Empower Your Team with Work-Life Strategies

Believe it or not, there are specific strategies to make integrating a job and family life rewarding and enjoyable. It’s even possible to smooth the transition back to work after having a baby, for new parents and employers alike. Lori Mihalich-Levin offers up actionable tools to help new parents feel confident in their role as working parents.

Topics Lori Speaks On

Lori wrote the book on how to have a mindful return from parental leave, and now she’s bringing her expertise on the road. When you invite Lori to speak at your conference, workshop, or team meeting, she will arrive ready to engage the room on one of the following topics.

Work/Life Balance (or Fit, Integration, Harmony…)


Work/life balance might feel like the Holy Grail that everyone’s striving for these days but the reality is, it’s possible. Lori gives teams the tools and tactics required to make this seemingly elusive feeling of balance and integration a reality.

“The law firm I work for engaged Lori to present to our marketing department, and her workshop for the men and women on our team was fantastic.  After our time together, my colleagues were using words like ‘life-changing’ to describe parts of the session. Lori provides very practical, actionable tips and advice to assist men, women, parents, and those without children in managing their work life and personal life in a manner that makes each much more enjoyable.  I would highly recommend her as a speaker and workshop facilitator. (And have already invited her back to speak at another firm event!).” – Aleisha Gravit, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Transitioning Back to Work After Baby


For new working parents, one of the most worrisome parts of having a child is understanding how to return to the workplace when parental leave is over. How will they navigate the transition?  Will their schedule work?? Will they have opportunities to lead and succeed? Lori shows parents how to re-engage with their career after having a baby, without skipping a beat.

“Lori recently presented to our new parents group about how to plan/navigate a mindful return from parental leave. Her meeting inspired us with new ideas and practical tips on how to approach work with a healthier mindset, be more productive, and how to view our leave and return as a leadership opportunity. Everyone who attended got so much out of this interaction. It was just wonderful to hear candid and honest advice from someone who is definitely walking the talk at being a successful working parent. Many thanks, Lori!”  – Ruth Kennedy-Walker, The World Bank Group

What to Expect When You Invite Lori to Speak At Your Next Event

What will you get when you bring Lori Mihalich-Levin on stage at your event, conference, workshop, or team meeting? Compassionate and inspirational guidance on how to integrate work and life, and how to embrace the talents of new parents that so often go unrecognized in the workplace.
Lori is available to speak in a variety of settings, including (but not limited to):


  • Employee retreats and workshops
  • Women’s leadership meetings
  • Parent professional group lunches
  • Workplace wellness week activities
  • Work-life balance communities
Lori’s workshops leave teams feeling energized and empowered to embrace the transition from parental leave and back into the workplace. Her talk, keynote, or workshop, customized for your audience, will offer action items that can be applied immediately.
I was delighted to have Lori speak at our recent event for parents at KPMG.  As a partner in a large DC law firm, she truly understands the unique pressures facing new parents.  Lori spoke about skills that new parents learn, and how those can translate into better leadership at the office.  Our audience appreciated Lori’s guidance and practical techniques.  She delivered her message with enthusiasm and was extremely relatable to everyone.  Lori covered a wide range of topics from the importance of self-care to returning to work with confidence.

Heather J. Mills, Director

Lori is a versatile speaker who added great value as a panelists at The Women in Law & Leadership Summit in Philadelphia March 14, 2018. She was a speaker on “The Current Landscape: the Silence Breakers, Pay Equity & Creating Change” panel. Lori contributed greatly in her knowledge of not only the challenges faced by women in Law but actions and tools that can be used to create change both personally and as part of an organization.  As a panelist, Lori understood how to keep the flow of the panel discussion going by both speaking and allowing others to engage. I would recommend Lori as a speaker or panel at any conference or summit.

Steve Camac, President
Centerforce Conferences

A Taste of What Lori Can Offer

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Our Gift To You

At Mindful Return, we know that calm, thoughtful planning, and time for reflection, are keys to success in working parent life. Our FREE guide, 99 Questions to Ask Yourself Before, During, and After Maternity Leave, is our gift to you and your new bundle of joy.

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