“Diversity without inclusion? Here, diversity's promise - that greater diversity leads to greater innovation and profitability - dies.”
At Convergent Consulting we believe that to build a truly diverse business, Inclusion must come before Diversity – and we’re challenging our clients to adopt the same belief.
We know from experience that it’s impossible to build a truly diverse workforce unless the culture of the organisation is relentlessly and instinctively inclusive. The truth is that unless inclusion is a fundamental part of what defines you corporately, diversity will never be anything more than a box-ticking exercise.
We’re working with our clients to help them build collaborative behaviours within their teams that are an integral part of their business DNA, and by doing that we’re helping them to attract, hire and retain the very best people from every walk of life.
The culture of successful modern business transcends every physical and notional boundary you can imagine. It recognises no geographical borders, acknowledges no hierarchy and laughs in the face of organograms.
That creates huge opportunities, but only at the point we realise that we’re all diverse and none of us is defined solely by our genetics, our cultures or the lifestyle choices we make. D&I is not just the responsibility of leaders, but of everyone in the organisation.
We will help you to build strong, resilient cross-cultural relationships – between teams and daily responsibilities, between hierarchies and between geographical locations – to create a business that will thrive in a contemporary global environment.
Moving people from one place to another, particularly overseas, brings very specific challenges as people face new and unfamiliar surroundings. Understanding those challenges, and having the knowledge and skills to be able to anticipate and meet them, is a key element in making sure people feel supported and valued.
Through specialist relocation coaching, we’ll help your business to identify potential issues before they develop into real problems and to ensure your people get the support and help they need to make transition into a new role as smooth as possible.
Organisations become truly inclusive through collaborative behaviour that extends to every individual working in them. It’s not by accident that inclusive businesses are more successful in evolving a properly diverse and integrated culture.
Adding Inclusion Literacy to the competencies you expect from all your people, regardless of seniority, and actively building it into personal development plans and training delivery, signals the importance of collaborative behaviours.
Inclusion Literacy can be evaluated throughout the year, in the performance review process and especially when choosing candidates for a role.
We’ll use our experience and expertise to help you develop an Inclusion Literacy strategy your teams will want to embrace, enabling you to hire and retain the best people for your business.
I am delighted to recommend Heeral as a coach and facilitator. She provided coaching and team building support for us and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Heeral quickly built trust and developed relationships which allowed for effective coaching and training on the day. Heeral is always available and flexible with time. There is no cookie cutter, Heeral got to know the people and the business to ensure that she delivered the most effective product and got us the results we were after. She has also left us with valuable tools that both our employees and leaders will utilize.
Heeral gave an informative and interactive session on Diversity, she then guided our discussions with thought provoking topics and questions. I have taken away a long list of points to consider and have booked in a follow up session to conduct a review and discuss a plan for implementation. Would definitely recommend!
It’s with pleasure that I recommend the coaching service provided by Heeral. She has aided in developing me as a leader at Uniplaces, with a friendly and approachable style, and is always available outside of regular coaching sessions. She has provided some excellent tools and materials not only useful for leadership but also for any managers in the company. I would recommend her coaching services to any leaders looking to grow their skills or those needing a sounding board outside of the company.
Heeral has really helped drive our diversity agenda at Tandem, helping pick out the elephants in the room and getting some healthy discussion going at a company-wide forum. Heeral's relaxed and genuine style resonated well with colleagues across the business and I received some excellent feedback on the workshop she held with us which was due to the preparation and passion she put into it.
Heeral’s approach to training is thought-provoking, hands on, and creative. I liked the fact that Heeral could relate to my issues, based on her own experiences, and she was very motivational and easy to talk to. Heeral doesn't use fancy acronyms or buzz words, (unlike some other training facilitators), she just ‘tells it as it is’ and her upbeat personality is infectious. I look forward to working with her in the future.
As a coach, Heeral has the ability to very quickly grasp the objectives you're working towards and is therefore able to tailor very personal advice and guidance to give you the very best chance of achieving those outcomes.
