Generation Exceptional
Ep 44 - With Dr Susanna Unsworth - Specialist Menopause Doctor

Ep 44 - With Dr Susanna Unsworth - Specialist Menopause Doctor

May 2, 2020

I'm joined today by Dr Susanna Unsworth who runs the specialist menopause clinic Cambridge Women's Health  offering dedicated menopause help and support to women not just within Cambridge but also,  via the wonders of tech, nationally too.

In this episode we share some great information about how to get the best from a visit to your GP to discuss menopause, the real facts about Hormone Replacement Therapy and the low down on why we don't always get the most up to date advice from our doctor when it comes to menopause.

If you've felt let down by your GP when you sought help for menopause or if you just want to know the facts without the fluff, this is an episode you definitely won't want to miss.

You can check out Dr Susanna's blog Female GP where she discusses everything relating to women's health.

If you need some help with your health and mindset as you navigate your way through your midlife transition, coaching is a great way to help you get clarity, confidence and direction which is exactly where I can help you.  Drop me a line at bev@florescotraining.co.uk and let's have a no pressure chat.

And if your an employer or an HR professional looking to introduce menopause awareness training for your employees, I can help with that too.  Message me on the address above or call 01778 302464.

Ep 43 - Gen Ex Shorts - It’s OK to not be OK

Ep 43 - Gen Ex Shorts - It’s OK to not be OK

April 18, 2020

Depression isn't something I've experienced much of in my life thankfully.  I've often had to manage stress and anxiety but luckily not depression.

In this Gen X shorts episode I wanted to share my own very recent experience of what I now recognise as depression in the hope that maybe it will help other people struggling with emotions that feel alien to them during this time of uncertainty and change.

I realise we will all experience emotions differently and how we choose to respond to those emotions will also be different for each of us.  Maybe my response isn't what the textbooks would advise but withdrawing and spending time feeling a little bit sorry for myself seemed to work for me.

Stay safe everyone.

Ep 42 - The discovery of a brain tumour, the perimenopause and an unsympathetic line manager - this is Nicki’s story

Ep 42 - The discovery of a brain tumour, the perimenopause and an unsympathetic line manager - this is Nicki’s story

April 9, 2020

In today's episode I'm joined by Nicki Hetfield-Rogerson.  Nicki is a freelance recruitment consultant now but before starting her business, she was employed by a large corporate organisation. 

Sadly they failed to provide the support necessary to help her through a distressing diagnosis of a brain tumour, combined with panic attacks, anxiety and a massive loss of confidence caused by the early onset of peri-menopause. causing her to feel she had little option than to resign her position..

Sadly Nicki's story is not uncommon (well, maybe the brain tumour!) and I'm sure will resonate with many employees who are struggling to deal with poor mental health or menopause related symptoms.

Many managers lack the skills and empathy to deal with these situations.  Training can make the difference between a manager who is supportive in helping to retain talented members of staff and those who drive that talent away.

If you're an HR professional or a business owner keen to upskill your employees, especially during the uncertainty we're facing right now, drop me a message at bev@florescotraining.co.uk and let's discuss how Floresco Training and Coaching can help.  www.florescotraining.co.uk

 

Ep 41 - The benefits of yoga during a pandemic with Elaine Robinson

Ep 41 - The benefits of yoga during a pandemic with Elaine Robinson

April 2, 2020

Today I'm chatting with my friend and yoga instructor Elaine Robinson as she shares her thoughts and expertise on how we can use the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga to help us to keep fit and healthy during the uncertainty of the current coronavirus pandemic.

You can find out more about Elaine by visiting her on Facebook at Elaine Robinson Yoga or Instagram at, you guessed it, Elaine Robinson Yoga

Ep 40 - Gen Ex Shorts - Tips for Working from Home

Ep 40 - Gen Ex Shorts - Tips for Working from Home

March 26, 2020

Two years ago I left a job with the Ministry of Defence, a huge organisation and I was surrounded by a team of 17, in a department of 100 on a station with nearly 2000 people to go and work on my own from a home office.

