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ABOUND
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We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive at work. We are passionate about empowering neurodivergent individuals in the workplace and helping organizations to operate more effectively. Come see what ABOUND can do for you!

About

 ABOUT LAURA FAIR, BBA, MSc

ABOUND Founder and Senior Consultant

Laura graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Employment Relations. Always having a keen interest in studying organizations and people, her academic pursuits later led her to Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, United Kingdom where she earned a Master of Science in Business Psychology and Coaching Psychology. This globally recognized program holds accreditation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and equipped Laura with formal training and practicum experience in coaching. After completing her Masters in Coaching Psychology, Laura continued her ICF accredited coaching training through Gold Mind Academy in the UK and is now a professionally trained ADHD Coach. 

 

Laura's diverse work experience in Recruiting, Coaching, Training and Development, and HR Consulting have provided her with unique insights into the intricacies of the workplace with clients spanning local, national, and international settings. Her broad industry experience includes construction, engineering, architecture, biotechnology, financial technology, higher education, marketing and sales, information technology, human resources as well as accounting and finance.

 

Deeply passionate about neurodiversity, mental health, and coaching, due to her own personal experiences, Laura's Master's dissertation topic centered on coaching for neurodiversity in the workplace, and she remains up-to-date on this complex and evolving topic by conducting in-depth research.

With a commitment to ongoing research and learning about others' lived experiences, she remains dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. In addition to her academic qualifications, Laura has completed several certifications from ICF-accredited courses and reputable institutions, including: 

 

Certifications: 
 

Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace 

The University of British Columbia 

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

St. John Ambulance 

ADHD For ALL (International Coaching Federation Accredited)

ADHD Coming Home (International Coaching Federation Accredited) 

Coach Accelerator (International Coaching Federation Accredited 

ADHD Coaching (International Coaching Federation Accredited)

Gold Mind Neurodiversity Academy 

Developing Managerial Effectiveness 

Talent Selection, Development, and Retention 

Saint Mary's University 

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Services

At ABOUND, we aim to collaborate with organizations and individuals who have an interest in Neurodiversity.  We offer training, coaching, and practical strategies to optimize the employee experience and organizational performance. 

Neurodiversity Training

Not sure where to start in becoming a more neuroinclusive organization? We can help! We offer a variety of in-person and online neurodiversity in the workplace programs. 

The first step in creating positive change within your organization is to increase awareness. ABOUND customizes each training program to meet the needs of your organization.

Consulting 

ABOUND will help to identify your organization's gaps for being an inclusive environment for all. We provide consulting on inclusive recruiting, job descriptions/ads, interviews, talent management and performance, training and development, onboarding, and retention.

Coaching

 Laura enjoys working with neurodivergent clients and different thinkers. While the over-all goals of coaching remain the same for all clients, Laura is trained in a variety of approaches, tools and techniques and understands the importance of adapting her approach to best meet the needs of her clients.

Partners

TESTIMONIAL

Laura is highly knowledgeable and possesses the power to always ask questions that make you see things from a different perspective. I came to her because I struggled with career choices and not feeling good enough. The tools and strategies she provided me with gave me the ability to manoeuvre through a difficult area in my life and helped me in changing the way I view my work and myself. Laura has been able to help me align with my true self and calm the anxiety so that I was able to regain my self-confidence and step into the career search with a strong mindset.
I could not be more thankful and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to move forward in their lives in an empowering way.

Antonia Bock
Consultant, Germany

Contact

CONTACT

Let’s Connect

laura@aboundND.com

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

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