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 Dyslexia Entrepreneurship

Natalie Brooks – Dyslexia in Adults

Jan. 3, 2022

Feeling frustrated and alone, Natalie Brooks started posting on Instagram about her struggles as a dyslexic adult in the workplace. She soon realized that her experiences resonated deeply with dyslexic adults around the worl…

Neurodiversity Autism Podcasters

Some personal news, and a new focus for this podcast

Dec. 20, 2021

2021 has been quite a year for me -- and my experiences this year have given me new clarity on what I want to focus on with this podcast. I'm excited to share these new developments with you! Tune into this episode to hear a…

Podcasters Storytelling

Going beyond first impressions – Corinna Bellizzi of Care More Be Better interviews me at the She Podcasts Live conference

Dec. 13, 2021

I recorded this episode with my friend Corinna Bellizzi at the She Podcasts Live conference in October 2021. Corinna hosts the Care More. Be Better. podcast and was a guest on my show a few months ago. In this episode, Corin…

Disability Podcasters Storytelling

Life with cerebral palsy – education, athletics & disability advocacy with Travis Davis

Dec. 6, 2021

Travis Davis remembers the first time he realized the impact of sharing his story -- a simple lunchtime conversation that encouraged him to start talking about his life with cerebral palsy. Since that pivotal conversation, T…

Neurodiversity Disability Autism Entrepreneurship

Art, Autism, Activism – with Margaux Wosk, Retrophiliac Art

Nov. 22, 2021

Margaux Wosk is a non-binary, autistic artist residing in Canada, and the owner of Retrophiliac, their own art business. They are bridging the gap between activism, advocacy and art to bring a message of acceptance to the wo…

Entrepreneurship Writers Charity & Philanthropy

Combating hunger and reducing food waste – with Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr

Nov. 8, 2021

Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker, and leader who is working to make the world a better place one cause at a time. In 2017, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her ow…

Recent Blog Posts

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…

It’s Not Too Late: 3 People Who Switched Careers to Pursue…

Have you always felt a calling but were forbidden to pursue it? Or did you experience a recent shift, an ah-ha moment, where you felt your heart tug you …

About the Host

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.