44 episodes

At Divine Enigma, we're here to explore the wonders of neurodiversity amid busy corporate life and career dreams. Our platform is like a cosy sanctuary where everyone - whether you're a professional or an entrepreneur - can join in uplifting conversations. From simple tips for managing projects to self-care practices that work, we're all about helping you grow in your career journey. Picture us as your friendly guide through the twists and turns of corporate life, offering a holistic approach perfect for neurodiverse folks to not only get by but to truly shine in their careers.

Divine Enigma Sarah Olaifa

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At Divine Enigma, we're here to explore the wonders of neurodiversity amid busy corporate life and career dreams. Our platform is like a cosy sanctuary where everyone - whether you're a professional or an entrepreneur - can join in uplifting conversations. From simple tips for managing projects to self-care practices that work, we're all about helping you grow in your career journey. Picture us as your friendly guide through the twists and turns of corporate life, offering a holistic approach perfect for neurodiverse folks to not only get by but to truly shine in their careers.

    A Holistic Approach to Fitness and Neurodiversity Among Black Women

    A Holistic Approach to Fitness and Neurodiversity Among Black Women

    Have you ever considered how a high-achieving childhood might mask the whirlwind of ADHD? This revelation hit my former fitness coach, Cookie, like a thunderclap, sparking a shift from medication to natural supplementation and influencing her holistic coaching approach. Join us as Cookie opens up about her personal battle with ADHD and how she's channeling her understanding of hormonal balance and nutrition to revolutionize fitness coaching. Her story is a profound testament to harnessing self-awareness and finding personalized strategies that resonate with one's lifestyle and professional aspirations.

    The landscape of neurodiversity is rich and varied, yet too often, some voices go unheard. Today, we're amplifying those voices, particularly those of Black women like Cookie, who navigate the complexities of ADHD. We reflect on the impact of racial tensions on mental health and the importance of tailoring fitness and coaching practices to meet the unique needs of Black women. This episode is a crucial intersectional exploration, shedding light on the multifaceted experiences of neurodiversity within our communities.

    Ever felt the need to mask who you are to fit in? This conversation is for those who are tired of code-switching and are ready to embrace their ADHD or dyslexia as part of their unique professional identity. I share my journey and the unexpected ways my fitness program supports neurodivergent clients. Plus, get excited for our upcoming six-week coaching program designed to boost career prospects for those with neurodivergent talents. And for ongoing support, discover NeuroEnigma, a program providing comprehensive assessments, mental health resources, and productivity strategies. Remember, your feedback is the heartbeat of our community; it helps us grow and ensure our space is a supportive haven for all.
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    Sarah is offering a six-week coaching program for neurodivergent and neurotypical professionals who want to improve their career prospects, business development and support with the PRINCE2 practitioner exam. A one-hour free session.
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    • 38 min
    Anfaani App Founder: Overcoming Stigma & Thriving with ADHD as a Black Woman

    Anfaani App Founder: Overcoming Stigma & Thriving with ADHD as a Black Woman

    Motunrayo Oyetunji, Founder and CEO of the mental well-being app "Anfaani". Motunrayo describes her passion for supporting black women in thriving in their mental health through different therapeutic techniques 

    Somatic therapy examines the correlation between physical and mental states. It combines psychotherapeutic and physical techniques for holistic healing.  Somatic therapy focuses on the mind-body relationship; hence, the Anfaani app combines physical and psychotherapeutic modalities to improve mental well-being. 
    The problem of stigma and religious perceptions still constrain many from reaching out for therapy. Motunrayo was intentional about finding a black female therapist, which was eventually beneficial to her. This was a part of the reason for creating an app to cater to the mental health struggles among black women.

