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SHAPERS AND SHIFTERS

A life enhancing initiative geared to support women experiencing various stages of menopause

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Overnight, I found I was unable to think clearly nor take firm decisions. My confidence levels plummeted! 

In meetings with hot flushes assaulting me...An ongoing joke in the company and no action. It was a nightmare for me.

I had to make a difficult decision to leave a job I loved as I could not cope. It was brutal as I was poised for promotion.

“Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but around 900,000 have quit their jobs because of the menopause.”

Wellbeing of Women Charity

“Negative impacts of symptoms on economic participation identified in the evidence base include lower productivity, reduced job satisfaction and problems with time management. Women leaving due to menopause resulting in £7.3 million loss” 

UK Government Equalities Commission, 2017

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Having experienced menopause myself and having coached women experiencing this phase I am delighted to launch the Shapers and Shifters initiative with the backing of experts. We are passionate, skilled and unique in our approach. Our solution is an effective support to organisations keen to respond to this employee demographic's needs.   

 

Reena Dayal 

Master Coach and Lead designer, Shapers and Shifters

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HOW IS YOUR ORGANISATION   RESPONDING?

There is a strong business case for organisations to offer specific developmental programmes to unleash the potential of all talent and create transformational leaders - ‘Shapers and Shifters’ is designed for experienced women leaders being impacted by menopause.

With a positive move towards gender parity and a noticeable ageing of the UK workforce, awareness around  how employers can support their employees transitioning through the menopause is an opportunity to deepen trust and retain valuable talent. Shapers and Shifters initiative sits within the purview of the best practices that organisations can adopt.

Discussing the issues with other women makes  a difference, knowing my company sponsored my coaching made me proud.. 

 Menopause cannot be seen as a stigma anymore. Not in 2022! It affects me, my team, my family, my business.

CIPD Report 2019 on Menopause at Work

  • Nearly two-thirds (65%) said they were less able to concentrate

  • More than half (58%) said they experience more stress

  • More than half (52%) said they felt less patient with clients and colleagues


BBC Survey 2018

  • 40-48% of women reported that menopause had affected their mood/ mental well being. 

  • 70% did not inform their employers

WHY MIGHT YOU NEED THIS NOW?

 

We know menopause typically affects women between the ages of 45-55. This age bracket  is a powerful inflection point for all genders; for women it often gets accentuated with various stages of menopause; bringing extraordinary disruption to physical, mental and emotional state of varying degrees. It can be frustrating as it is also a time when women are peaking in their career and are poised to lead larger work mandates and bigger roles. 

If left unaddressed it can lead to confusion, unhappiness, frustration, anxiety and mental health issues for some. This has a direct negative impact on their capacity to sustain optimal performance and accelerate career growth.

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Difficult times makes us stronger - I think if we can support women in the short term to enhance well being and confidence ...and, coach them to dig deep they will pivot magnificently to be transformational leaders in whatever they do after. This is what motivates me.

Reena Dayal 

Master Coach and Lead designer, Shapers and Shifters

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