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Thursday, June 06, 2024 6:00-8:30 Floor 5, Brighton

Join us for an evening of unmasked neurodivergent celebration.

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Join us for an evening of unmasked neurodivergent celebration, as we invite a line-up of awesome neurodivergent folks to share their stories, experiences, insights or special interests. 🌈🧠

At this event…

πŸ’¬ There’s no such thing as TMI (Too Much Information).

🧠 Info-dumping is welcome, nay, it’s encouraged!

πŸ’œ Passion and authenticity are the name of the game.

And, as with all our events, you can expect our usual neurodivergent-friendly format including:

πŸ‘‰ No expectation to stay in your seat, you’re free to move around

πŸ‘‰ No pressure to participate in any group activities or ice-breakers

πŸ‘‰ Freedom to ask questions and make comments

πŸ‘‰ Freedom to use fidget toys or doodle to help you focus and self-soothe

πŸ‘‰ Colour-coded lanyards indicate your communication preferences

πŸ‘‰ A quiet space if you need a break

Meet our speakers

More speakers to be announced…

Lisa Kerr – The Fight! When Autism and ADHD go head-to-head

While some of the traits of Autism and ADHD overlap, these are two very different neurodivergent conditions and as someone diagnosed with both, Lisa Kerr has spent years understanding how the conditions present for her, where they work together and where it can sometimes feel like there’s a fight going on in her head.

Lisa is a Neurodiversity Speaker, International Coaching Federation Certified Coach, and Consultant. As a Certified ADHD Life Coach, she helps people develop strategies to overcome the challenges associated with Neurodivergence so you can reach your personal, academic and professional goals.

Autistic, ADHD and gifted (also known as twice-exceptional or 2e), Lisa only found this out in her forties. She says β€œMy brain is wired differently. I can absorb information, process it on the spot and create innovative solutions for clients. But Autism and ADHD present challenges in the workplace – believe me, I know!”

Lisa originally trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, and has a Corporate Finance, HR and Operations background. She also works as a business consultant, Executive Coach and mentor.

Rory Lemon – Navigating the Mindship: From Loss to Boss Without the Gloss.

Rory Lemon, Mental Fitness Trainer and NeuroCreative Leadership Coach, will speak about his past experience and future theories on managing the relationship with the mind and some takeaway tools to manage hyper-sensitivities and social anxiety.

Marshall Mandiangu – Talk Title TBD

Marshall is a multi-talented singer, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. With his diverse skill set and immense passion for music, he has garnered recognition as a 4-time award-nominated artist. The enigmatic musical alter egos of Marshall Mandiangu (M.Kudo the singer, CM17 Sho Sho the rapper), seamlessly combine the celestial influences of astrology with the raw emotions of love and vulnerability. Together, these aliases create a unique musical experience that transcends genres, inviting audiences to explore the depths of their own emotions while getting lost in the cosmic melodies crafted by this extraordinary artist.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday 6th June 2024
  • Time: 18:00-20:30
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Location: PLATF9RM, 5th Floor, Tower Point, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YR

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Event Agenda

18:00-18:30 – Arrive, get yourself a drink and snacks and settle in

18:30-18:35 – Introduction from your host

18:35-19:10 – First two talks

19:10-19:25 – Comfort break

19:25-20:15 – Next three talks

20:15-20:30 – Host Announcements, Event Close

Please note, we may be taking photos of this event to support us with promoting the events to reach other neurodivergent business owners and obtaining funding (as we are a non-profit). If you do not want to be in any photos, please let us know and we will be certain to respect this. It is important to us that our events feel safe and that everyone who attends feels comfortable.

Venue Accessibility

Our event venue is PLATF9RM (pronounced ‘platform nine’) which is located on the fifth floor of Tower Point at the top of North Road in Brighton, next to the North Road Car Park Entrance and close to the junction with Queen’s Road.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with a lift up the steps to the main entrance and elevators to the fifth floor. Find more accessibility info here.

About Joyfully Different

Our mission is to make business joyful for neurodivergent founders. We’re a non-profit business community and learning hub for neurodivergent business owners, leaders and future founders. We believe self-diagnosis is completely valid – we aim to support everyone who needs us.

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