Transformation is not a word commonly used in relation to menopause. In fact, there are not many positive words that are used to refer to or describe this perfectly natural stage of life that affects nearly 50% of the population.
And yet, menopause is more than a physical experience. It is a Spiritual experience where you can decide who you want to be and what you want to do for the next phase of your life.
Back in 2019 I was visiting a male homeopath. After the consultation he asked me, “Do you still work with women on menopause?” “Yes, I do.” I replied, expecting the usual ‘Good luck with that!’ response. “In fact,” I carried on, “I’ve now written four books on the subject and there’s a fifth one on the way.” “Excellent”, he said. “I really envy women their menopause. It’s a chance to hit the re-set button and do something transformational.”
My guest on the Hot Women Rock Radio Show this week was Lisa Dadd. Lisa believes in the vision of a world changed, with each and every woman learning her worth, and knowing how to show up in it – generously and unapologetically!
‘Women especially underestimate what we have to offer, and fail to present ourselves in a powerful way.’ Lisa says. ‘Taking the opportunity to (re)define this at the age of menopause, can not only open opportunities, it can create a sense of freedom and joy.’
That is my belief too so I love talking about the opportunity for transformation at this stage of life.
Lisa spent 15 years in corporate healthcare, mastering strategic sales, marketing and management skills. Along with the success of climbing the corporate ladder, was a deep sense that her greatest potential was yet to be realized. It took eight years as an independent consultant, and an intense training in leadership development, to uncover an innate way to access a greater potential.
“I thought it was going to be a doctor, when I was younger and it seemed to fit because I had this fascination with the human body. It also seemed to me that all my women friends or my girlfriends, came to me to ask me questions or for my advice. I thought that I would actually specialize in women’s health.
Now fate had a different plan for me I didn’t get into Medical School, and so I ended up, on the other side of the office, and I worked with doctors for 15 years.”
Along with the success of climbing the corporate ladder, was a deep sense that her greatest potential was yet to be realized. It took eight years as an independent consultant, and an intense training in leadership development, to uncover an innate way to access a greater potential. In 2019, Lisa added another transformational diagnostic tool to her toolbox, Soul Language.
“At menopause women are breaking out of the identities that they have had until that stage. It may be that your focus has been on being a wife, a mother, a carer or an accountant
And you may feel that there’s this other piece of you that hasn’t been able to shine through because you’ve been too busy raising the kids, keeping a home and and going to work to get a pay cheque and so on.
I often talk about this hidden potential inside our comfort zones. We’re always told growth is outside of our comfort zones, but to me Soul Language helps people bring themselves back to the core of who they are, and what feels really good and comfortable.
And the best part about getting older, is that we can actually start to not care as much about what other people think. We’ve got this knowledge and this wisdom that has been hard earned along the way. We get to this age and we know that life’s getting shorter and shorter. So, maybe I need to not care so much if someone thinks I’m crazy that I love doing what I want to do and I can actually allow myself to express it a little bit more of who I am.
Now that’s a lot there’s a lot to unpack there and I think the best thing I love about Soul Languages is that it’s really just a tool to help people to go deep in their own consciousness of who they are.
When I was younger, I was told that girls shouldn’t be smarter than boys or that they shouldn’t beat boys at sports, you don’t want to be too shiny or too loud. All this stuff tamps down your spark or your brilliance and so we start to build up these layers of armour to protect ourselves. And I think it’s a beautiful time at menopause to be able to say ‘it’s time for me now to really understand who I am.”
“My belief is that when we sink into that energy, transformation can happen in and around us. It can create a sense of freedom and joy. I’d love to empower women listening to achieve their next level of success through leveraging the powerful © Soul Language approach to business communications and interactions.”
Finding the Potential Growth within Your Comfort Zone.
- Invest time in really getting to know your ‘comfort zone’ and learn to play there. This is your dominant energy, your home base, not the lazy, complacent place you’ve been taught to believe it is. Think of comfortable in a juicy, warm, fuzzy sweater kind of way that would feel really good
- Be curious about what you are going to be doing over the next decade of your life. Are you going to be feeding that curiosity?
- Be less concerned about other people’s opinions of what you are doing or planning to do.
- Be careful about who you are accepting advice from.
- Start listening to your soul and nourishing it. What is inside you that’s calling for change? Feed the part of you that brings you joy.
To find out more about Lisa and © Soul Language