Caroline Flanagan is The Babyproof Coach, a working mother of four on a mission to help women who want to have and enjoy it all. Caroline is a Speaker, Author and the founder of Babyproof Your Life (www.babyproofyourlife.com) whose purpose is to increase the number of women who keep working, progress to senior roles and stay there after starting a family.
Caroline has appeared in Grazia Magazine, Huffington Post Lifestyle, Mother & Baby Magazine, Legal Cheek, The Times Legal Supplement and Marie Claire. She was the 2016 ambassador for the Marie Claire #breakfree campaign inspiring working mothers to breakfree from mother guilt.
Caroline is the author of Baby Proof Your Career: The Secret to Balancing Work and Family So You Can Enjoy It All, which became an Amazon bestseller on publication in 2015. It is a blueprint for how career women who plan to have a family in the future, can prepare their life and career for the challenges of being a working parent.
Founded by Caroline in 2013, BabyProof Your Life is a boutique coaching business that supports women and men at the critical stage of their career when they are making decisions about when and how they can have a family, and whether they can make career and family work. Individuals work with Caroline to gain the confidence and know how necessary to thrive as a working parent. Organisations work with Caroline because of her experience as a Coach, as a working parent in the corporate world and because of her unique approach to improving retention rates and increasing diversity at the top.
Caroline is an inspiring speaker who draws on personal stories and client case studies to engage and empower her audience. She delivers presentations and workshops to national and global organisations, international conferences and women’s networks on how to make family and career work and on taming Imposter Syndrome.
Caroline qualified as a professional Coach in 2006. Over the last ten years Caroline has coached both men and women through a range of career and life challenges. She has worked with clients from all over the world, including America, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Australia and the UK and is known to her community as The Babyproof Coach.
Caroline is a working mother of four young boys and a passionate advocate of having it all and making it work.
Caroline read History at Cambridge University before attending the College of Law, London and gaining her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1997. She spent eight years working in the City of London as an international finance lawyer at two of the world’s largest global law firms, Allen & Overy, LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP.
Caroline speaks excellent Italian, some French and about 3 words of Spanish. Her favourite things are tea, red wine and birdsong at dawn. Her favourite activities – yoga, reading and walking through vineyards in the Piemontese countryside.