Judge Profile

Caroline Flanagan
Speaker, Coach, & Business Owner
BabyProof Your Life

About Caroline

Caroline Flanagan is an inspirational speaker, powerful coach, bestselling author and business owner. Caroline works with international law firms, banks and other global organisations to increase the number of women and minorities at leadership level, and with individuals to help them fulfil their highest personal and professional potential.

Caroline has appeared in Grazia Magazine, Huffington Post Lifestyle, Mother & Baby Magazine, Legal Cheek, The Times Legal Supplement and Marie Claire. She was the 2016 ambassador for the Marie Claire #breakfree campaign inspiring working mothers to breakfree from mother guilt.

Keynote Speaker

Caroline is an inspiring speaker who draws on personal stories and client case studies to engage and empower her audience. She delivers presentations and workshops to national and global organisations, international conferences and women’s networks on two core topics: (1) balancing work and family and (2) Imposter Syndrome. Her clients include Google, Accenture, Shell, global law firms White & Case, Mayer Brown, Latham & Watkins, Arthur Cox and banks HSBC Asset Management and Morgan Stanley.


Caroline is the author of Baby Proof Your Career: The Secret to Balancing Work and Family So You Can Enjoy It All, which became an Amazon bestseller on publication in 2015. It is a blueprint for how career women who plan to have a family in the future, can prepare their life and career for the challenges of being a working parent.  

Business Founder

Founded by Caroline in 2013, BabyProof Your Life is a boutique coaching business that supports women and men at the critical stage of their career when they are making decisions about when and how they can have a family, and whether they can make career and family work. Caroline has created the Babyproof Your Career Programme to help future and existing parents create their unique balance blueprint and learn how to coach themselves to succeed as a working parent.  

Babyproof Coach

Caroline qualified as a professional Coach in 2006. Over the last ten years Caroline has coached both men and women through a range of career and life challenges including maternity. She has worked with clients from all over the world, including America, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Australia and the UK and is known to her community as The Babyproof Coach.


Caroline read History at Cambridge University before attending the College of Law, London and gaining her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1997. She spent eight years working in the City of London as an international finance lawyer at two of the world’s largest global law firms, Allen & Overy, LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP.

Mother of 4

Caroline is a working mother of four young boys, rising to the challenge of working parenthood every day, and is a passionate advocate of having and enjoying it all.

Connect with Caroline

Web: http://www.babyproofyourlife.com

Email: caroline@babyproofyourlife.com

Twitter: Babyproof_Coach

Linkedin: thebabyproofcoach

Instagram: thebabyproofcoach

Facebook: BabyProof Your Career