The Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind Program

 

Introducing a mastermind program designed with yours and your child’s needs at the top of the priority list. Not as an afterthought!

Focused on creating connections to help you make the progress you desire in a safe and inclusive space.

Spend time with the ones you love while investing in yourself.

A 90-day ‘sprint’/12-week trimester for parents.

You’re a parent with a passion project you’ve been putting off for far too long.

You have the ideas and the burning desire but you haven’t found the time (or space) to move it forward as much as you’d like to.

Children are noisy, vibrant, curious, loving, challenging, adaptable, relentless, inspiring and while your days are filled with the ins and outs of your new and ever-changing routine, they’re a bit empty when it comes to filling your own cup.

You’re doing great at using your newfound parental powers to get through the physical, mental and emotional marathon of looking after little ones.

You’re loving life but at the end of the day, there isn’t much time leftover for you.

Parenting is non-stop 24/7 and while you knew it would be a demanding role, what you weren’t quite prepared for was the…feelings of isolation.

Nobody told you about…

The sudden bursts of inspiration and creativity you’d experience while feeding your baby, only to lack a pen or paper (or free hands!) to write anything down.

The challenges of setting (without forgetting) your goals and the feeling of sharing them with another open-minded adult.

The difficulties finding events and opportunities which fit into your new schedule and are child-friendly (hello-crack-of-dawn-breakfasts and evening meet-ups, we’re looking at you).

The feelings of loneliness, isolation and frankly, trying to get any sort of feedback on your ideas from someone other than your own family members who prefer to play peekaboo, show you their sweet block tower or demand the umpteenth snack of the day.

It can be lonely out there.

Stimulating conversation. Remembering your pre-kid interests. Meeting people you have things in common with (other than your ability to procreate). 🤣

Free play group drop-ins are great…for the kids.
Story time at the library is awesome…for the kids.
Climbing play structures at the local park is fun…for the kids.

Coffee catch ups and activities can break up your solo time with the kids.

Physical and emotional self-care can help with the aches and pains of parenthood.

But what about your intellectual self-care and mental health?

You want to discuss your business, side gig, seeds of an idea or the niggling feeling you need to shift gears in your career.

Who can you turn to – besides your family, friends (or pet) – and have they done the things you want to do?

You want to work on your business plan/career change/learn how to code/write that book. 

When will you find the motivation and create the time for it and who is checking in on your progress?

You want to go out to meet other people like you, discuss things other than your kid(s) and focus on your needs but you are also their primary caregiver. 

Where can you go to invest in yourself without having to feel like you’re inconveniencing other non-parents or worry you’re the only person who brought along your child?

You don’t need a break. You need a supportive environment to focus on improving yourself without having to sacrifice time with your children or source flexible childcare.

Parenthood and professional development shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.

 

 

Join us for a radically different business experience.

A 90-day ‘sprint’/12-week trimester for parents who want results.

Through a mix of online and offline programming, we are focusing on motivation and advice you can implement straight away.

Event experiences designed by a parent, for other parents – with yours and your child’s needs at the top of the priority list. 

Not as an afterthought! Creating connections to help you make the progress you desire in a safe and inclusive space.

The Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind Program

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY. 
12 x weekly email check-ins and prompts will help you set, share and achieve your goals.

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind Inclusion

INCLUSION. 
Carefully selected venues
will ensure you access, attend and enjoy child-friendly events.

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind Community

COMMUNITY. 
3 x monthly face-to-face breakfast meetups will help you connect with parents like you.

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind Advice

ADVICE. 
Monthly guest speakers and a 1:1 coaching session will enable you
to gain valuable feedback.

 

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This 90-day ‘sprint’ / 12-week trimester is designed to provide:

Accountability: 12 x weekly email check-ins with prompts will help you set, share and achieve your goals.

Community: 3 x monthly face-to-face breakfast meetups will help you connect with parents like you.

Inclusion: Carefully selected venues will ensure you access, attend and enjoy child-friendly events.

Advice: Monthly guest speakers and a 1:1 coaching session will enable you to gain valuable feedback.

Don’t go it alone because you feel like every business space has been designed to be kid-free oasis!