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    ●      Connect with Motunrayo: Anfaani Website (www.anfaani.co), Email (tunrayo@anfaani.co), LinkedIn (Motunrayo Oyetunji), Instagram (@Anfaani_inc, @ajikeajoke), Twitter (@Anfaani_inc ), 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    From Mother to Daughter: Embracing Neurodiversity this Mother's Day

    From Mother to Daughter: Embracing Neurodiversity this Mother's Day

    Sarah's mum was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia at University. Although she no longer pays much attention to it post-retirement, she has noticed she procrastinates more which she is learning may be part of her neurodiversity. 
    The stigma of neurodiversity has been present since the younger years of Sarah's mum and is still there now. Although people choose to respond differently to this, Sarah believes it is crucial to see neurodiversity as a disability in order to admit that help is needed. 
    Notably, not all neurodiversity can be diagnosed by a general practitioner and this makes it cumbersome. Dyslexia often has to be diagnosed by an Educational psychologist, unlike ADHD which can be more easily diagnosed with medications prescribed to manage it. Because of this, a lot of people may be struggling through life because of their neurodiversity, completely unaware of it. This is also the reason why after getting a diagnosis, the tools must be available as quickly as possible, especially at work. Employers should be equipped with knowledge and resources to work with neurodivergent professionals. The lack of these tools greatly impedes the ability to perform. Despite retirement, Sarah's mum still finds resources useful to help accomplish tasks.   
    The increasing level of awareness of neurodiversity has brought more hope to retirees struggling with it. However, it will come with much effort. There are also a number of good neurodiversity charities available to people. Sarah offers her help too through her group Neuro Enigma which promotes mental well-being among other business resources for neurodiverse professionals. One of these is an upcoming mastermind tagged "How to scale your business and look for funding". Another one coming on the 20th of March is "How to Understand your Dyslexia".

    Previous episode -https://open.spotify.com/episode/7qae5G9RINeA6HvK9m1OL3?si=qwSV4s0uTDyAOW9MAfZ57Q

    Three negative aspects of neurodiversity include frustration, procrastination, and difficulty spelling. Sarah recommends the "NeuroBoost Double Bodying" method on her website for people struggling with p
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    Sarah is offering a six-week coaching program for neurodivergent and neurotypical professionals who want to improve their career prospects, business development and support with the PRINCE2 practitioner exam. A one-hour free session.
    ● Connect with Sarah via email (hello@divineenigma.org), YouTube (@divineenigma338) Instagram (@divineenigma)

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    • 49 min
    Dyslexia Demystified: Insights for Success

    Dyslexia Demystified: Insights for Success

    Our guest today, Arije-Aike De Haas, is a YouTuber who is also dyslexic and has reached over 3 million people through his occupational content for dyslexics. He initially wrote about Video Education for Dyslexics during his M.A. but kept going since he got feedback from people who wanted to know more. He was hesitant to help people initially because he was unsure; however, he pushed himself because he understood the impact it would have on them. He now offers coaching for dyslexic adults.
    Right from when he started learning to read, Arije noticed his learning differed from that of his mates. He also had to be given special attention to aid his learning in school, which showed him that he was not like other kids. Eventually, he was diagnosed at a centre in Holland and had regular visits to learn the fundamentals of living with Dyslexia. 

    There are mental health issues linked to neurodiversity, one of which is Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD). 

    Arije offers tailored coaching to neurodiverse individuals, focusing on what has happened in their childhood. 

    Sarah and Arije are working on a workshop titled "How to manage your dyslexia.
    Arije recommends that anyone struggling with Dyslexia visit his YouTube channel and also his website to get a one-on-one session, with the first session being free.

    ● Arije’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@UC65Mimz3oyWA8NtpO_zQBVQ 
    ● Get a free one-on-one with Arije on his Website.
    ● Pay to join the membership at the special discounted price: https://neuroenigma.com 
    ● Visit Sarah’s website: https://divineenigma.org 
    ● Join Sarah’s 6-week coaching:  https://divineenigma.org/product/6-week-coaching-plan/ 
    ● Connect with Sarah via email (hello@divineenigma.org), YouTube (@divineenigma338)  Instagram (@divineenigma) 
    ● Become a subscriber to the Divine Enigma community, with as low as $3 per month or $5 to promote the continuous availability of content to support neurodiverse individuals. 
    ● Workshop on How to manage your Dyslexia 20 March 2024 7 pm GMT 
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    Sarah is offering a six-week coaching program for neurodivergent and neurotypical professionals who want to improve their career prospects, business development and support with the PRINCE2 practitioner exam. A one-hour free session.
    ● Connect with Sarah via email (hello@divineenigma.org), YouTube (@divineenigma338) Instagram (@divineenigma)

