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Contingency planning, managing expectations, recreating yourself as a machine…how exactly should one prepare for going on maternity leave?


QA | 6 February 2013

Contingency planning, managing expectations, recreating yourself as a machine…how exactly should one prepare for going on maternity leave?

It can be hard to let go…how exactly should one prepare for going on maternity leave?
At 34 weeks pregnant I am very aware that in less than 2 weeks I will actually have to relinquish my role and hand it over to The New Me for a year. But like the proverb says...  when you open up the floodgates, how do you stop the water from flowing? It is only when you hand over your responsibilities that you realise the range of things you do in a day.

As "the voice" of the company, I spend my day communicating the impact that our learning solutions have and it's truly an inspiring thing to be part of. The email campaigns that I create inform our existing customers about the tools available for them to make positive changes. The blogs and social media communications that we produce, help us to reach out to a wider audience and I will miss being part of this culture very much.

I am very proud to work for the leading learning organisation in the UK. Unlike most large corporations, I hope we are friendly and approachable. We're a company made up of people that are extremely passionate about learning and committed to sharing our unrivalled expertise in order to make people more productive and by extention, companies more successful.

On Thursday evening we're up for another 3 Learning Awards and as I make my preparations to Live Tweet the awards ceremony and look down at the list of other companies up for awards, it's great to see that 85% of them are QA customers.

So as I pass my responsibilities into capable hands for a year I just wanted to thank  my colleagues for the past 6 and a half years, and our customers for all the positive feedback about your QA experience. I'll see you on the other side!

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