Welcome to the Neurodiversity Specialists’ Team!

Get to know the talented individuals behind our mission to promote neurodiversity and inclusion. Each member of our team brings unique expertise and a shared passion for creating more equitable and neurodiverse workplaces. Learn more about the faces driving positive change in our organisation.

Daniel Brooke – Founder and Director

Meet Daniel, the visionary founder behind Neurodiversity Specialists. As a neurodivergent individual himself, he brings a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the neurodivergent experience to his work.

Daniel’s credentials speak for themselves;  he is a qualified workplace needs assessor certified by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). With a rich background in career coaching and employability skills training, he has honed his expertise through years of assisting countless neurodivergent individuals across various sectors.

Daniel’s mission is clear: to bridge the gap and create a world where neurodiversity is celebrated and valued. His dedication to understanding the unique strengths and challenges of neurodivergent individuals has driven the success of Neurodiversity Specialists.

As a leader, Daniel paves the way for organisations to embrace neurodiversity and reap the benefits of a more inclusive and innovative workplace. His vision has inspired the foundation of Neurodiversity Specialists, and his commitment to empowerment continues to guide our mission every day.

You can find out more about Daniel on LinkedIn

Kathryn Martens – Associate

Meet Kathryn, a transformative force in corporate strategy, workshops, and executive coaching. Her mission is to prevent psychosocial hazards and enhance leadership by fostering self-awareness, resilience, and purpose among leaders at all levels.

Described as ‘Inspiring,’ ‘Insightful,’ and known for her keen problem-solving abilities, Kathryn is authentic, compassionate, and delivers practical insights. She emphasises action and accountability, utilising tools like the 360-Degree Feedback, and Personality Profiling.

Kathryn’s extensive leadership background spans various industries, from successful start-ups to corporate executive roles and universities and not-for-profits in both Australia and the United States. With a Master’s in Adult Education and diplomas in Coaching and Management, she’s uniquely qualified for executive coaching, staying updated on the latest coaching and leadership research.

Kathryn also excels as a workshop and retreat facilitator, leaving a lasting impact on participants.

Whether you’re an emerging leader or a seasoned executive, Kathryn is dedicated to unlocking your leadership potential and guiding your team to success.

Anna Kerr – Associate

Meet Anna, a dedicated professional specialising in Autism Mentoring and Workplace Needs Assessments. Her journey began in 2015, supporting neurodivergent university students on a one-on-one basis.

Anna expanded her support to neurodivergent apprentices, gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Language, Literacies, and Dyslexia, and furthered her understanding through a Postgraduate Certificate in Autism, driven by personal interest and her neurodivergent family.

She’s committed to ongoing professional development, particularly in ADHD, and keeps up with the latest Assistive Technology. As an associate member of the Dyslexia Guild, Anna has recently completed her BDA course and is now certified by the British Dyslexia Association.

Organised, empathic, and deeply committed to helping others, Anna is well-prepared to empower neurodivergent individuals on their educational and professional journeys.

Anna Hall – Associate

Meet Anna Hall, late diagnosed Autistic/ ADHD (AuDHD), a Certified ADHD Coach, Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor, dedicated to empowering individuals with the skills and tools needed to navigate the complexities of everyday life, both at home and in the workplace. With a background in the travel industry and a CIPD Level 5 HR Management qualification. Anna brings a wealth of expertise to neurodiversity coaching.

As a dynamic advocate for neurodivergent individuals, Anna’s coaching approach illuminates strengths, clarifies how unique brains operate, and provides practical tools for authentic navigation through life.

Her commitment to ongoing professional growth, reflected in her membership with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), ensures that clients receive the highest standards of professionalism and insight.

Rest assured, Anna is fully insured and DBS checked, embodying the integrity necessary for effective coaching. Join Anna on a journey of empowerment, where compassion meets capability, and neurodivergence is not a limitation but a unique strength to be celebrated.

Suzy Jackson – Associate

Meet Suzy Jackson, the driving force behind the Technicolour Project.

