Posts by gwil

“Why does change take so long?” How to turn the tide of negative perceptions

| inemmo | Leadership Development Solutions A diversity expert’s first-hand experience of disability discrimination highlights why barriers of all kinds must come down quickly In September 2005, dynamic and successful HR executive Julian John was driving home from work when his world tipped upside down. Pulling over with the distinct feeling that something wasn’t right, Julian worked his way out of his car and collapsed, unable to stand. “At first I thought it was going to go away” he tells Inemmo, “and then I realised I had no sense of balance. I went to the doctor, and he told me
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Break the Bubble – TEDxSwansea

Julian talks about his personal experience following a life changing event, which led him to re-evaluate what was important to him and his family. With his background in Human Resources, Julian has gone on to set up a social enterprise that champions opportunities for disabled people, along the way working with major employers in Swansea, making it one of the first Disability Confident cities in the UK. Julian is a an award winning social entrepreneur. In 2005, Julian experienced a life changing event when diagnosed with the onset of a chronic neurological condition. It is his subsequent journey as a
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Delsion: one year on – disability confidence, workplace diversity and the future of employment consultancy

Human resources, learning and development and disability inclusion consultancy, Delsion Limited will celebrate a successful first year in business on 3 December 2015, International Day of Disabled People. Delsion was founded in December 2014 by Julian John  an established and experienced HR consultant who had been forced to rebuild his life and career following catastrophic brain damage in 2005. Throughout its first year, Delsion has advised and supported government and UK national employers, counting Brains Brewery among its early clients. Julian John said: “There is still often a lack of understanding of the benefits of having a diverse workforce. At
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Disability, Desolation, Desperation and the Dole

Yes, that’s me in the photo, although it’s hard for me to look at it let alone post it on social media. Career, tick. Just got married, tick. Happy, tick. Rest of our lives planned, tick. Then, I collapsed. Brain damage they eventually said. Recovery? Mmm, the brain’s a complex thing, no guarantees. Wow, brain damage, you would have thought I’d have been devastated, but it’s the difference between a cold and the full blown flu. You’re too ill to care. Housebound with no balance. The inability to do pretty much anything. Game over and you really couldn’t give a
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