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We’ve covered a set of the most frequently answered questions
We offer online and in person assessments, training, consultancy, one-to-one and group coaching. We help businesses and their neurodiverse employees to work at their best and overcome obstacles. Why not contact us to find out what we can do for you?
We step up services as you need them, rather than start with the most expensive service, which is usually assessment. By making the entry point free, we can improve access. Our clients find that 25% of their issues can be resolved at an early stage. Our coaches believe in the power of positive assessment and will help you find practical strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing.
Not sure how to cover the cost? Access to Work is a government grant scheme that supports disabled and neurodiverse people in the workplace. Why not suggest to your staff member that they have a look? https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work/eligibility
Our consultants and associates are qualified in business psychology / human resources and/or professional workplace coaching. We are professionally trained and experienced in organisational consulting, mediating and performance enhancement. We also have a high representation of lived experience within the team which speaks to our empathy and authenticity more than the skills and quality of advice we give, which must be flexible and personal rather than generic.
For systemic inclusion, it has to become part of ‘the way we do things around here’. In order to move from a deliberate inclusion programme or one that is compliant only, we must double loop the knowledge we gain from delivery back to inclusive design. The data from our questionnaires and evaluations can be used to inform cultural level practices. For example, if 50% of strategy questionnaire responses refer to difficulties with concentration, we need an ergonomic environmental audit to reduce distractions in the work space. Feedback loops like this create iterative progress towards company change, which will lead to a reduction in inclusion obstacles over time.
What we bring to the organisations we work with
- Increased performance and productivity for neurodiverse staff
- Improved retention and promotion of neurodiverse staff
- Reduced cost of administering diversity inclusion
- Significantly progress towards inclusive design of environments and workflow
- Efficient application of accommodations and adjustments
We've been doing this for over a decade, here's what others have to say
Awareness Training: The Awareness Day has helped me appreciate how I can help myself and others, not only at work, but in my home and family life. The presentation was easy to follow and remember. It was relaxed, interactive and not ‘death by powerpoint’.
Colleague, Lloyds Banking Group
Brendan was very helpful, polite, informative and positive. I learned a lot from our sessions and even found out I had some hidden strengths! He encouraged me to try harder and want to achieve more for myself. I was very happy with his coaching and would like to say what a wonderful job he did. He made me feel comfortable, and I took a lot of information, tips and tricks away from our sessions.
Blake Jones, Civil Servant
(Our wonderful coach Brendan is pictured here)
Genius Within has been a fantastic resource for recognising and supporting employees with dyslexia in the workplace. We see increasing numbers of staff referred into Occupational Health with learning difficulties as workplaces change, being able to signpost staff onto the appropriate support services and see the incredible differences in both their confidence and productivity in the workplace is truly rewarding. Genius Within has recognised and filled a growing gap and every occupational health service should be aware of the value they add and the range of services they offer.
Pippa Crouch, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager
The sessions helped (the client) to plan and organise her work so that she could remember tasks and prioritise appropriately. It helped her to be assertive about telling colleagues when she needed some time to finish one task before discussing or doing something else. She gained enormously in confidence over the last few months; she understood her strengths and felt much more positive about her contribution at work. Thanks so much for your help.
A.D., Line Manager of worker in charity sector
Thank you for providing such thought provoking and engaging training to the team, it was very informative and raised awareness giving us all an opportunity to review current processes and focus on improvements. – Liverpool Carers Centre