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It’s only been in recent years that the impact of neurodiversity has been recognized as impacting work product and learning. Alex Gilbert was diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia at the age of 8 due to the persistence of her mother. Listen as she shares how her neurodiverse brain has contributed to her burnout.
In Alex’s words, she’s been working harder and harder and harder to get things right, even though her extra work rarely provides the results she wants. Society hasn’t been designed with her in mind and her constant push to do and be more, directly contributed to her burnout.
The constant need to do and be more however pushed her mental health to the brink. It took time, but she realized that leaning into her strengths was far more productive than worrying about the things she wasn’t good at.
Now she’s a coach helping individuals to create proper coping mechanisms to deal with work and ADHD. She also consults for businesses looking to create more inclusive workplaces for those struggling with neurodiversity.
Alex’s story is extremely inspirational. Get ready to learn what it means to truly lean into your strengths and find your purpose.
“I have Dyslexia and ADHD and I’m always burnt out. I'm always burnt out because I’m trying something over and over and over again and trying to fit into a society that’s not made for me.” Alex Gilbert
In this episode:
[01:59] Welcome to the show, Alex!
[02:16] Listen as Alex shares her story of burnout.
[04:01] She speaks about being diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD at eight years old.
[06:26] Women internalize a lot of things and never ask for help.
[07:16] Alex discusses how her mental health has suffered over the years.
[09:09] She shares about the people who have been instrumental in her journey.
[11:30] She talks about what helped her realize she was unique and could solve problems in unique ways.
[13:30] She speaks about where she is now in her journey.
[15:53] Alex describes how she helps people who connect with her.
[17:10] She shares what she wants the listeners to walk away with today.
[17:44] Thank you for being on the show!
Links and Resources Connect with Alex:
- Buy my Kindle Book,Doctor Me First, on Amazon
- Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series.
- Come sit with me in the Badass Collective Slack Group.