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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.

Beyond 6 Seconds Carolyn Kiel

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 106 Ratings

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.

    Leaning into your ADHD strengths with Dr. Lola Day

    Leaning into your ADHD strengths with Dr. Lola Day

    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:
    How she learned she had ADHD while in medical school How she compensated for the challenges and leveraged the strengths of her ADHD, even before getting her diagnosis The systems she put in place – the processes, people, structures and more -- that helped her succeed How she became an ADHD trained life coach to help people lean into their interests and build their own systems for success Why coaching that works for neurotypical people may not work for people with ADHD – and what techniques people with ADHD may want to try instead Find out more about Lola on her podcast, LollieTasking with ADHD, on Instagram @lollietasker, and by email at hello at lollietasking.com.
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    *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

    • 43 min
    Tourette Syndrome representation in film with Jack RH O'Sullivan

    Tourette Syndrome representation in film with Jack RH O'Sullivan

    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 about:
    His late diagnosis of Tourette’s, autism, and OCD and how that affected his early life in school The negative and misleading depictions of Tourette’s in the media, and the authentic representation that “Tourettes & I” brings to the big screen Casting an actor with Tourette's in the film's lead role  How the UK charity Tourettes Action supported the film The film's impact on audiences and at film festivals Learn more about “Tourettes & I” and Jack’s other films on Movie Making Media's website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Watch "Tourettes & I" for free starting on New Year’s Day 2023 at DarkSkyTV.com.
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    *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

    • 30 min
    Mary Borman talks about Down Syndrome advocacy and competitive swimming

    Mary Borman talks about Down Syndrome advocacy and competitive swimming

    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:
    Swimming competitively and winning medals at the Special Olympics National Games and Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships Modeling in Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Lobbying for disability rights and legislation Speaking to organizations across the U.S. about Down syndrome Learn more about Mary and her work at MaryBorman.com and follow her on Instagram and TikTok.
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    *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

    • 14 min
    An autistic Christian experience with Miya Sae

    An autistic Christian experience with Miya Sae

    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:
    What her life was like before her autism diagnosis How her views of her own autism and her relationship with God changed over time The initial conflict she felt between her faith and her secular special interests, and how she feels about her special interests today The advice that she has for other neurodivergent people who are struggling with their faith You can find more about Miya and read her writing at MiyaSae.com, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
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    *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

    • 33 min
    Kevin Helgren destigmatizes Tourette Syndrome through storytelling

    Kevin Helgren destigmatizes Tourette Syndrome through storytelling

    "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 year, Kevin shared his story in a keynote speech at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he recently got his MBA. His speech, called “You're Scaring the Bears: The Power of Tourette's,” helped him educate even more people about Tourette's when it was published on YouTube.
    In this episode, Kevin talks about living with Tourette's and sharing his experiences publicly, where the unique name of his speech comes from, the importance of leaning into your authentic self, and the intersection of his identities as a neurodivergent gay man.
    Learn more about Kevin and his Tourette’s advocacy on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also watch his 13-minute talk, “You're Scaring the Bears: The Power of Tourette's,” on YouTube.
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    *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

    • 44 min
    Neurodiversity and workplace wellbeing with Lee Chambers

    Neurodiversity and workplace wellbeing with Lee Chambers

    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:
    Getting his autism diagnosis as an adult His experience growing up as an undiagnosed autistic Black boy, including his struggles to fit in and find role models His eclectic career path that led him to entrepreneurship How he helps organizations improve employee well-being in the workplace – what that means, why it’s important for employee retention, talent development and a healthy workplace culture – and why organizations need to “Show, not Tell” when it comes to inclusion The connection between menopause and talent management that's often ignored To find out more about Lee and his work, you can find him on his official website. You can also find him on social media on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Watch the video of this interview on YouTube!
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    *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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Powerful

This show is so impactful, inspirational, and informative! I’ve learned so much that I can actually use in my career and daily life. Carolyn is tackling difficult and important subjects - doing the work of spreading education about neurodiversity and fighting against stigma. The episodes are a short listen, making it easy to binge and easy to check it out…so DO it!

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Great rapport between host and guests

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This show helps you see the world through the eyes of other people in an inspiring and uplifting way. It helps capture the human spirit -- and how with effort -- each of us can be our best selves. I eagerly await each episode!!!

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