Ready to return

Returning to work after mat leave? Feeling alone and overwhelmed with all the questions and anxiety? Are you spending your leave worrying about your return to work?



i hear you!

And I completely understand! That is why I created a course that covers all of these things and more! Tips on meal planning, flexible work, transitioning to childcare and more! This is a safe space to share your worries and your questions. 

On top of that you are supported by a team of experts. 

Imagine returning to work supported by:

– A Career Coach for Moms and Return to Work Expert (with over 15 years in HR)

– Lactation Consultant

– Sleep Consultant

– Employment Lawyer

– Daycare Manager 

– Life Coach 

– Parenting Coach 

– Psychotherapist

(**please note experts may change each round**)



Less than one-fifth of women feel confident returning to work after having a baby, according to a survey of 1,008 women
0 %
were not offered any formal support through a returner program.
0 %
were worried about their requests for flexible work being rejected.
0 %
felt so unsupported and isolated upon their return, they considered quitting.


Ready to return online course

Canada’s only online course for Moms Returning to Work From Maternity Leave. Join our next round starting September 14, 2020

Here's what you'll get

I took Ready to Return after it was recommended by a friend. I felt supported. I had a team behind me that gave me the confidence and tools to negotiate a return to work that worked for me. My manager even told me that where other staff had struggled during their return – it was like I didn’t miss a beat. That is what happens when you get support, guidance and experts to help you.

Lisa – Healthcare Professional  


Meet Allison venditti- your ready to return mentor
who will be there every step of the way!

Hi – I’m Allison!

I am a Career Coach & HR Specialist but more importantly I am a Return to Work Expert. In addition to having returned to work from maternity leave myself 3 times (I totally get it!!) I have spent well over a decade creating return to work programs for some of the world’s most progressive companies. I have personally supported over 800 individuals in their return to work in sectors ranging from healthcare, education, manufacturing, engineering, non-profits and more (told you I get it). Ready to Return has helped over 150 women return to work after maternity leave – I would love to help you too!

Career Coach

bonus material

guest experts

Each round we will have 3 guest experts. Past experts have included a nutritionist, childcare expert and lactation consultant.

tools & templates

Back to work planning tools, exercises and sample schedules.

resource lists

Want more? I provide great books, podcasts and blogs to help you feel in control about your return to work.

guest Experts

Angela Grant Buechner is a Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant and Doula and owns Nutmeg Consulting. She has worked at Mt Sinai in the NICU since graduating in 2000 as a bedside nurse and then as a Lactation Consultant. She started her private practice ‘tentatively’ about nine years ago doing home visits and Doula support, and then went ‘all-in’ four years ago.

Chernell Bartholomew is a Certified Health Coach, Registered Massage Therapist & Trainer and Owner of Vitality Massage & Fitness. With over 13 years experience in the health & wellness industry she is dedicated to making sure you don’t get caught up in the hype of extremes or deprivation. True health is about creating a lifestyle that works for you FOREVER not just a quick fix

Kate Love is a mama of twins, a yin yoga devotee and the owner of Sage Coaching. She works primarily with mamas and mamas-to-be to navigate change, prioritize self-care and (re)connect with themselves.

Rosalee Lahaie Hera, owner of Baby Sleep Love, is a Toronto-based Certified Sleep Consultant and mom of two beautiful little humans. She’s a researcher at heart with a passion for sleep science – and helping families get the sleep they need and deserve.

Since 2008, Deborah Hudson has practiced law exclusively in the areas of labour and employment.  She worked as an associate lawyer at a prominent downtown management-side labour and employment law firm until 2015. In 2015, Deborah moved to one of Toronto’s preeminent boutique workplace law firms to further develop her skills as a litigator, advocate and workplace investigator. In 2019, Deborah started her own practice, opening Hudson Law.


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Melissa Graham Burke is a Registered Psychotherapist with specialized skills and training in working with the unique challenges individuals face including anxiety and depression. She also has extensive experience working with couples and families. Melissa splits her time running a private practice and mom-ing. 


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Heather Sande is a Mom to two wonderful girls (toddler & preschooler) and is passionate about coaching parents to craft close connections with their kids, instead of focusing on challenging behaviours. With the right relationship you can make it through any stage or age! You can find her at heathersande.com
Karen Grant Karen Grant is an ECE and Daycare Manager at St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club where she has been Daycare Manager for over 20 years. Karen has worked with hundreds of families in their transition into daycare and supported them as they grow and learn. She has also been navigating COVID 19 in a daycare setting and has lots to share!

join our next round
Starting sEPTEMBER 14, 2020
for only $149+HST

This is for you if...

This course provided a great venue to share ideas and fears with other moms that were at a similar stage of their maternity leave.  It was a very welcoming group where all questions and concerns were encouraged and addressed in a very non-judgmental way. I have been referring back to some of the materials as my return to work date gets closer and closer. I would recommend for anyone returning back to work – first maternity leave or otherwise! 

Frequently Asked Questions

15 minutes. I designed this course while I was on maternity leave with my 3rd baby. I totally get it! If you miss a day – you can catch up. If you need anything I am avaliable – the whole time!

There is NO place to login. You get the content sent to you every morning directly to your inbox. Just check your email and you are good to go! Each email has a link to our closed Facebook group so you can pop in for the discussion. All resources are placed in a folder that you can grab whenever you want. No sign in. No fuss. No bother. EASY!

Nope, In Ready to Return our experts each have a whole day with you! They will start off with great info and resources and will be there all afternoon (from 2-5) to answer your questions. Can’t make it? Leave your questions earlier. Missed the date? Don’t worry they will come back in the last week to answer any questions you came up with or missed. As for Allison – she is there all the time. Have a question? She will get back to you the same day! All our expert talks and videos are recorded and are avaliable on demand afterwards.

So many things have changed during COVID 19. Ready to Return has changed too! I have included an employment lawyer to help us through our rights and discussions at work, psychotherapist to talk about anxiety and stress and a daycare manager to give you the facts about what childcare looks like and what you need to know.

Absolutely not! It is good to be prepared for these conversations. Plus you keep all the content for as long as you want! We also have a Ready to Return alumni group where you can continue to get support when the program is done!

Yes – happy to answer any questions! Send me an email at allison@careerlove.ca.

Next Session Booking Now
starts SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

All this for $149+HST

This course should be mandatory for all those heading back to work from maternity leave. I am in HR and there were so many things I learned in this process. I got access to experts who would have cost me thousands of dollars (employment lawyer, career coach, psychotherapist, lactation consultant and more!) Returning to work is hard – having a community, expert advice and support is priceless
– Amanda – Human Resources – Finance