Aishwarya is an experienced career coach and mental health consultant, working across the UK, US, and India. Their coaching practice has focused on working with neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ individuals looking for workplace and career support. As a Workplace Strategy Coach at Genius Within, they aim to continue providing coaching support to neurodivergent individuals and look forward to engaging with the diverse community of coaches who bring their depth of practice to this space. They aim for coaching to be a space of learning and support where they will work together with you to co-create structure and facilitating strategies. Their approach to coaching is thus flexible, as well as a dynamic and reflective space for clients to grow.
Aishwarya is also pursuing a PhD in Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London with a focus on ADHD careers. They have a background in research and practice with communities, culture, identity, and mental health. Their previous experience has included work with organisations to conduct mental health research for educational, tech, and social justice spaces.
Coming from the education sector, I have a lot of experience working in a frontline service. Much of my experience has been working with Doctors and self-employed entrepreneurs.
My approach to coaching is very collaborative and is all about realistic positivity. Giving appropriate time and space to acknowledge suffering, struggle, challenge and negativity while putting our efforts in to an optimistic framework with the belief that total success can be achieved. I love working with clients around mindset shift.
MA Honours in Psychology
Anna is keen to use her coaching skills to improve people’s wellbeing at work and help create more inclusive communities for neurodiverse individuals.
Clients have described Anna’s coaching as non-judgemental, authentic and honest. Her warmth and empathy enable her to quickly build relationships of trust. Coaching approaches which resonate most for Anna are embedded in the whole person, mindfulness, reflection and being in the moment. She is guided by coaching principles, which enable her to respond with creativity and flexibility. She designs with clients how they will work together. Anna regularly reflects on her own practice and is committed to further developing her skills and expertise.
ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring
Beth passionately believes that everyone can thrive in work and life and that we just need to work out the conditions we need for that to happen. Beth uses a range of techniques focusing on individual strengths to create the conditions for sustained change. Beth is an accredited coach and group facilitator of over 20 years helping navigate change in careers and work-based and professional development coaching.
Gaining a recent diagnosis in later life and having a neurodiverse family has given Beth a deeper understanding of the challenges in the workplace and society for those who think and experience the world differently.
Caroline supports clients in understanding and celebrating their neurodivergent ways of being in the world, in connecting with their purpose and gaining clarity around their strengths and challenges. She works with neurodivergent business leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and creatives who have been ‘diagnosed’ or self-identify as neurodivergent and want to understand how it has impacted them historically, currently and how it can inform their path forward.
Caroline has worked as an associate coach for Genius Within since 2013, which is before discovering the extent of neurodivergence in her own family. Funnily enough she was always drawn to the idea of unusual and original minds!
Caroline is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working in a range of private, public and third sector organisations. Over the years she has coached at all levels and different stages of careers. She also currently lectures on the Industrial and Work Psychology MSc programme at the University of Hertfordshire.
Caroline is passionate about supporting neurodifferences in the workplace and the higher education sector. She uses a strengths-based approach in all her coaching to help clients identify their and achieve their full potential. When she is coaching at her best, she is using active listening to get to the heart of what they want. Caroline thrives on facilitating her clients to see their clear way forward.
Christoffer has built his career in helping people from all walks of life discover, understand and implement best practice changes. He is a coach, facilitator and musician with over 20 years experience in both personal development and group coaching, with qualifications in relational dynamics coaching.
Christoffer has experience in banking, professional services, defence, education, NHS and homelessness. Christoffer has lived experience of neurodivergence, managing long covid and supporting those seeking to destigmatise mental health. Christoffer has long been a proponent of the social model of disability, from his days creating art projects as a form of inclusive activism, touring Europe and South America. Christoffer uses creative tools to facilitate coaching conversations, as well as technology.
David is a qualified executive coach, and he had a long career in secondary teaching and subsequently in teacher training and school improvement.
David has coached with Genius Within for three years. He has his own coaching business and has coached teachers and other professionals, and he delivers academic coaching to younger students.
David has had a long experience of supporting neurodivergent students through his teaching and he has enhanced these skills and awareness through his coach training and subsequent CPD. His approach is caring and empathetic and he aims to provide his clients with a balance of support and challenge.