Wrap Up of Season 1 - Episode 25 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 25: Wrap Up of Season 1

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In this final episode of season 1, we have a look at what we have learnt about disability in the workplace through our guests. Transcript of Episode 25 Hi everyone and welcome back. This is episode 25 of the Part of Me podcast and this is the final episode of season one. Later in 2020 we will be starting Season …

Gina Gardiner - Episode 24 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 24: Acquiring a Disability

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Gina Gardiner is a No1 International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment and Relationship Coach and Transformational Leadership Trainer with well over 30 years of experience helping people experience happiness, success and fulfilment. She’s the founder of the Thrive Together Tribe membership and personal and spiritual development programme and The Enlightened Leadership Programme. Gina has learned to walk twice as an …

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Episode 23: Roland – PC vs Excluding Language

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In this episode, Roland tells Esi about a Facebook discussion he was involved in and challenges that perceptions of political correctness versus inclusion and fairness.  In this light hearted, fun discussion, both experts to discuss subjects such as; disabled people’s organisations, language that influences, perceptions and education and opportunities. Mentioned In This Episode Ripples From The Edge Of Life – …

Jane Hatton - Episode 22 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 22: Jane – Recruiting Disabled People

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On this disability in the workplace podcast episode:  How is disability portrayed in the media?  And what effect does this have on employees? Jane’s bio: Jane Hatton MSc FCIPD FRSA   Jane has worked in diversity since 1990. She founded Evenbreak in 2011, an award-winning social enterprise run by and for disabled people. This helps employers attract talented disabled people …

Rachel Harrison - Episode 21 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 21: Rachel – Embracing Support

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A series of podcast interviews with disabled people. Rachel speaks about her progressive disability. She speaks about her voluntary work and the reasons for doing it.  We explore how the equipment that disabled people use can seem disabling but can actually be very enabling.   As well as co-production, designing with disabled people and allies. Definitely worth a listen #PartofMe …

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Episode 20: Ian – User Led Organisations

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Ian Loynes is CEO of Spectrum Centre for Independent Living – a community interest company led by disabled people, for disabled people.  In this series of podcast interviews with disabled people, Ian explains the importance and relevance of user led organisations.  Esi and Ian discuss many areas of work and disability. How is disability portrayed in the media?  Why are …

Esi Hardy - Episode 19 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 19: Esi – Sharing Her Experiences

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A series of podcast interviews with disabled people. #PartofMe has been talking to disabled people about their experiences for a year and a half.  July’s episode talks to Esi – the founder and host of #PartofMe and Celebrating Disability.  Hosted by Debra Levitt – founder of Bridge Road Consultants, Esi shares her experiences of why disability inclusion is so important …

Victoria Edwards - Episode 18 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 18: Victoria – Events, Ability, Opportunity

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A series of podcast interviews with disabled people.  In this episode, Esi talks to Victoria Edwards: My name is Victoria Edwards.  I have gained valuable knowledge and experience through volunteering and paid employment for both Making Space and Toucan Diversity Training as well as the Scout Association in Marketing and Event Management. I have worked in a range of environments …

Daniel - Episode 17 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 17: Daniel – Challenging Asperger’s

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A series of podcast interviews with disabled people.  In this episode, Daniel and Esi talk about work and disability; specifically related to Asperger’s. Daniel has Asperger Syndrome and has not always found it easy to ​communicate with the world.  However, he’s been lucky to know some good people who have helped him both understand and come to terms with my …

Denis talks - Episode 16 #PartofMe Podcast

Episode 16: Denis – Perceptions & Attitudes

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A series of podcast interviews with disabled people. Denis hosts a disability podcast in Northern Ireland and has worked as a social worker supporting disabled people to achieve inclusion. He is a member of the International Psychological Honours Society: awarded for outstanding academic achievement in the field of psychology.  He has just completed his Masters in Disability and Rehabilitation Studies …