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The Impact of Coaching Programs on the Careers of Neurodiverse Professionals


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The Impact of Coaching Programs on the Careers of Neurodiverse Professionals

Destigmatized: Visible and invisible Disabilities and Neurodivergence

Description: For a neurodiverse professional finding their footing in the workplace and in life, a little help can go a long way. Sometimes, that help comes in the form of coaching. In this talk, Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Life Guides for Autistics (LGFA) / NeuroGuides, J David Hall, explains the benefits of coaching programs for neurodiverse individuals, and for organizations that want to be a safe haven for their neurodiverse employees.

Talks about: neurodiversity, coaching, culture

J. David Hall

Bridget Finkeldey

J. David Hall (he/him) s the founder and CEO of the Foundation for Life Guides for Autistics (LGFA) / NeuroGuides, a U.S.-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2017. His organization provides business coaching and consultations to companies and organizations on neurodiversity, inclusivity, and life coaching for autistic people and other neurodivergent persons worldwide. He’s a Dad to three persons diagnosed on the autism spectrum (ASD) and was formally diagnosed as an autistic person in 2018.

His team of Neuroguides (life and job coaches) works closely with autistic and other neurodivergent individuals in helping them to succeed socially, occupationally, and relationally. David is passionately focused on guiding people to discover their strengths and enjoy meaningful lives.

Known as a relentless optimist and encourager, David is a celebrated writer who speaks at various national events and is a sought-after DEI and neurodiversity trainer and consultant for corporations.

David lives in the South Puget Sound of Washington state, where he writes, reads, cares for birds, hunts mushrooms, and rides his mountain bike.

Recent and upcoming appearances include:

Recent events and upcoming appearances include Leadership training for several Fortune 500 companies, Different Brains, Spectrum Lights Inclusion Summit, Southwest Washington Autism Conference, Bellingham SHRM, Microsoft, Seattle Aspiring Youth/Delphi Programs/Ryther, Stanford University Neurodiversity Summit, The Elijah Winfrey Show, a featured writer on, North Carolina University, Neuroguides Parent Webinars and Podcast interviews, a founding member of the Diversity with Dignity Global Roundtable, corporate leadership training and coaching services with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in neurodiversity and building true inclusive workplace cultures.

Gallup Strengths Attributes: Input, Maximizer, Connectedness, Empathy, and Developer.

Gabby Fricke

Ayla Morwin

An experienced project coordinator and manager with specialties in content and leadership development through various training and workshop settings. Skilled in developing tools and analytics for new system implementation. Knowledgeable on diversity, equity, and inclusion principles including cultural competency, allyship, unconscious bias, intercultural communication, and employee relations. My passions are greatly found in social and racial justice, equity, empowerment, and advocacy.

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