Yasmin Sheikh

Disability Consultant, Coach, Trainer and Business Disability Forum Associate

Yasmin Sheikh is a Disability Consultant, Coach, Trainer and Business Disability Forum (BDF) Associate. Yasmin is also the Vice Chair of Lawyers with Disabilities Division at the Law Society following her 12-year career as a city Lawyer.

Yasmin sustained a spinal cord injury seven years ago following a spinal stroke at age 29. She is now a fulltime wheelchair user. Following this, her life took her down a different path.

Yasmin has a huge amount of energy, passion and drive. She helps firms set up effective disability groups and evolve the culture to be disability confident and inclusive.

She offers diversity training, consultancy and niche coaching for people with disabilities so that they can feel empowered and work effectively. 

Yasmin will be speaking at the BDF 2016 conference: Recruiting and retaining disabled talent about her personal experience of disability in the workplace and the journey she has made since acquiring a disability to returning to work. Providing expert advice for employers and employees alike, Yasmin will discuss the practical things employers can do to allow employees to truly flourish.