Hi, I’m Pat Duckworth, the Founder of Smarter Menopause. I am a Women’s Health Strategist specialising in working with women, and their employers, to manage the changes that occur at menopause.
From research and from my experience I understand that when women receive appropriate support in the workplace they are able to work more efficiently and effectively. Women who feel they can speak openly to their managers about what they are experiencing are likely to have less sick absence, better relationships with colleagues and improved morale.
That process starts with giving leaders and managers the information and knowledge they need to understand how menopause can affect their female colleagues.
My menopause journey led me to take a very different career path. After over 30 years working in Civil Service at senior management levels, I decided to pursue my interest in complementary approaches to health and well being.
I trained with the Internationally recognised Quest Institute founded by Trevor Silvester. Since then I have worked with hundreds of clients, helping them to take back control of symptoms they are experiencing.
In 2012 I published my first Award-winning book ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions; How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques’.
I have written three more books on the subject of menopause and midlife:
‘How to Survive Her Menopause; A practical guide to women’s health for men’
‘Cool Recipes for Hot Women; How to eat your way to a healthy menopause.’
‘Hot Women Rock: How to discover your entrepreneurial mojo,’ #1 International Bestseller.
In 2018 I created an online programme, 30 Days to a Smarter Menopause, to provide a holistic approach to the experience of menopause that women can work through at their own pace.
I have delivered workshops for staff and managers in Government Departments including NHS, HMRC and ONS
I am an international public speaker and have spoken at conferences and workshops in India, America, Denmark, Iceland, and Spain. I have written articles for national newspapers and professional magazines. I am a regular guest on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and on health podcasts worldwide.
It is my aim to inspire women to live their best lives regardless of their age.
2017 ALL & WEF Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All
2018 WEF Exceptional Women of Excellence Award
Contact me to discuss how I can help you and your organisation.