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Black & Neurodivergent

    Black & Neurodivergent

    Today's guest is the author of the book Black and Neurodiverse, Oluseyitan Ojedokun. Her book was partly inspired by some experiences growing up as a Nigerian. She realized there was inadequate information about blacks, so she decided to learn more about it and wrote a book. 
    Seyi's parents were quite accepting and supportive when she got her diagnosis. She was continuously reminded to maximize the resources available to her, boosting her academic performance. Sarah's parents were worried about the stigma that would come with struggling in school, so they adopted private classes to support her. Sarah was diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADD in her twenties. 
    Seyi's academic life was affected by her neurodiversity. In primary school, she was often treated as a special needs kid, which affected her confidence. Her performance in secondary school improved when she moved to a school with more diversity and inclusivity among teachers.
    Seyi's book was targeted at two groups of people, the first being African families with neurodiversity who shy from these conversations due to the stigma. The second group includes other educators who primarily interact with kids.  
    Seyi hopes to write a second book much later. Although she is now in the corporate world, she is working on a petition to get funding for schools to be equipped with resources to aid in the early diagnosis of neurodiversity. 
    Navigating dating with neurodiversity is another hurdle that requires much intentionality and tact. This is still an ongoing process for Seyi, but she would instead withdraw from people offended by her neurodiversity.  
    A membership platform is coming soon to provide people with Dyslexia and ADHD access to reso
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    Sarah is offering a six-week coaching program for neurodivergent and neurotypical professionals who want to improve their career prospects, business development and support with the PRINCE2 practitioner exam. A one-hour free session.
    ● Connect with Sarah via email (hello@divineenigma.org), YouTube (@divineenigma338) Instagram (@divineenigma)

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Exploring Neurodiversity: Portfolio Career Management in Diverse Settings

    Exploring Neurodiversity: Portfolio Career Management in Diverse Settings

    Statistics from the Competition Market Authority (CMA) reflect this same issue. CMA revealed that people from ethnic minorities got twelve per cent less pay compared to white men. There were ten major findings highlighted. First, there are positive changes in some gaps, but challenges persist. Secondly, the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in senior grades is a primary cause of the pay gap. Next, actions are focused on improving representation, career progression, and inclusivity. Also, the report uses various meshes like mean and median pay gaps, bonus gaps, and pay equalities. The report acknowledges the impact of competition specialists, ranging from digital data and technology, on the pay gap. Also, ethnicity pay gaps have reduced in some areas but increased in others.
    About Portfolio Careers: Portfolio Careers comes from a place of hustle culture. As Sarah plans to work less on the corporate ladder in 2024, she has initiated plans to create a portfolio career to enable her to maintain a 9-to-5. Portfolio Careers can also maximize income, dabble in the corporate world occasionally, and still build assets. They offer protection from any unforeseen events in a typical job. 
    However, having a typical 9-to-5 job is not necessarily bad, as there are positives, especially if the necessary support systems are present at the workplace. Also, it comes with less risk and pressure to see results in the business, unlike entrepreneurship. The time spent working these jobs can also be used to determine which entrepreneurship field would be the best fit.
    Employers sometimes prefer workers who identify with their job role, but workers should try not to be defined by a job. They may possess other skills that they can tap into instead of simply identifying with one job role. Even for employers, embracing people with portfolio careers can help them to be more transparent. Besides, it is an extra source of income for most black professionals who are not paid enough, particularly to keep up with the cost of living. 
    A membership platform is coming soon to provide people with Dyslexia and ADHD access to resources and experts to help them navigate work and life more efficiently. A waitlist is currently available with discounts, and listeners can visit the links in the
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    Sarah is offering a six-week coaching program for neurodivergent and neurotypical professionals who want to improve their career prospects, business development and support with the PRINCE2 practitioner exam. A one-hour free session.
    ● Connect with Sarah via email (hello@divineenigma.org), YouTube (@divineenigma338) Instagram (@divineenigma)

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    ● Join Sarah’s 6-week coaching: https://divineenigma.org/product/6-week-coaching-plan/

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    if you'd like to support this independent podcast, click for free ebook Producer & Host: Sarah
    Music: “She Royalty” by Amaro & “W...

    • 30 min

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