Beyond 6 Seconds

Beyond 6 Seconds

First impressions can take as little as 6 seconds to make. But in these fleeting moments, whose amazing stories don’t we get to hear?

That’s where the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast comes in! Join me, Carolyn Kiel, as I uncover stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle, with a focus on neurodiversity. I feature neurodivergent entrepreneurs, creators, advocates & more whose stories shatter misconceptions, break stigma and showcase the vibrance and diversity of this community.

Recent Episodes

Neurodiversity ADHD Tourette Syndrome OCD Bipolar

Fabulously Tourette – with Peter Zhao

May 16, 2022

Peter Zhao has been advocating for Tourette Syndrome awareness ever since 7th grade, when he fought back against bullies who harassed him about his tics. Today he is known as “Fabulously Tourette” on social media, where he c…

Neurodiversity Dyspraxia Disability

Dyspraxia, journalism and life-changing storytelling – with Nadine Drummond

May 9, 2022

Nadine Drummond is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from London with roots in Jamaica. A former producer and reporter at CNN and Al Jazeera, she now develops media and content strategy for 14 African countries in he…

Neurodiversity Autism Diversity & Inclusion Entrepreneurship

Autistics Unmasked and the BIPOC autistic experience – with Ky Kennedy

May 2, 2022

Recorded live at the Intersectional Infinity Summit on 3/30/2022. After seeing a need for an autistic founded and ran organization, Ky Kennedy and their sister founded Autistics Unmasked (AU). Now Ky and the rest of the team…

Neurodiversity Autism Disability Entrepreneurship

Nonspeaking autistic self advocacy – with Noah Seback

April 25, 2022

Noah Seback cannot speak -- however, he has a lot to say. Noah is a nonspeaking autistic young man with apraxia, which has made it impossible for him to communicate reliably for most of his life. Then, at the age of 16...

Neurodiversity Autism Entrepreneurship

Autism, photography and the beauty of everyday things – with Joseph Hill

April 18, 2022

Photographer Joseph Hill is known as the “unofficial mayor” of Southern Pines, North Carolina. He’s currently the exclusive photographer for the Southern Pines Welcome Center, where many of his pictures are available for pur…

Neurodiversity ADHD Autism Podcasters

Autistic and ADHD mother and life coach – Kori Tomelden

April 11, 2022

Kori Tomelden is a late diagnosed autistic ADHDer, life strategist for autistic and ADHD women & a transformational purpose coach. She lives in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is n…

Recent Blog Posts

Beyond 6 Seconds is featured in Women Who Podcast magazine!

Read our feature article in the April 2022 issue of Women Who Podcast magazine -- just in time for Autism Acceptance Month!

Six Lessons From Everyday People Who Became Successful Ent…

Do you often imagine what life would be like if you worked for yourself? Many people who feel stuck in 9-5 jobs fantasize about a life of independence, f…

Can You Make A Difference? These 3 Entrepreneurs Show You …

Often, we think about our place in the world and aspire to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. We donate, volunteer, learn. We believe small…

About the Host

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Carolyn Kiel

Carolyn Kiel is an experienced training and talent development leader who helps global companies prepare their employees to succeed in changing business environments. As the Host and Producer of Beyond 6 Seconds, she has created a platform where entrepreneurs, creators and leaders can showcase their candid and inspiring stories. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.