I can help you with your business, workplace or learning setting, its culture, practices and working environment. I can add value to your project design through offering inclusion-focused insights and strategic support.
My skillset and experiences bring a more inclusive dimension to business, helping you to develop and improve your work/workplace, and/or helping your project engage with wider and more diverse audiences.
My consultancy is based on offering insight, information and inspiration through the combination of my professional skillset and lived experience. I am a cis-gender lesbian woman who has lived openly as such since 1996. I identify as neurodivergent and have invisible disabilities.
I am based in Morayshire, and I also work online over Zoom.
Systemic barriers to inclusion exist for people from minority communities - such as people of colour, LGBTQ+ people, people with physical disabilities, people with learning differences, learning disabilities, and those who perceive the world in atypical ways, such as people on the autism spectrum.
Bias affects all of us. It colours our opinions, perspectives and experiences. It's part of what makes us unique and able to form an understanding of our own existence. However, without awareness of our own biases and privilege, it can also cause great harm. Unconscious bias creates structures and practices which exclude people, resulting in a workplace, a school, a society which is fundamentally unequal and unfair. This has a huge impact on the access to opportunity for all.
This four-step process to inclusion is based on a model used to approach exclusion in an educational setting, and explains how learning environments and teaching styles can alienate learners with differences and disabilities.
It is also a powerful way to explain how people with differences often face systemic barriers to inclusion within wider society, through restrictive and non-adaptable working practices, environments, cultures, processes and un/conscious bias.
I can show you how to build inclusion into the DNA of your business, learning setting and/or event.
"An inclusive society is equipped with mechanisms which accommodate diversity, and facilitate/enable people’s active participation in their political, economic and social lives (...), for all to achieve full potential in life (...) Such a society fosters, at the same time, emanates from well-being of each individual, mutual trust, sense of belonging and inter-connectedness"