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First of all, hello, it's great to meet you.
Thank you so much for showing an interest in my business and how I know I can help you and your business succeed in these turbulent times of change by embracing diversity of thought.
My name is Mike Bedford and I am the Director and Founder of Bee-Brilliant People Development LTD.
I am an Award Winning Coaching Leader, People and Organisational Development Expert.
I am proudly Neurodivergent and I founded my business Bee Brilliant People Development with a very clear mission and purpose.
To inspire, inform and enable change. To create better opportunities for Neurodivergent people in the workplace and to support Leaders and Organisations to embrace Neurodiversity in all it's many wonderful forms.
I believe that the workplace is where change is required and by working with, not against, Neurotypical Leaders and Organisations, positive and sustainable cultural change can be achieved that leads to Neuroinclusive workplaces where all forms of Neurodiversity is embraced, supported and leveraged as a competitive advantage.
I am committed to educating others and raising the profile and awareness of Neurodiversity and how organisations benefit from the many strengths Neurodivergent people have to offer and I do this through storytelling and sharing my own lived experience.
But it's fair to say that I couldn't support and influence Leaders and Organisations to change just solely based on storytelling, as powerful as it is. No, I draw upon over 20 years experience working in large and complex Organisations, where I've developed and honed my skills and craft as a People Professional - specialising and qualified in HR, L&D, OD, ED&I and Coaching.
I blend lived experience, passion, context with a hearty dose of pragmatism, expertise and knowledge of how to affect and influence change inside Organisations. I might add I also bring a completely different perspective to anything I do.
Our mission is to support Leaders and Organisations to create Neuroinclusion and to build Neuroinclusive workplace cultures.
We offer a range of competitively priced Training, Coaching and People Development solutions to support this change, including consultancy.
We live and breathe equity, inclusion and belonging. Our ethos is built around supporting, empowering and enabling Neurodivergent Talent but we believe this must be done through the lens of Intersectionality, as Neurodiversity cuts across boundaries and can affect us all as Human Beings whether directly or indirectly.
What does the Bee represent?
The Bee is a metaphor for bee'ing your authentic self and reinforces our core value of authenticity. We understand that most ND'ers have spent their lives trying to fit in and not be their true selves for all kinds of reasons.
"You gotta be yourself, you can't be no-one else"
~ Liam Gallagher
We know, from lived experience and through our clients, what happens when you are forced to wear a mask in the workplace, to build a forcefield around you, to camouflage to "fit in" and to live your life in a way that is not authentically aligned with your values. It is mentally and physically exhausting and we work with Leaders and Organisations to help prevent this toxic culture.
We believe that by helping people be their authentic selves, this enables them to be the best version of themselves and to achieve their true potential.
We are proud to ‘Bee’ different and to use that diversity of thought as a competitive advantage in service of our client’s goals. We think differently and we're not apologetic about that at all.
We are not your average Coaching, Training & People Development business, nor do we aspire to Bee so. We exist to make a difference and that involves having challenging conversations and asking tough questions which we are not afraid to do.
Our vision is to take our message to a Global Audience and to support Leaders and Organisations across the World to embrace and understand Neurodiversity and to build Neuroinclusive Workplace Cultures.
Simply put, we do not believe in barriers, we believe in smashing them down.