• Advice and guidance for business owners, start ups and employers with neurological conditions and hidden disabilities.
  • Embedding adaptive and inclusive practices through business practices, training, and policy around disability.
  • Developing inclusive recruitment and retention strategies.

Key Areas of Expertise

John McDonald recognises that individuals with disabilities, particularly those with neurological conditions or hidden disabilities, face unique challenges that are often overlooked. By bridging the communication gaps between companies, organisations, and individuals and developing and implementing adaptations in the workplace John enables organisations to engage with those who have disabilities developing solution focused mindsets.

Whether you are a start up entrepreneur or business owner with hidden disabilities, or you want to support new or existing staff in the workplace, John can help with advice, information, and signposting to create conditions in the workplace to help people thrive. 

Background

John has over 20 years of experience working within the healthcare sector. He represents disability inclusion across many platforms and forums. In 2016 John was diagnosed with bowel cancer and hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain). He underwent treatment and following his recovery he wanted to work more flexibly, using his experience of brain injury to support others in a similar position.

John is now a strong advocate for disability inclusion. Working across many forums John bridges the gap by improving communication between companies and individuals with neurological or hidden disabilities.


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