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Our Founder, Ellen Cole, is available for public speaking events regarding dyslexia in the workplace. Ellen is available for booking for online events, or in person across Yorkshire and further afield.

Ellen’s Story

Having been diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 22, Ellen discovered there was next to no support  available for newly diagnosed adults. But refusing to give up, she approached a tutor who specialised in teaching dyslexic individuals. However, she was told that she was “a lost cause”.

These words stuck with Ellen for many years, knocking her confidence. 

After going self-employed for her own sanity in 2016, Ellen is now armed with several award-winning titles. Subsequently, she has built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading professionals in independent food, drink and charity marketing. Ellen is one of Business Insider‘s top ten female social media professionals in the UK.

Despite her successes, Ellen is not alone with her experiences in the workplace. Having compiled over ten years’ worth of surveys, Ellen found that entrepreneurship amongst dyslexic professionals in the UK has grown by nearly 140%. Meanwhile, the number of dyslexic professionals in employment has decreased by nearly 65%.

So, why are more dyslexic professionals choosing self-employment over employment? And what can businesses do to attract and retain dyslexic talent, who are highly sought after by companies such as NASA, Google and the GCHQ?

Join Ellen for her talk on Dyslexia in the Workplace as she delves further into her story. Reflecting on past, present and future research, she will debunk a few dyslexic myths and share how businesses can create a positive and inclusive workplace for dyslexic talent.

Reach out to Ellen to discuss her speaking at your group, event or conference.

Speaking topics

Currently, Ellen only speaks about dyslexia in the workplace and what businesses can do to nurture a better and more positive environment for dyslexic talent.

Upcoming talks

Tuesday 19 October: Private event

Friday 12 November: Private event

Monday 17 January: Private event


“Ellen presented on dyslexia for one of our ‘lunch & learn’ sessions. Her presentation was clear and concise. She communicated facts about the subject matter and added her own lived-in experiences which brought the topic of dyslexia to life. 

Ellen came across as a seasoned speaker and the feedback received from staff was extremely positive citing her presentation as ‘valuable, solution focused and sincere’.

I would engage Ellen again without hesitation and highly recommend her as a subject matter expert on dyslexia.”

Federation of Small Businesses