At a recent coaching conference (https://www.eras.co.uk/events/the-coaching-conversation-2016-the-east-of-england-coaching-and-mentoring-conference/ ), I was asked to host some round-table discussions on Neurodiversity and coaching.
It was interesting to explore how much is known and understood about neuro-different ways of thinking and processing information. I also shared how, through my work with Genius Within, I have seen how coaching has been a powerful way of re-connecting people to their own unique ‘genius’ within. While labels such as ‘dyslexia’ and ‘autism’ can help people to gain some understanding of why they think and act the way they do, they should not define who someone is. Through coaching, individuals can learn to recognise their own strengths and find ways that will enable them to work and operate at their best.
If you know or manage someone who is ‘neuro-different’ in some way, find out what support and resources are available: