Neuro Directions – Laura Howes

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  • Working with Adults aged 18+
  • ADHD and Autism Coaching
  • Access to work coaching/support
  • LGBTQIA+ Specialist
  • Special interest in feminism, intersectionality, equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Lived experience of ADHD and Autism
  • Over X years experience supporting adults
  • Subsidised rates offered
  • Session offered online only

Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development (Group learning specialism), Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development (Individual Learning specialism – Coaching & mentoring), Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Neurodivergent folks can think a little differently and that means that sometimes we can respond to different methods of coaching. I am completely flexible around your needs to ensure your coaching experience is a positive one, and that you get as much out of it as possible.
Coaching is a supportive process that can help you achieve short term aims, or move towards bigger life goals.

Some challenges may be unique to the neurodivergent community, such as demand avoidance; difficulty in visualising the future; or difficulty with motivation. I will go at your pace, and you will always beat the centre of our interactions. I will provide insight, a different perspective, and sometimes challenge (in a tactful way!) your patterns of thought which may be subconscious or not serving you.

I am infinitely patient with people, and I believe that anyone can achieve anything with the right support. I really believe in the power of neurodivergent individuals, especially when the environment is designed for them to thrive instead of working against them. If you have spent your whole life being squeezed into a box that you don’t fit in, I will work with you to help you have the confidence to ask the world to adapt to you, instead of you having to adapt to the world.

I’m a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and I truly understand the unique challenges that can arise when you’re both neurodivergent and queer.

I’m actively involved as an LGBTQIA+ advocate, speaker, trainer, and I also have the privilege of co-chairing an employee network for the largest conservation charity in Europe.

As a single parent, I’m incredibly fortunate to have an amazing daughter who never fails to keep me smiling and always keeps me on my toes!

One of my deepest passions lies in environmental advocacy. In my free time, I volunteer with wildlife charities and actively campaign for important environmental causes. Nature is my sanctuary, and staying active and enjoying the outdoors is something I hold close to my heart.

I’m a strong advocate for feminism, intersectionality, and equity, and I’m committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, both at work and beyond.

Beyond my professional pursuits, I’m a musician. I lead group drumming workshops at various events and festivals, and I also play the drums in a feminist punk band. It’s safe to say I’m pretty passionate about it all!

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