With over 20 years of business support experience as an autistic ADHDer, Suzy specialises in coaching ADHD individuals for success in neurodivergent-friendly enterprises. Her coaching approach, a personalised “user guide” developed from her own journey, empowers clients to understand, adapt, and thrive with ADHD.

Suzy’s coaching is rooted in tools and strategies that have personally guided her.

It’s a journey to:

  • Understand Your Brain: Decode the intricacies of your cognitive processes.
  • Navigate Change: Identify what you can and can’t change, empowering informed decisions.
  • Decision-Making Mastery: Develop strategies for better decisions aligned with your unique strengths.
  • Pathfinding and Motivation: Find the right path, staying motivated on your neurodivergent journey.
  • Adapt and Accommodate: Embrace adaptability, making accommodations in your life and business.

Join Suzy on a transformative journey, where neurodivergence is not a hurdle but a vibrant asset celebrated, unlocking the full spectrum of your potential.

Lucy Drury – Associate

Meet Lucy, a Level 5 Qualified Coach with a diverse background, including roles in British Airways and banking. In 2009, she transitioned to the NHS, where she discovered her passion for supporting behavioural change, particularly in smoking cessation.

In 2022, Lucy was diagnosed with combined type ADHD, which ignited her commitment to championing inclusion and diversity within the workplace. She found strength in connecting with others who shared her neurodivergent experiences.

With her warm and compassionate approach, Lucy specialises in helping individuals identify their strengths and navigate career transitions, emphasising the importance of aligning work with personal values.

As an active member of the EMCC, Lucy is dedicated to continuous growth and development. Join Lucy on a journey where neurodiversity is celebrated, and every individual’s potential is unlocked.

Chris Blake – Associate

Allow us to introduce Chris, an invaluable member of our team with over 28 years of experience supporting learners facing diverse barriers. Renowned for his integrity and diligence, he has dedicated his career to improving performance in workplaces and academic settings. As a dyslexic individual, Chris offers a unique perspective that enriches our approach.

With expertise in assistive technology, Chris empowers individuals to thrive. He’s known for his confident, independent approach and meticulous planning in one-on-one client interactions.

As a collaborative team member, Chris contributes creativity to multimedia learning projects and excels in communication and interpersonal skills. Recently, Chris expanded into disability and neurodiversity awareness training, reflecting his commitment to fostering inclusion and understanding.

Chris’s dedication aligns seamlessly with our mission at Neurodiversity Specialists. He’s here to guide, educate, and support your journey toward a more inclusive and neurodiverse future.

Jane Livesey – Associate

Meet Jane, an ADHD empowerment coach dedicated to helping ambitious leaders and entrepreneurs thrive. With over 25 years of experience in the legal and tech sectors, she deeply understands the unique challenges and creates a supportive and creative environment where you can harness your strengths, lean into your ADHD, and overcome obstacles with confidence.

With Jane, you will:

  • Delve into self-awareness and emotional and social intelligence to understand ADHD’s impact on your life.
  • Uncover your unique strengths and hack your motivation system in order to lead with authenticity and develop motivation strategies that are unique to you.
  • Face ADHD challenges head-on with practical strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
  • Get organised with systems to effectively record, process, and recall information.
  • Develop coping strategies for emotional regulation, address limiting beliefs, and craft your narrative to confidently set boundaries and ask for what you need.
  • Map out clear objectives and personalised action plans.
  • Cultivate self-compassion, kindness and resilience because you are capable of incredible things.

Here’s what one of Jane’s previous clients said: “Jane really helped me work through the issues I am facing due to ADHD and helped me gain insights into my behaviours that I had previously not recognised”. Jane is committed to guide you through a transformative journey to unlock your full potential in a supportive, non-judgemental and creative environment.

Emma Koubayssi

We are thrilled to introduce Emma, a vibrant, dynamic ICF-accredited neurodiversity coach, to our community. Emma brings warmth, creativity, and a deep understanding of neurodivergent experiences to her coaching practice. She blends her wellbeing expertise and exceptional coaching skills to support her clients who think differently.

