Kathryn Colas is a hugely respected voice for women going through the menopause.
The founder and chief executive of the women’s advice and support service Simply Hormones, she has become a sought-after media commentator and public speaker, recognised for her work with NGOs, public and private sector organisations in improving understanding of menopausal symptoms. Her aim is to empower women with better information and influence policy and practices to improve their daily lives.
Kathryn became the first and only lay person to be appointed to the medical advisory committee of the British Menopause Society – a post she has held since 2013. She is also a member of the executive committee for Wishes – Action and Support for Invisible Illness.
Deb Gilby has over 30 years facilitating learning and development experience initially in the IT sector before embracing interpersonal and communication skills, helping delegates understand how communication works and how they can improve results. She does this utilising her many other skills, including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Accelerated Learning( Kaizen method), Train the Trainer, evaluation, coaching, change management and so much more.
Deb Gilby has joined SimplyHormones as a passionate advocate of change and understanding through her delivery of menopause awareness programmes as Associate Menopause Ambassador.
Helen Stockhill is a passionate training consultant who has earned a valuable reputation with her clients for successfully driving results based development programmes with a proven 20 year track record, Helen’s expertise lies in working closely with clients to identify the right development solution.
Working across a number of industries, including financial services, government agencies, motor industry and retail sales, her coaching and training techniques have enhanced the capabilities of board members, senior leaders, managers, teams and individuals alike.
Helen is a qualified NLP master practitioner and coach and she is excited to be working with Kathryn Colas as an Associate Menopause Ambassador delivering specific training programmes to key personnel.
Marie Hunter has over 20 years experience of designing and delivering training, on a variety of leadership, management and HR topics. She is an Approved Training Provider for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and a qualified Career Counsellor.
Marie has worked within and alongside HR teams, and has participated in many initiatives that have delivered positive outcomes in private and public organisations.
“It is an honour to have joined Simply Hormones as an Associate Menopause Ambassador, to share, inform and empower women to take control of their hormones to enable them to continue to contribute fully to organisational, personal and career goals”
Sally Fagan is a linguist and has over 20 years’ experience as a trainer, specialising in a range of soft skills encompassing all aspects of communication, leadership and selling. She has also trained as a coach and in personality profiling. Her experience has taken her all over the world, from training tribal chiefs on a remote Pacific island to sophisticated pharmaceutical managers within Europe. She believes one of her greatest attributes is the ability to get on with people from all walks of life.
Sally is delighted to have joined the Simply Hormones team because of the opportunity it offers for a new focus for her skills. Having gone through the menopause, she feels she is ideally placed to raise awareness of this important topic in the workplace.
Victoria O’Farrell’s passion and enthusiasm is contagious inspiring those around her. She is a personal coach focusing on career potential, together with confidence coaching. As a trainer, she is skilled at delivering and creating programmes on leadership, network skills and Facilities Management including Emotional Intelligence which she uses to help people understand everyone’s value.
“I don’t believe one solution fits all. Everyone has a unique DNA and my approach is to discover that uniqueness.”
Victoria joins SimplyHormones as Associate Menopause Ambassador to share her own menopause experiences while delivering training to key personnel to support others.