NEURODIVERSITY TRAINING THAT DRIVES BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
We founded Uptimize in 2016 to help employers attract, hire and retain talent from across the full human spectrum of thinking styles.
Our clients leverage our neurodiversity training solutions to build more inclusive, more effective, and more innovative teams – and drive maximum value from their human capital.
To help companies embrace and leverage different types of thinkers
CEO & FOUNDER
Ed Thompson is the CEO and founder of Uptimize – a unique corporate training platform that helps organizations attract, hire and retain talent that thinks differently. Uptimize works globally with organizations like Salesforce, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte and IBM, building robust and impactful neurodiversity at work programs. Ed has also become a frequent speaker on the topic of neurodiversity in the workplace and is currently writing a book on the subject.
Lauren is a digital marketing specialist and small business consultant with experience growing companies and start-ups in the environmental, oil and gas, health and wellness, and tech industries. Lauren holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business – Marketing. Lauren has been diagnosed with ADHD, and her brother is on the autism spectrum, so she has a special interest in working with Uptimize as the Marketing Manager.
Our key advisors
SCHOLAR, SPEAKER & AUTHOR
WELLBEING & NEURODIVERSITY EXPERT
An Applied Psychologist, Jacqui has over two decades of experience in facilitating the development of more effective and resilient people, relationships and organisations. She has led, managed and collaborated on multi-stakeholder programmes, policies and interventions at all levels within organisations, as well as across diverse cultures internationally. Her primary focus now is organisational learning, wellbeing and development; especially resilience building, mental health and understanding and promoting neurodiversity.
NEURODIVERSE COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT COACH
AUTHOR & COMMUNITY ADVOCATE
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONSULTANT
MORÉNIKE GIWA ONAIWU
ADVOCATE, PUBLIC SPEAKER, WRITER, EDUCATOR, RESEARCHER
Morénike, PhD(c), MA focuses on meaningful community involvement and leadership, disability, racial, and gender equity, dismantling stigma, and inclusion and empowerment, often drawing from personal background as a person of color in a neurodiverse and serodifferent family, and a late-diagnosed adult on the autism spectrum. Morénike has been an invited speaker in the White House, at the United Nations Headquarters, a keynote speaker and/or presenter at numerous conferences, and provides diversity, research, and disability consulting to several organizations. Morénike is currently a Humanities Scholar at Rice University and a doctoral candidate in education, has been published and will release an edited collection on neurodiversity in the Black community in 2022.