Menopause is a fact of every woman's life. For 75% of women, the symptoms they experience will have a detrimental effect on their ability to work, interact with colleagues and maintain relationships with those they love. It can have a corrosive effect on women's confidence, social ability and even their sense of self.
Moving forward, it is important to create a conversation around menopause and how organizations and individuals can be more empathetic to women at this stage of life. In this book, Kate explores the best ways to cope with these changes, how to manage new and existing relationships and how to manage your future - all in an accessible and entertaining way. "I love Your Second Phase
. More than a book, it is a compendium on the topic of menopause. It covers how it affects your relationships with others (and your relationship with yourself!), and how you can manage your life before, during and after this inevitable and significant time. Whether you are premenopausal or your menopause was 'early' or 'late', whether you 'sailed through it' or were in agony, you will find information, advice and support in these pages. I highly recommend Kate Usher's book to both women and men, children and family members. I agree with Kate when she says this is a topic that should be talked about, and this book is a basis for those conversations."
Penny Tompkins, Co-author, Metaphors in Mind: Transformation Through Symbolic Modelling
"This book shines a light on what should be a priority workplace issue - the menopause. The chapter on work provides valuable insight that will give many women the confidence to start a conversation in their organization about the support that could help with their symptoms and transform their working life."
Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser, CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
"Many women are now working through the menopause; this book concisely explains their legal rights and the obligations of their employers to support them, as well as providing a valuable resource and advice on all aspects of life and the menopause."
Gemma Dale, Co-founder, The Work Consultancy
Your Second Phase