In today’s episode, your host Kimberly is joined by Alexandra Gilbert, CEO of consulting and coaching business Cape-Able Consulting LLC, a consulting agency created to help people with ADHD or learning disabilities struggling in their careers to reach their highest potential in the workplace.
Alexandra talks about the indicators of ADHD, navigating diagnoses and treatments for learning disabilities, whether or not to self-disclose your disability in the workplace, and best practices in the workplace to support individuals with learning disabilities. She also shares her ADHD and Dyslexia Diagnoses early on as a child and how those experiences have shifted and evolved as she moved into adulthood and into the workplace.
Join in on this unique conversation with Kimberly & Alexandra and find out how you can create a thriving and equitable workplace for yourself and those around you.
- What are the indicators of ADHD?
- Types of ADHD: Inattentive, Hyperactive, and Combined
- Alexandra’s Dyslexia & ADHD story
- Should you self-disclose your learning disability in the workplace?
- Unmasking at home and in the workplace
- Key identifiers of learning disability as an adult
- How to effectively identify your strengths
- Best principles vs best practices for ADHD in the workplace
“I described how people with learning disabilities or ADHD — when they are looking at their jobs, the job should be challenging, not hard.” – Alexandra Gilbert
“Inattentive ADHD is someone who's a little spacey and looks like they're paying attention, but not mentally there. Someone who has hyperactive ADHD, in women, tends to be those who are very talkative, chatty, [or] social butterflies. And they're usually very high achieving women.” – Alexandra Gilbert
“One of those things that makes it really hard for people with ADHD is they feel like they need to compare themselves to people who are neurotypical. They fundamentally think differently [and] work differently.” – Alexandra Gilbert
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