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Podcast: Take a leap & Transform, A Neurodiversity Journey Podcast

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Every two weeks, my purpose is to bring you through a journey of Neurodiversity awareness and skillsets in the workplace and with entrepreneurs. This is all about transforming our mindset, finding purpose, discovering our superpowers, setting clear goals and creating solutions that will increase productivity and profitability by becoming more inclusive and diverse.

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Episode 01: Welcome to my podcast

In this inaugural episode, I launch my podcast where I give a quick bio, explain this channel is about Neurodiversity in the workplace and entrepreneurs.

Episode 02: Neurodiversity: Do you know who you work with?

A workplace environment is filled with a wide variety of people.  Some are recognized others are ignored, while others face Neurodiversity challenges that are not understood or supportive.  Employes and managers can see these employees challenges as difficult because, for example, they have time management or focusing issues; which, in turn, leads to productivity concerns….

Podcast: Take a leap & Transform, A Neurodiversity Journey PodcastEpisode 03: Neurodiversity: Focus On their Strengths, not their challenges

 

Has any manager, hr, or owner ever said to you, if I had known that you were ADHD or Dyslexic or … I’ll let you fill in the blank, that I would have never hired you!

And, this could be despite the fact that you have worked for them for several years where you may have performed well at your job and yet they only see your difference and immediately discriminate.

In today’s episode, I provide some examples of skills you would want when hiring a Neurodiversity individual…

Episode 04: Neurodiversity: Learned Helplessness

 

 

We often get caught in this vicious internal cycle, where we believe we can’t accomplish anything because of our learning difficulties. We become to believe that we are not capable of a particular subject or task because we are not good enough or we are just not intelligent.

When this goes unchecked, it leads to depression, it can affect intelligence, lead to low performance and, of course, poor self-esteem

What do we call this?

We know this as Learned helplessness…

Episode 05: Neurodiversity: Employers, Managers, Are you understood?

 

When we get our message out, and everyone has understood us, we are delighted, as this means we presented well. Those around us join our cause and they know what to do to get the task done.

The dilemma is how often are we truly understood and how often do we take the time to ensure those that we lead and manage understand our message of what we want?

Too often leaders and managers fire off instructions or commands with the expectations that because they have spoken that all is made clear and that everyone has understood. What is even funnier is they tell them to take notes as if the note-taking alone will further solidify that they had understood…

 

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 06: Neurodiversity: Mental Health In The Workplace

 

When we get our message out, and

Are you facing an unbearable wall with no one to turn to? Or are you told to move on, take a pill and just deal with it?

Let’s be honest, mental health in the workplace is not a new topic. We know it is an issue that will not go away and it faces resistance in environments where co-workers, managers and employers do not want to acknowledge mental health because it is ‘taboo’. What makes this more challenging is the lack of understanding that the mind and body are connected, which means poor mental health can and does affect the body. Yet, many individuals who deal with these issues daily are afraid to be open up to what they face, both with their family or on the job…

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 07: Neurodiversity: Let’s Create An Individual Work Plan

 

A question that comes up from business and their hr or manager executives is how do we apply Neurodiversity strategies where we can measure adequate outcomes that are a win-win for both us and the employee?

This is a fair and justifiable question and my answer to this is to be “Be People-Centric” where the employee is the priority with the support and accommodations needed…

 

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 8: Improve Your Memory with Mark Channon: Brain Performance & Start-Up Coach

 

How do you improve your memory?

You never know what you can achieve till you break through that barrier in your subconscious. 

Today I am pleased to be joined by my mentor Mark Channon, who is my Brain Performance Coach.  He helps individuals develop memory strategies in their professions and businesses through various techniques that he has developed.

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 9: Life With Asperger’s With Andrew Marsh Part 1

 

As a young boy and throughout much of his adult life, Andrew Marsh knew he was different and didn’t know why till the age of 51, where he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.

In this two-part interview with Andrew, he shares with you his life growing up where both his parents and teachers ask, “what do we do with Andrew?” To later in his career, where he is respected and valued for his insight in the construction industry as an engineer.

Today Andrew is a speaker, author and consultant. Through, his various outlets, Andrew helps to bring awareness about Asperger’s in adults and works with businesses to help them see the benefits in both employing and providing support to their Asperger’s employees.

