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.

Recent Episodes

Neurodiversity Autism Diversity & Inclusion Women At Work

A neurodivergent approach to workplace wellbeing – with Lee Chambers

Sept. 19, 2022

Lee Chambers is a business psychologist and the founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, which helps organizations design and deliver well-being and inclusion strategies. He is the current Great British Entrepreneur of t…

Neurodiversity Podcasters

Auditory processing disorder – with Hamish Hallett

Sept. 5, 2022

Hamish Hallett is a podcast host and journalist who creates online content about auditory processing disorder (APD). He wants to help those with learning difficulties not to feel limited and to embrace what they have, rather…

Neurodiversity Autism Writers Lgbtq+

Music, theater and autistic communities – with Madge Woollard

Aug. 22, 2022

Madge Woollard has run her own business teaching piano and keyboard since 1994. Madge was diagnosed autistic in 2016 at the age of 44. She lives in Sheffield UK with her wife who is also late-diagnosed autistic. A graduate o…

Neurodiversity Autism Writers

Becoming a young autistic advocate – with Quincy Hansen

Aug. 8, 2022

Quincy Hansen is a young autistic activist, writer, public speaker and college student from Colorado. He is the author of the new book “Shake It Up! How to be Young, Autistic, and Make an Impact” and writes a blog at . Durin…

Neurodiversity ADHD Dyslexia Dyscalculia

Filmmaking about the dyslexic and ADHD experience – with Mads Johan Ogaard

July 25, 2022

Mads Johan Øgaard is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and public speaker. He is known for his animated short films about being a neurodivergent child: the multi-award-winning “I AM DYSLEXIC” (based on his own school experi…

ADHD Autism Writers Podcasters

Writing autistic and ADHD characters -- with Brianne Leeson

July 11, 2022

Brianne Leeson is a writer, artist, and voice actor from Dallas, Texas. She is the creator of the queer supernatural comedy audio drama, “Today’s Lucky Winner.” Brianne was diagnosed as autistic and with ADHD at age 30, and …

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 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.