Apr 12, 2021
Kristin Niemi Gillig (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kngillig/) is a Human Resources leader with a passion for neurodiversity. She brings a well-rounded perspective to business, with more than 20 years of experience working in technology and digital marketing agencies. Kristin became a subject matter expert in neurodiversity while cultivating people and HR processes at a growing digital consulting firm, and raising two children who think differently. She is now focused on advancing neurodiversity in the workplace, and how organizations can hire, include, and leverage the power of different types of thinkers to become stronger companies.
By listening to this conversation with Kristin, you’ll learn about:
- What neurodiversity is and how to make the workplace and hiring more inclusive
- Famous speaker leaders on the autism spectrum: Greta Thunberg, Dr. Temple Grandin, and Yuh-Line Niou
- Strengths including authenticity, honesty, directness, depth of knowledge, and innovation
- Challenges of presenting for people on the autism spectrum, such as making eye contact and smiling; engaging in distracting movements; staying within time limits; and, reading the audience, as well as strategies that can help