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 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 …

Neurodiversity ADHD Dyslexia Dyspraxia Writers Women At Work Technology Careers

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’…

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.