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Episode 149: Neurodiversity and Accessibility with Briar Harvey

Executive functioning specialist for neurodiverse folks, Briar Harvey, joins us to talk about how we can create systems that support our unique needs and what it means to build coaching practices that prioritize accessibility.

149: Neurodiversity and Accessibility with Briar Harvey

We live in a culture that's not built for neurodivergence. Our insidious productivity culture shows up everywhere, from the workplace to personal relationships and maybe even within our businesses. It has told us that our human worth is based on our ability to produce something.

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Show Notes

We live in a culture that’s not built for neurodivergence.

Our insidious productivity culture shows up everywhere, from the workplace to personal relationships and maybe even within our businesses. It has told us that our human worth is based on our ability to produce something. But when everything has to be measured and monetized, we leave ourselves no way to rest and recharge.

So how do we thrive as people who view the world differently than expected? It’s up to us to create systems that support us and to build coaching practices that prioritize accessibility.

To explore this topic more deeply, I’m thrilled to be joined by Briar Harvey, an executive functioning specialist for neurodiverse folks. Briar is a storyteller and systems witch who, for more than a decade, has been helping people figure out what the next step is and, sometimes, how to take it.

In this conversation, we talk about the personal journey that led to Briar’s work with neurodiverse people, where to start when we don’t even know what to ask for, why individualized systems are essential for those of us who are neurodivergent, how to give yourself the grace and space you need, and more. I’m excited for you to tune in!

Topics covered

  • Why Briar is known as the Systems Witch
  • Briar’s journey to the work she does as an executive functioning specialist for neurodiverse folks
  • The ease that comes when we allow ourselves to be as we are
  • Where to start when we don’t even know what to ask for
  • Why most of us would benefit from somatic or reprogramming therapy
  • It’s crucial to make sure you have the right therapist for you
  • The relationship between neurodivergence and productivity culture
  • The role of pleasure in prosperity
  • The importance of the “editing out” process
  • Why Briar advocates for a four-day workweek for most people
  • Giving yourself grace and space

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity podcast. My name is Lee Chaix McDonough and I am so honored you are joining me today. I have something very special in store for you. This week, I am thrilled that my guest is none other than Briar Harvey, who is an executive functioning specialist for neurodiverse folks. So I had the great pleasure of meeting Briar last year at Feel Good Money Live, which was hosted by our mutual friend, Megan Hale. And Briar and I got to know each other on a very personal level, in part because we were sharing a room which is always fun, but also because she spoke at the event about neurodivergence, accessibility, and how to create systems that support us, especially those of us who are entrepreneurs who view the world a little differently than what's expected. We're gonna dive into that and so much more in our conversation today. So let's get right to it. I am honored to introduce you to the one and only Briar Harvey.

 

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