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Neurodiversity - Eliminating Kryptonite & Enabling Superheroes

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Neurodiversity - Eliminating Kryptonite & Enabling Superheroes is the Podcast that brings diversity of thought to life.In this Podcast we will be hearing from: The Rainmakers:Those people and organisations making the difference!The Advocates:Those people who are supporting Neurodiversity at Work.The… read more

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Ep 38: James and Chance - The Bridge of Hope

May 11th, 2022

36:45

Today I am lucky to have James and Chance on the show.

MEET JAMES ► A ‘corporate refugee’ - formerly a senior international executive at Diageo, Bass and Omnicom – but lost (almost) everything due to a combination of …

Ep 37: Samantha Hiew - Empowering girls & women with ADHD

March 22nd, 2022

32:44

Today I am blessed to have Samantha Hiew on the show.

Samantha is a neurodivergent storyteller and social impact entrepreneur with a dual mission to:
🌟 empower girls and women with ADHD to thrive in society and
🌟 …

Ep 36: Clinton Jordan, Vocal Coach - Accessing your best ND self via your voice

February 10th, 2022

39:04

Today I am joined by Clinton Jordan: Motivational Vocal Coach - Voice ACTivate Workshops - he helps leaders 10x the productivity of their team and unleash their true voice, to be motivated, energised, and driven every …

Ep 35: Keith Fraser Chair of the Youth Justice Board - on his diagnosis of Dyslexia & how it impacted on his career

December 15th, 2021

36:08

Today I am joined by Keith Fraser who's the Chair of the Youth Justice Board, Commissioner for No 10 Downing Street on Race and Ethnic Disparity as well as a great advocate and supporter of Neurodiversity at Work.

We …

Ep 34: Jacki Edry reflects on becoming an author, her family, autism, neurodiversity & brain surgery

November 11th, 2021

50:11

Today I am joined by Jacki Edry who is the author of Moving Forward which presents an informative, emotional, and empowering account of the challenges and struggles on the road to recovery from complicated brain surgery …

Ep 33: Zoe & Laura discussing supported Internships into the workplace

September 24th, 2021

32:41

Today I have the pleasure of being joined by Zoe Macey from Cheshire East Council and Laura Armitage from Springfield School, to discuss supported …

Ep 32: 10min Q&A with Amanda & Theo on our new book release

August 1st, 2021

9:02

Neurodiversity At Work is here! Today we have a special addition of the podcast where we cover six key questions in under 10 minutes. 

1. Why we wrote the book

2. The definition for Neurodiversity

3. Why we are failing …

Ep 31: Josh Stallings an acclaimed crime writer, Dyslexic and new book Tricky has an ND protagonist

July 9th, 2021

41:29

Today I am joined by none other than crime novelist Josh Stallings. TRICKY (one of the most anticipated crime books of 2021), the book that he's probably the most proud of so far. Josh Stallings—an already acclaimed …

Ep 30: Natalia Lyckowski, the Global Chair for IBM's Neurodiversity Business Resource Group (BRG)

May 28th, 2021

32:58

Today I am lucky enough to be joined By Natalia, who along with others from IBM feature in my upcoming book with Prof Amanda Kirby 'Neurodiversity at Work'.

Natalia Lyckowski, is the Global Chair for IBM's …

Ep 29: Gary Baron CEO YC-DC - Neurodiversity and Trauma; it runs deep!

May 6th, 2021

42:51

This week I meet Gary Baron CEO and Founder YC-DC (Youth Community Development Consultancy) who's transforming lives by removing obstacles and …

Ep 28: Atif Choudhury CEO D&A - Bringing your whole self to work and more...

March 24th, 2021

44:31

I just had some big bold conversations with Atif Choudhury over virtual lunch on Neurodiversity. 


We talked about:

Intersectionality - there are …

Ep 27: Dan Kelsall - Co-founder Offended.marketing: Diversifying opinion through disruptive marketing

February 18th, 2021

23:28

I've been 'Offended' good and proper and If you're easily offended don't listen to this podcast episode!

Dan Kelsall talks to us about his approach to marketing. He is an outlier, a man of the people, and produces …

Ep 26: Shelley Winner - A Winners Story, from prison to tech giant

November 29th, 2020

46:30

In today's episode, I speak with Shelley Winner, who found out just before starting her prison sentence for drug dealing that she was pregnant. The federal government had a 10-year sentence in mind, but through …

Ep 25: Dr Tony Lloyd - the ADHD Foundation on the incredible work they do

November 6th, 2020

32:16

We talk today about the ADHD foundation, what it does, and why. We also discuss three important current initiatives.

*the Petition - Review & fund improved diagnosis and treatment of ADHD

*APPG - the all …

Ep 24: David O'Coimin - CEO The Do Company: Dynamic workplaces of the future

October 9th, 2020

30:30

In today's episode, I speak with CEO and founder of The Do Company David O'Coimin. We talk about the future of workplaces and spaces and how organisations need to think and ACT now on how they design and construct those …

Ep 23: Adam Corre - Neurodiversity Superhero, Speaker and Copywriter

September 7th, 2020

29:17

In this episode, Adam shares his own journey in discovering a passion for Neurodiversity and how he has started to help Universities, Government departments and organisations to lift Neurodiversity off the page and …

Ep 22: Roy Baladi - Smart Recruiters on accessible recruitment technology

August 10th, 2020

39:55

In today's episode we discuss how technology can play its part in enabling greater accessibility during the recruitment process. 

