Nov. 27, 2022, 2:13 p.m. | Tagged under Psychology, Philosophy, autism

(Recent clients: P&G, Hubspot, Argenta, Nexxworks etc.)
(For other neurodiversity-related work, look here)

My mission is to help create an environment where neurodiverse people like me feel it's "safe" to stay true to who they are, without shame or the fear of repercussions. Unfortunately, we can't just do this by hanging an inspirational quote on the wall.

However, we can clear up the negative associations and bring a deeper understanding about:
- how every organization has (undisclosed) neurodiverse employees, and that "normality really is an illusion"
- that from an evolutionary perspective, "different brains" have been key for human inventiveness, and made some companies (e.g. in SFO) really flourish
- the many ways somebody might process information (and behave) "differently", using analogies from my work with AI (and, why you should't be insulted if I don't pass on your "greetings")
- the bias I meet too often (no, I can not draw a city after viewing it from a helicopter)

I also share my hard-won wisdom on how to work with "difficult people" like me and not waste their talents.

Here's an excerpt (more info below):

Often, people recognise themselves, or somebody they know, in my story. That's why I also share in a slightly melodramatic way:
- how my road to insanity was paved with "just doing my best and hiding it"
- how getting a "label" (excuse my language) brought hope and self-love again
- some evidence-based wisdom on what made me reconnect with myself: a bike trip and a psychedelic jungle plant

Most importantly, I put my awkwardness to good use, and bring this heavy topic with an overly silly sense of humor. Ironically, I'm even told I'm "highly-engaging", as you can see in the testimonials below: