“We all win when we accommodate special needs in the workplace” with Alex Gilbert, Business Consultant

E42: “We all win when we accommodate special needs in the workplace” with Alex Gilbert, Business Consultant

As a child diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia, Alex was fortunate to get the help and resources throughout her years as a student. Unfortunately transitioning into the workplace wasn’t quite as smooth and resources were limited. Despite bringing her unique gifts and some pretty awesome talents to her employer, she didn’t have an environment that supported her disability.

In this Powerful at Work Radio podcast episode, learn what you can do as a leader or business owner to support those on your team who may need extra support. When you create a workplace environment that helps someone with a learning disability to thrive, you’ll be surprised at how everyone else will benefit too. Tune in to hear how you can have a win-win for your team…

Episode Outline:

  • [03:25] It really comes down to communicating, making an environment that is open and inclusive…
  • [06:02] Have you created the right environment for your team?
  • [10:41] Best Practices vs. Best Principles
  • [12:44] There’s so many layers of this to create not only satisfied employees, but productive employees. And, you know, satisfaction and productivity go hand in hand.
  • [19:44] How accommodating someone with special needs benefits your whole team…

About Alex Gilbert:

Alex Gilbert (She/her) is a New Yorker, a Mets fan, a yogi, and a brunch enthusiast. She also has dyslexia and ADHD.

After spending her career working in leadership development, she decided to start a consulting and coaching business that will help adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD like herself who have been struggling in their careers. Her business, Cape-Able Consulting, was created to help them navigate their day-to-day workloads so that they feel supported and are able to reach their highest potential.

Her biggest goal in creating Cape-Able Consulting is to change the stigma surrounding learning disabilities/ ADHD by reminding people what they Cape-able of.

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