Beyond 6 Seconds

Beyond 6 Seconds

First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading.

That’s where the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast comes in! Join me, Carolyn Kiel, as I talk with neurodivergent entrepreneurs, creators, advocates & more about their lives and identities. Their stories shatter misconceptions, break stigma and showcase the vibrance of neurodiversity.

Beyond 6 Seconds is proud to be an award-winning podcast! Check out my About page for more details.

Recent Episodes

Neurodiversity ADHD Entrepreneurship

Leaning into your ADHD strengths – with Dr. Lola Day

Nov. 28, 2022

Dr. Lola Day is a multi-passionate busy mother of 3, a pediatric cardiologist, podcaster and ADHD trained life coach and productivity strategist for women. She is also the CEO and Founder of LollieTasking, a coaching and con…

Neurodiversity Autism Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome representation in film - with Jack RH O'Sullivan

Nov. 14, 2022

Jack RH O'Sullivan is an award-winning independent filmmaker and film director based in London. He is autistic, has Tourette Syndrome and OCD. He has directed ten short films including “Tourettes & I”, a coming-of-age drama …

Neurodiversity Disability

Down Syndrome advocacy, competitive swimming, modeling and more – with Mary Borman

Oct. 31, 2022

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I'm excited to host my first podcast guest who is talking about Down syndrome! Mary Borman is an ambassador for Down syndrome and 2018 Self-Advocate of the Year for the National …

Neurodiversity Autism Writers

An autistic Christian experience – with Miya Sae

Oct. 17, 2022

Miya Sae is an autistic Christian, blogger, and aspiring author. Through her writing, she strives to help bridge the neglected gap between autism and Christianity, while bringing hope and encouragement to other misunderstood…

Neurodiversity Tourette Syndrome

Destigmatizing Tourette Syndrome through storytelling – with Kevin Helgren

Oct. 3, 2022

"You can choose to keep living your life in isolation... Or, you can break yourself out of that isolation and start to own the things that make you, you. One of which is having Tourette's, right?" Kevin Helgren's mom shared …

Neurodiversity Autism Diversity & Inclusion Women At Work

A neurodivergent approach to workplace wellbeing – with Lee Chambers

Sept. 19, 2022

Lee Chambers is a business psychologist and the founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, which helps organizations design and deliver well-being and inclusion strategies. He is the current Great British Entrepreneur of t…

Recent Blog Posts

Beyond 6 Seconds is featured in Women Who Podcast magazine!

Read our feature article in the April 2022 issue of Women Who Podcast magazine -- just in time for Autism Acceptance Month!

Six Lessons From Everyday People Who Became Successful Ent…

Do you often imagine what life would be like if you worked for yourself? Many people who feel stuck in 9-5 jobs fantasize about a life of independence, f…

Can You Make A Difference? These 3 Entrepreneurs Show You …

Often, we think about our place in the world and aspire to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. We donate, volunteer, learn. We believe small…

About the Host

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Carolyn Kiel

Carolyn Kiel is an experienced instructional designer of employee training programs. As the Host and Producer of Beyond 6 Seconds, she has created a platform where neurodivergent and disabled entrepreneurs, creatives and advocates can showcase their candid stories. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.