S3, E2: Embracing Neurodiversity

 In an unprecedented exodus, more than 47 million Americans in 2021 quit their jobs, according a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report.  Many dub that great migration — driven by the COVID-19 pandemic — the Great Resignation. And there are few signs it’s slowing. All those departures mean opportunities for jobseekers. But opportunities Read More…

S3, E1: Difference Maker — Penn Holderness

Penn Holderness

Imagine you’ve enjoyed a successful career in TV journalism anchoring newscasts, hosting a popular show on HGTV, and working for ESPN, but you’ve grown weary of the gloom and doom of the daily news blotter.

What do you do?

Jump onto YouTube and create your own reality of parody songs, zaniness and good cheer. Or at least that’s what Penn Holderness did, making it a family affair with his wife and kids, sharing their abundant love and a good time with the world.

S2, E11: Difference Maker – Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy

After her family had fled Cuba and Castro’s tyranny in the 1960s, Carmen Agra Deedy landed in a small Georgia town. There she ran headlong into the tyranny of the written word and numbers. For years, she believed she was dumb. Later, as an adult, she discovered two things: First, she wasn’t dumb at all; Read More…

S2, E11: Helping Neurodivergent Children Forge Friendships

For kids with autism, ADHD, and other learning differences who struggle with deciphering body language and facial expressions, forging friendships can be an uphill struggle. Research shows that, as a result, children with autism, for example, sing the lonesome blues more than their neurotypical peers. Here’s the good news: Parents can step in and tutor their neurodivergent kiddos in developing lasting, fulfilling relationships.

S2, E10: Difference Makers – Tova Sherman

If you looked up the phrase “force of nature” in the dictionary it wouldn’t be surprising to find a referral entry that reads: See Tova Sherman. Growing up in a family where disability was familiar, Sherman struggled in school and with her path until she learned to harness her ADHD and channel it into a career fighting for diversity and inclusion providing a voice for the voiceless in Canada.