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Upcoming Pods: Friday June 10th

Embrace the Butterfly years

9am UK

Join Kirsty and Bev Thorogood as they explore the world of The Menopause.

The workplace is changing, and the role that midlife women play in the workplace is changing with it.

Did you know that women over 50 are the fastest growing sector of the workforce therefore it is inevitable that as facilitators, trainers or coaches we will work with women moving through their menopause transition.
Why does this matter to Us?

Because the physical and emotional changes that can affect some women as they transition through menopause can create temporary difficulties which may have an impact on performance and how they show up when working with you.

I think it is helpful for us to become more aware of what the menopause is, what is perimenopause and what we can be doing in the world of facilitation and training.

This will be a lively conversation and I really encourage you to join, yes even the men. Did you know 15-20% of men can go through a version of the menopause too?

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“The pods started in March 2020 in a response to the UK lockdown, facilitators and trainers losing work and needing a space to connect with others.

We gathered every Friday morning for 20 weeks, connecting, sharing and inspiring one another during a difficult time.

We quickly realised this space and community is needed and wanted by you so we continue to meet on the first Friday of every month.”


Future dates:

  • 1st July
  • 2nd September
  • 7th October
  • 4th November
  • 2nd December

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