With the current coronavirus situation more and more people are finding themselves working from home and whilst it can be a great way to work, it also involves a shift in the way we think and work.

So I thought I'd put together a short podcast sharing my experiences and the things I found to really help me to stay productive and sane!

Stay safe and let's hope this whole coronavirus situation passes soon.

Ep 39 - HR meets Personal Styling with Karen Miller

Ep 39 - HR meets Personal Styling with Karen Miller

March 1, 2020

How important is what we wear when it comes to getting the job, getting the promotion or getting the engagement of our audience? 

In this day and age should we still be judging someone's ability on how they wear their hair or what their trousers are made of?

Should we be discounting our human tendency to make judgements about people or is it a part of human nature that we can't change or ignore?

In today's episode of the podcast I'm discussing these issues with HR Consultant and Personal Stylist, Karen Miller.

Karen has had a long and successful career in HR and has witnessed time and again how first impressions can make or break a successful interview.  Despite her belief that all recruitment should be based on skills and suitability for the role, her experience has shown her that sometimes we have to look a bit deeper into how we present ourselves and the impact getting it right can have on improving our confidence and performance.

You can find out more about Karen's work by visiting her at https://in-styleconsulting.com/  or follow Karen on Instagram at https://https://www.instagram.com/in_styleconsulting//in_styleconsulting/

 

Ep 38 - What is NLP and what Motivates you?

Ep 38 - What is NLP and what Motivates you?

January 12, 2020

In this first episode of 2020 I'm chatting with NLP Master Practitioner and Motivational Maps Trainer/Practitioner Bevis Moynan.  Bevis is the owner of Magenta Coaching Solutions and as well as delivering NLP and Motivational Maps training he is also a highly experienced business and personal performance coach.

This episode will appeal if you've ever felt like you're not reaching your full potential. NLP is a methodology designed to help us to get what we want from life and to overcome some of the internal mindset blocks that can keep us stuck. Along with Motivational Maps, which help us to identify what exactly motivates us in our career, this powerful combination can provide the clarity and direction we may need, as well as shifting the blocks keeping us from fulfilling our true career desires.

If you're a manager you'll hear how Team Maps can help you to understand and communicate with your team in a way that meets their needs to keep them motivated and performing optimally.

You can contact Bevis by email at advice@magentacs.co.uk or look him up on LinkedIn

You can also read more about Motivational Mapping in Bevis's book, written in conjunction with Maps creator James Sales, Mapping Motivation

Ep 37 - Gen X Shorts - What’s a Menopause Trainer Anyway?

Ep 37 - Gen X Shorts - What’s a Menopause Trainer Anyway?

December 10, 2019

In this short episode, the last of 2019, I'm sharing how I ended up as a menopause trainer and what that even means!

A few years ago I doubt there was such a job title but nowadays there's more and more emphasis on supporting women in work as they go through their menopause transition.  In this Gen X Shorts podcast, I explain what I do, why I do it, and most importantly, what benefit I bring to my clients.

Have a fantastic Christmas and see you again in 2020.   www.florescotraining.co.uk

 

 

EP 36 Gen X Shorts - HRT and Long Term Health

EP 36 Gen X Shorts - HRT and Long Term Health

November 15, 2019

Just me and my thoughts. looking at the long term health benefits of HRT and signposting to some excellent podcasts.

Ep 35 - With Alison Harris Wellness Coach and NLP Master

Ep 35 - With Alison Harris Wellness Coach and NLP Master

October 28, 2019

Today I'm chatting with Alison Harris, a Wellness Coach and NLP Master Practitioner who is also a breast cancer survivor with an amazingly positive mindset.  As we discuss though, a positive mindset is not the same as positive thinking - all will be revealed. 

We share our opposing views on hormone replacement therapy, the perceived risks and benefits and also embrace the ability to hold a different opinion based on our own interpretation and influences - also known as our own map of the world.

It's a long one, but don't let that put you off - it's also a good one!

You can find Alison via her website https://alisonharriswellbeing.co.uk/ and if you're interested in the books we mention here's the links on Amazon:

Oestrogen Matters by Dr Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris

The Biology of Believe by Bruce Lipton