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I truly felt empowered as a new mom

I love the Maximized Maternity Leave 101 because I truly felt empowered as a new mom to maximize my time with my new baby boy. I was initially driven with so much anxiety on how to navigate my maternity leave since my work does not make things simple for me to take my leave. When I came across a free session I was immediately relieved that there was something out there with all the tools I needed to navigate this new journey. It was most definitely worth the investment and I would recommend it to any mama looking to feel confident in her options for maternity leave so they can have the most special opportunity to bond with their newborn :)

Alanna

I felt a true sense of relief

I have only just started Maximized Maternity Leave 101 and already cannot stress enough how much value this course brings. I felt a true sense of relief and a burst of confidence immediately upon starting module 1. I announced my pregnancy to my boss yesterday, and even just informing him that I was using this course to finalize a maternity leave plan made the whole process so much easier and gave me so much assurance when making the announcement. It's such a relief knowing that, thanks to this course, I will have all of my ducks in a row, so to speak, and won't be missing out on any benefits!

Ailsa Meechan-Maddon

I so clear and so helpful

I'm still going through the course, but it has been so clear and so helpful so far. I just attended the live Q&A last night, and I appreciated Diane's enthusiasm and the way she read through every question even all the ones that came up in the chat (including my own). It really reenforced all the information I'm learning in the modules and also helpful in locating resources that I will need in the future. All the examples in the modules are also super helpful!

Frances Borgona

This course has been a Godsend!

I'm a first time mom trying to navigate maternity leave with little direction from my employer and EDD. This course has been a Godsend! I feel way more empowered and armed with facts to approach my employer. Diane does a great job of breaking down the material in short easy way to digest without being overwhelmed. This course was definitely worth it and encourage all pregnant women (and other inquiring minds) to take it. I'm definitely glad I did!

Athena

Helps you put YOU and your family first!

The Maximized Maternity Leave 101 course is nothing short of amazing. It breaks down all the complicated laws and programs that are so hard to understand on their own. With so many leave options and protections available, I wanted to make sure I was prepared going into pregnancy and getting the most time off to spend adjusting to postpartum and parenthood. After all, you don't get this time back, and information from different employers and state websites are super confusing and loaded with jargon. This course helps you put YOU and your family first!

Christina

The course made it so easy and understandable.

The California laws can be so complicated! My employer is not based in California so I knew I had to do all of the research before presenting my plan to them. This course made it so easy and understandable. After completing the course, I presented my plan to my employer and was able to secure nearly an extra 3 months of maternity leave. I am so grateful to have extra time with my baby and that is truly priceless to me. Going into my birth I am very relaxed now and don't feel the need to rush back to my job.

Nicole Greene

It came at such a perfect time and worth the investment

I got an ad on Instagram for the Maximized Maternity Leave 101 course just a few weeks before I was planning to tell my employer about my pregnancy. It came at such a perfect time and worth the investment! I spent a few hours every Sunday going through each module, taking notes, and aligning with my partner on what we wanted our leave to look like. The guided visualizations were really helpful in that process. I even attended an office hours session to get a question answered. After the course, I was ready to tell my boss and shared the news confidently and excitedly. I was met with genuine excitement back and directed to inform HR. When I told HR, they provided their policies & handbook, and let me tell you, without the Course I wouldn’t have been able to make sense of any of it. I really appreciated the template the course provided for emailing the maternity leave plan because I was confident enough to ask for my employer to make my pay whole. Even though the request was ultimately was declined, I’m still proud of myself for asking. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!

Amelie Aguilar

It came at such a perfect time and worth the investment

I got an ad on Instagram for the Maximized Maternity Leave 101 course just a few weeks before I was planning to tell my employer about my pregnancy. It came at such a perfect time and worth the investment! I spent a few hours every Sunday going through each module, taking notes, and aligning with my partner on what we wanted our leave to look like. The guided visualizations were really helpful in that process. I even attended an office hours session to get a question answered. After the course, I was ready to tell my boss and shared the news confidently and excitedly. I was met with genuine excitement back and directed to inform HR. When I told HR, they provided their policies & handbook, and let me tell you, without the Course I wouldn’t have been able to make sense of any of it. I really appreciated the template the course provided for emailing the maternity leave plan because I was confident enough to ask for my employer to make my pay whole. Even though the request was ultimately was declined, I’m still proud of myself for asking. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!

Amelie Aguilar
 
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Olivia shares her experience in working with Diane & being able to not only understand her entitlements, but secure additional PAID benefits from her small employer!

