Welcome To The Show!
We are conquering the world one manic episode at a time!
I know that "neurodiverse", "mental variances", and "mental health" may sound scary, but...
NEVER FEAR! SUPER MANIA IS HERE!
We discuss all types of neurodiversity and mental health topics and show the world that neurodiversity, while challenging, is a difference, not a deficit.
Science even agrees! Johns Hopkins, The National Library of Medicine, Harvard, Hewlett Packard, and more have published studies about the benefits of neurodiversity and the corresponding diagnosis.
Neurodiverse, or neurodivergent, simply refers to a medically visible or diagnosable difference in how the brain processes information. We celebrate these differences, as opposed to viewing them as deficits, as does the originator of the term neurodiversity, Australian Sociologist and Author, Judy Singer.
Disability is part of our journey. We must honor it, manage it, and advocate. Disability is not a bad word. It does not render us incapable or less than. We just have to accommodate and care for our disability.
This show is about support, education, removing stigmas, and celebration!
Each person in this community has a different manifestation, different challenges, and different gifts ("super powers"). Whether it is a manic phase allowing you to work at super-human speeds, Autism giving the gift of super analysis, Dyslexia driving creativity, or any of the other valuable neurodiverse traits, it is truly remarkable what this community contributes to the world. Just look at Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Simone Biles, Gina Davis, Maya Angelou, Satoshi Tajiri, Barbara Corcoran, David Packard, and Richard Branson!
Here, we embrace neurodiversity and know that while it may be a journey, it can lead to some pretty incredible contributions and innovations!
Please, join me and my incredible guests on this wonderful journey, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions, needs, or to join the show!
I am your Host, Katherine McCord. In my day job, I am an entrepreneur fighting to rid the world of discrimination in the workplace through my company, Titan Management, and I am the COO for The Octopus Movement.
As Super Mania, I am working to create positive associations with neurodiversity and mental health via podcasting, teaching, and international speaking engagements. I have spoken for SHRM, AIMS (United Nations and politicians), London School of Business, etc.
I have six invisible disabilities including three neurodiversity diagnosis: Bipolar, OCD, and Misophonia. Without my Bipolar manic phases and OCD, I do not think that I could have come so far or continue to grow so much.
I am a proud neurodiverse woman, and I want to share our superpowers with the world!
We're back for Season Three!
All shows are live on YouTube and LinkedIn at 9:30am EST.
Perry Knoppert, Dr. Octopus himself, will be joining us to discuss being an Octopus!
Building Your Octopus Tank: How to set yourself up for success as a ND individual
Telling Your ND Story:
Personal Branding and communicating about ND yourself
Self Advocating: When, Where, Why, and How to stand up and ask for accommodation
Supporting a loved one, child or adult, through diagnosis.
(This episode is one hour.)
Personal and professional, how to relate to other ND folks and "normies"
Breaking Imposter Syndrome: You have expertise and value, let it shine!
Love Thy True Self:
Learning to appreciate and value yourself and your diversity
The Octopus Movement
The Octopus Movement focuses on neurodiversity and nonlinear thinking! They are here to drive acceptance and awareness of the awesome abilities of atypical thinkers and embed our diverse experience, expertise, and polymathic skills inside institutions ready and willing to tackle the trickiest challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our Host, Katherine, is even the COO for the movement and will be featured in their book, Project 398.
My Fellow Super Heroes
I do not fight alone. These wonderful humans inspire me, keep me focused and grounded, and fight for a better world every day at work, online, and out loud.
Michaela McCord - Sister and professional Counselor
Super Powers: Empathy and Compassion
Joel Knapp - Partner, both personally and professionally
Super Powers: Adaptability and Strength
Mervyn Kennedy-MacFoy - Advisor and Advocate
Super Powers: Insight and Determination
Ng Jes See - Technology Consultant and Advocate
Super Powers: Toughness and Tenacity
Perry Knoppert - Dr. Octopus, Activist
Super Powers: Gathering "Octopuses" and Kindness
Tara Furiani- Not The HR Lady
Super Powers: Boldness and Humanitarian
Chengeer Lee - Recruiter
Super Powers: Wisdom and Listening
Umbereen Nehal MD MPH - President Nehal Group
Super Powers: Confidence and Super Learning
Alan Ibbotson - Leadership Coach
Super Powers: Perception and Humor
Hollis Roberts - Career Path Coach
Super Powers: Muse and Vision