People with social interaction difficulties often have great difficulty forming social, romantic and business relationships. This is often people with Asperger’s Syndrome. At Empowered Relating, the mission is to support you to overcome barriers so you can learn to relate in empowered ways, form empowered relationships and get and keep jobs and romantic relationships. I offer empowering coaching for people with Asperger’s Syndrome, or simply people that find it hard to interact!
Since my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome in 2005, I have developed to overcome the difficulties that we Aspies often have in comparison to the neuro-typical society in which we live.
My work history has mostly been within the disabled peoples’ rights movement. I support and managed workers with learning difficulties do their jobs. Coaching and mentoring, were natural roles. I was also a board member of a user-led organisation run by people that are neuro-different, mostly people with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Empowering support has assisted me in removing my own barriers and I have removed other barriers myself. Where barriers have been unmovable I have learned coping mechanisms.
I’m now a happy, confident integrator. Even if I still have some difficulty here and there and out and about. Feel the fear and do it anyway! I have learned to form loving relationships. I am on a mission to support others like me reach that too.
Encourage and inspire rather than advise, is a philosophy I hold. Supporting in bringing to realisation, the potential, strengths & weaknesses, and encouraging the attainment of goals. Where-as as a Wing-woman I might need to advise. It’s knowing the difference and what is appropriate at the time.
The empowering skills I obtained from all this, have equipped me with the tools to carry out my mission!
I cannot really work with people still stuck in survival mode. I can only work with those in growth mode.
It is my policy that I don’t take people on by the request of others; I need to have people genuinely wanting my support themselves.