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.
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, 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 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.
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.
Laura Woodward – Your Neurodiversity Specialists’ Navigator
At Neurodiversity Specialists, we’re proud to have Laura as the backbone of our operations. She is the driving force behind the scenes, handling all things administrative and ensuring the smooth flow of our services.
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for precision, Laura expertly manages enquiries, bookings, invoicing, and general correspondence. Her dedication to providing top-notch support to our clients and team is unwavering.
Laura’s commitment to our mission of fostering neurodiversity and inclusion shines through in every task she undertakes. Her role as our administrator and correspondence wizard keeps us organised and ensures that our clients receive the assistance they need promptly.
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