Beverley Powell is an experienced equality and diversity professional and the winner of multiple national awards for her contributions towards equality, diversity and inclusion.
Her 15-year career has encompassed both the public and private sectors and her outstanding leadership has led to strategic outcomes for a range of organisations.
Beverley is an accredited life coach, a qualified police trainer, a mentor and a transformational leader and she is the author of the research study, ‘A critical analysis of the Transgender experience when accessing primary and secondary care within the NHS’.
Beverley’s commitment to her work and her specialist expertise have resulted in her receiving commendations from the police and prison services for leadership commitment to the equality and fairness agenda, and her innovative work has resulted in strategies that have led to sustainable commitments to progression, development and transformation within a range of public sector organisations.
Beverley’s creative approach to her work means that she is able to deliver impressive results that ally with recognised standards. Whether she is addressing strategic business objectives or complex diversity issues, her leadership skills, research experience and unique delivery style means she always gets the best out of the people she is working with.
From community groups to national institutions, Beverley is committed to delivering results that matter. Her passion and experience combine to enable her to appreciate the many ways in which discrimination can affect staff and service users, and allow her to support individuals and groups to make positive changes.
Why equality and diversity? Why life coaching?
The challenges that Beverley, herself, has faced have inspired her to pursue this career. Her own experiences inform the work she does and she uses them to coach and support her clients to reach their own personal and organisational goals.
She has coached both individuals and groups and makes use of her training, research, and the skills she has learned to inspire people to reach their full potential and overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
What Beverley can offer you
Beverley is a qualified coach and mentor who offers her clients her full commitment to enable positive change and results. Her life experiences, as well as her extensive work history, mean that her understanding of equality and diversity issues, as well as change management and leadership, ensure she is ideally placed to advise, coach and encourage people and organisations to identify and achieve their goals in a positive, supported way.
Beverley is culturally competent, with an ability to communicate on different cultural levels. In doing so, she demonstrates compassion and empathy, bringing about positive outcomes.
Beverley is an active member of her local community and sits on the Black African support group, BME Women and Children Group, Gender Equality Group and the Disability group. She is also a member of the LGBT Forum. Being part of such groups enables Beverley to have a wider understanding of the diverse challenges faced by people when accessing public services, while giving her the opportunity to contribute to her local community on the issues that matter to her.
Beverley is a member of the NHS Equality and Diversity Regional Practitioner Group, and is an Independent Advisor for South Yorkshire Police. She has also sat on the board of the Leeds Black Health Initiative (BHI), she has been a national Equality partner with NHS Employers and has co-facilitated a BME network group.
What others say about Beverley
“I have always been impressed with Beverley’s integrity, knowledge and passion… She is an excellent team player and has a strategic mindset which she applies very well to impact practice… Her maturity, experience and commitment would make her a credit to any organisation”
– Professor Carol Baxter, CBE, Diversity & Inclusion & Human Rights Consultant
“Beverley is definitely someone I would recommend especially around research and strategically embedding diversity and inclusion across your organisation. As a personality she is great to be around as she is upbeat, positive and professional and I’m very much looking forward to working with her again in the future”
– Clive Taylor, Company Director at Indigo You Ltd
“She is incredible insightful and intelligent and always aim for good standard results.”
– Maggie Stubbs, Independent Consultant at Beacon Consulting
“The quality of expertise Beverley provides to the projects we have engaged is both relevant and informative with clear guidance and personal support at all times. Beverley is enthusiastic and passionate about her work and the people she engages with and willing to develop people and organisations across the Equality and Diversity strands to raise and promote understanding. “
– Trevor Bernard, Director at Fire Defence UK Ltd