Welcome to WayMakers
Strategy coaching ~ Workplace support ~ Autism training.
Improving opportunities and outcomes for autistic people, their employers and community organisations.
Replacing barriers with opportunities
The WayMakers team:
- helps coaching clients develop the tools and resilience to embark on the next step of their journey with confidence;
- enables clients’ voices to be heard and needs to be met;
- helps grow wider knowledge and acceptance of neurodiversity;
- promotes a culture of inclusivity and diversity within organisations.
We want a world in which everyone can access their preferred journeys.
We open doors and identify opportunities that value individual talent.
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 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.”
Counselling Diploma students in a half-day workshop, [June 2021]
“Alex’s training engaged on a human, holistic and practical level.”
“Extremely sensitively delivered, clearly presented and we were made to feel very comfortable.”
Exeter Phoenix workshop attendees [Nov 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.”
“This approach is really focused on strengths and positives and that’s really uplifting. My mental health has improved greatly yet it feels like I’ve achieved that indirectly.”
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 client’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?
We are not counsellors, but our toolbox is packed with techniques and approaches from a multitude of disciplines: counselling, psychology, specialist education and neuroscience. We access both clinical and peer supervision with other professionals to support reflective dialogue and collaborative learning.