What Celebrating Disability Clients Say

Testimonials from clients who have received services from Celebrating Disability

Recommendations, Testimonials & Reviews

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Delivered:  A series of talks to support disability allyship

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 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.

Naomi Conlon
Learning & Talent Advisor
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Delivered:  A workshop on supporting disabled guests 

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.

Jenn Emmerson
Health & Social Care Lecturer

Delivered:  Various training sessions to support the awareness of disability inclusion, recruiting disabled people and co-production in service research

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.

Tyler Fox
Principal Consultant - Community Research Team

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Delivered:  Panel Member as part of panel discussion 

Esi is it 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.

Gill Cooke
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Delivered:  A talk for the whole organisation and a tailored training session 

Having the conversation was the biggest game changer for me, we haven't spoken up 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.

Craig Hardaker
Director of People


Delivered:  A keynote at their annual away day on the subject of developing an inclusive workplace 

I just wanted to say thank you. You are such an engaging speaker… From our first conversation at the D&I event. I came away with admiration and thinking not only how intelligent but also how articulate you are.

You are such an effortless storyteller and then to see you hold the room at the away day in a manner that you did left me (and many of my other colleagues) with an even greater feeling of awe!

Azad Batth
Project Manager

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Mark Deal
Director of Quality & Governance
Enham Trust

I have worked with Esi over a number of years and have always found her engaging and thought provoking.

Esi is a joy to work with, having an abundance of energy and enthusiasm!

​The knowledge of disability 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

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

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

Ray Vernon
Director, MySokoni

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

Chloe Tidcombe
Front of House Staff Osborne Clarke

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

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Kate Morgans
Front of House Staff Osborne Clarke

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

Tim Jenkins
Front of House, Osborne Clarke

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

Services Delivered:  Disability Training

Pam Hall
Head of Operations

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

Paul Fearon
General Manager
Apollo Hotel - Basingstoke

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

Tracy Field
Women's Institute

I am a member of the Cove and Farnborough Women's Institute and have been a member for around four years. This month we were lucky to have a very motivational and charismatic speaker, Esi Hardy speak to us about celebrating disability. It was a topic I knew very little about and it was both informative and thought-provoking. She also delivered the talk with added humour that was interspersed with anecdotes, which made us smile but pause and think too.

I work for UK airline. We employ many people who have disabilities both physical and unseen disabilities. Esi's insight made me think I should really try to know more. I had been asked to become involved in a focus group at work about this very issue. But I shied away from it, not really wanting to get involved as I didn't think I would really be able to help. However, after listening to what Esi had to say I realised we could all do more. Even though steps are being made at my company to highlight many issues disabled travellers and staff might have, we have a long way to go. I realise that it can only be changed if we all do a little bit to be more aware of each other's needs. I will try to see if that place on the focus group is still available and try to learn and what I can do to help those around me. Once I've applied this at work, then I can hopefully use what I've learned in my home and social life too. Without this talk we had from Esi, I would not have thought of doing this.

Services Delivered:  Talks & Panel Discussions

Beverley Williams
Team Leader
Kensington Temple

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

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