An Induction to Neurodiversity for Coaches - With Guest Speaker Caroline Turner
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About the Event
As a ex police sergeant with 23 years’ service Caroline Turner has always had a desire to challenge the status quo and seek alternative ways of identifying talent in underrepresented groups. Now the owner and founder of Creased Puddle she spends her time helping businesses understand and make the most of their Neurodivergent staff within the workplace. She works as a job coach, trainer and HR adviser she describes herself as a Neurodiversity warrior!
In simple terms Caroline describes Neurodiversity as the acceptance that everybody’s brain works differently. Here she will help us understand the most common characteristics associated with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, and what this might mean in terms of how individuals may need to be supported in their workplace and in their development.
As coaches and mentors, we may of course relate and identify with these neurological differences ourselves and are highly likely to be able to identify some of the traits in others we have worked with or supported. In this session we will aim to build a basic understanding of what it might mean in terms of peoples working experience. Providing time for reflection and consideration or strategies which may be usefully applied to help us develop our coaching and mentoring practice.