Welcome to WayMakers
Improving opportunities and outcomes for autistic and anxious people.
Strategy coaching ~ Workplace support ~ Training for managers and health & care professionals.
We deliver bespoke 1-to-1 coaching for autistic clients as well as organisational training and reasonable adjustments guidance for those working with autistic and anxious individuals.
“I truly enjoyed Alex’s clear depth of knowledge and understanding, and her energetic and passionate delivery. I really enjoyed today – naively thought I knew quite a bit already, but now I really, really feel so much better equipped. Thank you!”
“Really informative – could have happily done a full day, rather than half!”
“Very enjoyable and engaging training – left me wanting more!”
“The training far exceeded my expectations. Alex’s knowledge is outstanding and I feel much more confident in working with autistic clients.”
Half-day workshop attendees, [June 2021]
“Knowledge is power and Alex is clearly adept at informing and supporting businesses who are open-minded and wish to operate with an inclusive culture.”
Managing Director of a Devon business [Jan 2021]
Practical strategies are informed by insight and understanding to promote lasting success in education, training and employment.
“My daughter now has a clear path to obtain her first job. She is more confident, has a greater understanding of the different considerations required, and useful tools that can be developed as needed. We are so pleased this service is running, and would recommend it to others with ASC.”
Replacing barriers with opportunities
The WayMakers team:
- helps clients grow the resilience to embark on the next step of their journey with confidence;
- enables clients’ voices to be heard and needs to be met;
- promotes a culture of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.
We want a world in which everyone can access their preferred journeys.
We open doors and identify opportunities that value individual talent.
You might be wondering…
But my child / pupil / employee doesn’t know you?
Being independent means we hold no ulterior motives.
Our purpose is to facilitate the change that is needed, with the young person’s best interests at heart. We recognise that trust and a good rapport are essential to the coaching relationship, so this is a priority in all our work.
How is an education specialist relevant to a workplace?
We have the training, expertise and experience to understand individual needs in a truly holistic sense, within different environments, activities and social contexts. Our ability to develop your understanding of autism and our track record of devising personalised, solution-focused strategies that empower individuals is a rich resource to complement existing HR practices.
Are you counsellors?
No. We are not qualified counsellors, psychologists or therapists.
Yet we have extensive experience of successfully using a wide variety of tools and approaches commonly used by counsellors, educational psychologists and therapists.