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Saffy Alam

Our Founder

Hello. I’m Saffy Alam and I’ve been helping people gain skills and employment for quite a while now. I started recruiting in 2004 and set up two recruitment and training businesses shortly after. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with so many people from all walks of life, with a range of skills, education and work histories, with varied lived experiences and individual life stories.

I’ve also had a disability since the age of 5, including spending 10 years in a wheelchair (until I decided to choose pain over wheels), 2 years in a ‘Special School’ (quite the experience), had multiple joint replacement surgeries before aged 30 with 5 more to come (if I’m lucky) and live in pain everyday (drugs aren’t all bad…prescribed ones only, obviously)!

What I learned in all of my lived experience (so far) is that everyone has some kind of hardship at some point in their lives. It’s all about learning to overcome. Being a British Asian Disabled Mother and Female has definitely come with it’s own challenges but I’ve never met someone who didn’t have some challenge of some kind.

I’ve learned every person’s hardship is theirs to overcome. Because over these years of overcoming barriers on a daily basis (always being in pain whether studying / working / raising my son), I’ve met high-level professionals struggling with Mental Health and successful people with disabilities (more severe than my own) absolutely smashing life!

I’ve met highly educated people who have been unemployed long term and those who left school at 16 thriving and living their best work/balance life. The key to their happiness was learning to overcome. And I’m glad I could help them with that. It helped me too.

I decided a long time ago that the disability (nor any other tag) would be who I am. I would be in charge of that. And whilst the disability would stop me from doing certain things and certainly create barriers, it didn’t mean I couldn’t adapt and evolve. It didn’t mean I couldn’t tweak my goals and ambitions. So that’s what I did.

Now I want to help you do the same; to overcome barriers so you can love the life you create and not just exist in the life you were given.

This Is Me Training isn’t about me at all. It’s all about you.

It’s about getting you where you want to be, so you can be all you can be. I want you to love the life you build so you too can proudly say ‘This Is Me’.