I feel that although I have had various short-term contracts with different organisations that knew me pre-accident. They were in no way considering what I had been through and making any particular adjustments to my situation. After having gone through this difficult time they completely failed to make reasonable adjustments to the acquired disability I had gained. This failure is completely illegal and has made me shun the previous organisations I worked with. This was a difficult realisation to make but one that has put me at odds with any discussion to be had with these organisations or individuals. Consequently, I have had to learn to adjust to as well as to deal with, However, through a long period of realising where my skills have changed and what I now have to offer I feel that this is a positive step to realise and pursue. I hope that this will allow me to find where my skills can be used effectively in the work place. @geniuswithinCIC
These changes in my character are to be built on rather than shied away from. I think this realisation may have taken 7 years to come to terms with but has given me hope of the new possibilities I can work on. It is almost like being reborn and having to work out your new place in society which can give your life new meaning and possibilities. A changed skill set is different and exciting which gives me new ways and possibilities to explore rather than holding on to who I used to be #LandmarkWorldwide. My new confidence in communication needs to be built on. To give me a greater platform for my skills in communicating with partner organisations or through communicating more generally. In many ways my personal story is about overcoming horrendous odds to regain my self which shows the drive and ambition to succeed. There are many attributes that people can learn from my example whether personally or through organisations.
From compiling a book about this I have undertaken numerous presentations on this which people engage with and usually result in numerous questions which I am happy to answer and engage with an audience.