What is ReLaunch?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
If you’re currently on a career break and you’ve decided it’s time to embark on a new journey but you don’t know which way to turn – the ReLaunch course is for you!
ReLaunch supports women who are looking to reconnect with their strengths, build confidence, clarify goals and plan next steps after a career break.
The online ReLaunch course takes place through 6 weekly, interactive, discussion-based sessions, which fit into women’s busy lives. ReLaunch is led by experienced facilitators and held in small groups, so participants not only finish with an action plan but with a new support network too. ReLaunch encourages participants to take small steps throughout the course to create momentum. As ReLaunch coach Henrietta Nelson says, “Confidence doesn’t tap you on your shoulder or fall into your lap – confidence grows when you take action.”
Once the course is complete, participants join the ReLaunch community which continues to offer support throughout the journey via mentoring opportunities, events and meetups with other like-minded women.
Emily feels fortunate that she was able to take a 14-year career break to raise her children. In those years, she also volunteered in her community, as well as being the head of the PTA at her children’s school.
“When my term as Head of the PTA ended, I wanted to continue being busy – preferably in a paid role! – but I wasn’t sure exactly how to go about it or what my strengths were after such a long break. Luckily I heard about the ReLaunch course at just the right time.”
Through the ReLaunch course, Emily was able to assess her strengths and the types of roles that would work best for her. She is now the Alumni & Events Manager at a local independent school, and credits ReLaunch with helping her get this job.
“I know that I would not have pursued this role with the same confidence and assertive attitude without ReLaunch. It is honestly one of the best things I’ve ever done!”
Emily has thrived in her busy role and enjoyed gaining new skills such as database management and how to use social media as a work tool – she says if she can do it, anyone can!
Can’t make the next course? Don’t worry, we run them regularly! If you’re interested finding out about our ReLaunch courses and Community, get in touch with Heather: ReLaunch@linkuplondon.org