson, The Netherlands

“ I was greatly moved by your talk at IBM Tokyo. Thank you so much for your heartfelt frankness.”

Rya Rapp, Head of Talent at The Carter Group, Japan

The client organizations that hosted Mothers as leaders workshops

Shell in The Netherlands and US, IBM in Japan, the Women International Network WIN Global Conference in Athens and the Romanian School of The Hague


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