Roy shares with us …

Ep 21: Dr Anne Cockayne - Research into the experiences of line managers who manage Autistic employees

July 17th, 2020

43:06

In this episode we explore Dr Anne Cockayne's research and examination of the experiences of line managers who manage employees with Asperger …

Ep 20: Prof Amanda Kirby - ND Hero; helping us through the transition of getting our kids back to school

June 26th, 2020

31:30

It feels right that my 20th episode is with Amanda. She is an amazing supporter of Neurodiversity in all its forms. She's created tech to support us and she also shares loads of research, help, guides and resources for …

Ep 19: High Contrast - Leading Global Drum & Bass Producer and Remixer

May 21st, 2020

39:22

High Contrast this weeks guest is one of the leading music producers in the world. He's from Wales, our Dads were best mates back in the day and he …

Ep 18: Bill Boorman - The Master of Ceremonies and hero of Superhero's

May 7th, 2020

42:28

Bill tells us about his thoughts on Neurodiversity and more broadly D&I and tech. He is an all-in type of guy and immerses himself in the subject, getting to the heart of what's important.

And speaking of hearts, …

Ep 17: Lucy Hobbs - Superhero & Founder of the Future is ND

April 19th, 2020

25:19

In today's episode I interview Lucy Hobbs. Lucy has lead the awareness raising of 'Neurodiversity at Work' across the digital and creative sector. An …

Ep 16: Yonah Welker - Open Ecosystems, Data, AI, Tech for Neurodiversity

April 3rd, 2020

40:44

Yonah Welker today's guest is an explorer and influencer known for his contribution to the tech and creative landscapes. We discuss his journey as somebody who is Neurodiverse, his interest and influence in open …

Ep 15: Julie Sowash - Disability Solutions & Co-Host, Crazy and The King Podcast

March 23rd, 2020

32:43

In this episode a speak with Julie Sowash on her mental health, well-being and neurodiversity journey.

Julie works with federal contractors to assess …

Ep 14: Robbie-Lee Valentine - Superhero, writer and TV presenter

March 8th, 2020

41:05

In today's episode, I meet Robbie-Lee Valentine a TV presenter who came to prominence on the Turkish ATV's talk show Elin Oğlu. He has 1.5+ million …

Ep 13: Stanislaw Wasowicz - Superhero at Smart Recruiters

February 20th, 2020

30:05

I met Stan at a TRU event in Manchester and was instantly drawn to him because of his high intellect, positive energy and enthusiasm. In this podcast he shares how ADHD helps him to be an incredible sales leader.

He also …

Ep 12: Christos Tsaprounis - Enabling Superheroes at Autotrader

February 20th, 2020

22:06

Autotrader are the first company in the world to be recognised as Autism friendly by NAS (National Autistic Society).

Christos who's their Head of …

Ep 11: Joe Franklin - Superhero at 5upplied

January 26th, 2020

23:13

Joe is 17 and turns over between £5,000 - £10,000 a week selling high-end collectable trainers to the rich and famous. He's Neurodiverse and dropped …

Ep 10: Rachel Morgan-Trimmer - Superhero at Sparkleclass

January 19th, 2020

32:16

In today's episode I speak with Rachel Morgan-Trimmer from Sparkleclass. She shares with me the challenges of spending a life being neurodiverse and not knowing.

This is a very personal story and one that struck a cord …

Ep 9: Leena & Sean - Enabling Superheroes at The BBC

January 6th, 2020

30:52

In today's episode I meet the amazing Leena Haque and Sean Gilroy from the BBC.

I've been following their work around Neurodiversity for some time and …

Ep 8: Nemo D'Qrill - Sigma Polaris

December 11th, 2019

25:42

In today's episode I'm joined by Nemo D'Qrill CEO and founder of Sigma Polaris.

Nemo has travelled many paths driven by a passion to discover, …

Ep 7: Chris Wray - Superhero at Sainsbury's

December 2nd, 2019

30:11

In today's episode I went over to Sainsbury's support centre in Manchester Arndale to record this live with Chris Wray, their Head of Recruitment Strategy and a Neurodiversity Superhero.

Chris discusses his personal …

Ep 6: Simon Clements at IBM #IGNITE

November 7th, 2019

32:32

Simon talks to me on his personal interest in Neurodiversity and how the #IBM #IGNITE program, is recruiting awesome talent with an autism spectrum condition into their workforce.

They have plans to hire 150+ over the …

Ep 5: Lauren Beasley - Superhero at Cabinet Office

October 17th, 2019

22:13

Lauren Beasley joins me in this episode to share with me her challenges around being neurodiverse, but also how she has been successful and found a …

Ep 4: Jenny Hossen - Creating Magic at Heathrow

October 17th, 2019

19:09

Today I meet with Jenny Hossen from Heathrow.

Her canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas was a sight not to be missed and she shares her journey with …

Ep 3: Clare Corrie - Superhero at Linkedin

September 26th, 2019

21:23

Today I have a special guest as part of Dyslexia awareness week, Clare Corrie Account Director at Linkedin and a Dyslexic Superhero.

I spoke with Clare's manager Chris and he had this to say:

'Clare is a consistent high …

Ep 2: Ed Thompson - Uptimize

September 26th, 2019

26:03

For our second episode, I meet Ed Thompson the CEO and founder of Uptimize.

12 months ago I came upon a new term that was to blow my mind! That term was Neurodiversity

Ed works with organisations across the globe to …

Ep 1: Jamie Leonard - Neurodiversity Advocate

September 12th, 2019

21:41

For our first episode, I meet Jamie Leonard the CEO and founder of The Recruitment Events Company.

He's been a key supporter and advocate for Neurodiversity at Work and if it wasn't for Jamie's amazing events with the …

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