About Us

Our Mission at Floresco is to help YOU to support YOUR female workforce through their menopause transition.

The workplace is changing, and the role that midlife women play in the workplace is changing with it.

With women over 50 currently shown to be the fastest growing sector of the workforce, it is inevitable that your organisation will likely have employees working through their menopause.

Why does this matter? 

Because the physical and emotional changes that can affect some women as they transition through menopause can create temporary difficulties which may have an impact on performance.

Research has shown that as many as 25% of women have considered resigning as a result of a lack of support from their employer.   With an estimated cost of £25-30K to recruit a vacant post, not to mention the loss of intellectual capital, it makes sense for employers to actively support their female staff through this natural life process

Bev Thorogood

Owner and founder of Floresco Training and Coaching.  Following a 32 year career with the Ministry of Defence, she spent the last 10 years in learning and development, as a trainer and learning advisor.

As well as holding a bachelor of arts degree in Business and Enterprise, Bev is a certified health coach, nutritionist and behaviour change coach, she set up Floresco initially as a health coach working with midlife women going through their midlife transition.  Inevitably many of those women were experiencing menopausal symptoms which led Bev to delve further into the subject, especially as she had resigned her own career to start a business at the age of 52 whilst navigating her own menopause.

Bev is a member of the British Menopause Society and has worked with other menopause organisations including Henpicked – Menopause in the Workplace.

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A request from Royal Air Force Air Command to deliver Menopause at Work training to their managers and female employees led to the expansion of Floresco to include Menopause at Work awareness training and a welcome return to her first love – teaching.

It very soon became apparent that this ‘hot topic’ (pun intended) needed to be understood by managers and business owners and Floresco’s mission to help organisations to support their female workforce through the menopause transition was forged.

How do we help?

We understand that just as no two women will experience menopause in the same way, no two organisations will have the same training needs.   Consequently, our training packages are designed with you in mind.  We will work together to ensure that the information your people receive is relevant and actionable and the training is tailored accordingly.

We deliver training to two specific audiences; Managers and Female Employees.

Our Supporting Employees through Menopause training is designed to provide line managers with the information and understanding to:

awareness

Gain awareness of menopause and the tools to support their female staff

Support

Support female employees through menopause and improve retention, absenteeism and morale

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understanding

Understand the legal and economic implications of ignoring this valuable human resource

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Create a culture of inclusivity by raising awareness of the issues experienced during menopause for ALL employees

Our Coping With Menopause training is designed to educate female employees on the facts around menopause, the impact of menopause on health and wellbeing and the tools to manage their own menopause.   The training emphasises the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices as well as providing information on medical and non-medical treatment options.

To discuss your organisation’s training requirements contact us on
07824 819060 or email info@florescotraining.co.uk

Our happy customers

'Having recently attended one of Bev’s training session entitled Supporting Employees Through Menopause I would highly recommend her services to other employers. Bev’s clear information, professionalism, and own life experiences helped with giving me the knowledge needed to support and offer guidance to not only staff but also friends and family members alike. I am now more informed on the subject than I ever was and believe that other employers should take the initiative and move forward to train their staff on this emotive topic.'

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Stuart North

Head of Estates and Facilities, New College Stamford

'During my tenure as a training validator, I had the pleasure of receiving training and carry out training quality validation for Bev Thorogood . The lesson was a safety critical human factors lesson using facilitation as a training delivery technique.

Facilitation requires; great communication skills, patience, confidence and an in depth knowledge of the subject matter, all of which Bev has in abundance.

Facilitation also requires the interaction and participation of all students, to achieve the set training objectives. I recall the superb use of an interactive game to get all student motivated and communicating well together. This led to group exercises, white board work and group discussions. I remember Bev ensured everyone was included in the lesson by changing rolls and controlling the group exercises with skill.

Bev Thorogood is an accomplished facilitator and any student on any of her courses would leave the lesson not only better informed and trained, but would of had a positive enjoyable learning experience.'

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Richie Laurent

Senior Materials Engineer, Bae

'Our managers recently attended Bev’s training on Awareness of Menopause in the Workplace and had their eyes opened to the impact of menopause on women and the ways in which they can suffer at work. It has changed the way New College Stamford approaches the issues surrounding menopause in the workplace and is now factored into our approach to flexibility and making reasonable adjustments.'

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Carol Hargreaves

Head of HR, New College Stamford

'I attended a training on menopause that Bev gave in Stamford a few months ago. At 47, I had started to experience a number of symptoms that I wasn’t sure were all related to the perimenopause so I felt that I needed to start investigating for myself!
Bev’s training was very enlightening, useful and great fun – not easy with what many consider to be a difficult subject! Not only was it jam packed with factual information but also gave some great ideas on how to mitigate some symptoms in a natural way, alongside the traditional treatments available from your medical care provider.
Bev encouraged a very interactive session and it was great to be able to interrupt and ask questions to get the most out of her impressive knowledge bank.
All in all, I came away with a much greater understanding of what was happening to me and the options available.
Would thoroughly recommend Bev for any training needs you may have.'

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Elaine Robinson

Yoga Teacher