Health and Wellness Coach
I have over 20 years' experience in the education sector as a teacher of Business, SEN and Psychology. I have been in School Leadership for the past 15 years, predominately in Human Resources, Staff Welfare and Mentoring and Coaching. Within this time, I also achieved my NPQH (National Professional Qualification of Headship).
After various medical issues, countless operations and suffering from Endometriosis,
I entered early menopause with various symptoms including hot flushes, insomnia and mood swings. After ongoing medical issues, this eventually resulted in me having a total hysterectomy which threw me headfirst into surgical menopause.
Then the symptoms hit me hard and fast!
For me to understand what was happening to me, but more importantly for me to
get on top of my symptoms, and to get my life back on track as I was suffering from
chronic symptoms, I undertook various training and certifications.
This has included becoming a fitness instructor as a certified MenoLeader for
MenoHealth UK, enabling me to educate, support and advise women
on both physical and mental wellness in areas of the menopause.
I have qualified as a Diet and Nutritional Advisor and a Mindfulness Practitioner and more recently as a Reiki Practitioner.
All these, alongside my years of coaching and mentoring, has enabled me to embark on something I love doing the most, helping women to get their lives back on track,
help them gain control of their menopause and not let their
menopause get control of them.
As well as my training, I am a keen runner and always looking for new ways to trial new therapies in the quest of raising awareness to women's health.
'What Uterus?' was created shortly after having my hysterectomy.
This was an ongoing blog about my recovery after the operation both physically and mentally.
I wanted to highlight the trials and tribulations on what I experienced and what the professionals did not tell me about before I went into my operation.
I then expanded this and created a space where I could share information, which included information sheets on various women's health issues like menopause symptom checkers, prolapse, PMS, PMDD, endometriosis and top tips on how women can help alleviate some of their symptoms.
Raising Awareness to Women's Health
Contributed to various books sharing my menopause experiences and in particular
NHS talks on Menopause
Support and create policies for 'Menopause in the Workplace'
'Guest Blogger' on various Women's Health Sites
Conducted interviews for other women to share their experiences and top tips
Monthly menopause chats sharing top tips, giving a safe space for like-minded women to share their experiences