On Wednesday 7th of February, local resident Claire Hattrick known as ‘The Executive Menopause Coach’ had a sell-out Menopause show at The Lights Andover.
With the support of local businessman, Simon Potter (The Commercial Centre) Claire wrote the menopause show to help the local community of Andover and surrounding villages to have a basic understanding of menopause, as well as sharing her own experience.
Claire lost 10 years of her life to undiagnosed menopause joint pain, leaving her unable to stand, sit or walk and it was this that spurred her on to start up her free menopause website, www.theexecutivemenopausecoach.com along with her Twins, Abby and Beth during lockdown 2020.
Claire, a qualified CPD accredited Menopause Coach is passionate about women retaining their jobs in the workplace, but has struggled to get businesses on side in and around Andover, so decided to take on the mission herself!
‘There is a huge lack of support for women in the workplace with over 80% saying there is little or no support at all’ Claire says.
‘ Women should not feel that they have no option but to cut their working hours or leave the workplace altogether due to a lack of support or understanding from their employer’.
Joining Claire on stage was a highly experienced panel of experts including a British menopause Society GP, pelvic health expert, menopause PT, menopause nutritionist and a natural supplements company.
Claire talked about her own experience in depth and detail, then the panel answered questions and the audience got to meet them before and during the interval for an in person chat.
The night was a huge success, with lots of fun and laughter and every guest leaving with lots of knowledge and information from Claire and her panel!
Speaking to guests after the show…
‘ Absolutely brilliant night, expertly facilitated by the always passionate, engaging and inspiring Claire Hattrick’
Another said, ‘Everyone should come to one of Claire‘s shows, they will leave feeling empowered with a lot more knowledge than they came with’!
‘I learnt more from tonight’s show than I ever have done my doctor’
‘ A truly brilliant and informative night, Claire should be so proud of what she has brought to the local community’
‘ I felt lost and alone before I came to tonight’s show, I have left feeling like a different person’!
Claire said she felt a little overwhelmed by all the messages of thanks and support she received after the show but was already planning the next one!
Claire said ‘ we had a long list of people waiting for tickets and so many people asked me on the night to host these shows on a regular basis’!