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Listen to Phyllis' Story

Phyllis shares her experience in working with with us and the type of full service and expert support she received so she could max out every single one of her benefits, some she didn't know about before!

 
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Listen to Phyllis' Story

Phyllis shares her experience in working with with us and the type of full service and expert support she received so she could max out every single one of her benefits, some she didn't know about before!

 
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Listen to Dani's Story

Dani shares what it's like working with Diane & being entitled to Maternity Leave benefits even as an independent contractor.

This program was a life saver!

This program was a life saver! My employer did not provide any information or education about maternity leave which I was extremely overwhelmed about! This program educated and empowered me to navigate my maternity leave to it's fullest potential! I am currently on a 6+ month maternity leave and I couldn't have coordinated this without this program!

Annie McCausland

This program is excellent

The thorough research of the latest laws, the detailed resources, Diane’s availability to responding to specific situations/questions, and the straightforward explanation on the videos are a few of the things I so appreciate about the Maximized Maternity Leave 101! This program is excellent and I look forward to referring back to it on the future babies to come in our family! Thank you Diane and your team!

Ashlee

Love it and thank you!

It takes a village and this programs assitance IS part of mine. Going onto blessing number 2, pregnancy Brain is reigning strong and having a guideline to do all the hard work for me is a blessing. I’ve been recommending to everyone. My favorite are the frequent Q&A consultations for any questions and when you need to speak to a human being. Love it and thank you!

Evelyn Salazar

I feel much more relieved

So much great information! I did not know where to begin this whole process and was afraid I was going to miss important steps when filing. This program provided the resources I needed to begin the process. I feel much more relieved knowing that I will be able to submit my maternity leave knowing that I am getting what is available to me. Thank you so much for all the help and guidance. I would definitely recommend this to other fellow mothers.

Nancy Villalobos

It came at such a perfect time and worth the investment

I was so unsure about maternity leave before I found this course. I was going into it just thinking that I would get the time off and get the pay and then I would come back to work and that's it.

I am so thankful I purchased the Maximized Maternity Leave 101. First of all, the EDD website is so overwhelming and confusing, so when they literally hold your hand and walk you through the how to and where to for all details regarding time off and paid time off, I was so relieved. I was able to take maximum amount of time I wanted off and I learned that the PFL can be used in so many different ways and at anytime in the first year. So, I saved some time off so I can use it for a little family vacation when my son gets a little older. :)

Overall, this course gives you every single detail you will need and want when you are planning your maternity leave. It is essentially a "how to do everything to prepare for your maternity leave, for dummies" In the most positive way possible! I found this course at the very end of my pregnancy, but we will be having another kid soon and I am so thankful to have all of this information to make a better plan for my next time off! Thank you so much for making that time for me so much less stressful.

Amelie Aguilar

They helped to break down complex information and made it easier to grasp.

I recently completed the Maternity Leave 101 course, and I can't express how valuable it was for me during this important phase of my life. The course provided a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide on navigating maternity leave in California.

One of the standout features of this course was the clear and cohesive timeline it provided. I had struggled to find a reliable source online that laid out the steps and deadlines for requesting maternity leave in California, but this course delivered exactly what I needed. It made the entire process feel manageable and less overwhelming.

The visuals, examples, and excel calculators were incredibly useful. They helped to break down complex information and made it easier to grasp. The short videos were a fantastic addition, as they provided a dynamic and engaging way to absorb the material. The combination of different learning tools in the course truly enhanced the overall learning experience. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I didn't know about maternity leave regulations in California until I took this course. It not only answered my questions but also addressed important aspects I hadn't considered. The course's comprehensive approach ensures that you have all the knowledge you need to navigate this crucial time in your life.

I wholeheartedly recommend Maternity Leave 101 to anyone expecting a child in California. It's an invaluable resource that will guide you through the process and equip you with the information you need to make informed decisions about maternity leave. I am grateful for the knowledge I gained from this course and believe it will benefit many others as well.

Thank you to the creators of Maternity Leave 101 for providing such a valuable resource!

megan hinderberger

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Farnauz's Story

Farnauz shares her experience in working with Diane & maximizing her THIRD maternity leave finding more pay and time off than she did with her previous two pregnancies!

 
a mother’s story

Listen to
Farnauz's Story

Farnauz shares her experience in working with Diane & maximizing her THIRD maternity leave finding more pay and time off than she did with her previous two pregnancies!

 
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Listen to Krystee's Story

Krystee shares her experience in working with Diane and the type of full service and expert support she received so she could max out every single one of her benefits.