In the work to create inclusive and equitable contexts, those of us privileged by society, who benefit from being White, or men, or middle-class, or not disabled by society, or any other form of privileged identity ultimately have to start with ourselves. Addressing how we have been conditioned to see and understand the world and the people in it is a critical step in the work. It is not simply a step, or even a journey to which there is an endpoint, a final destination. It is a process that we have to learn, adopt, and maintain in our day-to-day lives.

Over a series of informal but confidential conversations, we can contextualise what you think and develop your critical self-reflection to start a process of exploration into your worldview and how it might be conditioned to be prejudicial. I am not a psychologist or psychotherapist. I am not offering counselling or therapy. I use robust social research methodologies to explore these issues with you and develop a process of dialogue between yourself and your worldview that, whilst difficult, is ultimately a benficial process of learning and personal development.

Equally, if you’re a leader or manager in an organisation, or if you want to be one, and you want to have honest, confidential conversations with someone about any issues, thoughts, concerns, ideas, etc that you have about equality, diversity, inclusion, and cultural dynamics, well, let’s talk. As much as I am not a counsellot, I an also not a ‘coach’ or a ‘mentor’. I guess I’m more of a ‘foil’ or a sounding board. I won’t tell you what you want to hear but I will challenge you to think differently and be a better leader.

To find out more contact me at matt@wideopenvoices.com