Meet our Team

Our Neurodiversity Experts

Candor Diversity Group has over 10 years of experience, with a focus on honesty and clear expectation setting from the very start. We help our clients develop an understanding and appreciation of neurodivergence to develop strategies and toolkits to better support and diversify their workplace.

With experience working with clients in a variety of industries and from 2 employees up to over 15,000, our team is ready help you identify and meet your Neuroinclusive goals.

Geoff Bykes

Geoff Bykes

Geoff is driven in both life and business by 3 principles: One: the best business leaders build better teams, families and their bottom line through honesty, transparency and vulnerability. Two: that social responsibility is a key component of any business and that needs to translate though the clients, vendors and employees they work with. Three: that work/life balance is a requirement not an option.

Allana Bykes

Allana Bykes

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Allana’s Canadian roots run deep.  Allana brings her experience to Candor Diversity Group in a way that strengthens not only client relationships, but process and administrative structure. 

Inquisitive by nature, Allana loves a good puzzle.  It is this drive that allowed Allana to first seek out her Red Seal Chef Certification.  Prior to her time with Candor Group, Allana also spent time as a Wildfire dispatcher, which sparked her love for travel: visiting Mexico, The UK, Costa Rica, and all across Canada.  Allana also has a passion for affordable housing and strives to ensure everyone has access to a dignified life.

Resources

Dysregulation, Dopamine, and the Workplace

Dysregulation, Dopamine, and the Workplace

15-20% of the population is believed to be neurodivergent, but only 10% of businesses admit to making accommodations to support these individuals. This results in 90% of organizations increasing their costs due to absences, turnover, or lack of productivity.  ...

Anxiety Relief: Practical Tips and Techniques

Anxiety Relief: Practical Tips and Techniques

Last week, we spoke about the term, high functioning anxiety, which can often be insensitive, minimizing and harmful. It is important to understand the daily challenges of individuals with anxiety, and how to offer support when needed. Read on to learn how to help...

The Problem with Labels for High Functioning Anxiety

The Problem with Labels for High Functioning Anxiety

As proponents of mental health, we want to ensure that the language we use reflects inclusion, acceptance, and understanding. The terms surrounding anxiety can often be insensitive, minimizing and harmful, like “high functioning anxiety.” Part of our mission at Candor...