About Nicola Green
I was 32 when I first went to the doctor and asked whether I could be menopausal and the only reason I knew to ask this question was because my mum had gone through menopause in her early 40’s.
I was diagnosed with premature menopause at the age of 35.
At the age of 38, I decided to start HRT and at this stage, medically, it was to prevent osteoporosis in later life but for me, personally, it was to try and reduce my symptoms. I had reached the point where I needed to do something.
After starting HRT I could see clearly again for the first time in a long time and I would say that this enabled me to turn my life around and back to that of a 38-year-old.
No one would have ever looked at me and thought I was menopausal.
Real life, a career and menopause.
This picture is a poignant moment from my menopause journey and one I talk about in my presentations and training sessions.
My continued passion is to empower people with knowledge, support and understanding on a topic many of us know little about; to ensure amazing women are retained in the workplace.
My varied presentations and training sessions help eradicate the taboo subject of menopause from the workplace and remove the stigma around the perceived age of a menopausal woman.
I have met so many women who have been mis-diagnosed due to their lack of knowledge and understanding and my presentations will help prevent this from being the case for future generations.
We were taught about puberty and reproduction at school but nobody educated us on menopause or the impact it can have on an individual and those closest to them.
I have lived the peaks and troughs of my menopause journey whilst being married, bringing up a young family, having a career, exercising and all the other pressures of today’s life and I know how difficult it can be for so many.
For more information about the types of presentations I’m able to provide in your workplace, please visit the services page.