Neurodiversity Superpowers Summit
Name
Neurodiversity Superpowers Summit
Created 1 year 4 months ago
Organizer Michael Whitehouse
Neurodiversity Superpowers Summit
Business Areas
Business Mindset Social & Political
Topics
Business Business Coaching Neurodiversity
Timezone
Timezone: Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Event date(s): -

Registration ends: Mon, Mar 20, 2023 11:00 PM (11 months 1 week ago)

Description

The Concept

For too long, our society has looked at people who have differently configured brains as “disabled," “defective,” and worse.

 

In the process of hosting the Neurodiversity Superpowers Podcast, Michael Whitehouse has met dozens of highly successful people who achieved that success not in spite of, but because of their neurodivergent traits.

 

ADHD, Autism, OCD, Dyslexia, and more have led to tremendous success for these people.

 

But too many young people (and many older people) who have these alternative neurotypes are led to believe they are deficient rather than uniquely gifted.

 

In March, hosts Michael Whitehouse and Dr. Elena Estanol will bring together a combination of credentialed experts and lived-experience experts to share an event like no other.

 

The purpose of this summit is help change the narrative on neurodiversity.

 

We will be helping our audience to better understand the gifts of neurodiversity while discovering their own superpowers.

 

The Audience

The primary audience for this event are neurodiverse entrepreneurs, particularly ADHD, Autism, and Dyslexia, but all neurodivergent folks should find value here.

 

Additionally, this event will provide great value to family members of neurodivergent folks as well as employers who want to get the most from their team by identifying and maximizing their superpowers.

 

Your Speaker Experience

This event is produced by Michael Whitehouse, and Michael creates events that a fun, engaging, exciting, and valuable to the audience and the speakers. This is not a watch with your camera off while you do something else event. This is not a drop in, give your talk, and leave event. This is an interactive event!

 

We want to create an event that you will enjoy speaking at and get value from, so we're open to pretty much anything that will provide value to the audience as long as it has an action item for the audience to engage in immediately. More interaction is always better than less interaction. That keeps the energy up in the room, keeps the audience engaged, and makes it more fun for you.

 

You are welcome offer your gift (the one you put in the application) during your talk as long as it is low key and not pitchy. Offering good. Infomercial bad.

 

Event Style

The event will be a live, Zoom-based event running 11 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time.

We're aiming for engagement. We want an event where people feel they are part of something, not where they feel like they are watching a YouTube video.

This means that we'll have interactive activities. It means we encourage interactive presentations.

It also means that we encourage speakers to be there for as much of the event as possible because you'll be making some connections while you're there. (Speakers are required to attend for at least 2 hours of the event)

 

Schedule Structure

Speaking slots will be 15 minutes, or, if your presentation is interactive we give you an extra 5 minute for a total of 20.

Each hour will be formatted as follows:

0-15 Speaker

15-30 Interaction

30-45 Speaker

45-60 Interaction

Interaction may be speed networking, hot seat coaching, Q&As, or anything else.

Do not assume that the interaction block after your talk is for your Q&A, but if you do get a good flow going with the audience and they are highly engaged, I may choose to just let that keep going if the vibe is good.

 

Recordings

All presentations will be recorded. 

 

Any speakers who achieve the minimum number of opt-ins (which should be all of you, right?) will have their presentation shared out to the entire list of registrants in the days after the event.

 

Additionally, some videos may be shared out to attendees or others on my list for various reasons including promoting that speaker's affiliate link or program.

 

By applying to this summit, you are granting ConCardia, LLC and Michael Whitehouse full and irrevocable rights to all recordings made during the event. These recordings may be edited and deployed in anyway that we choose for the benefit of our audiences.

 

Speaker Expectations

  • Promote the event and generate a minimum of 10 opt-ins
  • Attend for at least 2 hours in addition to your speaking time
  • Actively engage with other speakers and participants throughout the event

 

Promotion

Speakers are expected to generate a minimum of 10 opt-ins. Swipe copy will be provided, or you can write your own copy. If you write really good copy, I'll share it with the other speakers and credit you.

 

In addition to traditional swipe copy, Guest Letters will be provided which you can share verbatim as a letter from the organizers to your audience.

 

If you bring in at least 25 opt ins, Michael Whitehouse will promote your affiliate offer to his entire list.

 

The top three promoters (by total opt-ins) will be promoted to the entire list of attendees and Michael's own entire mailing list, whatever you would like to share (within reason), no affiliate necessary.

Speakers
Why your understanding of Time Management as a neurodiverse entrepreneur is wrong
Carol A Williams Goddess of the Unscatter

The neurodiverse brain often struggles with the concept of Time. It can feel like an ill-defined, amorphous blob. Negative emotions, built over years and years of “not getting it right” create disdain for the process and concept of “time management.”

In this interactive presentation, Carol will illustrate:

  • The #1 mistake most entrepreneurs make when trying to manage their time more effectively, and what to do instead;
  • How seemingly unrelated factors contribute far more than you might think to managing your time effectively;
  • How the Productivity Success Cake process creates fun, ease and flow to an otherwise endless list of what you “should” be doing so that you ACTUALLY do something differently - and achieve different results.

If you have tried, essentially your whole life, to change your habits, and you believe it's highly unlikely you ever will (and you still desire to change them), this presentation is for you.