Unlike other coaches I've worked with, who can sometimes be overly direct or dictatorial, Heeral is wonderfully collaborative in her approach and wins both trust and respect quickly.
She transformed the way I present myself not only in a B2B context, but also on a personal level and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.
I attended a Women in Leadership seminar with Heeral and it was very insightful and helped me feel more passionate about going after what I want. There was a moment in the seminar that was very powerful to me and it was about whether or not we were working as a partner in our firm or just an employee. It was thought provoking and I look forward to other training sessions Heeral offers.
Whether you are at the top of the corporate ladder or just beginning your climb, you will greatly benefit from the resources, knowledge, and insight provided in Heeral's Women in Leadership Seminar.
Heeral has a very interesting and professional way of presenting her coaching and seminars.
Her background in the professional world as an actuary certainly adds to her skills as a coach and makes her even more credible and empathetic.
We are glad we chose Heeral as our coach; certainly thought provoking.
I've had a life-coaching session with Heeral and we discussed the body image struggles I'm having since competing. Usually, talking about yourself for an hour would feel self-indulgent but when someone has set aside their time and allows you to express how you feel in a constructive way, it can really help you to see things in a more useful way. Highly recommended!
I'll admit that I was unsure of what to expect but I was amazed at how quickly I felt at ease with you, and how easy you made it for me to open up about a whole range of subjects. I felt like I was talking about a range of unconnected subjects, but you somehow pulled it all together in a way that I wouldn't have been able to do alone. I will definitely be able to use the strategies that you gave me to work on the areas that I want to develop.
This was my first experience of life coaching, and Heeral put me at my ease immediately. She is funny, friendly, and incredibly insightful - picking through all my waffle to find the key points that really set me thinking. Throughout the session, Heeral was incredibly encouraging and supportive, and if you're looking for someone cheering in your corner, I'd definitely recommend Heeral.
Your workshops and reading your website has been very inspiring. It's always great to inject a positive mindset in the workplace, and you have certainly helped to make this happen.
I'm really excited about my next journey, wherever it may take me! I will now have more time to concentrate and nurture my new food business.
When I started sessions with Heeral, I was feeling a bit stuck and there was a sense of idleness and lethargy in my creative life. I needed a jump start and she was able to help me do that with excitement and grace. After just a few sessions, I started to feel reinvigorated.
Now I am in the opposite situation: an abundance of energy and creativity. Her working style embraces a good balance of confidence and empathy and I have benefited a great deal from the work we have done so far.
I can sincerely recommend Heeral. During our coaching sessions together she has brought both clarity and awareness around the issues regarding my business. Ideas and concepts that I have implemented to great effect.
It has been an absolute pleasure to have been coached by her.
I engaged Heeral to provide 2 corporate training workshops.
Heeral tailored both sessions to the audience (one was for more junior employees and the other for a skills refresher for senior level brokers) and actively reached out prior to the engagements to ensure the materials would be exactly what we were looking for.
Heeral is knowledgeable and relatable to her audience, and delivers her message with passion. I definitely recommend her for corporate training seminars!
I’d like to thank Convergent Consulting for the high quality training and personal development sessions. The service both before, during and after the sessions was first class. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed it and benefited from the guidance and support you have given.
We will definitely continue these courses as we feel the staff have learned non-technical skills that they wouldn’t have learned ordinarily. Thanks again and I hope this will be a long collaboration.
As an organisation, we came to a point where we had to review our strategy and it was agreed that we would need someone to come in and facilitate a strategy planning day with the Leadership Team. We approached Heeral and right from the on start we found her to be professional, patient and most importantly she had a real willingness to get to know us as individuals as well as the organisation.
She prepared a bespoke workshop for us which enabled us to really challenge our thought processes and equally review how we have been doing things in the past. We found her to be very engaging and supportive throughout the process and we all got a lot out of the day and afterwards! I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to any organisation that is looking at future plans as well as organisations that are exploring change.