Beyond 6 Seconds

Beyond 6 Seconds

First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading.

That’s where the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast comes in! Join me, Carolyn Kiel, as I talk with neurodivergent entrepreneurs, creators, advocates & more about their lives and identities. Their stories shatter misconceptions, break stigma and showcase the vibrance of neurodiversity.

Beyond 6 Seconds is proud to be an award-winning podcast! Check out my About page for more details.

Recent Episodes

Neurodiversity ADHD Diversity & Inclusion

ADHD and the Black neurodivergent community – with Rickey Z

Jan. 23, 2023

Rickey Z is a Pre-K Special Education teacher who started her podcast management business in 2020. She is a co-host on Woe Nelly Media's "Geekin' Out" and is in partnership with ADHD + Black, an up-and-coming organization wh…

Neurodiversity Autism Disability

Disability representation in media – with Jeremy Andrew Davis

Jan. 9, 2023

Jeremy Andrew Davis is a screenwriter, film director, and consultant for disability representation in media. He describes himself as multi-disabled with several neurodivergencies as well as chronic illnesses. As a recognized…

Neurodiversity ADHD Autism

Support for late-diagnosed autistic people of color – with Diane J. Wright, Founder of Autastic

Dec. 12, 2022

Diane J. Wright is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility media consultant working in film and television. She is also the founder of, which provides resources and community for late-identified autist…

Neurodiversity ADHD Entrepreneurship

Leaning into your ADHD strengths – with Dr. Lola Day

Nov. 28, 2022

Dr. Lola Day is a multi-passionate busy mother of 3, a pediatric cardiologist, podcaster and ADHD trained life coach and productivity strategist for women. She is also the CEO and Founder of LollieTasking, a coaching and con…

Neurodiversity Autism Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome representation in film - with Jack RH O'Sullivan

Nov. 14, 2022

Jack RH O'Sullivan is an award-winning independent filmmaker and film director based in London. He is autistic, has Tourette Syndrome and OCD. He has directed ten short films including “Tourettes & I”, a coming-of-age drama …

Neurodiversity Disability

Down Syndrome advocacy, competitive swimming, modeling and more – with Mary Borman

Oct. 31, 2022

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I'm excited to host my first podcast guest who is talking about Down syndrome! Mary Borman is an ambassador for Down syndrome and 2018 Self-Advocate of the Year for the National …

Recent Blog Posts

How to Improve Your Podcast's Accessibility

Advice for making your podcast and social media more accessible to people with disabilities.

Beyond 6 Seconds is an award-winning podcast!

The podcast was recognized with an amazing nine award wins and one nomination in 2022.

Stop Telling Women How to Talk

Examining the bias against women's voices in radio and podcasting.

About the Host

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Carolyn Kiel

Carolyn Kiel is an experienced instructional designer of employee training programs. As the Host and Producer of Beyond 6 Seconds, she has created a platform where neurodivergent and disabled entrepreneurs, creatives and advocates can showcase their candid 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.