Building Confidence in Employees with Dyslexia and other Neurodiverse Conditions: An Interview with Nicola James, CEO and Founder of Lexxic

Nicola James, Jane Buggle

Abstract


I first met Nicola James when, at the invitation of a student, she ran a free workshop on Building Confidence in Students with Disabilities at Dublin Business School in February 2017. At this workshop, Nicola described her own experiences as a student with undiagnosed dyslexia, how she began to thrive academically after diagnosis and how this experience led to her founding Lexxic. Lexxic is a specialist consultancy that employs a team of psychologists to run workshops and interventions with neurodiverse employees within companies, providing them with strategies and techniques to build confidence in order to drive performance. Lexxic has now grown to a flourishing business whose clients include Deloitte, AXA Healthcare, the NHS, the UK Cabinet Office, and the General Medical Council, among many others. Lexxic recently launched the Neurotalent Unlocked online learning platform. Nicola has continued to deliver a free workshop in DBS annually.

Keywords


Educational Psychology; Occupational Psychology; Learning Disabilities; Dyslexia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22375/dbr.v3i0.63

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