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Now displaying: November, 2019
Nov 20, 2019

A Police Inspector serving with Sussex Police, in the UK. Inspector Bartlett has over 20 years of Operational Policing experience. Living with Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), diagnosed in 2017, a condition she did not know much about or understand until she discovered she’d lived with it all of her life! Seeking the right support to manage it has been transformative. Seeking to raise greater awareness of ADHD, she is working with others in efforts to de-stigmatize the condition. Currently part of the Advisory Group to the All Party Parliamentary Group on ADHD, she is the lead of a working group within her home Force that’s seeking to improve awareness of all Neurodiverse Conditions; doing so with the express wish to secure improved policing outcomes for those who are Neurodiverse and better employment outcomes for Neurodiverse Officers and Staff within the Force. Nationally she is the Lead for ADHD within the National Autism Policing Association; a national Officer and Staff support network. Whilst it was set up in relation to Autism, it now covers all Neurodiverse conditions. Today we talk about how being diagnosed has changed her life and the life of her children, what she is learning, and things to think about as we continue to change the conversation about all things Neurodiverse. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Inspector Bartlett discuss:

0:57-  Intro & welcome Inspector Kaj Bartlett!

2:37-  You were diagnosed in 2017. What finally brought you to getting tested?

4:15-  Did things begin to make sense a little bit more after your learned you had ADHD?

4:44-  You are currently on the APG Advisory board on ADHD. Neurodiversity is now being considered in policing! Tell us about what you’ve learned thus far, what you are working on etc.

9:57-  Are you finding that early education about ADHD, dopamine levels, etc is making a difference?

13:20-  So, you’re saying that perhaps it needs to also be a family approach?

15:14-  Some people with Autism may not react “as expected” to commands given by police officers. Do you think training law enforcement about all types of neurodiversity would be effective and helpful?

18:56-  Thank you for your service and all that you are doing! How can people find you?  @ADHD_InspKaj on Twitter

20:00-  Thank you Inspector Bartlett! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

20:27-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Nov 13, 2019

We are thankful and thrilled to welcome Stephen Jurgella! He is the Founder and CEO of Fountain Forward, a Houston-based firm he founded 8 years ago that brings a different perspective to marketing and advertising. Stephen and his team are all about the “Why” and how they can bring solid outcomes to their customers. Fountain Forward is completely built from customer referrals. A self-taught marketing professional, Stephen has worked with B2C and B2B clients for more than a decade, crafting strategies that connect with customers and help them tell their stories in a compelling, and engaging way. He is also a Co-Founder of Boat Count Investments, a Real Estate investment company with commercial properties in Wisconsin. 

Personally, Stephen is very active in sports and plays hockey every week. Mental health awareness is a close personal cause having recently been named a #SameHereHero for sharing his personal experience with bi-polar disorder and suicide. Recently married, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and Great Dane, Waldo. Stephen and Taryn have recently launched Movement by Taryn, a concierge Physical Therapy service (Taryn is an amazing PT). Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Stephen discuss:

1:26-  Intro & welcome Stephen Jurgella!

2:22-  Tell us about Same Here and your story

4:20-  Upon being diagnosed and how that felt, at last.

5:18-  On learning your superpowers

6:30-  Ref: Wanted” movie, The Greatest American Hero” series 

7:24-  So what kind of things did you learn to do, next, after you were diagnosed?

9:28-  What advice would you give to someone who isn’t, (or isn’t yet), running a financially successful company?

13:14-  What did you change about yourself if order to make a better relationship with your wife?

17:04-  What are the steps you now take when you can’t work your thoughts out, and you are feeling frustrated, angry, etc?

18:34-  How can people find you? www.Jurgella.com @StephenJurgella : Twitter  INSTA  FB  LinkedIn

19:10  Thank you Stephen! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

19:30-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Nov 6, 2019

Oh what a great interview here! Our wonderful guest today is the third PhD who we’ve had on this podcast who is not a PhD in ADHD. Angel Kaur PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at UNC Asheville and the keeper of the podcast Club Kaur. Her scientific background is in cell and molecular neurobiology, and her experiences in the classroom over the last 6 years have inspired her to take on STEM education research. Her research interests include strategies to build skills in reading scientific literature, ways to instruct students on effective science communication to a range of audiences, and whether use of interdisciplinary materials can enhance student engagement and learning of science. These goals led to the creation of Club Kaur, a podcast on all things related to the teaching, learning, and communication of science, produced in close collaboration with undergraduate students at UNC Asheville, and featuring work done entirely by them as part of her classes. Interdisciplinarity is at the core of her work, whether she is teaching students about the neurobiology of pain, or principles of film form. She credits her ability to do this to ADHD. Her interdisciplinary work with students resulted in her receiving a teaching award at UNC Asheville in 2019, and a nomination for the Society for Neuroscience Educator Award. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Angel discuss:

1:16-  Intro & welcome Angel Kaur!

3:00-  When were you diagnosed with ADHD?

7:22-  On when you are ADHD you really love the things you love and want to share them with the world

8:30-  Tell me about what it was like for you growing up undiagnosed?

12:54-  On self medicating for ADHD without realizing it

14:00-  What are some tips & tricks on how you get stuff done?

16:00-  On sometimes, no matter how hard you try, stuff just happens and that’s ok

17:54-  On “Stand Up Science” and how the ADHD brain doesn’t have borders!

19:19-  On opening the first fast food Restaurante in outer space

19:44-  What do you tell a kid who thinks they are not smart enough for something?

22:33-  How can people find you? @ClubKaur on all the socials, Twitter  FB  INSTA  YouTube  SoundCloud or via www.ClubKaur.com

23:16  Thank you Angel! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

24:03-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

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