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Neurodivergence: embracing your difference

Neurodivergence: embracing your difference

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.


In this episode of The Different Stories Podcast we to Deborah Henley talk about the importance of embracing individuality and self-expression rather than quashing it - of being who we are and seeing ADHD as a gift whilst acknowledging it’s challenges too. Following her parents’ separation and several years of expat life in Hong Kong, Deborah was sent to various boarding schools in UK. Moving from school to school, and having to adapt to each one, made her recognise her differences.

Now with a diagnosis of ADHD, which came in her early 40’s, she’s much better placed to make sense of both her struggles and capabilities.

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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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