Diversity and Inclusion

Diverse organisations perform better, they make better decisions they are more creative and as the world becomes more diverse they are more sustainable and better placed to develop and grow.

Inclusion is one of our values and we strongly believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly, respected and be able to succeed in business and in life.

With many years experience in senior leadership within a charity for disadvantaged adults, diversity and inclusion has been at the heart of many of the solutions we have provided. We have experience in increasing representation of diverse employees in the workforce and creating internal networks to ensure employee voice is heard and development is available, and encouraged for everyone, along with creating frameworks and auditing practices. We also have experience of working with external partners to gain insight and consult, such as the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce.

In 2019 we produced a research report on ”The Barriers to Progression to Leadership and Governance for Diverse Groups’ and have gone on to share this research in many different ways, including through our Inclusive Leadership training.

As specialists in this area, we can work with you to provide solutions and create a more inclusive organisation, with more inclusive leaders.

We also regularly run workshops or speak at events and conferences about inclusion. Organisations we have worked with include the CIPD, Scouts Association, Irwin Mitchell, Stone Kind, Women in Recruitment and the Association of Colleges.

See more here:

Appearance on the Coaching Culture podcast talking about inclusion and coaching – https://anchor.fm/coachingculture/episodes/Mindset-Matters-Now-More-Than-Ever-4—Jo-Wright–Lisa-Tomlinson-of-Fircroft-College-emoake?utm_content=146745499&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-165917300738735

10 Steps for Increasing Inclusion – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-steps-increasing-inclusion-lisa-tomlinson/

April 2020 – HR’s Next Challenge – Wellbeing, Engagement and Inclusion During Times of Crisis – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hrs-next-challenge-wellbeing-engagement-inclusion-tomlinson-mcipd/?trackingId=0Sl5I615TQeB2A1%2BRQfzKQ%3D%3D

  • Lisa's fresh approach to all aspects L & D and HR is entirely different to anything I had experienced before, she has a passionate commitment to inclusive leadership which ensures high levels employee satisfaction and engagement whilst maintaining efficient and cost effective working practices. Lisa is a very personable and down to earth person who I am sure would fit into any organisation effectively for short or long term project/consultancy work. Lisa is an impactful coach, trainer and senior leader, she is organised, efficient and actually great fun to work with!
    Heather Brown
    Head of Curriculum, Fircroft College
  • We have worked closely with Lisa over the past year and have always found her to be professional in her approach, passionate about her work and highly supportive to others. Bursting with great ideas, a keen collaborator and clearly extremely skilled in her role, Lisa has been a joy to work with. In our experience, she is consistent in her values and always determined to achieve high standards. Highly recommended
    Dr Jo Burrell
    Clinical Psychologist and Director, Ultimate Resilience
  • Lisa and I have worked together for almost 2 years. During that time she has demonstrated she is professional and innovative, not only managing HR matters but also setting up and leading the Employee Voice Team and Middle Managers’ team at Fircroft College. Lisa always thought ahead with what the college might need to support staff, depending on the climate at the time, and was quick to introduce to the college professional development and individual resilience sessions when COVID struck, which received great feedback, helping to keep employees focused and present. Lisa has helped to create an inclusive culture at Fircroft College, encouraging adherence to the college’s mission, vision and values, not being afraid to address issues that may not be aligned. Lisa is knowledgeable about a wide range of HR topics and I have no doubt she will lead the Limelite People Group to great success.
    Penny Shinfield
    Marketing Manager, Fircroft College
  • I can honestly say that working with Lisa benefitted me in so many ways!! I was always quite lacking in confidence, unsure of my professional identity and I was never really clear about my own career development needs. Lisa must have seen something in me that I didn’t; she supported me to identify my strengths and use them proactively and effectively and this has undoubtedly contributed to my own career progression and clear sense of professional identity. As well as this, Lisa enabled me to work on my own areas in need of development (especially my leadership skills). I have grown in so many ways professionally and I 100% know that Lisa played a pivotal part in this. I really am very grateful!
    Angela Bate
    Curriculum Manager, Fircroft College