As a business consultant, I have over two decades of experience in building inclusive workplaces that have positive cultures and climates. I can help your organization understand and implement best practices to create genuine inclusivity that brings out the best in all your employees.
I can help you learn how to increase employee productivity, satisfaction, retention, and ultimately, your bottom line.
This work Matters
Inclusivity in the workplace goes beyond the more recognizable conversations around race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and creating physically accessible environments. Approximately 1 in 7 adults are neurodivergent, and 1 in 5 adults struggle with mental health. Most of them are hiding in plain sight in your workplace.
Due to stigma, discrimination, and fear, most neurodivergent folks or others with non-visible disabilities such as a learning disability or mental health diagnosis won’t self identify.
If these nonvisible disabilities are ignored, businesses lose out on the opportunity to hire and retain top talent. They risk creating a toxic work culture with high turnover. They also miss out on opportunities to capitalize on all of their employees’ strengths to improve company growth.
I can provide you with an opportunity to see your work through a different lens that will ultimately help your company be more marketable in this diverse, global economy.
Over the course of my career, I have helped a variety of organizations learn how to be more inclusive spaces. I can help you create a working environment where all your employees can thrive.
The Missing Piece
Even if your organization already has some type of diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) programming in place, my work can complement more traditional DEI practices by focusing on the disability community. I can work independently or in partnership with your current DEI team to develop your team's talent and grow your organization.
Traditional DEI work often leaves out individuals with non-visible disabilities and those who are struggling with mental health. That's where I come in.
I am an expert in understanding neurodiversity and can teach you how to create an inclusive environment that fosters developing talent and productivity.
Celebrating our differences
Neurodiversity refers to the neurological differences in our brains. It may present as Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. These natural variations in human brains means that there those who process information differently than the majority of the population. Those without these differences are called neurotypical. People who are neurodivergent often have highly specialized skill sets, an ability to hyper focus, and find innovative solutions.
These specialized skillsets can be extremely advantageous to organizations, but with these advantages there are also challenges. In order to thrive at work, these individuals sometimes need accommodations or improved accessibility options.
Failure to offer adequate support to all diverse individuals will cost your organization productivity, innovation, and growth.
Signs Your Organization Could Benefit from DEI Business Consulting:
High employee turnover
Low employee satisfaction
Increased employee absenteeism or use of PTO days
Unknown disability demographics (most organizations fall under this category, since many people don’t self identify)
Employees asking for accommodations/supports to perform job duties
These are all indicators of a larger issue that needs to be researched and addressed.
I offer customized workshops and action plans that foster DEI understanding, support for workplaces, non-profits, and organizations in identifying DEI needs.
Contact me to learn more about DEI Business Consulting.