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First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading. That’s where the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast comes in! Join me, Carolyn Kiel, as I talk with neurodivergent entrepreneurs, creators, advocates & more about their lives and identities. Their stories shatter misconceptions, break stigma and showcase the vibrance of neurodiversity.

First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading. That’s where the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast comes in! Join me, Carolyn Kiel, as I talk with neurodivergent entrepreneurs, creators, advocates & more about their lives and identities. Their stories shatter misconceptions, break stigma and showcase the vibrance of neurodiversity.

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United States

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First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading. That’s where the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast comes in! Join me, Carolyn Kiel, as I talk with neurodivergent entrepreneurs, creators, advocates & more about their lives and identities. Their stories shatter misconceptions, break stigma and showcase the vibrance of neurodiversity.

Language:

English


Episodes

Leaning into your ADHD strengths – with Dr. Lola Day

11/28/2022
Dr. Lola Day is a multi-passionate busy mother of 3, a pediatric cardiologist, podcaster and ADHD trained life coach and productivity strategist for women. She is also the CEO and Founder of LollieTasking, a coaching and consulting firm that teaches high achieving, easily distracted professional women how to accomplish their goals without overwhelm or their brain sabotaging their efforts. During this episode, Lola talks about: Find out more about Lola on her podcast, LollieTasking with...

Duration:00:43:08

Tourette Syndrome representation in film - with Jack RH O'Sullivan

11/14/2022
Jack RH O'Sullivan is an award-winning independent filmmaker and film director based in London. He is autistic, has Tourette Syndrome and OCD. He has directed ten short films including “Tourettes & I”, a coming-of-age drama about his own experiences with Tourette’s. With this film, he intends to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome, so others don't have to go through the tough childhood of bullying and misinformation he went through. During this episode, you will hear Jack talk...

Duration:00:30:19

Down Syndrome advocacy, competitive swimming, modeling and more – with Mary Borman

10/31/2022
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I'm excited to host my first podcast guest who is talking about Down syndrome! Mary Borman is an ambassador for Down syndrome and 2018 Self-Advocate of the Year for the National Down Syndrome Society. We recorded this episode a few weeks ago, while Mary was preparing to compete at the Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships in Portugal this month. We talk about several of Mary's accomplishments, which include: Learn more about Mary and her...

Duration:00:14:06

An autistic Christian experience – with Miya Sae

10/17/2022
Miya Sae is an autistic Christian, blogger, and aspiring author. Through her writing, she strives to help bridge the neglected gap between autism and Christianity, while bringing hope and encouragement to other misunderstood neurodivergent Christians like herself. During this episode, you will hear Miya talk about: You can find more about Miya and read her writing at MiyaSae.com, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Watch the video of this interview on YouTube! Subscribe to the FREE...

Duration:00:33:33

Destigmatizing Tourette Syndrome through storytelling – with Kevin Helgren

10/3/2022
"You can choose to keep living your life in isolation... Or, you can break yourself out of that isolation and start to own the things that make you, you. One of which is having Tourette's, right?" Kevin Helgren's mom shared these encouraging words with her son after seeing him struggle with his Tourette Syndrome diagnosis in middle school. This conversation helped give Kevin the confidence to talk about his Tourette's and start accepting it as a unique and authentic part of himself. Last...

Duration:00:44:29

A neurodivergent approach to workplace wellbeing – with Lee Chambers

9/19/2022
Lee Chambers is a business psychologist and the founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, which helps organizations design and deliver well-being and inclusion strategies. He is the current Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Service Industries and can be often found speaking on gender equity and menopause in the workplace. During this episode, you will hear Lee talk about: To find out more about Lee and his work, you can find him on his official website. You can also find him on...

Duration:00:48:16

Auditory processing disorder – with Hamish Hallett

9/5/2022
Hamish Hallett is a podcast host and journalist who creates online content about auditory processing disorder (APD). He wants to help those with learning difficulties not to feel limited and to embrace what they have, rather than feel ashamed of it. During this episode, you will hear Hamish talk about: superpowersspecial needs Follow Hamish on Instagram and TikTok and listen to his podcast, In Pursuit of Passion. Watch the video of this interview on YouTube! Subscribe to the FREE Beyond...

Duration:00:37:48

Music, theater and autistic communities – with Madge Woollard

8/22/2022
Madge Woollard has run her own business teaching piano and keyboard since 1994. Madge was diagnosed autistic in 2016 at the age of 44. She lives in Sheffield UK with her wife who is also late-diagnosed autistic. A graduate of Cambridge University, she teaches children and adults, privately and in schools, and is keen to specialize in working with neurodivergent students. She is also a member of Spectrum Theatre company, which features neurodivergent and neurotypical performers. During this...

Duration:00:25:24

Becoming a young autistic advocate – with Quincy Hansen

8/8/2022
Quincy Hansen is a young autistic activist, writer, public speaker and college student from Colorado. He is the author of the new book “Shake It Up! How to be Young, Autistic, and Make an Impact” and writes a blog at SpeakingOfAutism.com. During this episode, you will hear Quincy talk about: “How do I get an autistic person to X?” – You’re asking the wrong question. You can find Quincy’s writing on his blog, SpeakingOfAutism.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram. For a limited...

