Diversity, Wellbeing and Inclusion Trainer / Strategist / Consultant
Creating safe spaces for organisations to have open discussions and help create meaningful and lasting change where all individuals feel a sense of true belonging.
My purpose and passion are to create a space for individuals and organisations where people are at the heart of the business and individuals can thrive in their careers because the diverse and inclusive environment in which they belong allows them to be their true authentic selves.
I help organisations create an inclusive work environment through various training and strategic planning. Diversity and Inclusion topics can be sensitive and triggering and I have been known for creating safe spaces where people feel comfortable sharing their experiences without judgement.
Training and Workshops
I offer bespoke training sessions on various topics including Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing and Inclusive leadership. Topics include; authentic leadership, Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion, Imposter syndrome, Importance of self-care, Inclusive workplace. These topics can be quite triggering, therefore I ensure I create a safe environment for all participants to be open and candid conversations in order to bring about real positive change. Please be aware that each session is tailored to the clients needs. Get in touch for a complimentary introductory call.
Coaching for Women
If you are serious about taking your career to the next level and are willing to take ownership of life and decisions, are opened to being challenged and willing to step out of you comfort zone, then I am the person to help you do that. I am not here to make decisions for you, I help you take ownership of your goals, visions and dreams and work towards overcoming any barriers that may be stopping you from achieving them. If you want to know more then book a free consultation session with me to find out if I am the right person for you.
I recognise every organisation is different and the one size fits all approach does not work. I partner with organisations to understand where they currently are in their D&I journey, and I provide guidance and ongoing support to achieve organisational goals relating to Diversity and Inclusion. My aim is to ensure that diversity and Inclusion is not handled as just a tick box or a ‘one and done’ but a journey where organisations are continuously evolving and improving to create a culture where all employees feel a sense of belonging. Please get in touch to book a consultation to see how I can help you on your D&I journey.
Audit and Recommendations
I am available for public speaking events particularly focused around women in business, mental health issues and diversity and inclusion. I often share experiences from my own personal journey to make meaningful connections with my audience. Please get in touch if you would like for me to speak at your event.
I inspire others by sharing my own experiences as a female, South Asian, Muslim woman and often a minority within my spaces, which has allowed me to truly connect with people in particularly those from underrepresented groups. I help organisations and individuals to be open and vulnerable and their true selves, because I believe when you are YOU, you thrive in any given context.
My “why” is to create environments where people feel like they belong, are compassionate towards one another to help workplaces and society become a better place.
I am a decisive leader and problem-solver with excellent organisational and communication skills, and a wealth of experience in liaising with and working alongside senior leadership.
Leigh Lafever-Ayer (she/her/hers)
HR Director, UK and Ireland
Vice President, European Brand Marketing at Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Shajeda Ahmed MA FCIPD
Executive Director of People, Organisational Development & Inclusion at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
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