Seema Flower is an energetic, engaging and passionate Disabilities & Visual Awareness expert with the ability to think strategically and act tactically across sectors. Seema is Founder and Managing Director of Blind Ambition - a consultancy with a difference, aiming to create inclusivity. During Covid-19. For over 25 years, Seema has delivered successful training and projects for leading institutions which have yielded desired outcomes. These accomplishments have helped her gain relevant experience in training which has been transferred into various settings. For example, she has raised awareness by delivering disability training and visual awareness training to medical students, retail and business personnel, making businesses disability confident and inclusive. From training staff within schools and colleges, to other service providers as well as empowering vulnerable youth in prisons to reach their full potential in spite of the constraints of being incarcerated.
Seema is an inspirational and experienced professional, advocate and disability rights champion who has enthused many people to achieve their full ambition and potential through telling her own story. She has been registered blind since she was 9 years old, however this has not stopped her building a successful chain of businesses and property portfolio. She has developed resilience and a unique gift for inspiring others through the many challenges she has overcome daily and over the past four decades of living with blindness. She has adapted to a challenging situation with Covid-19 and transferred all training to online platforms as well as delivering positive outcome for the Disabled communities by creating a series of free zoom webinars. These webinars have been there to provide support and advice and have featured and partnered with various charities and experts providing advice on technology for the visually impaired, direct payments, changes in SEND Law and much more.
Seema is also a qualified coach and career counsellor. She brings a wealth of experience and a truly unique insight into the Disability and Visual Awareness field as well as strategies for improving the experiences of those vulnerable and excluded groups in society. In recognition of her achievements, she has won London 2018 Venus Awards for Inspirational Woman of the Year (dubbed by Channel 4 as the Working Women’s Oscars). In addition, Seema has worked as part of the M&S Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Access Committee which visited stores across the country and recommended changes and improvements to stores.
Seema is a recognised entrepreneurial visionary who has contributed business insight with previous UK Disabilities Minister Justin Tomlinson, Easy Group’s Richard Shackleton, New Covent Garden Soup’s Founder and many more. She also has 12 years experience of running her own service based businesses in Central London, 10 years experience of working as an Education Officer for the RNIB, 5 years working as a Careers Advisor in West London and 20 years as a Private Landlord. Seema is confident and astute with excellent communication skills which have enabled her to become a media personality and influencer. She is in regular demand from the BBC and other media organisations for TV, Radio, online and print interviews to discuss disability issues and associated entrepreneurial challenges and effective strategies for overcoming these challenges. She has a unique and fresh perspective and a message which resonates with audiences across the country. ‘I aspire to reach as many groups and individuals as possible with an impactful message that has become our mark with the aim of reducing the inequalities and social isolation that many face within our society.’
Seema Flower- Founder; Blind Ambition
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