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

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Neurodiversity and inclusion in tech – with Jennifer Opal

June 27, 2022

Jennifer Opal is a DevOps Engineer with the HelloSign Team at Dropbox, a multi-award winning neurodiversity & inclusion advocate, blogger & keynote speaker. She also has dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Jennifer has worked with…

Neurodiversity Autism

My Autism Diagnosis Story

June 18, 2022

On this special solo episode for Autistic Pride Day, I talk about how I got my autism diagnosis as an adult. Please note that this is not meant to be medical or professional advice of any kind. It’s just my own personal expe…

Neurodiversity Autism Writers

The Young Autistic Adult's Independence Handbook – with Haley Moss

June 13, 2022

Haley Moss is a neurodiversity expert, public speaker and author of four books that guide neurodivergent individuals through professional and personal challenges. We talk about Haley's latest book, "The Young Autistic Adult’…

Neurodiversity Tourette Syndrome

Ticcing My Way Through Life – with Britney Wolf

May 30, 2022

Britney Wolf is a passionate Tourette Syndrome advocate who is trying to beat the stigmas surrounding the disorder. Through social media, speaking events and more, she takes every opportunity to let the Tourette Syndrome com…

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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…

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.