What Celebrating Disability Clients Say

Testimonials from clients who have received services from Celebrating Disability

Testimonials & Recommendations

We have been lucky enough to be commissioned to deliver disability awareness training, disability talks and disability consultancy to a variety of organisations and companies in a variety of sectors. Here are a selection of testimonials from our past clients:

Esi’s talk was fantastic. Esi articulated and explained exactly how business could and should become an ally to people living with a disability. As a business on a disability inclusion journey, we walked away with more knowledge, tips and ideas on how we can encourage inclusion internally and externally. We have no suggestions for improvement, except we could have kept Esi talking for longer! Esi is extremely insightful and a joy to be around, we absolutely loved having Esi come to speak to the team at JO.

Jamie Oliver Group

The session exceeded expectations. It provided a great introduction to the social model of disability, whilst also enabling those already familar with it to think about it in a deeper way. Everyone in the team also really enjoyed it!

Kel

Access, Fringe Queer Film and Arts Festival

Esi is an extremely warm and engaging facilitator who helped our team explore language, biases and the actions we can take to make our workplace and community events more accessible, engaging and inclusive. I would 100% recommend this training to organisations across all sectors.

Services Delivered: Various Disability Inclusion Training

Tyler Fox

Principal Consultant, Community Research Team, The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP)

Having the conversation was the biggest game changer for me, we haven’t spoken about this as a group before, and creating a safe space in both sessions really helped people talk about their experiences, questions, etc. I love Esi’s honesty, energy, and passion for disability inclusion. She also helps everyone in the sessions with making links to intersectionality which is so important in today’s world and workplaces.

Services Delivered: Disability Talk & Training

Craig Hardaker

Director of People, Caritas Anchor House

I think the pitch and the content was just right. No improvements needed that I can readily think of. The mix of quizzes and team interaction testing the knowledge that you had already shared was spot on.

Services Delivered: Disability Training

Beverley Williams

Team Leader, Kensington Temple

I would certainly be more mindful of the facilities and help we can offer at Osborne Clarke. I will be more comfortable asking a disabled person of their needs, Thanks so much Esi! Invaluable!

Services Delivered: Disability Training

Tim Jenkins

Front of House, Osborne Clarke

I have known Esi Hardy for several years and have commissioned her to deliver various sessions over this time including personalisation, disability equality, the social model of disability, charity marketing and value-based practice. Esi is approachable, dynamic, responsive and flexible. She provides an excellent standard of teaching and learning opportunities. Esi is able to challenge assumptions in a supportive way and brings a unique level of expertise and experience.

Esi is a joy to work with and I would recommend her to any organisation wishing to develop and proactively support the celebration of diversity in all its forms.

Services Delivered: Disability Training, Talks & Panel Discussions

Rachel Harrison

Programme Leader BSc Health, Community & Social Care Studies, Winchester University

I organised a series of webinars to be facilitated by Esi, to help our colleagues understand how they can become allies to people with disabilities. Esi is a fantastic facilitator and makes a great impact by speaking with clear passion and a depth of knowledge around the subject of disability. Esi is very engaging with her audience despite them not having their cameras on, she still manages to facilitate an engaging and meaningful conversation.

If you need expert advice from someone who knows what they are talking about and a bespoke delivery, then speak to Esi.

Services Delivered: Disability Talks

Naomi Conlon

Learning & Talent Advisor, LiveWest

Really enjoyed this session. Not too intensive and the fact it was a small session allowed more questions to be asked. Light hearted which I thought was great.

Services Delivered: Disability Training

Chloe Tidcombe

Front of House Staff, Osborne Clarke

I found the session valuable, especially the discussion around language and classroom adjustments. I would recommend attending a Celebrating Disability training event as it covers a wide range of topics and it’s always useful to hear from someone with lived experiences. Practical guidance is also given.

Services Delivered: Workshop

A.R.

The quality of the event was excellent. What I found most useful was the distinction between the different models of disability and the detailed journey to empowerment.

A.B.

Esi came in and delivered an engaging and interactive session to college students, which linked to their units on Communication and Equality and Diversity. After a talk from Esi, students were encouraged to design different fully accessible venues, such as restaurants and festivals. Esi is able to engage with students and challenge them to think about all the little things that can be done to make different places more accessible for people with a variety of different needs.

Services Delivered: Student Workshop

Jenn Emmerson

Health & Social Care Lecturer, Sparsholt College

Esi is a really engaging speaker who brings to life how to think differently about disability inclusion – empowering both disabled colleagues and allies to leverage the strengths of disabled colleagues whilst being cognisant of the barriers that may inadvertently be placed in their way. Esi engages the group very well – allowing colleagues to share their own perceptions and then sharing her own insight into how to break through any barriers.

Services Delivered: Disability Inclusion Talk

Helen Krushave

Tesco Bank

Celebrating Disability offers a friendly and informative service, which I would encourage all Basingstoke companies to embrace. As a hotel, we have many areas to navigate and Esi did so with confidence and showed great knowledge.

Services Delivered: Disability Audits

Paul Fearon

General Manager, Apollo Hotel

Due to this training session, I have now got a better understanding of disabilities which can be put into practice with clients/visitors of the firm.

Services Delivered: Disability Training

Kate Morgans

Front of House Staff, Osborne Clarke

Esi has been a great help with advice and guidance on how to work with the disabled community. Not only has she helped us understand some of the issues facing disabled people but suggest solutions on how to bridge the gap between communities. The information Esi provides will help us with plans to work with and employ disabled people and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for professional advice and consultancy on inclusion and equality.

Services Delivered: Disability Consulting

Ray Vernon

Director, MySokoni

Esi is a wonderful speaker and addition to any panel conference. She is open, transparent and funny and really willing to share her own experiences to raise awareness and teach others. I’ve learnt so much from Esi and would definitely recommend her and Celebrating Disability.

Services Delivered: Panel Member

Gill Cooke

Three

I first met Esi at a personalisation workshop. Esi really engages her audience, she talks from a personal perspective, gently challenging your perceptions. She is an excellent presenter and holds the attention of her audience. I would definitely recommend her.

Services Delivered: Disability Training, Disability Consulting

Pam Hall

Head of Operations, MacIntyre

I have worked with Esi over a number of years and have always found her engaging and though provoking. Esi is a joy to work with, having an abundance of energy and enthusiasm! The knowledge of diability and personalisation that Esi holds is second to none and will have a huge benefit to many in the future.

Services Delivered: Disability Consulting, Disability Training, Strategy

Mark Deal

Director of Quality & Governance, Enham Trust

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