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Episode 10: Life With Aspergers With Andrew Marsh Part 2

In part 2  of my interview with Andrew, he goes into detail about how he become diagnosed with Aspergers, how his life was afterwards and then this followed by three essential tips that any business can apply when either employing or integrating an existing employee with Asperger’s into their 

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Episode 11: Raise The Floor: Interview With Ray Hurst

 

Who is Ray Hurst? Ray has dedicated his career to being a personal transformation coach and Corporate Training where he guides people to reach their ideal future.  During our time together we touched on many topics such as handling past events, how businesses need to invest in the emotions of their employees and my favourite, raise the floor with you.

Ray is also an international speaker and coach, a pastor, a missionary, author. He has started and run three companies and a ministry where he is now building a local and national outreach to raise awareness of absent and abusive fathers.

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Episode 12: Finance: Interview With Zac Juergensen

 

One of the challenges the Neurominority faces is the management of their finance.  This can be due to their Neurodiversity and the difficulties with either their trial and tribulations as an employee or an entrepreneur.

 

It is because of this I am pleased to have introduced Zac Juergensen.

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 13: Defining Management With Pascal Dricot

 

Management, what makes a good manager?  Or how can a business create an environment which engages employees successfully?

 

In this episode I am interviewing Pascal Dricot, former VP of an international electronic company and now the Managing Director for The Golden Space Europe.  During our hour and a half talk, Pascal gracefully shares both his experience and philosophy on the topics of running a business, management, being a mentor to employees and providing professional career development advice

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 14: Developing A Clear Path Of Communication With Shari Foos

Being able to communicate seems easy, yet, we have difficulty expressing ourselves or being understood.  With Shari Foos guidance, discover that to be an effective communicator we first must deal with our inner communications before we can become an effective communicators to others.

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 15: The Center for Learning Unlimited: Interview with Marlene Sharp

 

Marlene joins us today not to talk about The Centre of Learning Unlimited, as a school that has created a 3-year Animation training program for Autistic Adults and out of this was born Brainstorm Productions, where the graduates work on various projects within the TV & Film Industry. 

Episode 16: What Does it Mean to Be Overwhelmed: Interview With Maria-Gabriele Doublesin

As Neurodiverse individuals we are constantly adjusting to fit into the environments we are working in where we need to meet expectations we set for ourselves and from what others expect of us.  During these times we can end up being overwhelmed, but what does that truly mean?

Today we are joined by Maria-Gabriele Doublesin, who walks us through the understanding of what it means to be overwhelmed, how this impacts us mentally and physically, what can the workplace can do and what we can do.

Episode 17: Building Foundation For Neurodiversity Inclusion with Helga Ellul: Part 1

Often, the best way to learn to be inclusive for Neurodiverse Talent is to learn from example. Therefore, I am pleased to have Helga Ellul. She was the former CEO of Playmobil Malta Ltd from 1971 to 2012. Between 2009 to 2012, they chose her to be the first female president of the Malta Chamber of Commerce and is now the President of Core Platform, Malta’s National CSR Platform.

 

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 18: Building Foundation For Neurodiversity Inclusion with Helga Ellul: Part 2

In part one with Helga Ellul, we talked about culture, mentoring and creating a learning environment.

In part two, Helga and I talk about moving towards being more inclusive and how businesses and managers need to adapt and recognize the potential of their employees.

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 19: Mapping Your Business with David Casseus

 I am joined by David Casseus founder and Director of Wizeba which is a business consulting firm. David helps business owners find freedom in their business through the use of business mapping.

Even more so, his system can aid in neurodiversity at work in ensuring talent is utilized correctly and managers identify the skills between talent and team.

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 20: Learn How To Become A Master Networker With Dr Ivan Misner

On my 20th episode, I am pleased to be joined by whom CNN & Forbes call the Father of Modern Networking, Dr Ivan Misner.

Together, we talk about BNI, networking, mindset, values, and how to be a Master Networker. This all relates to Neurodiversity and how to create an inclusive workplace.

During the interview, Dr Minser shares something quite personal with us for the first time ever.

Episode 21: Manager Your Distortions Interview With Stephanie HutchingsEpisode 21: Manager Your Distortions Interview With Stephanie Hutchings

In this episode am joined by Stephanie Hutchings of The Resilient Workplace. Together, we talk about mental health in relation to cognitive distortions, conflict resolution, and how this all relates to Neurodiversity and the workplace.

Joseph K Muscat ConsultingEpisode 22: Let’s Get Organized with Kitti Andrews

In this episode am joined by Stephanie Hutchings of The Resilient Workplace. Together, we talk about mental health in relation to cognitive distortions, conflict resolution, and how this all relates to Neurodiversity and the workplace.

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