Change takes time and instead of waiting for the professional development world to adapt, we’re creating what we want to see more of in the world:

No more early morning or bedtime events you can’t attend because you’re the primary caregiver.

No more spaces where you have to change your child on a dirty floor, the seat of your car or their stroller.

No more hiding in a washroom or the back row in case your child needs to feed or has a meltdown.

No more worries about inconveniencing others in the room or feeling like you don’t belong.

You’re not the only one who wants to do what you do, alongside the ones you love. 

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Webinar Replay

Cute baby alert! 🚨

 

In this webinar recording, I (Amy Lynch) and my co-host (seven-month-old baby, Conor), outline the reasons why I believe parenthood and professional development shouldn’t be mutually exclusive and what we’re doing about it.

 

Watch or listen via the YouTube video or SoundCloud recording below to learn more about our upcoming Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind Program.

 

 

OR you can mute me, watch my cute baby and keep scrolling for all the info you need to know about why I’m doing what I’m doing, what feedback we’ve had and why we think we can help you!

Amy Maureen Lynch - Impact Academy After spending the better part of a decade as a freelance and remote worker in Australia, Ireland, and England, I returned to Canada with a newfound motivation to address the isolation I sometimes faced as a working expat and new parent.
Determined to maintain a sense of self while looking after my first son (2016) and preparing to give birth to my second son (2018), I often sought out networking and professional development opportunities but was surprised by a lack of inclusive spaces with baby change facilities and parent-friendly event times.
Some of the things I have brought my sons to, which are usually seen as traditionally adult-only events include:
💸 Pitching to investors, accelerator programs, advisors and potential business partners for feedback (while wearing a baby in a carrier/ breastfeeding/rocking them in my arms or feeding my toddler snacks/giving them toys to play with and using my diaper bag as a laptop bag to share my pitch deck in between diaper changes).
📈 Presenting to workshop participants, special guests and complete strangers (while doing all of the above with a newborn baby and/or toddler).
💼 Interviewing for a corporate mat leave contract alongside my at the time, 15-month-old son (which I’m proud to say I was offered, happily accepted and recently completed, while growing my second baby).
📅 Business workshops about cash flow, income tax, business models and legal structures (where I alternated wheeling my kiddos into the venue in a stroller, carried in a car seat or wore them in a baby carrier and proceeded to feed them breakfast, breastfeed and keep them occupied with toys during early morning sessions starting between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.).
🎨 Creative Mornings Ottawa events (again, baby carrier, stroller and all of the above to listen and be inspired) and the list goes on.

 

Amy Lynch - Campus for Mums 2016 London England

 

 

My first son at four months old (on the boob) and I, at a Google for Startups program in London, England in 2016, chatting to a YouTube employee about problem solving.

I was one of 35 founders (who also happen to be parents) who participated in a Google for Startups program in London, England after my first son was born in 2016.

When we started this 10-week program, my son was seven weeks old and over the course of the next few months, we got to meet other parents and their children who were also pursuing business ideas, networking and professional development alongside parenthood.

Before my son’s first birthday in 2017, we relocated to Ottawa and I participated in an online Parentpreneur Startup Accelerator program, where I set out to make more space for local primary caregivers who also wanted to invest in themselves alongside their children.

 

 

My second son at three months old and I attending StartUp Canada Day On The Hill in 2018.

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ is the result, a pilot program for parent-friendly professional development, aiming to improve parental mental health and accessibility of professional spaces across the city.

Since mid-2018, I’ve been working on a pilot program to help other Ottawa-area parents invest in themselves alongside their children, because I believe everyone deserves to design and create a life that works for them and their family.

 

 

My ‘parentpreneur’ activism resulted in the first-ever baby change table being installed in a non-gender washroom at 7 Bayview Yards, the home of Invest Ottawa and the city’s Innovation Hub, which brings services and support to entrepreneurs under one roof.

After starting a newsletter, participating in Ottawa’s Impact Academy, undertaking a bit of ‘parentpreneur’ activism and hosting a focus group in 2018, I am continuing to work toward a future in which parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Join me for the introductory round of Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Mini Mastermind, a 90-day ‘sprint’/12-week trimester for parents