28. Purple Coach Conversations' interview with Wayne Trevor, a transformative Life and Business Coach, whose work focuses on Mental Fitness for the LGBTQIA+ Community.
This month we are joined by Wayne Trevor, who is a transformative Life and Business Coach whose work focuses on Gay people. He helps people reach their purpose, and passions and impact the change they want and need. He has also created specific resources, groups, and a community for LGBTQIA+.
Before becoming a coach, Wayne worked for Transport For London as the head of Diversity & Inclusion. He had a major role to play in helping improve the transport system to allow it to be safer and more inclusive for people of marginalized groups as well as accessible for disabled people.
After leaving Transport for London, he moved into the charity sector to support excluded groups with trauma and childhood experiences.
In this episode we talk about:
Wayne's first challenge when London won the city for the 2012 Olympics and his experience in making London Underground friendly for physical disability and staff attitudes to enabling people in the station.
How the Paralympics and Olympics were seen more as equal competition following the changes that were put in place across London to host the Paralympics.
Wayne talks about head fitness and the challenges for the LGBTQIA+ community. For example, how most of the gay community might feel a lack of acceptance in some shape or form and how they learn to hide certain parts of themselves.
Wayne developed a specific website and programme to get the LGBTQIA+ community mentally healthy.
Wayne’s personal experience of coming out. His childhood in a secluded part of the UK with no internet, but knowing that he was having a different experience of life. He came out to his parents at 21 years old, after moving to London at 19 years old. His experiences at University and having a community that he felt he fitted in, helped him through his experiences of coming out as a Gay man.
Watch the full video interview below:
You can also listen to an audio version of our interview here: