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

Neurodivergence and Giftedness – with Emily Kircher-Morris

March 20, 2023

After working as a gifted education teacher, Emily Kircher-Morris became a clinical mental health counselor who supports gifted and twice-exceptional (gifted + neurodivergent) children. She is also the host of The Neurodiver…

Neurodiversity Apraxia Autism Writers

A nonspeaking autistic writer’s advocacy – with Ben Breaux

March 6, 2023

How do you get an education when you cannot speak, and the school system does not understand your abilities or support your needs? This was the experience of Ben Breaux, a 22-year-old nonspeaking autistic man with epilepsy w…

Neurodiversity Tourette Syndrome

Tourette’s advocacy on TikTok – with Monica Nguyen

Feb. 20, 2023

Note: This episode contains occasional swearing (coprolalia). Monica Nguyen is a 20-year-old disability advocate who lives in Sydney, Australia. Monica began sharing her experiences online after facing a lot of discriminatio…

Neurodiversity Apraxia Autism

Apraxia Story – with Tessa McEvoy

Feb. 6, 2023

Content warning: This episode mentions emotional abuse. Tessa McEvoy is autistic, has a speech disability called Oral Motor Apraxia, and was recently diagnosed bipolar. She talks about her experiences on her popular Facebook…

Neurodiversity ADHD Race & Ethnicity 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…

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.