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023 Running a Business with Neurodiversity with Heather Tingle

Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Heather Tingle to the show. She is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, head of three different businesses and a loving mom. 

She is the founder of Untangled by Tingle, and her expertise in decluttering and hoarding awareness has been featured on BBC Radio Sheffield and for a national charity. She has been a member of The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO) since 2016 and she is a Director of Hoarding Disorders UK (North). 

Heather discovered she was neurodivergent at age 43 after her daughter was diagnosed with autism as well. In this episode, Heather kindly shared details of her everyday life as a person with autism, her struggles at school and how being diagnosed changed her personal and professional life. We talk about the importance of being vulnerable and authentic in our businesses and sharing who we really are. 

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

– How it was for Heather to grow up without knowing she was autistic

– Heather’s reaction to her diagnosis, and how that affected her life, business and relationship with her team

– How being vulnerable and authentic impacts Heather’s business

– What can be done differently with how young kids are oriented when they get a diagnosis of autism

When Heather got diagnosed, lots of things started to make sense in her head about her childhood. She understood she had to stop punishing herself for something she couldn’t do, not because she was incapable but because she was different. Getting a better judgment of how her brain works helped focus on her skills and strengths, and that is one of the main reasons her businesses experienced massive growth and success. 

Resources:

– Untangled by Tingle website: https://www.untangledbytingle.com/ 

– Untangled by Tingle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/untangledbytingle/ 

– Untangled by Tingle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UntangledByTingle/ 

– Untangled by Tingle Community – Facebook free private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/untangledbytingle/ 

– #actuallyautism – Twitter hashtag

– Lisa Johnson’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm_uN-tZgFC3_lSFifUZEXw 

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