In the final episode of season 3 of The Invisible Gift, Andrew meets Nathan Whitbread – The Neurodivergent Coach. The Neurodivergent Coach provides Consultancy, Coaching and Assistive Technology training for dyslexic and neurodivergent individuals and teams. In the episode, we learn what the term neurodiversity really means. Nathan explains the Medici Effect and why neurodiversity has finally become sexy and the boys identify why the best leaders work for their employees. Not the other way round.
“Labels can be helpful but also quite dangerous. It’s always important to remember first that you are a unique human with unique characteristics and traits who happens to have a dyslexia diagnoses.” – Nathan Whitbread
“I always say we should strive to identify as individuals not by groups or labels because you can pigeon hole yourself.” – Andrew Kitley
About the guest
Nathan Whitbread is a motivational speaker and founder of The Neurodivergent Coach. Nathan described his early life in education as ‘constantly avoiding’ essays. He would chose his degree precisely because it wasn’t essay driven. Nathan graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Business and Management in 1998. Nathan would only learn he had dyslexia when he began a career in marketing. In 2015, he founded The Neurodivergent Coach. The Neurodivergent Coach provides Consultancy, Coaching and Assistive Technology training for dyslexic and neurodivergent individuals and teams. The Neurodivergent Coach works with both individuals and organisations to create a more neuro-inclusive workplace. Since 2017 he has been a Workplace Needs Assessor for the British Dyslexia Association. Nathan is also an Associate Assistive Technology Training Consultant and Coach at eVoice.
About the host
The Invisible Gift is hosted by entrepreneur and dyslexic, Andrew Kitley. With twenty years experience, Andrew Kitley has worked his way up the metaphorical and literal ladder to become Managing Director of Kitall: an engineering firm. Under Andrew’s guidance, Kitall is now one of the most sought after names to complete complex engineering projects in the UK. In each episode of The Invisible Gift, Andrew seeks the advice and inspiration of a fellow trailblazer who has defied the odds to achieve the extraordinary – turning the challenge of neurodiversity into a gift.