How To Have It All

with Caroline Flanagan


Do you feel you can’t have it all? Does the lack of role models suggest to you that it can’t be done? Has your own experience convinced you that the quest to have it all is fraught with overwhelm and stress?

Caroline Flanagan is here to convince you otherwise.

Caroline Flanagan is on a mission to show you that the messages you’ve been hearing, seeing and believing about having a family and a successful career are wrong. Being a working parent isn’t all compromise, sacrifice and suffering. It is one of the greatest opportunities of your adult life.

It’s a common belief that starting a family creates new problems. Caroline will show you that all it really does is reveal existing ones. Before children, you can get away with doubting yourself, neglecting relationships, poor time management and avoiding taking responsibility for how you’re living and working. When you start a family, you can’t.

If you’re ready to embrace it, the challenge of having it all is an amazing opportunity to take a step back and take a close look at how you live and work. This is your chance to change attitudes, behaviours and actions that may have been holding you back for years, and learn the number one skill required to successfully have it all.


This talk is designed for anyone who is struggling to achieve work life balance or is either planning, starting or managing a family.


I am more than happy to share wonderful feedback about you. Working with you has been life changing and continues to inspire me and help me grow.

Coaching client, Director, PwC Legal

When I came into the office the following Monday, I could see the effect that you’d had. People were visibly changed as a result of your talk.

Oli Holmes, Accenture

I wanted to let you know that I have been promoted to counsel. Thanks very much to your coaching I have managed to get through one of the most challenging years of my career and managed to achieve what I had hoped to! I might not have made it were it not for your advice and guidance.

Client C, Solicitor

Caroline came to speak to our Balance Employee Network about “How to babyproof your career so you can balance your life”. I really enjoyed preparing this event together. Caroline took great care in understanding the needs of the audience to make her message even more powerful. The whole process from preparing the event invitation to getting feedback was very professional with a wonderful personal touch.

Louise Walewska, Presentation Client, HSBC Asset Management

Caroline did a fantastic job as the guest speaker at our latest Women with Ambition networking event: 'How to ensure kids don’t derail your career'. Caroline’s talk was engaging and insightful and feedback from our clients that attended was overwhelmingly positive. All of the delegates mentioned they had gained some sound advice from Caroline’s presentation, regardless of whether they were thinking about having children, were already parents or were managing individuals with family commitments. Caroline has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to continuing to develop our working relationship in the future. I would highly recommend working with her.

Sally Clare, Head of Diversity, Ambition UK

Caroline, I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave me while starting to think of family planning. Your level-headed approach to some of the things I was panicking about has put everything into perspective. Not to mention that talking through and planning how to run my company single-handedly with a child was invaluable. I really appreciate having the after-session documents to work through in my own time and have been referring to them frequently. I cannot recommend a Babyproof Your Life session highly enough when starting to think about children – everyone should do this! Many thanks again.

Client T, UK, Babyproof Client