Business
Entrepreneurship Wisdom +13
Bring Out the Positives of ADHD in Your Business
Christopher R Salem CEO - Business Executive Coach

Learn how to offset the negative and leverage the positive aspects of ADHD to dramatically improve your life and business 

Health & Well-being
Healing From Within
Finding Your Personal Reset Button
David Chametzky Finding your personal reset button

Our bodies are magicial machines and while sometimes it creates some of our biggest challenges - there are certain ways to find ways to calm ourselves by using our personal reset buttons.  As humans when find and are able to use our reset buttons to calm ourselves assist the frustrations to disappear and learn better how to comtrol ourselves.  

The Superpowers & Kryptonite of Living with ADHD
Dr. Elena Estanol ADHD, Leadership, & High Performance Psy

Being Neurodiverse presents some unique Opportunities and Challenges!

  • Identify some of your Superpowers
  • Recognize what is your Kryptonite
  • Find a way to Neutralize your challenges by using your Superpowers!
ADHD and Direct Sales
Jennie Bellinger The Direct Sales Domme

How ADHD shows up in a direct sales business (both the good ways and the less productive ways) can impact how quickly someone achieves success. I will share some simple techniques that get me back on track when I'm having moments of dys-focus.

To Be Or Not To Be (Your Brand)
Jenny Ferguson Creative Brand Therapist

Do you struggle with finding the clients you want to work with? Or maybe you constantly draw in the PITA clients (the Pain In The…rear end) and you don't understand why.

Do you feel like you are all over the place with your brand, chasing trends and going with whatever looks good in the moment? Do you have a team that each seem to have their own ideas of what your business's public face looks like, and no clear vision to get everyone on the same page?

Either you are your own client, or you really are not. How do you figure out which one you fit, and use that to your advantage? Jenny Ferguson talks about how to identify your general client type, and how to lean into that in a way that feels genuine and authentic to yourself and your business.

Design Marketing +1
Client Attraction Audience Rapport +3
3 Areas Businesses Can Show Compassion To People With ADHD
Katherine Lizardo Chief Vision Officer

People with ADHD have paradoxical traits, expressing them as both their superpowers and kryptonite. Leaders struggle to know how to help when an unpredictable, negative quality shows up for a person with ADHD who needs to produce results consistently. In this session, Katherine Lizardo shares how navigating ADHD in business with compassion can change the narrative of neurodiversity by embracing the challenges and harnessing the strengths of people with ADHD. 

The three main takeaways from her talk:

  1. 1 simple interactive activity the audience can implement today to help motivate a person with ADHD to complete a task.
  2. The 3 areas that affect the productivity of a person with ADHD every business leader must understand to maximize that person’s potential.
  3. Essential tools every business leader can implement to show compassion to people with ADHD that will ignite their superpowers.
Business
Neurodiversity
Paradigm Makeover
Sara Kelly ADHD Mindset Coach

The average child with ADHD hears 20,000 pieces of negative feedback by the time they are ten. For some of us, our internal dialogue constantly criticizes every shortcoming we fixate on. It is normal to carry the beliefs we have about ourselves into adulthood.

Most of our internal dialogue is a collection of blanket statements that are not true when challenged. The Paradigm Makeover was designed to challenge those blanket statements. Change your thoughts, and you will change your life.

Rewiring Your Brain for Greater Success in Business and Life
Siddiqi Ray Intuitive Visibility Expert

After struggling with the standard treatment for ADHD and dyslexia my entire life, I turned to diverse methods for ways to focus and navigate conventional society.  I studied traditional meditation at the Edgar Casey Institute, lived and studied with Buddhist nuns in India, trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming plus multiple non-traditional forms of meditation.  Science continues to show the supportive effects of meditation on the brain.  Binaural meditations bring about these positive effects more quickly than traditional meditation, helping the listener achieve a state of calm alertness and an increased ability to focus and act on the task at hand.

Business Health & Well-being +3
Business Mindset +12
Blow up the "normal box"
Tanja Diamond Life and Business Strategist

When we stop trying to fit into the “normal box,” we free up our resources of time, money, and emotional currency, enabling us to see what's outside of it and explore the areas where we flourish. The natural world around us is nonstatic and flows with texture, just like we do. 

Our neurodiversity enables us to make connections that create innovative ideas and solutions when we have the freedom to do so. You create that freedom by blowing up the “normal box” and embracing what might seem radical to others with acceptance of how you experience the world. 

Blowing up the "normal box" requires three simple steps, which I will guide you towards. 1. Pivot your thoughts. 2. Empower your personal process 3. Gain out-of-the-box support

Atypical is Exceptional, not " Neuro-Ordinary "
Tim Green NeuroMancer / Consultant

I will talk about ADHD specifically, but I'm confident much of it will apply to & be useful to other atypicals.

Many people have a lot of misconceptions about ADHD.  I will speak briefly about some of them, then focus on the advantages of this creative & energetic superpower.

Finally, & most importantly I'll offer specific,  immediately actionable strategies for leveraging & getting the most from its power & ways to manage some of its challenges.

If you're not ADHD, don't worry,  these techniques work for neuro-ordinarys & I strongly suspect for other atypicals too;-)

If you are atypical & choose to apply them,  I'd love to hear about your results so I can improve them for your neurotype:-)