Dr. Fiona Peters

Autism and Relationships

While doing some recent training with a group of employees with a colleague with Autism we did an exercise on values. Their top values were Empathy and Kindness. Values not shared by any other team members. There were some serious social communication challenges in this team. Ensuring we understand values is the first part of …

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Problem Solving Brains

Often creativity and problem solving are seen as different but I see them as part of the same skill set. Good problem solvers use creative solutions. Working with people requires creativity There are many trainers in the EDI space with varying experience who work across the entire spectrum – no pun intended – from workplace …

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Resentment – strange word to use when talking about Diversity training or is it?

Most people want to crack on with their day while at work and training or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tacked onto an already stressful or possibly a boring role. Diversity training in my previous role was focussed on race and ethnicity and there was usually at least one person to voice reservations about the …

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Awareness of when a team needs training is not an exact science

I did some training with staff who work for the charity Practical Action, to raise greater awareness around some challenges being experienced working in a Neurodiverse team. Most teams experiencing challenges often want to know more about how to create better relationships with their Neurodivergent colleagues. There is a willingness to be open. Often training …

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Boy Power(Houses) with ADHD

Justin Timberlake has shared his frustrations of ADHD and OCD. Comorbidities can create symptoms that are hard to manage and often need treatment beyond ADHD itself. Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian and was diagnosed aged 9. If you saw the post about sport and ADHD, this man clearly uses his hyper focus and …

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Girl Power(houses) with ADHD

Emma Watson aka Hermione Granger is an actress diagnosed with inattentive ADHD since childhood. Solange Knowles – sister of Beyonce and a musical genius in her own right sought out two diagnoses before accepting the condition. Simone Biles – Olympian, speaks openly about medication and reduces the stigma surrounding ADHD. She views it as a …

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