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The undeniable value of neurodiversity - with Theo Smith
Episode 2714th August 2023 • Happy Space Podcast with Clare Kumar • Clare Kumar
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In this thought-provoking episode you’ll hear from neurodiversity advocate Theo Smith. We dive into his experiences with the education system, the shift in messaging around neurodivergence, and the importance of language in fostering inclusivity. Don't miss this enlightening conversation on caring for neuroatypical individuals and creating thriving neuro-inclusive work environments.

Theo Smith is a neurodiversity and inclusive recruitment advocate, co-founder of Neurodiversity at Work Ltd and Neurodiversity World, and top voice on LinkedIn. He is the award-winning co-author of “Neurodiversity at Work: Drive Innovation, Performance, and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce”, and hosts the podcast “Neurodiversity with Theo Smith”. He was a professional actor before becoming a leading expert in recruitment. Now, utilizing his thespian skills he inspires organization and champions the idea that neurodiversity is not only the future of work but extends far beyond.


00:00:00   Intro

00:00:00   Journey to advocacy

00:00:00   Toxic choices

00:00:00   ADHD and autism take off on Tiktok

00:00:00   Profiting off ADHD

00:00:00   The language of neurodiversity

00:00:00   Where to connect with Theo


For active links, visit

Website: Neurodiversity at Work

Book on Amazon: Neurodiversity at Work: Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce

Podcast: Neurodiversity with Theo Smith

Professor Amanda Kirby

Judy Singer

KAI Foundation

Private ADHD Clinics Exposed

Professor Marie Johnston

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Amanda Kirby headshot - credit Amanda Kirby

Michael Kirton - credit KAI Foundation

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Highly sensitive executive coach and productivity catalyst, Clare Kumar, explores the intersection of productivity and inclusivity continually asking how can we invite the richest contribution from all. She coaches individuals in sidestepping burnout and cultivating sustainable performance, and inspires leaders to design inclusive performance thereby inviting teams to reach their full potential. As a speaker, Clare mic-drops “thought balms” in keynotes and workshops, whether virtual or in-person. She invites connection through her online community committed to designing sustainable and inclusive performance, the Happy Space Pod. Why? Because everyone deserves a Happy Space.

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Audio and Video Editing: To Be Reel

Production Assistant: Luis Rodriguez

Song Credit: Cali by WatR. from Pixabay




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