Feel more confident and connected as you work your way through menopause
the change is a 6 week pilot that creates a confidential, respectful space that connects professional working women who are going through menopause, empowering them to regain control of their well-being so they can function more effectively and feel more confident at work.
It can be really unsettling when you experience some of the common menopausal symptoms, such as insomnia, heavy bleeding, hot flushes or brain fog, when you are at work. You may feel you can’t talk about what is really going on lest you make others feel uncomfortable, or you are perceived as not being up for the job. Unfortunately, the isolation created by the fear of naming menopause, just adds to the stress you already might be experiencing.
What’s more it deprives you of the NUMBER ONE Determinant of wellbeing: Supportive Relationships.
the change is designed to give you back this potent source of wellbeing by building your Foundation of Support in three dimensions:
The social support you gain from other women going through a similar experience to you, will normalise the experience and offer great relief.
The supportive mindset that you consciously create for yourself will help you see menopause in a more empowering light and help inoculate you against negative cultural stereotypes of older women
The supportive practices that you learn and prioritise will help you maintain your ability to work well
So what is The Change?
Small group interactive learning program
A 6 week interactive learning program for 10 to 15 women
Connect with other professionals
Drawing together women from different workplaces
A place to talk
Creating a space where women can talk about menopause in a real and respectful way, adopt an empowering understanding of this life-stage while learning about the wellbeing practices that can best protect women’s effectiveness at work
Is this opportunity for you?
Feeling challenged by the symptoms of menopause, no matter how mild
especially in relation to your current professional role and/or workplace culture?
Ready to make some empowered choices,
in relation to your personal and professional wellbeing?
Keen to contribute to better understanding women's needs?
Your feedback as a pilot participant will be invaluable for the women who come after you
Please be aware the change is designed to complement, not replace, treatment by a medical or allied health professional
Features of The Change:
All participants must agree to confidentially before entering the program to help create an environment where women feel safe to talk frankly.
I will be presenting and facilitating each session to encourage self-reflective learning, while helping to keep the space free from advice giving and inadvertent self put-downs.
As women from different workplaces pool their existing personal and professional experience, the wiser we all become.
As a health journalist and qualified health professional, I love finding the best information I can on a topic from around the world, by interviewing national and international experts. With menopause my current focus, I’ll be channeling the best of what I discover, into the change.
Carefully selected material is presented each week to support each week’s theme, then the real learning takes place between sessions when participants apply key concepts to their daily life and return with lessons learnt, ready to share.
We will hear from female elders - professional working women who have completed menopause. As guest speakers on the change they will share their experience, offer a retrospective view of this transition and answer your questions.
Here's what you get:
Weekly interactive 1 hr webinar
For 6 weeks. Recordings available.
Access to a private FaceBook group
where you connect with other participants
Unlimited email support
from me, Thea O’Connor, Wellbeing & Productivity Advisor & Coach
Access to a clearing house of quality resources.
for unlimited use after the program
from females elders who've been there
Mindset Matters. Examining our beliefs and refreshing our take on menopause
Body: Caring for a Changing Body. Sustaining your energy.
Mind: Staying sharp mentally. Managing your workload & work expectations.
Soul: What matters most for the next life stage? What needs to change?
Working Through Menopause: From embarrassing moments to constructive conversations. What ‘reasonable adjustments’ can you make or ask for?
Supporting yourself: Building your council of elders. Distilling learnings.
Limited places available in this pilot program, enrol now to save your place
Early Bird Bonus
Enrol before October 11th and you can book in for a 1.25 hr individual wellbeing and productivity coaching session to help you explore your current experience more deeply, focus on the most significant way to support yourself during menopause, and translate that into a highly specific action plan.
When I move forward with the full comprehensive program next year and open it up to the general public, the cost will be more like $480.
The cost of this small group pilot, is just $180, that’s about the cost of a coaching session alone.
It’s a limited offer as I won’t be offering this pilot again. And to make sure everyone gets enough time/attention I’m limiting the group to 10 – 15 women.
Maybe you are thinking...
Agreed. While The Change does invite participants to share how things really are, it also invites us to explore what choices we have available to support ourselves.
Research into the social determinants of health tells us that taking control of our situation, in whatever small way we can – whether that’s a shift in attitude or how we care for our bodies, is a powerful wellbeing booster.
While participants will definitely benefit from the social support that comes from shared experience The Change is not a support group nor is it therapy -it is an adult learning program.
Neither do I! We have strict agreements about avoiding advice giving which I will uphold.
The Change does not claim to alter your symptoms – see your doctor and health practitioners about that. However the wellbeing, lifestyle and workplace practices and habits we cover, may help. I am confident , however, that you will feel better simply from being with other women going through a similar experience to you. That sense of - I’m not the only one! - offers great relief and research shows, has the power to heal.
And the end of the pilot you will feel more empowered to have conversations about menopause at work, if you choose to. I can supply you with excellent research summaries, examples of workplace policies, even a coaching session to help you present your case. The full program, to be offered next year, will go into sowing the seeds of workplace change in more detail. This pilot helps get you into the right frame of mind first.
Ask away I'm here to help...
Send me an email through my contact page here or give me a call now on 0412 190 860. If you know anything about me at all, you’ll know I am not into pushy sales. But I am into making sure you know everything you need so you can make an informed choice and feel good about it.
You don’t have to keep hiding this natural cycle of life that half of humanity experiences!
The Change offers a safe way for working women to start (re) claiming their whole selves.
Enrolments now closed
If you would like be kept informed about programs in 2019, please send me an email ([email protected]) and I'll put you on the list.
Fill out the enrolment form and we'll transfer you to our paypal account where you can pay by credit card or paypal.
We'll send you a welcome email with everything you need to know about the program.
We'll be in touch with you over the next few days to confirm details and make sure you have everything you need to start the program.
For now, mark the dates in your calendar - every Thursday, 7 - 8pm, October 25th to November 28th.