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Perfect as your are

Perfect as your are

NB: During the welcome to this episode of The Different Stories Podcast and during the conversation itself, you will hear it referred to as The Other Stories Podcast.

That was the original name of the podcast until we were requested to change it in November 2023, due to the presence of another podcast of the same name, of a completely different genre.

The podcast is now known as The Different Stories Podcast across all platforms.


You might be surprised to hear that being highly intelligent often comes with its own challenges. Having a natural aptitude for one or  more aspects of life often means other parts of life can be hard to navigate, even to the point of disability. People who find themselves in that situation are known as Twice exceptional, or 2E  and in this episode of The Different Stories Podcast Kanan Tekchandani shares how seeking to understand some of her son’s traits and attributes actually helped her make sense of her own and her husband’s life too by learning what it means to be 2E.

Kanan is a holistic Neurodiverse Coach and Relationship Whisperer. 

As someone who identifies with the terms Highly Sensitive Person, Aspergers/autism, giftedness and twice-exceptionality herself, she connects intuitively with her neurodivergent clients. 

She specialises in working with adults and parents who are highly intelligent and successful in their field but struggle to create deep connection in their relationships with partners, children or parents.  Anxiety and overwhelm regularly impacts their physical health and sense of well-being.

Using a mind-body-spirit approach she tailors her support to help individuals and families to heal and live a life of happiness, fulfilment and success.


About the host Rachel Maunder

Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way. With a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different Rachel is an advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion. Combine that with her gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them and you’ll start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Different Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations.

You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here:

DISCLAIMER: Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.


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