Take Charge of Your Paternity Leave and Your Personal Brand at Work


Get the Mindful Return Paternity Leave Template Here

Congratulations on your upcoming arrival! As you prepare to go out on paternity leave, you’ll want to tell your employer “I’ve got this.”

Dad with Baby

There is no better way to reassure your manager that you are a committed employee than by preparing a helpful memo outlining your transition plan.

The Mindful Return Paternity Leave Template is an editable Word document you can use to successfully communicate with your manager.


This document includes language you can use to discuss your plans regarding:

  1. Work Progress and Coverage
  2. Planned Weeks of Leave
  3. Accessibility during Leave
  4. Return to Work

Jeremy Smith, co-creator of the Paternity Leave Course, has this to say about the Mindful Return Paternity Leave Template:

An approaching due date generates a lot of anxiety and an even bigger task list. One of the most critical tasks is to establish a plan for your paternity leave.  Personally, I needed quite a bit of time to proactively assess and transition my workload to colleagues. This template will not only help you to plan out your work projects and establish firm timelines, but will also generate peace of mind.

Of course your employer might be feeling anxious about your leave too.  Utilizing the Mindful Return Paternity Leave Template is a powerful signal to your employer that you are committed to making this leave work for everyone.  The plan allows both parties to feel at ease about the transition of work and sets expectations on both sides.  Spelling things out up front is the first step on every successful paternity leave journey.  And it facilitates a smooth return to work, even after life gets a whole lot more complicated!

Jeremy Smith

Purchase the template below (cost is $49), and turn your paternity leave into a leadership opportunity at work.

With purchase, you will also receive a Coupon Code for $25 off any session of your choosing of the Mindful Return E-Course.

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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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