Quote: What makes us the same, what makes us different, and how can we learn from each other to create a better workplace? Cynthia Milani
Unemployment among the neurodiverse runs as high as 30-40%. Companies like SAP, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft are finding that many of these workers are highly skilled, out-of-the-box thinkers that can give them their leading edge and best insights – if given a chance. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome neuro anthropologist and certified NLI neuro leadership coach Cynthia Milani to help us better understand the various types of neurodiversity, their strengths and challenges, and how to include these valuable human thinking patterns for better results at work and beyond.
Cynthia is the director of the IgD center for Neuroleadership & Development in Provence, France, where she blends the latest tips from neuroscience with cutting-edge leadership training +brain tools for peak performance. Cynthia Is a certified NLI Neuroleadership coach, public speaker and author who has worked in over 50 countries with a wide variety of businesses and Fortune 500 companies on achieving human excellence through neuroplasticity. A Harvard-certified mediator, she is a specialist in bias and inclusion. Cynthia is the author of NeuroDiversophy, and the upcoming Neuroleadership Business Games & Handbook by diversophy.com.
Listen to the podcast here: Neurodiversity and The ROR: Return On Relationships with Cynthia Milani
Authentic Touch Points:
- Cynthia’s path to neurodiversity. 2:00
- Growing up neurodiverse. 7:00
- Listening in a different way. 10:00
- Diversity on the spectrum. 13:30
- Finding the brilliance within. 19:30
- What companies can do. 25:30
- Looking through the cultural diversity lens. 28:30
Cynthia is passionate about helping people understand the brain, so they can understand their choices, take control of their emotions, make decisions with their higher brain, become inclusive leaders and have better lives. Understanding what makes us different has been a core part of her work in neurodiversity for over 30 years.
As I offer executive coaching, I encourage leaders to reach out for guidance about presenting their authentic selves to develop an improved workplace for everyone with less conflict.