Faster Than Normal – The Gift of Neurodiversity to People and in the Workplace with Peter Shankman (Episode #99)

Peter ShankmanDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Peter Shankman, entrepreneur, founder of HARO, bestselling author, podcaster and global keynote speaker on customer experience and workplace neurodiversity and ADHD, talks about the gift of neurodiversity to people and in businesses, the neurodivergent way of thinking, how neurodiverse employees can be productive for companies, and strategies for neuroinclusivity in the workplace. Peter talked about his own experiences as a kid with undiagnosed ADHD until officially finding out about it in his 30’s. He realized that his faster than normal brain is one of the main reasons for his success which, through his books and podcast, led him to inspire people and parents that neurodiverse kids and adults are gifted, not broken.

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  • What is neurodiversity?
  • Peter’s ADHD diagnosis in his 30’s
  • The neurodivergent way of thinking
  • The connection of neurodiversity and addiction
  • Dopamine hit from Peter’s ways of life like skydiving public speaking
  • The importance of movement
  • Neurodiversity in the workplace
  • How hiring neurodiverse employees benefit companies
  • Strategies for neuroinclusivity in the workplace
  • The Boy with The Faster Brain to teach ADHD kids that they are gifted and not broken
  • HERO – Help Every Reporter Out
  • Peter’s inspirations and source of support

About Peter Shankman:

Peter Shankman is a top keynote speaker in marketing, social media, customer service, and neurodiversity in the workplace. The New York Times has called Peter Shankman “a rock star who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is a 6x best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate in-person and virtual keynote speaker, focusing on neurodiversity in the workplace and customer experience. With three startup launches and exits under his belt, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the new Neurodiverse Economy.

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“I launched a company called Mental Capital that teaches companies that neurodiverse employees are actually a benefit to them and that they can actually generate revenue and create more profits and better output by hiring neurodiverse employees and giving them a workplace that is neuroinclusive. Neuroinclusive means it helps both neurodiverse and neurotypical employees. – Peter Shankman

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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