Having grown up in West Africa and Qatar and worked across Australia, London, Edinburgh, and Spain, Emma embodies a true international perspective.

With over 15 years of experience in the fast-paced world of global communications, Emma’s path eventually led her to retrain as a coach and yoga instructor. Now firmly rooted in Scotland, Emma believes that understanding yourself —your strengths and areas of need—can bring more calm, consistency, and joy into your life. 

Emma doesn’t view neurodiversity as a deficiency, nor does she subscribe to the “superpower” narrative. Instead, her approach is about embracing your unique self and empowering you to live authentically.

Her diverse life experiences and transition from high-pressured roles into a more balanced lifestyle focused on coaching and yoga have shaped Emma into the colourful, insightful coach she is today. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, and transformed through your work with Emma.

Catherine Russell – Associate

Catherine’s professional journey is a testament to her versatility and deep commitment to understanding the human experience. She has worn many hats, from serving as an Assistant Psychologist to an Employment Support Neurodiversity Specialist, an Inpatient Mental Health Nursing Auxiliary, and a Therapeutic Group Facilitator for an Addictions Support Day Programme. Today, Catherine channels her multifaceted expertise into offering individualized, transformative coaching for neurodivergent individuals.

Catherine’s coaching sessions are meticulously structured and routine-oriented, designed to address the unique challenges faced by her clients in areas such as time management, organization, working memory, social interaction, communication, managing change, emotional regulation, and achieving a work-life balance. She employs a wide range of modalities, including cognitive-behavioural techniques, psychological frameworks like transactional analysis and Karpman’s Drama Triangle, as well as energetic state management through visualization and NLP-based anchoring strategies.

Committed to continuous professional development, Catherine stays at the forefront of the latest techniques and approaches for managing neurodiverse symptomatology, ensuring that her coaching strategies are grounded in neuroscientific principles.

Beyond her professional accolades, Catherine is a multifaceted individual with a diverse range of interests, including comedy, travel, reading, hiking, driving, and cooking. This well-rounded personality, coupled with her deep empathy and unwavering commitment to her clients, makes Catherine a truly transformative force in the world of neurodiversity coaching.

Hawa Khan – Associate

With a robust background in Education, Psychology, and Business, Hawa is a beacon of expertise in the realm of neurodiversity and assistive technology. As a  Workplace Needs Assessor, she conducts in-depth assessments and provides tailored aftercare to support individuals, while also identifying barriers and recommending effective strategies.

For over a decade, Hawa held the pivotal role of Disabled Student Needs Assessor, delivering comprehensive assessments and crafting personalized support plans that incorporated innovative assistive technologies, ensuring students received the resources to excel.

Underpinning Hawa’s expertise is a profound academic foundation, including a PhD in Autism and an M.Ed. in Autism (Child) and Special Education, combined with extensive practical experience as a Principal and Business Mentor.

As a multilingual professional dedicated to continuous development, Hawa stays at the forefront of advancements in assistive technology and educational practices. Her unwavering commitment to diversity, equal opportunities, and anti-discriminatory practices empowers individuals to achieve their fullest potential.

Natalia Kalacova – Your Neurodiversity Specialists’ Navigator

At Neurodiversity Specialists, we’re delighted to have Natalia as the cornerstone of our operations. She is the dynamic force behind the scenes, managing all administrative duties and ensuring our services operate seamlessly.

With meticulous attention to detail and a passion for accuracy, Natalia skilfully handles enquiries, bookings, invoicing, and general correspondence. Her unwavering dedication to providing exceptional support to both our clients and team is evident.

Natalia’s commitment to our mission of promoting neurodiversity and inclusion is reflected in every task she performs. As our administrator and correspondence expert, she keeps us well-organized and ensures our clients receive prompt assistance.

If you need any help or have an questions get in touch today!