Duration:00:39:41

Filmmaking about the dyslexic and ADHD experience – with Mads Johan Ogaard

7/25/2022
Mads Johan Øgaard is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and public speaker. He is known for his animated short films about being a neurodivergent child: the multi-award-winning “I AM DYSLEXIC” (based on his own school experiences) and “WITH THE UNIVERSE IN MY SUITCASE” (based on the experiences of people with ADHD who worked on the film with him). During this episode, you will hear Mads talk about: Watch Mads’ films: “I AM DYSLEXIC” and “WITH THE UNIVERSE IN MY SUITCASE” (about...

Duration:00:37:45

Writing autistic and ADHD characters -- with Brianne Leeson

7/11/2022
Brianne Leeson is a writer, artist, and voice actor from Dallas, Texas. She is the creator of the queer supernatural comedy audio drama, “Today’s Lucky Winner.” Brianne was diagnosed as autistic and with ADHD at age 30, and she has since become a passionate advocate for autism acceptance and representation in media. During this episode, Brianne talks about: For more information about “Today’s Lucky Winner”, check out the links below: Apple...

Duration:00:39:37

Neurodiversity and inclusion in tech – with Jennifer Opal

6/27/2022
Jennifer Opal is a DevOps Engineer with the HelloSign Team at Dropbox, a multi-award winning neurodiversity & inclusion advocate, blogger & keynote speaker. She also has dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Jennifer has worked with clients such as Bloomberg, Google and HackAJob, providing insight on being a neurodivergent queer Black woman engineer in tech, in the hopes of educating & inspiring others. During this episode, you will hear Jennifer talk about: To find out more about Jennifer and her...

Duration:00:36:27

My Autism Diagnosis Story

6/18/2022
On this special solo episode for Autistic Pride Day, I talk about how I got my autism diagnosis as an adult. Please note that this is not meant to be medical or professional advice of any kind. It’s just my own personal experience! Your experience may vary. Resources I mention during this episode: My 12/20/22 episode where I describe what led me to pursue an assessment. Autism assessment provider directory (crowdsourced map on Autastic.com). Subscribe to the FREE Beyond 6 Seconds...

Duration:00:13:47

The Young Autistic Adult's Independence Handbook – with Haley Moss

6/13/2022
Haley Moss is a neurodiversity expert, public speaker and author of four books that guide neurodivergent individuals through professional and personal challenges. We talk about Haley's latest book, "The Young Autistic Adult’s Independence Handbook,” which shares the “unwritten rules” of adulthood and life advice for autistic young adults. Haley also talks about her own experience as an autistic child and adult: Find out more about Haley and her work on HaleyMoss.com, Facebook, Twitter, and...

Duration:00:42:20

Ticcing My Way Through Life – with Britney Wolf

5/30/2022
Britney Wolf is a passionate Tourette Syndrome advocate who is trying to beat the stigmas surrounding the disorder. Through social media, speaking events and more, she takes every opportunity to let the Tourette Syndrome community know that they aren’t alone and teach those outside of the community what the disorder is actually like to live with. During this episode, you will hear Britney talk about: For more information about Britney and her work, you can find her on Instagram, Facebook,...

Duration:00:39:56

Fabulously Tourette – with Peter Zhao

5/16/2022
Content warning: Mentions of racism/racist language, suicidal thoughts and auditory hallucinations Peter Zhao grew up in Nanjing China and then in Bayside Queens, New York. Now he lives in Long Island, New York, works in Healthcare, and is a husband and father of two sons. Peter has Tourette Syndrome, ADHD and OCD, and recently got his bipolar diagnosis. He started to advocate for Tourette’s after he fought back against bullies in 7th grade and continues to advocate for Tourette Syndrome...

Duration:00:43:33

Dyspraxia, journalism and life-changing storytelling – with Nadine Drummond

5/9/2022
Nadine Drummond is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from London with roots in Jamaica. A former producer and reporter at CNN and Al Jazeera, she now develops media and content strategy for 14 African countries in her role at the United Nations. Nadine is also dyspraxic. She struggled growing up pre-diagnosis. When her disability was finally diagnosed in college, she denied and hid her dyspraxia at first, then came to accept it and eventually talk about it publicly in a LinkedIn...

Duration:01:04:12

Autistics Unmasked and the BIPOC autistic experience – with Ky Kennedy

5/2/2022
This podcast was recorded live at the Intersectional Infinity Summit on 3/30/2022. Ky Kennedy is a mother, lactation consultant, author and autism advocate. After seeing a need for an autistic founded and ran organization, Ky and their sister founded Autistics Unmasked (AU). Now Ky and the rest of the team at AU are well on their way to providing educational resources to schools, employers and family members of autistic people across the nation. During this session, we discuss: Learn more...

Duration:00:33:53

Nonspeaking autistic self advocacy – with Noah Seback

4/25/2022
Noah Seback cannot speak -- however, he has a lot to say. Noah is a nonspeaking autistic young man with apraxia, which has made it impossible for him to communicate reliably for most of his life. Then, at the age of 16, he learned how to use a letterboard to spell out the words he wanted to say -- and his entire world opened up. As Noah described it to me, "it was nirvana!" Since Noah is nonspeaking, he is joined on this episode by his communication regulation partners, David and Nadine...

Duration:00:18:41

Autism, photography and the beauty of everyday things – with Joseph Hill

4/18/2022
Photographer Joseph Hill is known as the “unofficial mayor” of Southern Pines, North Carolina. He’s currently the exclusive photographer for the Southern Pines Welcome Center, where many of his pictures are available for purchase as postcards. His work has been featured in PineStraw Magazine and on the front page of The Pilot newspaper. Joseph also has autism, and he's on a mission to spread positivity and encourage other entrepreneurs like himself. (Note: I'm using person-first language...

Duration:00:34:20