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Companies and Corporations

How does your company support an employee through their gender transition in a way that avoids lawsuits, enhances team operations, and provides a platform to retain and recruit the best talent?

How does your corporation help employees understand and feel comfortable with transgender colleagues, clients and customers, to avoid negative publicity and improve sales and services?

We provide clients with the training, presentations and consultations necessary to ensure you are fully equipped to work effectively with transgender people, both in the office and in the marketplace.

trainings and presentations

In our interactive, engaging trainings and presentations we share cutting edge information and personal stories – all with a bit of humor. These facts and stories touch our audiences’ heads and hearts, leading to real personal change. We also offer practical tips for respectful daily interactions with transgender customers and co-workers.

Our keynote speaker, Gabrielle Claiborne, shared her journey of “embracing her truth” with such passion and humor that attendees at our Pride Power Lunch and Learn were engaged and enlightened to be even stronger allies for our transgender colleagues.
                                      President, LGBT and Allies ERG

Based on the needs of your organization, a training or ERG/BRG/Affinity Group presentation could cover:

  • Cultural assumptions regarding gender, and how they impact people’s understanding and acceptance of transgender individuals
  • Transgender terms and identities
  • Personal stories from transgender people and their allies
  • Transitioning and its implications for the workplace  
  • Interacting respectfully with transgender people
  • The business case for trans inclusion
  • Best practices of transgender inclusive companies

 

consultations

During our trainings and presentations, people experience changes in their understanding of transgender individuals. But in order for those personal changes  to create true organizational change, companies must put in place transgender-related policies, procedures and strategies. Transformation Journeys Worldwide also provides the following consulting services to assist our clients in these areas:

  • Establishing transition-related healthcare coverage
  • Creating transitioning policies that comply with federal mandates
  • Working with HR and/or D&I as they walk employees through transitions
  • Providing trainings for managers and team members with transitioning employees; answering “the tough questions” to foster understanding and keep teams operating efficiently
  • Consulting with organizations to design gender inclusive restroom and locker room facilities
  • Assisting organizations in developing strategies to recruit transgender talent and to increase transgender supplier diversity

Some of our clients include Home Depot, Ikea, Sun Life Financial, Georgia Power, MarketSource Inc. an Allegis Company, Kaiser Permanente, The Kaleidoscope Group and Dana, Inc.

What others are saying

I had the pleasure of hosting Gabrielle and Linda as guest speakers for a Diversity & Inclusion event in Toronto. The topic was “Understanding Transgender Colleagues and Clients”. The material was organized, thoughtfully constructed for all audience members and well managed for the time allotted. More importantly however, through the sharing of Gabrielle’s courageous personal story, this team reached our audience on a human / emotional level while being sensitive to our corporate environment. I highly recommend Transformation Journeys for companies seeking to grow and develop awareness of Transgender people, many of whom are employees, clients, or friends and family members of our employees.
Emily Schur
Senior Vice President, Global Talent
Sun Life Financial
When Gabrielle and Linda present, the overriding feeling is that you are in capable hands. The obvious depth and breadth of their knowledge, specifically around the realities and challenges that face transgender individuals, their colleagues, and their clients, allows for an outstanding educational experience. For me, though, it is Gabrielle's willingness and ability to share her own story that elevates the experience from educational to transformational. 
Orlando Bishop
President, Align Performance