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The First Tradeswomen-Focused Magazine in the UK © WINTER EDITION 2017/18

Inspiring Women through their Trade

ISSUE 16 WINTER EDITION 2017-18 Dec/Jan/Feb Lessons Learnt Issue

What lessons have you learnt this year?

Tools & Tiaras plumber Judaline Cassidy “Before becoming a skilled plumber, I lacked self-confidence”

The Menopause Mix Dr Claire Hardy from Kings College London talks about Menopause and Work

The Science behind Sound and Health: “You are a vibrational being”

Close-Up: Kirsten Burke A courageous calligrapher

& BUSINESS

PREVIEW COPY Cover star

Carrie Grant

“I have learned to listen in a way I have never listened before”

Looking after ourselves is everyone’s business”

Aubrey Whitfield a rare and highly skilled music producer

2018 GOALS: Explore and Push Yourself


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Dr Claire Hardy Claire is an occupational psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society. She specialises in the psychology of workplaces, particularly women's reproductive health issues at work such as premenstrual distress and the menopause. She currently works at King's College London as lead researcher of the MENOS@Work Project. Read her article Menopause and Work on page 32

Kymberlee Jay Kymberlee is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker and the founder of visual communications agency DoodleDirect. She’s also an award winning choregrapher and dancer and has worked with Madonna and Nike.

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Read her article Collapse by Comparison on page 18

Joanna McEwen

Sass Boucher MSc BA(Hons) MBACP

Joanna is a qualified and experienced Sound Therapist. She has worked in the formal and informal education sector for over 15 years and holds an MA in Applied Anthropology, Youth and Community. She facilitates group Sound Meditations and one to one sound treatments; and creates, delivers and measures wellbeing workshops for schools and children of all ages and abilities, including those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

Sass is a counsellor and psychotherapist with her own private practice in Stafford. In addition to having presented her research at the National BACP research conference, Sass trains others in self-care and the co-founder of www.SelfCarePsychology.com.

Read her article The Science Behind Sound and Health on page 48

Read her article Self-care has a value; can you afford not to look after yourself on page 44

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Editor’s Favourite Covers 2013-2017

ALEX POLIZZI Winter 2016/17 HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

ANJULA MUTANDA SPRING 2016 FINDING YOUR FLOW

Where it all began…

Our first cover star LYNNE FRANKS Winter 2013/14 PREMIER EDITION The Entrepreneur Issue | Having a Strong Mind

- Janet (Founder & Editor-in-Chief)

KELLY HOPPEN SUMMER 2014 BEING COURAGEOUS CHING HE HUANG SUMMER 2015 FOOD & DRINK

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“I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with these wonderful women throughout the last four years. I will never forget when Lynne Franks said yes to a cover back in 2013. All these women have worked hard to be where they are today and I thank them all for making each edition of Women in Trade possible”

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CHERIE BLAIR AUTUMN 2015 QUEENS OF INDUSTRY


From the Editor

SARAH BEENY WINTER 2015/16 SURVIVAL

GABRIELLE BLACKMAN SPRING 2017 GROWING PAINS

ISSUE 16 WINTER EDITION 2017/18 Lessons Learnt ANNABEL CROFT SPRING 2015 SPORTS | BORN TO WIN

EMMA WILLIS SUMMER 2016 BEING FEARLESS

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’ve learnt a lot of lessons since launching Women in Trade four years ago. One of the most notable lessons has been the importance of persistence and the amazing benefits it brings. Sticking to your initial vision can be hard at times as not everyone will get it, but the most important thing is that you understand it. We have had some incredible women on the covers of Women in Trade, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to meet them. This edition is all about lessons learnt, and I wanted to bring you a collection of stories and articles that will, I hope, uncover some of the answers that you have been seeking in your own business or personal life. Our cover star Carrie Grant explains how she finds her answers through listening to people and tuning in to what they are really saying, on page 22. Fancy learning Calligraphy? Courageous calligrapher Kirsten Burke talks about overcoming cancer, and discusses how she uses her trade to inspire people to look deeper into themselves. Read her story on page 58. Tools and Tiara presents a hard-working plumber, Judaline Cassidy, in our winter Shared Values. Meet her on page 16. Are you feeling hot this winter? In our winter Mind, Body Boosts we have tips on how to pause the flushes using sage tea and cycling. Our guest contributor, Dr Claire Hardy from King’s College, London, shares her views on Menopause and Work on page 32. Thanks to all our subscribers, advertisers, contributors and, most of all, our readers – we wish you all a safe and warm Christmas and an enlightened New Year! See you in spring. Janet Kirlew (Founder & Editor-in-Chief)

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Winter Edition 2017/18 Dec/Jan/Feb

22 FEATURES

Real Life Stories

16 Shared Values: Judaline Cassidy a hard-

58 Close-up: Kirsten Burke. Stemming

working plumber devoted to inspiring and mentoring young girls who wish to break into the construction industry.

10 Get to Know: Aubrey Whitfield “From the first moment I heard music, I was obsessed.”

22 ON THE COVER

Carrie Grant: Mentor, mother and allround voice of warmth and reason. by Janet Kirlew

Business Goals 18 Collapse by Comparison: „Our interpretation of someone else‟s business isn‟t a true representation, the comparison is never accurate.‟ by Kymberlee Jay

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from a childhood struggle with reading, Kirsten‟s new book, „Secrets of Modern Calligraphy‟, inspires those with an interest to push their boundaries.

Self 54 Lessons Learnt: With 2017 coming to a close, it‟s time to step back and reflect on the events that have transpired.

64 Waiting for your moment: Life is always in motion, yet, we still spend a good deal of it waiting at a relative standstill.

42 2018 Goals: Spruce up your home, be different and manage your time better.


Lessons Learnt Issue MIND, BODY BOOSTS:

The Need To Do More Of Mix:

32 The Menopause Mix: Occupational Psychologist Dr Claire Hardy talks to us about menopause and work.

34 Pause the flushes with sage: Did you know that sage has a strong reputation for helping menopausal women with their hot flushes?

36 Cycling during the menopause: Ladies, it‟s time to embrace a whole new kind of cycle.

The Need To Do More Of Mix:

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44 Self-care: Can you afford not to look after yourself? by Counsellor and

Psychotherapist Sass Boucher

48 The Science Behind Sound & Health: You are a vibrational being.

By Joanna McEwen

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4-5 Editor’s Letter 67– 75 Trade’s Directory Quality products & services by British women.

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What lessons have you learnt this year? Our cover star CARRIE GRANT says,“I have learned to listen in a way I have never listened before.’ T...

(c) Women in Trade Magazine | NO.16 Winter Edition 2017-18 | Lesson Learnt PREVIEW  

What lessons have you learnt this year? Our cover star CARRIE GRANT says,“I have learned to listen in a way I have never listened before.’ T...

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