The WibBigShow and Menopause!

I am the Go To person when it comes to menopause. I have appeared on BBC, ITV, Ch5, and Sky TV programmes as well as being sought after to comment on menopause for BBC radio programmes around the UK. 

It all started about 12 years ago when I was still going through what I call the ‘tsunami’ of menopause. All those crazy symptoms happening at once and feeling as if I was drowning in a glass of water, I just couldn’t cope. The worst part was, it took me years to realise I was going through menopause. I was too busy! I’ve done a lot of research on the subject and I’m a member of the British Menopause Society and have spoken in Madrid for EMAS (European Menopause and Androause Society). I’ve done a lot of stuff which resulted in a website that evolved into a training company. My team and I now take menopause training into the workplace for line managers, Occupational Health professionals and HR, not forgetting our Women Only Shows, of course. It’s been busy and the best career change I could ever have.

On this occasion, I was asked to do a Menopause talk at the Women In Business Big Show that took place in Kent, recently. I was delighted to see Kelly Tolhurst MP there to open the show and to talk to the stand holders, especially as she’s Minister for Small Business and I managed to get a picture of us together.

It was a very busy day and our talk was on after lunch. I am always so delighted when women leave the room with new information about menopause. They weren’t sure about things when they came in but they were a lively bunch during the talk and went away with renewed energy and a realisation that there are solutions to this crazy thing called menopause.

I took them through the What, When and How long does it last? Scenarios as well as the roller coaster ride that menopause insists on taking us through and the brighter future that is waiting for us if we would only acknowledge menopause and do something about it. Simple steps!

Did you know that your hormones will start to change around the age of 35? The myth is that menopause is for older women (over 50 or 60 – not so!). And symptoms are a bit furtive, disguising themselves as PMS on a monthly basis and other symptoms that you may not even have considered, such as feeling as if you have a hangover, every day!

I’ll be posting more about menopause over the next few weeks, so look out for my posts.

Until the next time, keep fanning those hot flushes (actually there are things you can do). There’s heaps more on our website: 

Kathryn 🙂