Arrived back from doing a huge talk in Birmingham at Khembe’s Return to Your Roots about autism and ADHD and their impact on Black children who are often diagnosed later or misdiagnosed (Institute of Education) and are pretty near the top of the exclusions table (Department for Education). I set up the #happyinschool project less than a year ago and have smashed many goals, without realising. Not specifically financial goals, but goals that have a value beyond monetary. I’m talking about building a sense of value and credibility in my brand. How?
1. I take risks, putting myself well out of my comfort zone.
2. I’m know who I want to engage and I like the engagement.
3. I’ve researched my specialism for the past 8 years.
4. I’m passionate about what I’m doing.
5. I use every scrap of experience (good and bad) from my corporate communications, copywriting and marketing career, to boost engagement and present a professional and consistent brand. I won’t lie, there have been long nights and flashes of the dreaded imposter syndrome, especially with so many autism and ADHD experts to pick from. Then I remember what I’m doing is about people, families, fairness, equality, shifting mindsets and my heart breathes a sigh of relief. I’m working with values I believe in and they’re tangible to me. The educators and families I work with experience this first hand. Take THAT imposter syndrome!
I’ve been knocked sideways by the support and positive feedback from parents and look forward to seeing you at the next session at the White House in Hampton. Click on the link below of fill in the contact form. There is still much to share: