Book Launch of Neurodiversity Coaching: A Psychological Approach to Supporting Neurodivergent Talent and Career Potential, by Nancy Doyle & Almuth McDowall.
The book launch took place on Friday, 5th January, 2024. In this video, Prof Stephen Palmer introduces us to the authors and includes two pre-launch book reviews. Stephen concludes the video by asserting that this book is groundbreaking. (NB. Stephen is Series Editor of Coaching Psychology book series published by Routledge). More information about the book can be found on the publisher’s website.
Description of book
Neurodiversity Coaching demystifies the themes and assumptions affecting neurodivergent coachee experiences at work, whilst at the same time exploring the necessary safeguards required for working with this vulnerable group.
The book supports existing coaching practitioners, managers and community leaders to understand the essentials of neurodivergence, a term which encompasses ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and Tourette Syndrome, and how these diagnoses require specific coaching approaches to support individuals to thrive at work. This book is practically focused on the “how”, sharing coaching exercises and activities that have been evaluated and researched by authors with extensive experience in the field. Grounded in coaching psychology theory, those with existing knowledge will be able to transfer their skill set to the neurodiversity context and those who are considering learning more about coaching can be signposted to essential knowledge and skills.
Nancy Doyle is a registered occupational psychologist and coaching psychologist who has practiced in the disability support and social justice space for over twenty years. Nancy founded the non-profit company Genius Within, which is a majority neurodivergent/disabled staffed and led company providing support for adults and businesses on neuroinclusion in society and work. Nancy is a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London.
Almuth McDowall is Professor of Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, where she co-directs the Centre for Neurodiversity Research at Work with Nancy. She is a registered practitioner psychologist (occupational) and undertakes consultancy for the public, private and third sector. She is committed to helping businesses make their people happy.