Queer and trans consulting work is one of Wes’ favorite ways to spend time.
Wes works with agencies of all kinds – public, private, and nonprofit – in order to support systems and cultures that value people of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
Some of the industries Wes loves working with include media, clothing, education, customer experience, fertility, healthcare, mental health, fashion, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, wedding, work culture, fitness, and more! He also consults with individuals and families looking for support on all things LGBTQ.
Through this intentional partnership, you and Wes get to determine the best ways to communicate a sense of belonging and value to your audience.
I have an ongoing relationship with Wes as a consultant and editor for my business, Bjorem Speech Publications. His firsthand knowledge and experience make him a perfect consultant for LGBTQ+ inclusion and gender affirming practices. Wes always approaches questions and concerns with a thoughtful and understanding response and has shared a wealth of knowledge with our team. His insights help guide us in our decision making for the products we put into the world. Wes is such a valuable team member and together we are making a difference in how we represent people through art and education.
À la carte consulting sessions start at $300/hour for organizations and $50/hour for individuals.
Please read additional pricing details below under the appropriate category: Organizations or Individuals.
It is assumed that all consulting sessions take place in real-time, virtually on a video platform like Google Meet or Zoom. However, in-person sessions may be available upon request if the location and budget match everyone’s needs.
Consulting Partnerships start at $150/hour and range in price from $500-$3,500/month for organizations.
Please read additional pricing details below.
Consulting partnerships are an opportunity for organizations to invest in sustainable, mutually beneficial, work with a queer and trans professional to further LGBTQIA+ DEIB within the organization. With agreements ranging from 4-12 months, you’ll have regular access to Wes as he intimately works with and for you and your team.
It is expected that consulting partnerships involve a combination of synchronous and asynchronous work. Consulting partnerships are remote, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Smaller project, asynchronous, consulting is also available and welcomed.
Pricing is determined on a per-project basis.
À la carte consulting sessions typically consist of 2-4 team members and start at $300/hour.
Consulting Partnerships include an agreed upon number of hours of Wes’ time per month, for a minimum of four months (4, 6, 9, and 12 month agreements available).
2 hrs/mo: $500/mo ($250/hr)
5 hrs/mo: $1,000/mo ($200/hr)
10 hrs/mo: $1,750/mo ($175/hr)
20 hrs/mo: $3,000/mo ($150/hr) or
20 hrs/mo + the flexibility to trade in some consulting hours for training and workshop hours, details of which will be agreed upon ahead of time: $3,500/mo
Please note: Consulting is different from training and workshops. Learn more about training and workshop opportunities here.
One-on-one consulting sessions are 45-60 minutes with pricing based on a sliding scale model of $50-250 per session. Small groups of 2-4 people use a sliding scale of $75-300 per session. A limited number of pro bono sessions are available to the trans community.
MORE ABOUT THE SLIDING SCALE MODEL
What is a sliding scale pricing model and why is it being used?
Sliding scale pricing is a model designed to work towards economic justice. It gives more people access to the services they need by offering a price range rather than a fixed rate. Sliding scale models work when participants choose an amount to pay based on their available resources. It is an invitation to take inventory of your financial situation and look deeper into the privilege, power and oppressions you may experience.
Not sure how much to pay?
Take these factors into consideration and use them as guidance. This model acknowledges that every persons’ resources are nuanced and complex. Pay what you can within the sliding scale range, no questions asked.
Consider paying less if you are:
- A person who experiences racism and/or systemic oppression
- An immigrant
- Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC)
- Experiencing difficulty paying medical expenses
- Providing unpaid labor
- Eligible for public assistance
- Formerly incarcerated
- Elderly with limited financial support
Consider paying more if you:
- Own a home
- Have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
- Travel recreationally
- Have access to family money and resources in times of need
- Work part time by choice
- Are unemployed by choice
- Have a high degree of earning power due to gender and/or racial privilege, class and socioeconomic background, etc.
This sliding scale pricing model was adapted from Valley Tattoo and Little Bird Botanicals.