Beyond the Labels: Authenticity, Belonging & Expectations

Beyond The Labels - 60 minutes

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99 People


Tom Cleary

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During Pride month, the topic of expectations, stereotypes and labels can increase in focus. And activities and awareness building that is designed to help people fit in and feel like they belong, can work very well for many people, and yet sometimes do the opposite for others. And yet, whether in the workplace or in our social lives, feeling that we belong is a key element of mental and physical wellbeing.

This session explores the impact of authenticity in the workplace, compared with ‘masking’ parts of who we are.

We’ll use both lived experience from within the LGBTQIA+ community & beyond, along with research and resources which we can use to support ourselves and those around us to increase their sense of belonging.

  • authenticity
  • coaching
  • employee wellbeing


This workshop can be tailored to suit your team

A typical agenda is: Stereotypes: exploring ones we are aware of, and perhaps some we aren’t, with a look at the impact these can have

The impact of ‘masking’ in the workplace: who is most likely to hide parts of who they are, and why can this be a problem?

Authenticity: Benefits & boundaries to embracing who we are at work

Resources & Signposting: How can we move forwards and what are the useful sources of support

Tom Cleary

Tom Cleary


With a background in business, education and leadership, Tom is passionate about helping raise awareness within the topics of mental health, wellbeing and personal development. He combines lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges with professional knowledge and outstanding teaching and training skills, resulting in the delivery of empowering sessions and workshops which consistently receive very positive feedback.

As a lifelong learner and educator, he works with individuals, organisations and businesses to increase awareness of positive psychology topics and mental health, working to embed both individual and team skills that help safeguard people’s wellbeing, prevent future problems and enable them to thrive.

Frequently asked questions

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All names are anonymised and confidential. The diagnostic will only show the overall outcomes relating to anxiety, stress, energy, sense of wellbeing & productivity.

Of course, we work closely with all of our clients to find the right practitioner and programme to suit your needs.

Not yet, that’s something we’re working on behind the scenes.

We go through an extremely thorough vetting process with all of our practitioners, so you can rest assured that they will be of the highest standard for your organisation. However, as we first start to work with clients we can organise a 10min introduction with our practitioners.

We can do this, please get in touch to find out more.

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Our onsite programmes are predominantly London & SE based, please get in touch if your company / event is outside of those areas. All on site programmes are subject to travel costs.

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