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Who We Are

We are C Talent at Whalar, the most progressive and inclusive Disabled-led talent management & access consulting company.
We represent the world's most sought-after Deaf and Disabled content creators and work with them to increase disability representation, set new accessibility standards, and engage new audiences. Our work is grounded in sustainable, systems-level solutions that also include Deaf and Disabled people, employees, and intersectional perspectives to all strategies and verticals of business planning.

What Does The C in C Talent Stand For?

Disabled people usually do not have access to option A or option B, so we decided to create our own option: C Talent. In addition, C Talent stands for creativity, community, capability, curiosity, and so much more.

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Talent Management & Scouting

C Talent represents a roster of incredibly talented artists and creators with a combined reach of over 50 million followers. We have placed talent in thousands of projects with major brands and entertainment companies, including Nike, Fenty, Hulu, Twitter, Disney, Subaru, About-Face, Savage X, and many more.
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Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Consulting

The C Talent consulting team helps organizations put accessibility at the center of every decision, policy, practice, and communication with our systems and design thinking methodology and framework. We work with Fortune 500 companies and emerging innovators to lead at the forefront of national and global efforts to engage Deaf and Disabled communities, employees, and customers. By partnering with clients to shift business models, make, and meet bold Disability Inclusion and Accessibility commitments, we drive community change, and help organizations achieve bottom-line growth.

Our Clients

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Estée Lauder
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Kraft Heinz

News & Awards

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C Talent at Whalar creator Shaholly Ayers on inclusive design
Shaholly Ayers, ambassador of Global Disability Inclusion LLC, spoke at a Lenovo event about the evolution of design and engineering in a new diverse, equal, and inclusive world.
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C Talent at Whalar creator Zachary Friedley is paving new paths
With almost no accessible trail races or appropriate gear, just getting to the start line is an uphill battle. Adaptive runner Zachary Friedley, however, is on a mission to change this.
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C Talent partners with Netflix on "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
C Talent at Whalar was brought on to advocate for Matthew Duckett’s on-set needs from pre- through post-production.
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C Talent at Whalar creator Sydney Mesher featured in new Hallmark Channel movie
“A Holiday Spectacular” features C Talent at Whalar creator Sydney Mesher as part of The Radio City Rockettes.
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C Talent at Whalar creator and Deaf Actor Keivonn Woodard starring in the new HBO Original series
Keivonn Woodard will be starring as Sam in the new HBO Original series, “The Last of Us.”
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The 5 most powerful creator economy executives of 2022
Keely Cat-Wells, Founder and President of C Talent at Whalar, is named one of the most powerful creator economy executives by Fast Company.
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Cannes Lions Silver and Bronze Win for “We The 15”
“We The 15” has officially won a Silver and Bronze Lion for Film Craft, Casting! Only the top 10% of entries worldwide make it to the shortlist (an achievement in itself), and a tiny 1.13% take home a Silver.
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C Talent Named in Meaningful Business 100
Meaningful Business, a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose, has recognized C Talent as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2021. MB100 is an award celebrating leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the United Nations Global Goals. Led by Meaningful Business, sponsored by EY.
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Honoured by the Diana Award
The Diana Awards' mission is the living legacy of Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Recipients represent some of the most inspirational young people from across the UK and around the world.
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Keely Cat-Wells, founder and president of C Talent, is smiling confidently while wearing a bright red top. A quote of hers reads: “I believe to change the world; we have to learn to tell and listen to a new set of stories about the world we want to create, in accessible spaces and with authentic voices. Knowledge is power, and the media is a global teacher whether we actively realize it when we are watching entertainment or not.”
The Comerica’s Women’s Business Award
The Comerica Bank Woman of Entrepreneurship is Keely Cat-Wells. This awards program recognizes women in leadership in Southern California in tribute to their contributions.
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C Talent Given Disability Specialist Award by Recruitment Industry Disability Inclusion
The RIDI Awards celebrate pioneering employers and recruiters safeguarding and progressing opportunities for disabled job seekers through accessible and equitable employment policies and processes. This unique initiative leads to change in recruitment by encouraging and supporting recruiters and businesses to remove the barriers faced by the millions of disabled job seekers.
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Forbes 30 Under 30 in Entertainment
Under the banner of C Talent, our Founder, Keely Cat-Wells, was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Entertainment for C Talent’s work.
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