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Learn from disability-focused leaders about high profile topics and how they are truly making a difference. Mai Ling and Martyn give you front row access to intimate conversations that are shaping the way the world is supporting people with disabilities. If it's happening - it's being shared here.

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley Xceptional Podcast Network

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Learn from disability-focused leaders about high profile topics and how they are truly making a difference. Mai Ling and Martyn give you front row access to intimate conversations that are shaping the way the world is supporting people with disabilities. If it's happening - it's being shared here.

    Deep Diving into Research for Speech-Language Pathology with Meredith Harold

    Deep Diving into Research for Speech-Language Pathology with Meredith Harold

    Our Xceptional Leader guest today is the founder of The Informed SLP, Meredith Harold. Mai Ling Chan chats with the fellow SLP about her path to creating the business, juggling motherhood and her career, and where things are today. Meredith also serves on multiple boards and committees in the SLP field and is a co-host of the Evidence & Argument podcast which explores the science of speech–language pathology. You don’t want to miss this conversation on the inner workings of a successful business.

    • 33 min
    Being Henry: Augmented Reality Experience with Sarah Berkovich and Henry Evans

    Being Henry: Augmented Reality Experience with Sarah Berkovich and Henry Evans

    Martyn and Mai Ling bring our regular updates today and then in our interview segment we welcome special guests Sarah Berkovich, Henry Evans, and Henry’s wife Jane. Sarah is a filmmaker who made a VR film about Henry and his life as a quadriplegic and how he uses augmented reality technology to enrich his life every day. Mai Ling talks with them about the making of the film, how Henry integrates tech into his life, and what effect it all has on his wife and family. Listen to the end for some bonus audio!

    • 33 min
    Creating a Support Community for Parents of Autistic Children with Rob Gorski

    Creating a Support Community for Parents of Autistic Children with Rob Gorski

    Our featured guest for today’s episode is blogger and podcaster Rob Gorski, The Autism Dad. Rob has built an online community for families with autistic kids starting with his blog over a decade ago. He chats with Mai Ling about the origins of his online efforts, specific struggles he’s faced with his own kids, and some of the challenges that come along with sharing such personal information in a public forum.

    • 39 min
    Autism is Only Part of the Story with Jackson and Ken Robol

    Autism is Only Part of the Story with Jackson and Ken Robol

    Mai Ling and Martyn bring us up to date with all that is going in with their respective efforts in the disability space, including the release of the new book, Becoming an Exceptional AAC Leader. Then Mai Ling chats with guests Jackson and Ken Robol about how Jackson is building his skills as a broadcaster in spite of his autism. In the middle of the pandemic, Jackson, a high school student, launched a live-streamed interview show and has had celebrity guests from a variety of arenas.

    • 27 min
    Utilizing Language to Communicate on a Deeper Level with Lateef McLeod

    Utilizing Language to Communicate on a Deeper Level with Lateef McLeod

    Writer, poet, and podcaster Lateef McLeod joins the show for this episode to talk about communicating with the written word as a person with a disability. As an AAC user, Lateef has a unique life experience and perspective to share with our community. In addition to his own writing projects, he is also a contributor to the upcoming Xceptional Leaders book and he discusses what that process was like with Mai Ling Chan as well.

    • 21 min
    Selling a Disability-Focused Business with Mai Ling Chan and Martyn Sibley

    Selling a Disability-Focused Business with Mai Ling Chan and Martyn Sibley

    Our hosts, Mai Ling and Martyn, decide to give the guests a break and just share some valuable information with you from their personal entrepreneurial experiences. So in this episode they talk all about exit strategies. You’ll learn about some of the various types of exits, tips on how to navigate the process of selling your business, and why it’s important to set yourself up for a successful exit from the outset.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Dorie14 ,

Interesting & Motivating

Enjoyed the upbeat conversation! This topic is new to me yet, the presentation and energy kept me captive. Great job!

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Wonderful host - such a pro!

Love to hear more from Mai Ling, we need more people who focus on people who are successful with helping others! Loved the John Gomez episode!

cdl732 ,

For the ‘Outside the Box’ Mindset

This podcast is as informative as it is enjoyable. I’ve often thought of ways to improve how we practice, now I have the inspiration to implement my ideas!

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