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. For more information, see Caroline Flanagan: Speaker Profile.
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 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.
Mother of 4
Caroline is a working mother of four young boys and a passionate advocate of enjoying it all.