To be the go-to resource on work-life balance for both companies and parents.
To offer parents true support before, during and after parental leave, and successfully reengage them back into the workforce by empowering them with information from our experts in Human Resources, Mental Health, Lactation, and Sociology.
We believe it is our responsibility to shatter the image that women, and all parents, cannot have it all. We believe it is our responsibility to provide ‘balance’ to working parents and change company culture for employers to provide true work life balance.
We encourage and support parents to be the best parents, professionals, partners, friends…and all that they can be….
Most importantly, we encourage parents to be kind to themselves first and foremost. The belief starts with the individual.
We work to support the truth that parenthood is extremely challenging, that working parents have many obstacles to overcome, and companies can work to change culture.
We exist to provide proven success strategies, solid support tools, and serve as trusted resources to reengage professional parents transitioning back to work from parental leave.
We aim to change culture and educate employers on the benefits of parental leave coaching, flexible work arrangements, work life balance training, and culture changes with the intent to reduce turnover, increase employee engagement, and boost overall bottom line.
We recognize that women have been declining in the workforce since 1999. We believe that mothers play an incredible role in growing the future generation and a vital role in today’s workforce. Yet we know many new working mothers feel overwhelmed balancing childcare and career. This leads to great stress, inevitable burnout, and women not living up to true potential. We believe that it is crucial to have a dedicated focus to keep mothers working and motivated and that companies need to embrace true culture change in order to keep top talent.
Additionally, the benefits of fathers and partners being physically and emotionally present for their families is astronomical. Research shows time and again that fathers being present impacts not only the children, but the mother, partner, and father himself. Supporting fathers in their task of maintaining their careers while also playing a hand-on role with their family increases happiness, mental wellbeing, and satisfaction for the whole family, and trickles into having a healthier, happier employee, who is able to fulfill all of their professional potential.
After experiencing firsthand the difficult transition of returning back to work from maternity leave in 2014, Amy Landry left her Director of Human Resources position to start consulting. From her personal experience, Amy, committed to improving the experience for working mothers through training. Amy created the training program ‘Diapers to Desk.’
A native Houstonian, Amy Landry, earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and attended graduate school at the University of Houston’s, Conrad Hilton College. Amy’s extensive work experience includes work at The Walt Disney World Company, Disney Cruise Lines, and Hilton Worldwide. While with Hilton, she gain unique experience in developing service and leadership training for creation of a worldwide brand, The Waldorf Astoria Resorts and was the training brain behind the re-launch of the legendary Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.
Landry is a certified Human Resources professional through the Society of Human Resources (SHRM-CP) and a certified practitioner for Meyers Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI®). From her unique work with women in business, Landry was selected to serve on Loyola University’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Academy Advisory Committee and now serves as the Program Facilitator for Loyola’s University’s Women’s Leadership Academy.
Amy is the proud mother to her five year-old firecracker daughter, Ava.
Elyse Shull, M.S., PLPC, is originally from Pennsylvania, but has spent the past four years relocating around the country with her husband and children. Elyse received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University, her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Certificate in Children’s Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, and has completed advanced training in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International.
In the past, Elyse has worked as a parent educator, a career counselor, and as an individual therapist for both children and adults. Now, Elyse works exclusively with perinatal women (women who are anywhere from trying to conceive to postpartum) helping them work through issues related to pregnancy, birth, and transitioning into parenthood including postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, pregnancy loss, loss of identity, parental burnout, and life transitions. Elyse is provisionally licensed in the State of Louisiana.
Elyse is also the proud mother of three children under five years-old.