Is Menopause Coaching for everyone?
Updated: Jun 14
I’m honoured to receive recommendations and testimonials like this from many of my clients and the people who attend my workshops and talks. It’s great to know that I’m making a difference for many people.
When I went through a premature menopause in my thirties, I had no idea that I would end up teaching menopause around the country and abroad. At the time, I felt alone.
Like I was the only one who didn't know anything about menopause.
In fact, it turns out that almost everyone still needs to learn about menopause! Even when someone realises that menopause is affecting them, a loved one or a colleague, they typically have no idea what to do about it.
Employers are only just beginning to understand that menopause is impacting their bottom line, with an estimated 14m days lost to the workplace and around 1m women leaving work through lack of knowledge and support - I know, I was one of them.
If employers are only just getting it, then there really is a long way to go.
Outside being a Mum to my teen, it's my life’s work to share the knowledge I have gained over the past 8 years. From talking with the media, sharing my expertise with corporate clients and their teams, to coaching individuals, I have loved every moment of my time working in the ever-growing sphere of menopause.
As a result of the work I've done through Women of a Certain Stage and in collaboration with our associates and many other experts in this space, the majority of our enquiries are inbound and recommendations.
Thankfully, curiosity is emerging around menopause, and the media are covering it daily - set a Google alert and watch the notifications come in every day as more coverage emerges!
Over the last few years, I've launched a variety of courses, the core ones being the
The half day Become a Menopause Champion certificate &
The 18 week Become a Menopause Diploma
Last year, 16k people registered for the Menopause The Basics course alone.
There is a very real need, for clear, sensible information to help people normalise menopause and learn how to successfully navigate this life transition.
At the end of each session, there is always a thirst to learn more, do more and help more people.
Having largely worked with financial services and legal firm, my team and I have found ourselves supporting multiple industries right across the globe, with our toolkits being translated into many languages.
It was clear to me that the best way to reach more people was to increase the number of people sharing this information. They already were sharing it with the people they know, so why not give them the skills and in-depth knowledge to make a real difference.
Last year, I launched my annual curriculum, so that employers and smaller businesses could send their team members to train with us on selected dates throughout the year (email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the 2023 curriculum) if they wanted to supplement in-house training, or didn't merit a full suite of training sessions.
Our newest baby, the Become a Menopause Coach diploma launched last year and I've been impressed by the determination of so many people to become true menopause coaches, using our signature programme The Menopause Plan; a six week coaching programme.
The next cohort begins soon, and I'd like to invite you to consider joining us.
Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash
Of course, you might be wondering exactly who my Become a Menopause Coach Diploma course is for so I thought I'd share a little about our current Diploma course participants.
We have people from a wide range of careers and backgrounds.
Executive, Neuro and Health coaches
Some run their own businesses
Others are specialists in mental health or nutrition
One of our trainees is a baker and author, and a former teacher and she is looking to be a Menopause Coach in her retirement!
Some are here to support the work they currently do.
Others want to change their careers completely.
There are many ways to incorporate the skills and qualifications that you gain from the course into your professional work.
The variety highlights that there is one thing which unites them all: a desire to support others by understanding menopause better.
Here is one participant, talking about the Diploma course and her reasons for signing up:
“I think it is the natural progression since doing your three day Menopause Champion course.
Working in absence management, I had noticed more employees citing perimenopause as causing them issues and impacting their home and work lives.
I want to ensure the... and explanations I give them are current and correct, ensuring they are being supported and knowing they are not alone.
I also want to help spread the word; for too many years, menopause has been, and still remains, a taboo. I want to get it out in the open and ensure that the young women of today have the awareness of the impact perimenopause can have but also where to get help and advice from.
I want to ensure the current perimenopausal women are not ignored and feel supported in their jobs and lives.
By becoming a menopause coach, I can help ensure that women are being helped and hopefully make their transition into post-menopausal life smooth, by offering them the support and advice that they need.
Having recently been helping a company with their policy and rolling out awareness training, it has made me even more excited about the upcoming coaching course and the help I will be able to offer."
I don’t know about you, but reading this fills me with hope and excitement about the potential of many more well-trained menopause coaches to help women in this key stage of life.
So, how does it work?
I’ve designed this 18 week programme to ensure that you feel confident, capable and empowered to guide women safely through the menopause maze.
The course is held online – so you can fit the sessions around your current work/life commitments.
You just need access to the internet, be able to download Word and PDF documents, be competent in English to be able to take part in the live sessions on Friday afternoons.
There is plenty of optional materials to supplement the course and you get to choose the topics that are closest to your heart.
The scheduled time commitment is ringfenced at 90 -120 mins / week, so it won’t take over your life in the way that many other courses and qualifications tend to do!
During the course, you will learn what is actually happening to during menopause, and will learn about a structured framework to deliver to practice and future clients to support them to regain control and successfully navigate their menopause.
You’ll develop your coaching skills and learn about the GROW coaching model, so that you are able to successfully help a wide range of people regardless of where they are in their menopause journey.
Along the way you’ll get access to 121 coaching, resources and templates to ensure success and you’ll develop close ties with your own community of peers for ongoing support.
If you’re curious to find out more about the programme and how to book your place to become a Menopause Coach, then you can do that here
To apply, simply book a 15 call with one of our coaches, so that they can help you make an informed decision and answer your questions.
Your coach & trainer,