Thinking Diversity CIC

Thinking Diversity is a new small social enterprise, working in SW England and SE Wales. A specialist neurodiversity-empowerment hub run by and employing neurodivergent staff, offering services to West of England Works partners focussing on inclusive and accessible communications and processes:

– Management Consultancy and Training to help develop neurodiversity-inclusive and accessible communications and practice and understand the barriers that internal policies & procedures can create.

– Neurodiversity-Awareness Training for staff. This is to raise awareness of the differences and strengths & weaknesses that neurodiverse clients have as well as the barriers that can be created by internal processes and policies and by the way we communicate.

– One-to-One Coaching and Mentoring and Personal Development Workshop programmes in:
o Time Management (‘On Time In Time’)
o Self-Organisation (‘From Overwhelm to Sorted’ and ‘In the Flow’)
o Communication and listening skills (‘Where Communication Meets’)
o Neurodiversity-confidence (being comfortable being yourself, recognising and utilising personal strengths and knowing how to ask for what you need in areas of weakness).

Get in Touch


If you would like to find out more about how Thinking Diversity can assist you, then contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on 01633 675231 or email her at tessaphome@gmail.com

Contact


Address 8 Morden Road, Newport, NP19 7ET

Phone 01633 675231

Email tessaphome@gmail.com


Services

We offer several services which are on offer to the West of England partners: development workshops and one to one personal development coaching and mentoring for neurodivergent clients.

On Time In Time

This is not a traditional time management course or a quick fix but a complete personal reframe on time. We look at several areas such as:
-What’s getting in the way
-What makes the difference
-How to reframe, build new
routines and habits
-Why new routines and habits won’t always work
-Resilience to keep on trying & improving and accept failures.

For referrals you can contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on O1633 675231 or via email at TessaPHome@gmail.com.

Cost

Costs are per workshop rather than per client as these are group sessions. Cost per 1 day workshop workshop with up to 6 clients and 1 trainer is £400


From Overwhelm to Sorted

This is not a traditional planning and self-management course or a quick fix but the building of new beliefs and habits in self organisation, planning, stress management and strategy over time by challenging and building new habits.

For referrals you can contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on O1633 675231 or via email at TessaPHome@gmail.com.

Cost

Cost per 1 day workshop workshop with up to 6 clients and 1 trainer is £400.

Where Communication Meets

This series of workshops is about improving listening, and communication skills. This is not a literacy programme, or therapy for people with speech, hearing impediment or specialist autism intensive training, but is instead about understanding our communication style, how different communication styles interact, what goes wrong, and what to do when that happens.

For referrals you can contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on O1633 675231 or via email at TessaPHome@gmail.com.

Cost

With up to 12 clients and 2 trainers £600.


Confidence in my Neurodiversity

This is about being able to feel comfortable with your own neurodiversity and understanding that everyone’s unique and has value. It will help people speak confidently about their own strengths and weakness and be more in control of when they want or don’t want to reveal a difference, strength or weakness. It will help people build confidence to ask calmly and assertively for what they need and to say when they don’t need help or when something isn’t accessible or they need it differently.

For referrals you can contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on O1633 675231 or via email at TessaPHome@gmail.com.

Cost

Cost per 1 day workshop workshop with up to 6 clients and 1 trainer is £400.

Can’t Write! Won’t Write!

This seeks to offer an understanding and trying out different techniques for structuring, laying out and planning writing, dealing with fear and avoidance of writing and building confidence in writing. It is assumed people on this series of workshops will already have good literacy. It’s designed particularly for dyslexic or dyspraxic adults and others who are already literate but struggle with getting things down in writing.

For referrals you can contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on O1633 675231 or via email at TessaPHome@gmail.com.

Cost

Cost per 1 day workshop workshop with up to 6 clients and 1 trainer is £400.


Apps, Tools and Tech

Apps, Tools and assistive tech for reading, writing, organising, presenting ideas, and planning.

For referrals you can contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on O1633 675231 or via email at TessaPHome@gmail.com.

Cost

Cost per 1 day workshop workshop with up to 6 clients and 1 trainer is £400.

One to one personal development coaching and mentoring for neurodivergent clients

The one to one personal development coaching and mentoring can be in these areas or other areas, such as building confidence and motivation overall.

For referrals you can contact Tessa Polniaszek via phone on O1633 675231 or via email at TessaPHome@gmail.com.

Cost

One to one coaching is delivered at a coaching rate of £330 a day if 3 clients at the organisation’s premises, and £400 if 4 clients. Individual coaching rates for a single client will be agreed depending on location. Coaching sessions normally last 1 ½ to 2 hours. Coaching can also be arranged over the phone or via Skype.