Vince Warnock is an award-winning Marketing and Visibility coach, Author and Host of the Chasing the Insights podcast and co-host of the NFT Ninjas podcast.
An ex-radio announcer with 20+ years in marketing. Vince has been presented with numerous awards, including being included in Fearless50, a program designed by Adobe to recognize the world’s top 50 marketers.
Previously CMO at Cigna, Vince has founded multiple companies, including ATG Publishing, Kanji Club NFTs, the Christmas Ninjas and Chasing the Insights, where he empowers entrepreneurs and business owners to get seen, get published, and position themselves as the thought-leader that they are.
A business coach specializing in emotional health, mindset, and the psychology of business, Heather helps introverts, empaths, HSP, or those who struggle with anxiety show up powerfully and comfortably in their business by creating radical emotional and mindset transformations. She is also a foodie, cat-lover, personal development, and self-care enthusiast.
Jackie Woodside is a USA today and Amazon bestselling author, TEDx speaker, trainer, and coach. She is the founder of the Curriculum for Conscious Living and the Conscious Living Summit and trains coaches around the world.
Her expertise is widely sought-after as a speaker and teacher. Jackie is certified as a coach and licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience in both fields. Ink magazine selected her book, Calming the Chaos, as one of their top 10 motivational books, Jackie offers special development training, keynote speeches, and retreats around the globe.
There’s such a need in our world for people to be talking about this space. Everything about neurodiversity was gloom and doom. Woe is me. It’s so hard. There’s so many challenges. And meanwhile, I’m meeting all these people who are successful. They’re like, my ADHD made me a millionaire. My autism made me a millionaire. My dyslexia made me a millionaire. I’m like, where are these stories for the kids who get their autism or ADHD diagnosis in school?
So that’s what we’re doing there. Dyslexia is another, another big one. The dyslexia, ADD, anxiety disorder triad comes with a lot of kids who have neurodiversity. Not only is Jackie neurodiverse, she’s raising a neurodiverse teenage young man. She has a 17 year old son who goes to the Landmark School in Beverly, Massachusetts, which is a school for kids with neurodiversity, language based learning disabilities, and ADHD or ADD.
Jackie was diagnosed with adult attention deficit disorder by the man who wrote the book about adult attention deficit deficit disorder, Ned Hallowell, who has the Hellowell center in Sudbury, Massachusetts. In her thirties, Jackie’s friends were teasing her about the fact that she probably had ADD, so she got in touch with Hallowell to prove them wrong. She had already, in her 20’s, been diagnosed with PTSD, chronic depressive disorder, and recurrent depressive disorder. Trying to heal herself from her neurodiversities led her into addiction, which she has since recovered from.
Olive Hickmott is a forensic health and learning coach, author or the New Perspectives series of books and a neurodivergent advocate.
She looks behind the behaviors of children, especially neurodivergent ones, to understand what is challenging them. She is a world leader in understanding the role of mental imagery and particularly interested in how sleep, breathing, grounding, energy, anxiety and safety contribute.
Olive Hickmott, Dyslexic Super Coach and Neurodivergent Advocate
Olive Hickmott has dyslexia, but when she was going through school, the concepts of dyslexia and ADHD hadn’t been invented yet. She was very good at math, however, so she focused her attention on that and got a math degree. During training in Neurolinguistic Programming, she was amazed to find that other people could visualize words. A concept completely foreign to her.
Learning by Teaching
She went into her local special needs school and asked to work with children who were having literacy issues. They were happy for the extra support and so Olive began her path from corporate consultant to coach, trainer, author, and advocate for improving the lives of neuro divergent people, but not making them neurotypical.
Ana Melikian was born in Portugal and almost had to repeat the fourth grade due to bad spelling. Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia, she earned two master’s degrees and a PhD in psychology. She taught at universities in Portugal and Spain. Now living in the U.S., Ana combines her expertise in psychology with her trademark optimism to help audiences explore and embrace possibilities beyond their comfort zone. As a keynote speaker and the host of the Mindset Zone podcast, Ana helps audiences break through their mindset limitations, upgrade their minds’ operating systems, and achieve better results than ever.
Ana lives the life she has created for herself. She says that is her best definition of being successful. There are challenges, but that’s part of the beauty of it. She has the freedom of having control of her time to spend with her family, to travel, to visit her family in Portugal. Her business aligns with her purpose as she serves her clients.
How has dyslexia helped Ana find her success?
Originally, Ana thought her dyslexia was a handicap. She struggles mainly with spelling. She was a good student in general, but her spelling almost kept her from moving up through the grades.
Luckily, her teachers realized that spelling was her only problem, and so they let Ana progress. She kept improving as a student, but people around her saw there was something different about her. Portuguese is a phonetic language, and Ana could not differentiate certain sounds, even in high school. The psychologists in the school worked with her, but there was no specific program for dyslexics. Nowadays, she would have gone to a speech therapist.
Ana went to college and learned to speak English and Spanish. She studied and worked in Spain. She always believed she could overcome this challenge and still do what she wanted to do. It was relatively recently when she started to learn more about dyslexia, and understand the superpowers of it. One of the things that she didn’t realize before is that most dyslexics have problems with left and right, but at the same time, they have the tendency to see patterns, so math was easy for Ana. She didn’t know that that was one of the characteristics of many dyslexics. Because details are challenging, dyslexics have to see the overall picture to make sense of things. That always gave her an advantage that she absolutely leveraged even before she realized that was a superpower in her academic and professional life.
Carol specializes in helping her clients clear the clutter of their minds, offices, calendars, and lives so that they can experience their dream life: in business, personal pursuits. Her motto is, “If I can do it, you can too.”
When she’s not powerfully serving her coaching clients, Carol speaks professionally and plays in the outdoors near her home in Sutton, NH. She loves art, design, and dancing.
Jennie Bellinger is a Certified Professional Coach and the host of the Badass Direct Sales Mastery Podcast. She works with direct sales moms who are ready to double their monthly income. An entrepreneur since 2010, she understands the desire to contribute to your family’s future and be present with them in the here and now, and how difficult balancing those two can be. Jennie has learned how to fulfill that need to contribute and be there for her children.
Jennie is also known as The Direct Sales Domme. Luckily, as a Certified Professional Coach, her methods are very effective, not painful.
Tiffany Taylor is a Global Speaker, Coach + Mentor for powerful business leaders. She can make any highly-effective CEO collapse their financial trajectory by becoming so effective they never have to use a to-do list again – even if they have ADHD. She helps clients reclaim up to 40 hours of their week, so they can refocus on intentionally structuring their growth and their brand story. Her private clients generally 3-5X their revenue in under 6 months while feeling supported in fully embodying the most successful, future version of themselves.
Gail Kraft, motivational speaker, podcaster, author of The Empowering Process, and Empowerment Master runs retreats and seminars offering various approaches for accessing self-awareness, focus, and emotional balance for healthier and happier living.
Dyslexia has allowed Gail to become comfortable with being uncomfortable, letting her go full force when she decides to take a risk. She no longer cares about judgement from others, as she has learned that is their issue, not hers.