Partner Experts are Members & Ambassadors that have proved to supply the highest levels of training and support. They have also shown their commitment to excellence through their support of Includability Members & the community.
Who are Cool2betrans?
Katie Neeves is a woman on a mission - but not just any woman and not just any mission! She lived for 48 years as a man while struggling with her gender since the age of 3 and hiding her big secret to the World. She was thrown into turmoil when her Gender Dysphoria increased dramatically, causing her to go on a voyage of discovery before finally admitting to herself that she is a transgender woman and that she needed to change her body.
She then came out very publicly via a coming-out video which she posted on her social media and sent to all the clients of her photography and video business, risking her livelihood and reputation in the process. This was a massive risk, as she had built up a great reputation over 35 years as one of the UK’s top photographers, photographing everything from royalty, to riots and war zones. She needn’t have worried though, as she was inundated with hundreds of messages of support. This led to her vlogging about her transition journey in a very open, honest and humorous way, which makes the subject accessible to all. Her story was picked up in the media and it wasn’t long before she was a regular in the radio and TV studios, becoming a trans ambassador along the way.
Katie formed Cool2BTrans to support and inspire other trans people and also to educate everyone else on trans issues by showing them that trans people are just ordinary people who want to be happy - just like everyone else. She helps organisations globally, with diversity and inclusion by providing trans awareness training and inspirational speaking, in an entertaining way by using humour to break down barriers.
Katie appears regularly in the media and she is on both ITV's and the BBC's lists of experts. Following her media and public appearances, Katie often provides support to trans people and parents of trans people who get in touch with her asking for help. Also, she was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2021 for her trans inclusion work.
Participants and audience members will leave Katie’s uplifting talks and training feeling both entertained and educated. Katie said
“Many people focus on the negative aspects of being trans, but I prefer to approach the subject from a much more positive angle. I am exactly the same person I was before my transition - but far happier!”
What do participants of Katie's sessions say?
“It was the most exciting training in years” - Deutsche Telekom
“Inspirational storytelling at its best.” - Virgin Media O2
“She's one of the most articulate and entertaining people I have seen” - Rhondda Pride
“Her work will change the way people think, behave and will ultimately change the World for sure.” - The Association of Professional Staffing Companies
I personally have never laughed and learnt so much in one hour!” - Virgin Media O2
Our goal is to help your organisation grow through using the knowledge of our community to guide you on your journey to creating a more inclusive workforce. You will get access to exclusive resources and experts who can can help you build for the future and guide you now.
The key to learning and education is communicating with the right experts to help guide you. Our membership offer free access to webinars and community get togethers where you can talk to a variety of members who are passionate about their fields and can offer you advice.
To create an inclusive workforce takes a wide variety of expertise and knowledge which is why we encourage our members to work together. Our regular community networking sessions will provide you access to our directory of Ambassadors, members and advisors so you know that the people you are working with will not only give you the right advice but also share the same values as you.
Relationships are more than just about completing a job or task which is why we use the word community. What we love most about Includability is that every person and business has the same values and is working towards the same goal, to create a society that is free from discrimination, that cares for our planet and has genuine focus on our colleagues, friends and employees Mental Health and Wellbeing.
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