Diverse-Abilities Training and Coaching

  • 70% of Canadian employees have some degree of concern with psychological health and safety in their workplace
  • 30% of disability claims and 70% of disability costs are attributed to mental health related situations
  • Between $2.97 and $11 Billion per year could be saved by shifting to psychologically safer and healthier workplaces

You're sitting in on a toolbox meeting and you can feel that something has gone horribly wrong. The supervisor seems equally puzzled. Everyone is sitting back, many with arms crossed, eyes on their feet. You could cut the tension with a knife.

What's going on? What went wrong?

Poor communication can exacerbate mental health issues, and vice versa. Communication among individuals is strained by genetics, physical health, mental health, self-esteem, confidence, emotional demands, stress, physical activity, nutrition, and so on.

Consider these workplace factors impacting communication: organizational stability, access to technology, labour/management relations, opportunities for learning and development, work scheduling, recognition, role clarity, and clarity of leadership.

These issues are important to senior leaders because of their impact on:

  • Risk Management
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Social Responsibility
  • Cost Effectiveness


  • half and full day workshops
  • customized programs to meet the needs of your management team and employees


  • individual or group
  • for managers, supervisors and employees
  • learn from someone with 'lived' experience


  • From Labourer to Leader: How Empowerment, Empathy and Positive Relationships can Completely Change your Life

“Keith Gelhorn is the real deal.”

Margie Archibald, Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus, Disability Supports and Student Services