Episode 169

Published on:

8th Feb 2024

Untangling the Messy Truth: My ADHD, My Worth, and the Fight for Neurodiversity

In this episode, Dr. Fiona Peters and Denise Cooper engage in a thought-provoking discussion on embracing ADHD and neurodiversity. Dr. Peters shares her personal journey of self-acceptance and the impact of her ADHD diagnosis on her life.

We explore the challenges Dr. Peters faced before her diagnosis, its toll on her self-worth, and the transformative power of self-acceptance. Discover how embracing your uniqueness can lead to a more fulfilling life.

Dr. Peters emphasizes the importance of energy, vitality, and freedom for productivity and success. She believes that individuals with ADHD possess untapped potential, and Denise Cooper emphasizes the value of self-discovery for everyone.

Learn how to recognize ADHD traits in yourself or others by reflecting on childhood experiences, emotional regulation, relationship patterns, and career challenges. Dr. Peters encourages self-acceptance, kindness, and self-care for those who relate to ADHD traits.

The discussion also touches on the role of managers in supporting employees with ADHD traits. Discover strategies for open communication, accommodation, and providing feedback that empowers neurodivergent team members. Dr. Peters highlights the need for HR departments to create inclusive workplaces.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Insights into embracing ADHD and neurodiversity.
  • The power of self-acceptance and self-care.
  • Recognizing ADHD traits in yourself or others.
  • Strategies for supporting neurodivergent employees in the workplace.

From documentaries to PhDs, Dr. Fiorna Peters isn't afraid to dive deep. Now, she's a leading expert on Neurodiversity and the power of inclusion in workplaces and families. Her lived experience as a mixed-race woman shapes her unique perspective on belonging and thriving.

Diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood, Fiorna doesn't just speak about neurodiversity, she embodies it. Her creativity, hyperfocus, and communication skills are superpowers she harnesses to unlock the talents of others, whether through her bestselling books, engaging talks, or insightful consulting.

Tune in to meet a thought leader who challenges norms and champions belonging. Dr. Fiorna Peters will inspire you to embrace your quirks and create environments where everyone can thrive. You can connect with Dr. Peters via LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/dr-fiona-peters-frsa-9a55a876

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Remarkable Leadership Lessons
Listen today to learn how you can lead high-preforming, inclusive teams.
On the Remarkable Leadership Lessons Podcast, we believe that acknowledging that you don’t know what to do differently is a sign of strength not weakness. Our guests will give you the tools to ask for that much-needed raise, to prepare yourself for life in the C-Suite, and to develop a growth mindset that leads you and your team to the desired results. We help you make work, career and leadership work for you.

Host Denise Cooper helps listeners assemble the building blocks of emotional intelligence: accountability, compassion, the willingness to admit wrongdoing, and the determination to follow through. Problems do not end with strategy. They end with thoughtfully developed solutions consistently put into practice.
Make your actions intentional, your behaviors mindful, and your decisions deliberate. And no matter what, own up to all of them.

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