Working with Autism and Neurodiversity
Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and other Neurodiverse conditions including ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia are invisible disabilities which create significant barriers for people to find employment and retain and progress at work.
As a learning and development consultant I have spent my career enabling people to achieve their potential and to cope with change and transitions. I am a qualified personal performance and career coach. In recent years I have developed an deep interest and expertise in coaching and supporting adults on the autistic spectrum or with other Neurodiverse conditions to find work and succeed in employment.
If you are struggling to find suitable employment, need help applying for jobs and with the recruitment progress or having difficulties at work I can help.You may already have a diagnosis, be waiting for diagnosis or just recognise that you are facing challenges. Whatever your situation please get in touch.
Coaching can help you achieve your potential. Together we will look at your current situation, explore what you want to achieve or change and focus on developing self-awareness, skills and strategies to enable you to get there. I will be with you every step of the way to help you build your confidence and resilience. I can help you:
- Understand your diagnosis and identify the best roles and work environments for you
- Improve your CV, job searching skills and interview skills and prepare for selection processes
- Know when and how to disclose your diagnosis to recruiters, employers, managers and team members
- Understand what Reasonable Adjustments you can request that can help you get a job and succeed at work
- Understand your sensory sensitivities, triggers and develop coping strategies to manage anxiety
- Develop practical strategies to improve organisation and planning
- Become more assertive and communicate effectively with work colleagues and managers
- Develop practical strategies to improve your focus and concentration
- Increase your self-confidence and resilience
If you want support in finding or progressing your career do get in touch.
What my clients say
“An easy and relaxed environment with a kind, understanding and interested coach made the process of realising my career goals and securing interviews a wonderful experience for which I am thoroughly happy and grateful. Ros was extremely personable and made me feel comfortable and able to share ideas and goals with her. I am moving forward with a refined CV, clear goals, career prospects and interviews. I cannot recommend this process enough for anyone struggling to grasp what they want to do and how to obtain it.” Zoe 22 graduate
“As an individual with learning difficulties, I have found the support Ros has provided incredibly helpful. I used to have great difficulty organising my work, and ensuring that I prioritised effectively. Ros has given me the confidence to communicate these issues to my manager, and helped develop strategies to improve my organisation. I am very grateful for her support”. George -Recent graduate with Executive Functioning difficulties, Dyspraxia and high anxiety.
“Ros is a resourceful coach given her propensity to draw on real life examples, references, and articles to explain a notion, which helps me, understand workplace issues and invoke them in real-life. My coach is also conscientious as to the right use of her communication and interaction that works for me, proffering flexibility as to her approach in regards to sensory sensitivities and methods of interpretation.” Daniel – I.T Professional mid 30s with Autism
“My issue with regards to work was the interview part of the hiring process. I found it very difficult to figure out exactly what the interviewer was asking and what sort of response they wanted. Ros helped me by teaching me the “secret language” of interviews by explaining in an easily understandable manner what the interviewers were really asking and what sort of response to give”. Unemployed 25 year old with Asperger's
“Ros gave me some very useful tips for CV writing which I used to spruce up my CV and cover letters. The approach Ros used was perfect for me as she was very understanding, she also explained things in an easily understandable way and best of all gave explanations for why I should do certain things rather than simply telling me to do them. The greater understanding Ros gave me towards the interview process helped me get a paid industrial placement aiding not only my future prospects, but my ongoing university course as well.” Nathan Undergraduate with Asperger’s and dyslexia
“Ros coached me after I had taken early retirement from full time employment. She has a significant impact on me. Ros was insightful and able to help me articulate and better understand my goals and how I wanted to achieve them in the next phase of my life”. Peter 55 – just taken early retirement
“The coaching sessions provided the structure, guidance and tools I needed to work towards achieving my career goals and balance with my personal life. I am grateful to have a defined plan to work with. It’s very useful to know what my priorities are in future career decisions. I would definitely recommend coaching.” Ella returning to work after maternity leave.
Training, qualifications & experience
Award Winning Coach - 2018 TCA International Coaching Award, Coaching for a Cause
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma In Personal Performance Coaching
Diploma in Corporate and Executive Coaching
BPS level A and B
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II
Image Consultant Trained with Colour me Beautiful
Accredited Autism Trainer with the National Autistic Society
Member of The ICF and BPS
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Autism / ASD
- ADHD / ADD
- Employment Coaching
- Work place assessments and advice on reasonable adjustments
- Personality profiling
- Training on Neurodiversity for employers, managers and colleagues
I offer a no obligation free of charge introductory 30 minute complementary telephone / online session so you can find out what to expect during a coaching session and ask any questions you have. During this time we will discuss your needs, how coaching can help and how we can best work together. As successful coaching depends on building trust and a strong rapport, most importantly it is to discover if I am the right coach for you.
Coaching sessions are for one hour offered face to face, depending on location or via Skype or telephone. We work at a pace that suits you. You can book sessions one at a time or in a block to secure a regular day and time that suits you whether in the day or evening.
I charge £80.00 for a session which includes email support between sessions. A 20% discount is given to job seekers/unemployed and for booking 6 sessions.