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

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Feb 14, 2022

Alex Gilbert is a New Yorker, a Mets fan, a yogi, and a brunch enthusiast. She also has dyslexia and ADHD. After spending her career working in leadership development, she started Cape-Able Consulting, a consulting and coaching business that helps adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are struggling in their careers. Her biggest goal in creating Cape-Able Consulting is to change the stigma surrounding learning.

During this episode, you will hear Alex talk about:

  • Her experiences with teachers, both positive and negative, during her school years
  • How she uses the concepts of “best principles” and “superpowers” to help her clients succeed in their careers
  • How she learned to advocate for herself at work, and how she helps her clients advocate for themselves at their workplaces
  • What inspired her to start her own business
  • How workplace accommodations for learning disabled employees can help everyone in the workplace

If you want to know more about Alex and her work, check out her website at capeableconsulting.com and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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