Webinar – Let's Talk Menopause

Wednesday, 12 April 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (UK time)
    • Jeanette Forder, CEO & Founder, Phoenix Wellness Coaching
    • Lisa Watson, Founder, Watson's Health

Let’s Talk Menopause

The menopause can have a big impact on the daily lives of employees and, in turn, have a negative impact on their performance and attendance at work. This session aims to help raise awareness of the challenges it can cause and the simple actions that can help women thrive in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

This session will cover:

  • The What, When, Why and How of menopause to cover the science of why this happens and how it can affect women.
  • Treatment options to cover both medical and alternative therapies.
  • HRT – what it is and how it works.
  • Alternative therapies – nutrition, supplements, exercise, mindfulness, acupuncture etc. which all help support the body through menopause.
  • Direct and Indirect impacts of menopause – at the workplace and at home.
  • Menopause and the Employer – why you might want to support your staff impacted by menopause and the benefits for the individual and the employer.

It is relevant to general insurance brokers/intermediaries, their insurers, and any other market participants. Joining instructions will be sent out shortly before the webinar begins.

Speaker bios

Jeanette Forder

I’m Jeanette, a 58 year old post-menopausal woman and part of the Fifty-Something Fem-preneur movement. I’ve been married to my hubby, Andrew, for 37 years and share our home with our cat, Duchess and cocker spaniel puppy, Louie. We live in Chatham in Kent and love to take walks in the local woods to keep ourselves fit.

I’m the Founder and CEO of Phoenix Wellness Coaching, a company specialising in helping women to thrive through all the stages of menopause. I set up my company in October 2020 after experiencing a long and at times difficult perimenopause, which ultimately drove me to change careers leaving my safe corporate HR role in the middle of the pandemic to go it alone.

With 20 years’ experience as a Senior HR Business Partner and a Coach, working closely with, advising and challenging senior teams to build an engaged and inclusive culture where staff can thrive and perform to their highest level, I’m able to translate my own experience into useful advice for other senior managers to help them to build a sustainable, and resilient workforce that respects diversity and harnesses the power of difference at every employee’s life stage.

My mission is simply to help thousands of women to change their lives for the better. I want to empower women through knowledge about menopause so they can ace this stage of their lives and embrace the many opportunities that this transition can open for them. Menopause doesn’t have to be a nightmare so long as you’re armed with the information and knowledge you need and the practical tools to help you to overcome the challenges that may arise.

Whilst my focus is on helping women, I also support men and employers. I believe we need to get better at understanding and supporting women so they can continue to reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives. I’ve been there and understand what it takes to thrive through menopause. I want to share what I’ve learnt so all women can have the magnificent midlife they desire and deserve.

I’m a fully accredited wellness and life coach and Senior Member of the Association of Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH).

Lisa Watson

I qualified in 1989 as a Registered Nurse at Guys Hospital London.

My career path started in Acute Elderly Medicine for 1 year, then A&E for 14 years, and since 2003 I have been working in NHS General Practice in Primary Care as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. I am an independent nurse prescriber.

As a professional I have always had a special interest in women’s health and wellbeing, with consultations regarding women’s specific health related problems making up a large part of my NHS day. I am also a coil and contraceptive implant fitter.

It was when I started to battle with symptoms of the perimenopause myself, that I truly learnt the value of knowledge about this transition, and the treatments that can help if needed. My personal experiences made me determined to become a Menopause Specialist so that I could provide top quality care and advice to all women, at every stage of their menopause journey.

I trained with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and now hold the Advanced Certificate of Menopause Care which is recognised by the British Menopause Society. It was my passion to also open my own Menopause Clinic, and Watson Health Menopause Clinic opened November 2022 in Rainham Kent.

I operate this clinic part time, and still have my NHS job which I love. I also have an honorary contract and work at Guys Hospital Menopause Clinic once every 1-2 months seeing patients.

Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Mid Kent, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.