Beverley Powell

Bsc (Hons), PGCE, Assoc. CIPD, NCF Life Coach, MSc

Associate Consultant

Beverley Powell is a Development Manager at Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy. Beverley is the strategic lead for all things Inclusion and Talent Management and is a certified Life Coach and Mentor.

In 2014, Beverley was nationally recognised by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) as one of the top 50 BME Pioneers for her work in supporting providing the strategic direction of Inclusion and Talent Management of within the NHS, namely her research and analysis of the inequalities of Trans patients accessing primary and secondary care in the NHS. Beverley brings to her role a wealth of Management, HR, Coaching and leadership experience from her many years of employment within both the private and public sectors.

Beverley’s work in the inclusion and Talent Management space is shaped by the work of Richard Delgado: Critical Race Theory, Professor Kimberly Crenshaw and her work on addressing multiple levels of discrimination Intersectionality. This is combined with her Organisational Development training and mindset, and the work of the internationally known OD leader, Mee Yang Cheung Judge.

Beverley Powell is an experienced equality and diversity professional and the winner of multiple national awards for her contributions towards equality, diversity and inclusion. Her 15-year career has encompassed both the public and private sectors and her outstanding leadership has led to strategic outcomes for a range of organisations.

Beverley is an accredited life coach, a qualified police trainer, a mentor and a transformational leader and she is the author of the research study, ‘A critical analysis of the Transgender experience when accessing primary and secondary care within the NHS’.