Amy Beacom

Parental Leave Coach, Author

Dr. Amy Beacom is the founder and CEO of the Center for Parental Leave Leadership (, the first full service consultancy in the US to focus exclusively on parental leave. She conceived of and began developing the field of parental leave coaching and consulting in 2006. Drawing on over 25 years in executive leadership development and coaching, Amy consults with Fortune 100 companies, international organizations, working parents, and more to transform the way our companies and our country engage with the parental leave transition. Amy is also the co-author of The Parental Leave Playbook: Ten Touchpoints to Transition Smoothly, Strengthen Your Family, and Continue Building Your Career (Wiley, 2021).

Episodes for this expert

  • Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

    You’ve had a wonderful time at home getting to know your new baby. But now, it’s time to go back to work. You’re feeling a range of emotions – anxiety over returning to an inbox full of emails, mom guilt over leaving your baby at daycare for the first time, but simultaneously looking forward to feeling more like your old self. We’re breaking down all these emotions and more today to hopefully give you some peace of mind as you prepare for the transition. Plus, what rights you have as a new parent re-entering the workplace.

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