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Neurodiversity-Informed Coaching: What is It & Why is it Important? - Diane Dempster & Elaine Taylor-Klaus

THCC Webinar 13 Jun23
Event information
Date 13 June 2023
Time 15:30-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price £35 inc. VAT (FREE to Coaching Centre Members & current Coaching students)
Venue Online
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The brain does not discriminate; neurodiversity is a universal human phenomenon that crosses all racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic and/or religious boundaries.

When coaching clients present with any aspect of neurodivergence - such as ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, learning disabilities, giftedness or other exceptionalities - it can alter expected patterns of effecting change. Similarly, when coaches or clients identify as neurodivergent, it influences how they partner together to process information.

A coach informed about neurodiverse differences in processing information or initiating change can better support all clients in achieving desired results - and be better informed about whether and when to make referrals to specialized coaches or other helping professionals.

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This session is designed to improve the quality of coaching engagements for neurodivergent and neurotypical coaches and clients, alike. Diane and Elaine will identify fundamental core competencies of neurodiversity-informed training for coaches. It is not designed to train coaches to become specialists in supporting any particular aspect of neurodiversity.

Instead, this session will provide coaches with a general education to recognize, understand, and determine whether, when, and how to ethically provide coaching for clients with all kinds of neurodiversity.

In this interactive session, participants will be invited to understand and explore neurodiversity through the lens of their own personal coaching examples.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify fundamental components, typical patterns, and signs of neurodivergence
  • Understand how client behaviours and follow-through may be impacted by neurodiversity
  • Consider how to partner with clients to explore the role that their neurodiversity might play in their life and leadership
  • Explore whether and when to refer clients to other helping professionals
  • Discuss continued education in neurodiversity
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Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC

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Diane a professional coach, speaker, author and educator with 20 years of corporate leadership experience. Diane is the co-Founder of, a coaching organization for parenting neurodiverse kids, co-creator of Sanity School® and the Sanity School® Certification Program for professionals.

An experienced leader, expert in change management, and all-around life-sherpa, Diane helps clients create deep, sustaining change and open their eyes to life - and no one needs this more than parents of complex kids.

Diane received a Masters from the University of Michigan and coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

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Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC

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Elaine is a Master Certified Coach with 30 years of expertise in neurodiversity. She is the co-founder of, the first global coaching organization for parenting neurodiverse kids, and the co-creator of the award-winning Sanity School® behavior training program for parents and professionals. Under her leadership, ImpactParents has certified hundreds of professionals globally to deliver neurodiversity-informed coach training in several languages.

An author, speaker, parent educator, coach and trusted advisor, Elaine guides adults to improve life with neurodiversity for themselves and their kids, at work and at home. She is the author of several books including The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More.

She lives with her husband in Atlanta, GA and is the mother of four thriving young adults who continue to be her greatest teachers.

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